Director/Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Executive - Athletics Director
Will oversee and lead the GCU Athletics Sports Medicine Department and is responsible to ensure medical care for all D1 Athletic Programs and the Cheer/Dance Programs Will provide direct support and coverage for assigned sport programs Directs and oversees GCU Athletics Sports Medicine Clinic operations, strategic planning, policies, and procedures Manages, hires, and supervises sports medicine staff Prepares and maintains accurate and up to date medical records for student-athletes and monitors insurance Continuous improvement to the institution’s concussion management program for new and returning student-athletes. Assess and reports the progress of recovering athletes to physicians, physical therapist, Athletic Trainers, and coaches. Evaluate individual members of the staff and provide constructive feedback to continue professional growth and development Serve as a liaison to doctors and other allied health professionals to deliver care to student-athletes Collaborate with physicians, physical therapist, Athletic Trainers, and coaches to develop and implement comprehensive rehabilitation programs for athletic participation Perform general administrative tasks, such as keeping records, insurance reports or writing care reports. Delegate responsibilities and projects to appropriate staff members to empower individuals and provide professional development opportunities Assists in planning, documentation and implementation of comprehensive athletic injury or illness prevention protocols Coordination and scheduling of medical coverage for practice and home & away competitions Instruct coaches, athletes, parents, medical personnel, and/or community members in the care and prevention of athletic injuries Compliance with all federal and state laws regarding the confidentiality of student-athlete information Oversee all on field/court assessments and emergency care to injured athletes at events both on and off campus. Budget oversight for Sports Medicine Department to ensure compliance within approved parameters A sound knowledge of competencies and treatment techniques as an Athletic Trainer including modalities trained to assist in the rehabilitation and prevention of injuries Assist sports performance staff in developing rehabilitation programs for injured student-athletes Assists in maintenance of equipment and ensures the department has adequate supplies, linens, training kits, etc. to carry out its function Coordinates imaging for basketball home contests Maintains and schedules repairs for all equipment and facilities for safe use Maintains a clean, functioning, and orderly facility Researches and promotes discussion of optimal testing and evaluation principles based on the latest information and data Assists team coaches for all sports in recruiting student-athletes by providing an interesting and enthusiastic explanation of the Sports Medicine program Make available basic information to professional scouts that may assist in evaluation of players Education/Mentoring - Keeps informed of current research and trends in all areas of athletic performance and strives to constantly evaluate and update all training programs Manages and oversees continuing education program for staff and interns Builds a library of research and professional development resources for staff and interns Establish communication and ensure enforcement of the rules and regulations concerning student-athlete expectations: conduct, appearance, road games, punctuality and other areas as deemed appropriate Collaborate with Sports Performance, Sports Medicine (including Physical Therapist and Team Physician), Nutritionist, and Sport Coaches to create an optimal training environment for student-athletes Organize and direct daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly departmental staff meetings to lead and unify staff with the vision of the Sports Medicine Department Collaborate with the Director of Sports Performance to lead and unify staff through joint staff meetings Collaborates with the Athletic Training Academic program in assigning and monitoring student trainers Collaborates with the GCU Health and Wellness Center for assigned treatment or preventative care plans (e.g., lab work, imaging) Collaborates with Office of Student Care to ensure support and education is provided to student-athletes in the area of Mental Health Perform other duties as assigned Assist with the transportation of student-athletes as necessary
Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferably in sports or health sciences discipline, (e.g. Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Movement Science or other related field)
Current NATABOC certification
Eligible for athletic training licensure by the Arizona State Board of Medical Examiners.
CPR / AED / First Aid certified
Four years of athletics administration experience in Sports Medicine; NCAA Division I experience preferred
Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to work with a diverse group of people, in intense or emergency medical situations.
Must be able to meet continuing education requirements as mandated.
Must be able to satisfy the athletic event schedule for travel and work on weekends and evenings.
Master's degree in related field from an accredited institution.
Certification with the National Strength and Conditional Association (CSCS) or Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC)
Why Grand Canyon University?
History of Grand Canyon University
More Than 65 Years of Excellence
Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier, private Christian university where students find their purpose in pursuit of their dreams. GCU was founded in 1949 as Grand Canyon College in Prescott, AZ.
During its early years, Grand Canyon developed a strong reputation for quality education in teaching, nursing, health care and fine arts. After transitioning into Grand Canyon University and relocating to Phoenix, the university rapidly grew in the higher education landscape.
GCU now serves as a leading non-profit institute where students thrive academically, personally and spiritually on the university’s vibrant campus with state-of-the-art facilities and online through its innovative digital platform. With a $1 billion investment, GCU has been able to build new technology infrastructure, offer in-demand STEM programs, expand academic offerings and more, while committing to its mission based on a Christian worldview.
Exciting Growth & Expansion
GCU is experiencing an era of transformation and rapid growth that’s exciting not only for our students and local community, but for... our faculty and employees too! Our vibrant campus in the heart of Phoenix continues to grow with new classroom buildings, amenities and state-of-the-art facilities like GCU Stadium and Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark for game days like no other. We continue to expand our catalog of online and campus offerings in high-demand fields, impact the community with our GCU enterprises and focus on our commitment to service by revitalizing the community.
Thriving Work Environment
We welcome new talent to explore rewarding opportunities and the chance to be a part of something great. Here, you’ll join a fast-paced culture that values our Christian principles and work among teams enthusiastic about making a difference. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues who share your drive, push to raise the bar and exceed expectations within an energized and innovative work setting. Whether you’re pursuing a faculty or a position at one of the enterprises, you will play an important role in our mission to elevate higher education and help GCU students find their purpose, as your find yours at GCU too.
Generous Benefits & Special Perks
Take advantage of GCU’s full range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) savings plan, team-building activities, discounted event tickets, gyms in every location, financial planning services and worship events.
Working at GCU offers more than just a paycheck and generous benefits, it offers the opportunity to contribute toward the greater good and experience something greater than yourself. In addition to four weeks of paid time off within the first year, employees may take up to two additional paid days off to volunteer. Many employees choose to volunteer with GCU’s partner Habitat for Humanity and support this great cause benefitting our neighborhoods. GCU has currently renovated over 170 homes with a goal to rehabilitate 700 homes, and employees have volunteered 6,400 hours of their time.
Our commitment to education also extends to our employees and their families. We create pathways for employees to progress their career here, as well as continue their education for career advancement. Full-time employees may participate in an Education Tuition Discount Program that offers up to 100% of tuition costs for themselves and/or two family members.
We invite you to be a part of this exciting, unprecedented era of transformation! Help shape the futures of our students, university, community—and your own. Find Your Purpose at GCU. For more information, visit gcu.edu