Athletic Trainer for Club Sports & Performing Arts
Location: Elon, North Carolina
Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Internal Number: 4202784
Athletic Trainer for Club Sports & Performing Arts
Requisition Number: 20122571 Type of Employment: Full-Time Regular Number of Months: Months Employed: Number of Hours per Day/Week: 40 Daily Hours:
Summary Position Campus Recreation & Wellness contributes to the holistic well-being of students, faculty, and staff by providing access to recreational and educational experiences, fostering a sense of community and belonging, and empowering individuals to cultivate positive wellness values and behaviors that last throughout and beyond their time at Elon. The athletic trainer is an essential member of the Campus Recreation & Wellness professional team and provides athletic training services to students in the club sports and performing arts programs. This position provides an athletic trainer with the opportunity to find balance and support in a dynamic workplace that values teamwork, professional development, and well-being.
Benefits of Working at Elon University As an Elon University employee, you'll join an internationally acclaimed university with a commitment to fostering a thriving community. Ranked among the most innovative, creative and best-run universities in the nation, Elon's personal approach to education extends to employees, whose growth, professional development and success is a hallmark of our training and advancement opportunities.
Elon University's home is the charming town of Elon, North Carolina, a small, friendly community located a short distance from the beach and the mountains, and among the vibrant cities of Greensboro, Raleigh and Durham. In addition to the beautiful canopy of historic oak trees iconic to our campus, you'll find boundless opportunities for family-friendly recreation, cultural events and outdoor activities. Hiking, water sports, fine dining and entertainment are just a few of the many happenings in the Elon area, making the region one of the nation's premier travel destinations.
Employees at Elon enjoy a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes:
28 annual days off, including holidays and vacation.
Immediate tuition remission for employees.
Retirement plan with an 8 percent contribution from the university.
Immediate eligibility for health, dental and vision insurance, along with free acute care and lab services at our onsite Health & Wellness Clinic.
Free use of campus fitness facilities.
Free admission to musical and theater performances, guest speakers, religious and ethnic observances, recitals, art exhibitions, entertainment and our Division I Phoenix athletics.
Eligibility for tuition remission at Elon for spouses, qualifying domestic partners and dependents begins at three years of service. After four years of employment, eligibility begins for participation in the Tuition Exchange, a national scholarship exchange program that enables dependents to enroll in nationally recognized partner colleges and universities.
Elon values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences and perspectives of our community members. As an equal opportunity employer, Elon's principles of diversity extend to race and gender identity, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and other aspects of one's identity. At Elon, our employees respect human differences, passion for lifelong learning, emphasis on personal integrity and an ethic of service.
Education Requirements Master’s degree in sports medicine, athletic training, or related field
Degree/Major: Length of Experience: Supervisory Experience: No
Supervisory Experience Detail None.
Special Skills or Experience None.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Date: 05/18/2023 Closing Date: Open Until Filled: Yes
General Purpose of Position The athletic trainer is an essential member of the Campus Recreation & Wellness professional team and provides athletic training services to students in the club sports and performing arts programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide athletic training services to students involved in club sports and performing arts through prevention, immediate care, recognition, evaluation, rehabilitation, reconditioning, and referral of orthopedic and general medical injuries and illnesses
Provide on-site athletic training services for high/medium risk club sports games, performing arts events, and some university events
Coordinate concussion baseline testing for medium/high risk club sports and relevant performing arts students
Coordinate basic pre-participation exams for incoming club sports participants and performing arts students, as necessary
Provide immediate care (care of severe and non-severe acute injuries; immobilization, splinting; emergency care of cardiorespiratory conditions), as well as treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning during scheduled office hours
Recognize and evaluate injuries and refer to appropriate medical personnel
Provide injury prevention, concussion management, and other education to students, faculty, staff, and parents
Maintain appropriate clinical case notes for all patients
Work collaboratively with colleagues in Campus Recreation & Wellness and the Division of Student Life to provide quality recreational and developmental experiences for students
Maintain a positive, safe, and inclusive environment in all programs and facilities
Foster positive relationships on and off campus to promote Campus Recreation & Wellness
Regularly assess processes and procedures to improve overall service quality
Serve on departmental, divisional, and institutional committees and work groups as assigned
Assist in the development and implementation of the Campus Recreation & Wellness strategic plan and departmental/divisional/institutional priorities
Serve as a member of a Student Life Care and Response Team, which includes either serving in a rotational on-call emergency response role or providing initial outreach and follow-up support for student concerns
Includes evening and weekend work requirements
Other duties and projects as assigned
Education and Experience Required qualifications include:
Master’s degree in sports medicine, athletic training, or related field
Certification by the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer
National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) member
License from the North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners
Preferred qualifications include:
Experience as an athletic trainer in a collegiate recreation setting
Instructor certification in CPR/AED/First Aid
Does this position require driving for the university? Yes
Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.
Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years. In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Student Success.” Elon’s more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.