Head Athletic Trainer & Sports Performance Manager
Location: Eureka, Illinois
Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Four weeks vacation, three weeks sick time, two personal days, tuition waivers through EC, TE and CIC, three health insurance options, dental insurance, vision insurance, 403b with employer contribution.
POSITION SUMMARY: Develop, coordinate and administer a comprehensive athletic training program for Eureka College intercollegiate sports while also overseeing sports performance/strength and conditioning to include joint supervision of the Strength and Conditioning Coach.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: •Perform professional and administrative services essential for the successful development and implementation of the athletic training program including, but not limited to, proper recordkeeping and injury prevention, evaluation, management, treatment and rehabilitation. •Schedule and coordinate athletic training staff and students for coverage of all athletic training room hours, team practices, and athletic competitions. •Coordinate proper response and care with designated team physician on all Eureka College student-athlete injuries. •Maintain current knowledge of NCAA guidelines in the NCAA sports medicine handbook. •Develop and manage the athletic training budget, provide yearly inventory, and order supplies and equipment as needed •Oversee all athletic training as well as sports performance/strength and conditioning operations.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: •Maintain clear communication and professional relationships with students, coaches, faculty, staff, and external constituents. •Maintain accurate medical and insurance records for the athletic department administration, coaching staff, and all support staff. •Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would enhance the athletic training program. •Work in conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs. •Provide direction and care for the athletic training equipment and facilities, maintaining a clean and professional work environment. •Serve on campus wide committees •Other duties as assigned
SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS: Manage and supervise the assistant athletic trainer and student workers. Jointly manage and supervise the strength and conditioning coach with the Director of Athletics. Responsibilities include interviewing athletic training staff, hiring athletic training staff, training of employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
EDUCATION: Essential: Master’s Degree in related field
EXPERIENCE Essential: 2+ years of athletic training experience at the collegiate level. Desirable: 3+ years of collegiate athletic training experience.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS Required: •Valid driver’s license •CPR, First Aid, and AED certification •Certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATABOC). Licensed or eligible in the state of Illinois Desired: •Current strength and conditioning certification
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: •Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of athletic training. •Ability to effectively communicate both orally and written •Ability to deliver their knowledge to and instruct student-athletes in an effective manner. •Knowledge of safety and first aid techniques. •Skill in identifying problems, evaluating alternatives and implementing effective solutions. •Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with a diverse population. •knowledge of basic computer applications and electronic mail.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity and cultural awareness within its administration, faculty, staff, and students. The College is intentional in its inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or ancestry.
WORKING CONDITIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move greater than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Work is routinely performed both indoor and outdoor, in office environment and in gyms, on playing fields, and other recreational environments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. Off campus travel is required.
WORK SCHEDULE: Varies; however, weekend and evening hours are necessary depending on scheduled events, practices, and contests.
Essential: Master’s Degree in related field
Essential: 2+ years of athletic training experience at the collegiate level.
Desirable: 3+ years of collegiate athletic training experience.
Valid driver’s license
CPR, First Aid, and AED certification
Certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATABOC). Licensed or eligible in the state of Illinois
Eureka College is a member of the NCAA Division III, the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Focused on “excellence in learning, service, and leadership,” Eureka currently has nearly 600 students enrolled in 23 undergraduate degree programs. The College was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for three consecutive years, rated No. 1 in the Midwest on the US News “Great Schools, Great Prices” best value list twice, and is cited as one of fifty national “All-American Colleges” by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Chartered in 1855 by abolitionists who were members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka provides a non-sectarian liberal arts education and was the first college in Illinois and the third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis—equality of educational opportunity continues to be a focus of the College. Alumni include forty-two college presidents, seven governors and members of Congress, and the 40th President of the United States. The town of Eureka offers the ambiance of a small town combined with easy access to the amenities of metropolitan are...as. Eureka’s mid-state region is Illinois’ largest business and commercial center outside Chicago. Nearby Peoria, Bloomington, and Normal, Illinois offer a wide range of cultural opportunities, with Chicago and St. Louis less than three hours away. Two private universities and a state university are within a 30 mile radius.