Provides all intercollegiate student-athletes with the best possible athletic exercise and medical care as needed. The incumbent will seek out guidance and direction from the Head Athletic Trainer with the following major responsibilities.
This appointment typically runs 3.5 years and includes a stipend, room and meals, and 12 graduate credit hours annually. The Athletic Assistant contract is 10 months in length and runs from August 1 through May 31. (Prorated January through May for the 2022-23 Academic year)
Understands and adheres to the Utica College Athletic Department philosophy.
Provides all intercollegiate student-athletes with preventive care and assessment including exercise prescription and kinesthetic analysis. Also provides injury rehabilitation using cryotherapy, ultrasound, electric stimulation, whirlpools, and open/closed kinetic chain exercise protocols. Utilize medical referrals as required with guidance from the Team Physician.
Assists Head Athletic Trainer by providing practice and home game coverage of all intercollegiate athletic events as assigned. Travel as assigned. Assists in preparing and executing pre-participation screenings. Assists in keeping general inventory and supply records.
Keeps contemporaneous and up to date, confidential medical records including history, daily treatment records, injury reports and physician referrals while in compliance with all current regulations. Coordinates team injury summaries with the appropriate head coach and Head Athletic Trainer.
Works harmoniously with coaches, athletic staff, students, team physician, and constituents while adhering to team philosophies. Exhibits a strong work ethic while setting a positive example in action and appearance for students.
Coordinates insurance information with appropriate college official. Submits student-athlete accident insurance claims when necessary.
Takes an active role in the development of the department’s strategic and operational plans as required by department leadership. Works closely with department supervisor to develop and implement operational goals that support departmental success.
Responsible for working with supervisor and other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and departmental goals and key performance indicators.
May perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required.
NATABOC certified required.
Must possess Professional CPR/AED or equivalent.
Skills and Abilities:
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Founded in 1946 as Utica College, Utica University is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The University enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.
A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.
Utica University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.