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Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine / Head Athletic Trainer (Saginaw Valley State University)

  • January 17, 2023 10:11 PM
    Message # 13061740

    Title: Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine / Head Athletic Trainer

    Website: jobs.svsu.edu

    Institution: Saginaw Valley State University

    Governing Body: NCAA II

    Start Date: Immediate

    Apply By Date: February 1, 2023

    City: University Center

    State: MI

    Salary: 55,000-62,000


    JOB SUMMARY: Saginaw Valley State University, a DII member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic conference invites applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer. The University’s athletic program fields 19 Division II intercollegiate teams (9 men’s and 10 women’s) and boasts more than 500 student-athletes.  Reporting directly to and working with the Director of Athletics, the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer will direct and supervise the health care of all intercollegiate student-athletes through prevention, recognition, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses with referrals to health specialists as required.


    Demonstrated knowledge of and adherence to all applicable NCAA and conference compliance rules and regulations. 

    Ensure that all Department of Athletics and University related activities operate in full compliance with university, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Attends and participates in scheduled compliance seminars and complies with all the Athletic Department’s efforts to monitor compliance with NCAA regulations. 

    Abides by NCAA Bylaws 10.1 and 11.1 regarding ethical conduct and the responsibility to positively contribute to a campus culture of NCAA rules compliance. 

    Provide the highest level of healthcare to all SVSU student-athletes.

    Assist in the recruitment/retention of Team Physician(s).

    Develop and maintain a medical referral network to include Saginaw, Bay City and Midland communities.

    Maintain an effective working relationship with all team physicians, ensuring student-athlete compliance with team physician’s treatment and rehabilitation guidelines.

    Arrange for pre-participation physical examinations for all SVSU student-athletes, including medical history and insurance information.

    Ensure that proper insurance billing procedures are implemented and utilized by the entire athletic training staff.

    Supervise and participate in the maintenance of each student-athlete’s medical record, checking that each record contains all pertinent information, are up to date, remain confidential and are retained for seven years after completion of the student-athlete’s eligibility.

    Supervise the athletic training budget.

    Order, organize and maintain all equipment and supplies necessary for the athletic training room and rehabilitation areas.

    Coordinate athletic training coverage for all varsity athletic practices and events.

    Coordinate athletic coverage for all SVSU sponsored camps and clinics.

    Maintain certification in the Board of Certification (BOC) and Michigan Athletic Training Licensure by obtaining continuing education credits through the attendance and participation in clinics, seminars, meetings and workshops.

    Other duties as assigned.



    Master’s degree in Athletic Training

    Experience working with Football

    Three to five years of experience in the administration of a collegiate sports medicine program.


    Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training

    Certified by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers

    Licensed, or eligible for state licensure, by the Michigan Board of Athletic Training Examiners.

    First Aid, CPR, AED certified or willingness to be certified

    Must be able to work flexible hours to cover sporting and non-sporting event(s) that may occur on weeknights, weekends and possibly holidays. Occasional travel may be required.

    Ability to communicate in a service oriented and collaborative spirit.

    Knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations

    Exceptional leadership skills.

    Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

    Proven ability to work effectively in a diverse community

    Ability to handle and maintain confidential information

    Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.

    Instructions To Apply:

    Apply on line at jobs.svsu.edu

    Description of Institution:

    (Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 100 programs of study for its more than 7,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. For seven consecutive years, SVSU has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” (2016-2022).

    SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. SVSU earned the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.

    SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEAM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students’ performance in math, science and the arts at the middle school, high school and university levels.

    More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing that has been rated No. 1 among public universities in the U.S. (2018-2022). SVSU fields 19 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.

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