Montana State University Assistant Athletic Trainer in Bozeman, Montana
Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 23419
For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Rob Higgs email@example.com or 406-994-3308
Classification Title Athletic Professional
Working Title Assistant Athletic Trainer
Brief Position Overview
Function in concert with student-athletes, coaches and support staff to maintain the health and well-being of student-athletes, enabling them to participate in their respective athletic events. The Assistant Athletic Trainer must evaluate medical and injury situations and devise the proper preventative and rehabilitative course of treatment to return the athlete to a healthy, competitive level.
Position Number 4C4442 and 4C5289
Appointment Type Professional
Contract Term Fiscal Year
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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary $45,000 - $50,000 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Contract Type LOA
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Recruitment Type Open
The purpose of this position is to function in concert with the student-athletes, coaches and support staff to maintain the health and well-being of the student-athletes, enabling them to participate in their respective athletic events. To do so, the Assistant Athletics Trainer must evaluate medical and injury situations and devise the proper preventative and/or rehabilitative course of treatment to return the athlete to a healthy, competitive level.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assists the Head Athletic Trainer in establishing, coordinating, supervising, and monitoring athletic training services to student-athletes.
In consultation with the Head Athletic Trainer and in cooperation with other Assistant Athletic Trainers, operates within the facility operational budget.
Assists the Head Athletic Trainer in the routine operation of a designated athletic training facility.
Assists the Head Athletic Trainer in the selection, assignment, orientation, retention, and supervision of athletic training staff. Coordinates the selection, assignment, orientation, retention, and mentoring of graduate assistant athletic trainers with the Head Athletic Trainer.
Manage departmental compliance with all CPR /First Aid/ AED certifications. Track expiration’s and provide or organize trainings to coaches and staff who are required to maintain certifications.
Attend daily practices to assist with athletic training for the athletes.
Attend and work at home and away games as the Athletic trainer.
Advise athletes of methods designed to maximize injury prevention.
Work as directed by team physicians, supervising athletics trainer, and with head coach and strength and conditioning staff.
Maintain current CPR , First Aid, and AED certifications.
Comply with all Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Montana State University, Big Sky Conference, NCAA and State Practice Act rules and regulations.
Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer and/or the Director of Athletics.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Certification by the NATABOC (National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification).
Experience evaluating athletic injuries and selecting proper treatment methods.
Eligible for licensing by the Board of Athletic Training in the State of Montana within 90 days from start date.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Master’s degree in Athletic Training or related field.
Knowledge of and understanding of collegiate athletics.
Proven ability to communicate with collegiate student-athletes.
Working knowledge of NCAA drug policy, testing regulations and supplements.
Demonstrated competence using various computer software.
Experience administering health insurance claims.
The Successful Candidate Will
The successful candidate will be willing to work with any and all sports assigned.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
This position has supervisory duties? No
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies 2
Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.
Position End Date (if temporary)
Applications will be:
Screening of applications will begin on June 28, 2023; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.
MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https://www.montana.edu/hr/recruitment/dualcareer.html