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Associate Athletics Director of Sports Medicine / Head Athletic Trainer

  1. Basic Function

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Vice President & Director of Athletics, the Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine / Head Athletic Trainer is primarily responsible for assisting in coordinating and managing the athletic-related functions for the university, including; organizing, managing staff andcoaches and the overall planning and implementation of the athletic program in which each participant is provided with a significant educational experience. Ensure coaches and staff personnel are encouraged to work together for the development of quality student-athletes, and institutional values for image building, fostering campus spirit.

Also, this individual has the responsibility as a healthcare professional to provide medical care for thestudent-athletes in concurrence with the policies and regulations approved by the Board of Trustees and the practices and procedures of the university administration.

To apply: Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter,  references, and statement of Christian faith (explanation of relationship with Jesus Christ) to Associate VP & Director of Athletics Dr. Tom Smith at Tom.Smith@mobap.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position isfilled.

  1. Responsibilities & Authority

Within the limits of authorized university policies, procedures, programs and budgets, the Associate AD assists in the responsibility for and is not limited to:

  • Assist in administrating the university’s intercollegiate athletic program
    • Participate on the Athletic Leadership Team (LT) in tactical planning, implementation of project management and philosophical policy. Members on the LT include: Associate Athletic Directors, Director of Spirit & Community Engagement, and strategic supporting staff
    • Work in tandem with Associate AD of Athletics Communications and Director of Spirit & Community with the marketing and branding of Spartan Athletics and other strategic athleticrelated functions
    • Assist with the preparation of the intercollegiate athletic budget through forecasting of recruitment and retention, soliciting input of all head coaches and senior athletic staff, and offering recommendation to the Senior Vice President for Student Development, the Senior Vice President for Business Affairs, and the President. Further, in coordination with the Manager of Athletic Operations, supervises its implementation, while monitoring and controlling all aspects of the process, as well as adhering to the approved athletic budget.
    • Help develop and implement all guidelines, policies and procedures for the student-athletes and coaches. Routinely reviews publications for clarity and/or adjustments.
    • Assist in providing general supervision and assistance, and/or advise coaches with problemsspecific to their sport
    • Attend conference and national (NAIA) meetings when required
    • Maintain good relations with university offices and employees
    • Cooperate with Admissions Office, Dean of Students Office, Development Office, and Alumni Office on matters of college image, business, and welfare (complimentary tickets, receptions, luncheons, discipline, recruitment, etc.)
    • Serve on faculty/staff committees
    • Serve as a role model for coaches and campus community in all areas of his/her life.
  • Carry out any other responsibilities assigned by the Associate VP & Director of Athletics.

Associate AD / Head Athletic Trainer Duties

  1. Manage and supervise sports medicine staff
  2. Responsible for assigning athletic training coverage of sports per risk level and availability of athletictraining staff
  3. Administer and oversee the medical care, prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries for all student-athletes
  4. Responsible for on-site care (practices and home events) and management of injuries/illnesses including: prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of student-athletes
  5. Assist visiting athletic teams with medical accommodations and services as needed
  6. Provide accommodation recommendations, related to sport, for student-athletes with restrictions orlimitations
  7. Make return to play decisions for student-athlete with advice from physician if needed
  8. Communicate with physician and coaches on student-athlete injury status
  9. Maintain electronic medical records of all patient encounters in accordance with federal and stateregulations
  10. Develop and maintain emergency action plans for all permanent and temporary practice andcompetition venues
  11. Develop and maintain all department guidelines, policy, and procedure in accordance with national/international best practices and consensus statements
  12. Develop and maintain all service agreements with medical consultants
  13. Develop and manage the Athletic Training Facility, budgets, and protocols/procedures/polices to maintain optimal health, safety, and welfare of all student-athletes
  14. Coordinate the purchasing and use of all equipment/supplies needed for operation of AthleticTraining Facility
  15. Responsible for organization, appearance, and conduct within Athletic Training facilities
  16. Plan and coordinate physical examinations and screenings
  17. Organize and administer drug testing per university policy
  18. Ensure that the Athletic Department staff maintains First Aid/CPR/AED certification
  19. Responsible for implementation and rehearsal of health and safety best practices with athletictraining staff
  20. Help monitor weather conditions and dangerous environments (cold/humidity/lightning/tornado)
  21. Assist the Director of Athletics and coaching staff in determining whether an athletic facility is in optimal and safe conditions
  22. Knowledge of rules and regulations set forth by the NAIA and conferences should be maintained, reviewed, and practiced to ensure compliance relative to those applicable duties
  23. Responsible for hiring and supervising Assistant Athletic Trainers, Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers, and Federal Work-Study students
  24. Responsible for annual performance review of full-time athletic training staff
  25. Maintain Athletic Training Certification through Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer, Missouri licensure, and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers & Health Care Providers
  26. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics
  1. Relationships

The Associate AD for Sports Medicine / Head Athletic Trainer will observe the following relationships:

Associate Vice President – Director of Athletics

  • This individual is directly accountable to the Associate Vice President – Director of Athletics of the university for the proper interpretation and fulfillment of his/her function, his/her specific and generalresponsibilities and related authority, and his/her relationships

Other University Administrators

  • The Associate AD for Sports Medicine / Head Athletic Trainer serves with the Associate Vice President – Director of Athletics in the Athletic Department. He/she will maintain good cooperation with all areas of the university, especially head coaches, and will maintain those relationships necessary for the accomplishment of his/her function
  1. Minimum Requirements

Education & Experience

  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution preferred but not required
  • Licensed, or eligible for licensure, by the state of Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
  • Certified in CPR/AED for Basic Life Support and/or Professional Rescuers & Health Care Providers

Personal Qualities

  • Professional, integrity, loyal, dependable, cooperative, team player, enthusiastic, good sportsmanship

Spiritual Qualities

  • Personal relationship with Christ, reputation beyond reproach, active membership in local church

Interpersonal Skills

  • People-oriented, impartial, ability to work with various personalities, protects privacy of individualstudent-athletes

Communication Skills

  • Articulates clear expectations for student-athletes and coaches, develops rapport with colleagues

Management Skills

  • Plans, organizes, implements, and controls all facets that relate to the Athletic Training Facility

Other Desirable Qualities

  • Develop close bonds with student-athletes entrusted to his/her care ; committed to Christian HigherEducation
  • Performance Measurement Criteria

An annual performance review is to be conducted by the Associate Vice President & Director of Athletics and Associate AD for Sports Medicine / Head Athletic Trainer. This review will include an assessment of the degree to which annual duties have been accomplished, an analysis of the Head Coach’s strengths and weaknesses based on a review of the Job Description and recent performance, and proposed personal and professional development.

  • Compensation
  • Starting salary of $65,000 + competitive benefits package