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WKU - Asst Athletic Trainer CC/TF

  • September 15, 2022 11:37 AM
    Message # 12920379

    Please call Mike Gaddie with any questions -- 270-991-5273c

    Western Kentucky University, a member of Conference USA and a Football Bowl Subdivision (I-A) NCAA member institution, seeks to hire an individual for the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer for Men's & Women's Cross Country/Track & Field. This is a 12-month, full-time position.  This position will report to the Sr Executive Director - Sports Medicine & Student-Athlete Welfare. Applicants must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of WKU, Conference USA and the NCAA.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive.  Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.

    • Provide prevention, injury assessment, immediate medical care, treatment, conditioning, medical referrals and rehabilitation of athletic-related injuries and illnesses
    • Provide coverage at all Cross Country/Track & Field events including practices, conditioning, and contests as well as travel with the team to all away contests
    • Responsible for coordinating and scheduling appropriate physician referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete
    • Create a safe playing environment by monitoring and controlling environmental risks
    • File all necessary reports associated with athletic injuries and/or incidents
    • Maintain a daily treatment log for all student-athletes
    • Work in conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs
    • Manage and maintain an effective and efficient athletic training room
    • Communicate with student-athletes, staff, medical providers, coaches, parents & administration in accordance with NATA, WKU & HIPPA guidelines
    • Assist with following rules of the NCAA, Conference USA, and Western Kentucky University
    • Assist in supervision of Smith Stadium Athletic Training room, part-time staff & students
    • Other duties as assigned by the Sr Executive Director - Sports Medicine & Student-Athlete Welfare

    Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:

    • Experience working as an athletic trainer with the sports of cross country & track & field
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Must be self-motivated and team-oriented
    • Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills
    • Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends
    • The duties and responsibilities of this position must be performed in a competent manner following the highest standards for leadership, professionalism, integrity, accountability, responsibility, cooperation and customer service


    • Bachelor's degree in athletic training or related field
    • Certified through National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) in good standing
    • Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure eligible
    • Current CPR/AED certified for healthcare provider

    Additional Information:

    Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

    Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.

    Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU''s Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at joshua.hayes@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-5121.

    The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Ena Demir, who can be contacted via email at ena.demir@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-6867. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.

    Information concerning educational programs offered by WKU are provided at: http://www.wku.edu/atwku/academics.php

    Application Instructions:

    The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system:  

    • Cover Letter
    • Resume

    You will receive email confirmation that your submission has been received. The candidate review process will generally begin as materials are received. The expected start date is on or about October 15, 2022.



    Please call Mike Gaddie with any questions -- 270-991-5273c

    Last modified: September 15, 2022 11:38 AM | Anonymous

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