The Head Athletic Trainer (AT) reports directly to the Vice President for Athletics and provides an environment that allows the student athlete to grow physically, socially, culturally, intellectually, and morally. This position provides athletic training services and support to the Athletic Department. This position assists in ensuring University compliance with state, local, and NCAA health regulations. This position also serves as part of the campus emergency preparedness team.
Training Services: This position oversees the daily operation of the athletic training room; responsible for providing athletic training services, first aid, or emergency care for the student athletes and coaching staff. This position oversees procedures for the prevention, assessment, and treatment of athletic injuries. The AT coordinates the rehabilitation of athletic injuries and referrals to healthcare providers as well as provides emergency care and first aid until medical technicians, paramedics, physicians, or other health care providers arrive on-scene. The AT is responsible for the scheduling of athletic training coverage for all home varsity practices and all intercollegiate contests.
Recordkeeping: The AT is responsible for verification of insurance coverage and maintains accurate and secure records related to individual injuries and personal medical history of athletes. The AT maintains accurate records of expenses incurred while working within the provided budget; coordinates needed physicals for each athlete and maintains records; collects and keeps on file all insurance information for each student/athlete. The AT is responsible for all reports required by the NCAA such as injuries sustained and concussion management. The AT is required to keep the athletic training handbook current and up-to-date with all relevant policies. The AT must have Emergency Action Plans (EAP) available for all home athletic competition sites on file and available.
Communications/Public Relations: Maintains a positive rapport with coaches, faculty, staff, and students; fosters relationships with team doctors and consultants; consults with parents/guardians of CTX student athletes regarding sports injuries when applicable. The AT reports injuries and rehab scenarios directly with head athletic coaches. The AT serves on department and university committees as needed.
Program Support: The AT attends all assigned home competitive athletic school events and oversees daily job performance of athletic training students. The AT must support the mission, vision, and values of the University and serves as a role model for the students. The AT serves as a resource for coaches, student-athletes, staff, and faculty; attends yearly NATA and local trainer association meetings as allowed by budget and assists the department in fundraising and other University events.
All other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
State of Texas athletic training licensure
1-2 years of experience as an athletic trainer, preferably in collegiate setting
Comply with the Concordia University Texas’ Department of Athletics Procedures Handbook; NCAA and ASC Manuals; NCAA and ASC Athletic Training Code of Conduct and Ethics and all University policies
Responsible to maintain a professional image while representing the University at games, practices, away trips, conventions or meetings and in the local community
Dress appropriately for practices and professionally for games or matches
Working knowledge of MS Office including MS Word, Excel and MS Outlook
Ability to articulate and model the Concordia University Texas mission, vision and values
Expected to work extended hours frequently during athletic seasons
Valid driver’s license and clear driving record
Must be able to physically maneuver necessary equipment, including ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time including outdoor environments in varying weather conditions
Must maintain required certifications and may teach classes
Commitment to the Concordia Mission
Concordia University Texas is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Concordia University Texas empowers students of all backgrounds to lead lives of critical thought, compassionate action and courageous leadership. As a liberal arts university, Concordia develops the mind, heart, soul, and body, preparing leaders for lives of service. As a private, faith-based university, employees must be supportive of our mission. We actively seek candidates who have professional skills, experience, and willingness to strengthen campus diversity, equity, and inclusion in support of our mission as an institution and our strategic plan. To the extent allowed by law, we reserve the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. Concordia does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, and any other basis protected by law.
About Concordia University Texas
Concordia University Texas is an award-winning institution of higher education, offering undergraduate, graduate and an Accelerated Degree Program for adult students. The main campus is located in Northwest Austin on 389 acres with four university centers in central Austin, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. A privately-held, accredited, liberal arts university, Concordia is under the auspices of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. It is a member of the highly respected Concordia University System in which more than 28,000 students are enrolled nationwide. Concordia University Texas ranks 18th on U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges” list of regional colleges in the West. We are also proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Austin for 2012 by the Austin-American Statesman.