Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
This full-time, twelve-month position provides a director of sports medicine/head athletic trainer for the athletic department. This position will provide overall organization and management of sports medicine provided to our student-athletes, through the supervision of a team of certified athletic trainers, as part of the sports medical care services provided in partnership with team physicians, doctors and coaches. The director of sports medicine will provide an athletic training room vision and strategic direction; hire, train, coordinate and supervise all personnel and their work activities; serve as the main liaison between the athletic training staff and team physicians, doctors and coaches; prepare and administer the annual operating budget; oversee purchasing and procurement of medical supplies and equipment; cultivate positive relationships with academics and support preceptors; serve as first responder in emergency situations and provide other duties assigned by the director of athletics.
Provide overall leadership for sports medicine by developing the athletic training vision and strategic direction; conducting regular staff meetings, hiring, coordinating and supervising sports medicine personnel; provide oversight of training room facilities, scheduling coverage for practices and events and ensure daily reporting of injuries and illness is accurate and timely.
Prepare student-athletes for workouts, practices and competition; provide evaluations of, treatment for and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for collegiate student-athletes; maintain complete medical records (accident reports, treatment records, insurance forms, etc.) in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
Serve as the main liaison for communication between athletic training staff and team physicians, doctors and coaches; prepare and administer the annual operating budget for athletic training; and oversee the purchase and procurement of medical supplies, equipment and technologies.
Provide and continue to cultivate positive relationships and interaction with academics while supervising and assigning athletic training students in our CAATE-accredited program.
Support coaches who conduct camps and clinics; serve on committees that promote the success of the program and athletics; establish and maintain community contacts that enhance the success of the program.
Masters Degree in athletic training or related field
Certification by the NATA Board of Certification
Professional CPR/AED and First Aid Certified
3 years of successful post-master's degree experience as a certified athletic trainer at the collegiate, professional or related-area level
Experience working with elite athletes
Experience as head athletic trainer of a collegiate program
Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion
Strong management, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Ability to handle multiple tasks
Experience working with diverse populations
About Colorado State University-Pueblo
CSU-Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university. The 275-acre campus, which overlooks the Front Range of south-central Colorado, is located in Pueblo, approximately 100 miles south of Denver in one of the more culturally dynamic regions of the country. Pueblo is proud of its ethnically and culturally diverse populations of over 100,000 people. The University is dedicated to having a multi-cultural campus and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The University enrolls more than 4,000 students in twenty-seven undergraduate programs with approximately 510 full-time faculty and staff. The University is committed to diversity, and has made educational equity for students one of its highest priorities. With the endorsement of campus, community, system and government constituencies, the University has enthusiastically embarked on a strategic plan to enhance admissions standards, increase program offerings, and improve academic services, including the teaching/ learning process. The Pueblo community offers a major arts center, several golf courses, Lake Pueblo - a large reservoir for sailing and boating - and a 20.5 mile long nature trail for hikers and cyclists. The city is... within a short drive of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, allowing for hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, camping, and skiing.
The Department of Athletics primary mission is to develop and maintain a top-quality Division II intercollegiate athletics program that is committed to providing a positive and fulfilling academic and athletic experience for all student-athletes with priority given to their physical, emotional and social well-being. The Department of Athletics is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC), and is governed nationally by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The athletics program plays a supporting role in higher education mission, enhancing a sense of community, strengthening the identity of the University and playing a prominent role in enrollment management. The athletics program represents honor and dignity of fair play and the highest standards associated with rules compliance and amateurism. The Department of Athletics also recognizes the value of equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and staff, including women and minorities. The program, as a whole, creates excitement and enrichment of life for both the campus community and the community at large through the medium of competitive athletic contest.