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Assistant Athletic Trainer

  • September 18, 2023 1:51 PM
    Message # 13255920

    We're committed to bringing passion and energy to Colorado School of Mines.

    The Assistant Athletic Trainer works under the supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer and supervises the care of student athletes competing in the Department of Athletics at Colorado School of Mines. The assistant athletic trainer is responsible for the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of both short and long term injuries. This position will be assigned to primarily work with the football program.


    • The assistant athletic trainer will be able to demonstrate an ability to perform the following functions regarding athletic injuries: prevention, assessment, treatment, (including First Aid) and reconditioning as set forth by the NATA Board of Certification.
    • The assistant athletic trainer will document all injuries and rehabilitation.
    • The assistant athletic trainer will demonstrate proper taping, strapping, bracing, and fitting of athletic equipment.
    • The assistant athletic trainer will carry out all physician prescribed treatments and recommendations.
    • The assistant athletic trainer will maintain BOC and CPR certification in accordance with those respective institutions.
    • The assistant athletic trainer will ensure all student athletes submit valid medical paperwork and physical exams prior to athletic participation.
    • The assistant athletic trainer will provide coverage of assigned athletic practices, contests and related events as assigned by the head athletics trainer. This includes all home contests and a large portion of away contests.
    • The assistant athletic trainer will travel to away contests when the schedule allows.
    • The assistant athletic trainer will obtain a written copy of all practices and game schedules from assigned sports/ coaching staff.
    • The assistant athletic trainer must perform duties as assigned by the head athletic trainer and director of athletics to the best of his/her ability in a professional manner.
    • The assistant athletic trainer will work primarily with football. They will share responsibility of additional sports assigned by the head athletic trainer.


    • Addends meetings when necessary.
    • Participates in designated staff functions including job related in-service training.
    • Follows all University, RMAC and NCAA rules.
    • Enforce Training Room rules.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in athletic training or health-related field.
    • Three years in an athletic training setting preferred. Entry level graduates with ATC certification will be considered. Experience working football preferred.

    Certifications and Licenses:

    • Current ATC Certification
    • Good Standing with the BOC
    • Licensed in the State of Colorado (DORA) or eligible to be
    • Current certification for First Aid, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Ability to work with diverse populations, as part of a team, and collaborate with others.
    • Ability and desire to work irregular hours and travel schedule required by the position.


    Education and Experience:

    • Master’s Degree
    • Experience working with football

    Certifications and Licenses:

    • Member of NATA and in good standing.             


    Physical Requirements:                                     

    • Being able to lift weight up to 80 lbs.

    Potential Environmental Conditions/Hazards:

    • Must perform job duties in inclement weather

    Salary and Benefits

    $50,00 - $53,000 with anticipated increase to $55,000 January 1, 2024

    Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

    Colorado School of Mines offers a robust portfolio of benefits for all employees. For this role, that includes:

    • Fully paid health and dental premiums
    • Generous sick/vacation time: 13 paid holidays per year – including a week-long winter break for entire campus.
    • Fully vested retirement plan on first day of employment, with generous employer contribution
    • Tuition benefits (6 credits per year for employees, 50 percent discount for dependents)
    • Free RTD Ecopass

    All Mines employees also have access to discount programs through the State of Colorado and free tickets for Mines Athletics home games, as well as access to the on-campus Recreation Center (fitness classes and training, swimming pool and more), equipment rentals through the Outdoor Rec Center, the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP), and backup child and elder care. Coming soon is an on-campus daycare center. For more information about benefits at Mines, go to mines.edu/human-resources/benefits.

    How to Apply

    This posting will close October 5, 2023 at midnight. Applications will not be accepted after that date.

    Applicants must:

    • Complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veteran status)
    • Upload a resume or CV
    • Upload a cover letter

    References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

    Mines welcomes everyone to our team; in your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example - she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc). If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

    Successful Completion of a Background Investigation is Required for this Position.

    About Mines & Golden, CO

    When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.

    Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society. Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation, recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World Report, 2023).

    Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM students of all backgrounds.

    At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in new directions, whether that’s manufacturing, space resources, quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of our size.

    That size – roughly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students – also translates to a close-knit campus community, where employees have opportunities to get involved in multiple ways, continued professional learning is valued and everyone can make an impact.

    Community Alliance groups bring together employees for professional development, networking, cultural awareness and community involvement, and all Mines employees also have access to the wealth of activities happening every day on campus – nationally-renowned speakers, special events and Mines traditions like Engineering Days, just to name a few.

    And don’t get us started on our hometown. We are located in the heart of Golden, Colorado --with its charming historic downtown and nearby hiking trails – and in close proximity to all that Denver and the Rocky Mountains have to offer. That includes the sunny, high-altitude climate and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities that make the Denver area an ideal place to live, work and play.

    Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where you can contribute to solving the world’s problems and educating the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and work experience?

    Look to Mines.

    Equal Opportunity

    Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

    Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

    Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

About our society

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