The Assistant Head Athletic Trainer of Marian University is responsible for prevention, evaluation, treatment, management, and rehabilitation of injuries associated with student-athletes involved in intercollegiate athletics. He/she also coordinates with the Student Health Center to support the recovery of student-athletes from illness and/or the maintenance of chronic conditions. Reporting to the Head Athletic Trainer, the Assistant Head Athletic Trainer promotes Marian University’s Catholic mission and identity by ensuring a safe and healthy environment for student-athletes that promotes character, leadership, teamwork, personal responsibility and physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. This is a full-time, salaried, 12-month staff position.
The Assistant Head Athletic Trainer will provide medical support for all Marian University athletic programs, which will include daily practice, game coverage and travel during the season. Under the supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer and in coordination with the Athletic Department Physician/Team Doctor, the Assistant Head Athletic Trainer will support and coordinate with the services of other athletic trainers, contracted specialists, graduate assistants, medical residents, nursing and medical students and exercise science students to provide full athletic training coverage for all student-athletes at Marian University. This position also provides coverage for home events and other athletic events as deemed necessary. In addition, this position will provide, under the supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer and in coordination with the Athletic Department Physician/Team Doctor, preventative health care, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries/illnesses for all of Marian University’s sponsored intercollegiate athletic teams. This position will be required to comply with all NAIA, HIPPA and FERPA requirements and will maintain medical records and coordination of health care with the Athletic Department Physician/Team Doctor, physicians treating student-athletes, and with the Student Health Center.
This position should have a basic knowledge of NAIA rules as it pertains to assigned job duties and the scope of employment. In addition, the individual will be responsible for obtaining proper guidance or approval regarding athletics compliance, prior to participating in select activities, as defined by NAIA bylaws or institutional policies.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission by modeling the values, honoring the legacy of the founding congregations, promoting unity, and integrating the Catholic intellectual traditions with those of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Oldenburg in activities, programs, and services.
- Coordinate with and support the work of contracted specialists, graduate assistants, medical residents, nursing and medical students and exercise science students who are engaged in providing medical, wellness or athletic training services to student-athletes.
- Collaborate with faculty, supervisors and others to create, execute and evaluate appropriate experiential learning experiences for graduate assistants, medical residents, nursing and medical students and exercise science students who are engaged in providing medical, wellness or athletic training services to student-athletes
- Work closely with the Head Athletic Trainer, the Athletic Department Physician/Team Doctor and collaborate with the Student Health Center to provide appropriate medical care to student-athletes.
- Serve as a secondary liaison from the Department of Athletics to the Student Health Center, the Athletics Department Physician/Team Doctor, and any other medical service providers for student-athletes.
- In concert with the Head Athletic Trainer, Student Health Center, the Athletics Department Physician/Team Doctor and other medical service providers, provide annual first-aid and basic injury response training to head and assistant coaches and other personnel in the Department of Athletics.
- Cooperate in the administration of Marian’s Athletic Insurance policy
- Understand and execute the NAIA concussion policies and protocols
- In concert with and under the supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer and the Athletic Department Physician/Team Doctor, evaluate injured athletes and determine appropriate care and rehabilitation required
- In concert with and under the supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer and the Athletic Department Physician/Team Doctor, provide appropriate referral assistance for student-athletes in need of additional care (i.e. Physical Therapists/Emergency medicine/Physicians)
- In concert with and under the supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer and the Athletic Department Physician/Team Doctor, provide appropriate treatments for student-athletes in need of rehabilitation
- Collaborate with the Head Athletic Trainer and the Student Health Center on treatment of illness or maintenance of chronic conditions of student-athletes
- Provide appropriate pre and post practice/game care (this may require travel to numerous away venues)
- Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would benefit the health and wellness of Marian’s student-athletes
- Support visiting teams with adequate training supplies and training room assistance
- Manage training rooms to assure proper maintenance, cleaning and supplies
- Maintain necessary injury reports as well as documentation of treatment and rehabilitation procedures
- In collaboration with the Head Athletic Trainer and the Student Health Center, and subject to FERPA and other legal limitations, provide health care information, advise and counsel athletes, parents and coaches on matters pertaining to the physical, psychological and emotional health and well-being of the competitive student-athlete
- Participate in emergency planning activities and serve as an emergency coordinator as required
- In collaboration with Marian University leadership, develop, execute appropriate COVID-19 mitigation and prevention strategies, policies and procedures for the Department of Athletics and provide counsel to coaches and teams about compliance with such strategies, policies and procedures
- Possess the physical ability to move outdoor supplies (water, ice, etc.), equipment and other necessary items to and from game/practice venues, which includes the ability to lift approximately 50lbs, and to work in all weather conditions
- All other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer or the Director of Athletics
- Masters and certifications required in the state of Indiana
- Current certification in CPR and First Aid required
- Ability to relate effectively to a diverse populations of student athletes, coaches and other health care professionals, and the University community
- Ability to understand and comply with Marian University, NAIA, conference and other legal, regulatory or policy requirements
- Ability to work with and as a part of teams of employees, trainees, volunteers and others effectively to provide a wide-range of essential services to a diverse group of student-athletes
- Experience working at the Collegiate level
- Experience working with football programs
- Experience working with professional or Olympic caliber athletes
Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Midwestern rankings to be named #6 Most Innovative Regional University, #15 Best Value University, and #30 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a current resume, a cover letter, and names and contact information of three current references. Only complete applicant packets submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org will be considered.
Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.