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Assistant Director/Director of Athletic Training for Olympic Sports,

  • August 16, 2019 3:41 PM
    Message # 7831946

    Vacancy Notice


    Job Description

    The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Director/Director of Athletic Training for Olympic Sports, UNLV Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) [R0117812]


    Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us online at:  http://www.unlv.edu


    The successful candidate will demonstrate  ​support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in  ​maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

    ROLE of the POSITION

    This position of Assistant Director/Director of Athletic Trainer for Olympic Sports will be determined by strength of applicant pool.

    The Director of Athletic Training for Olympic Sports will provide direct oversight and management of the Sports Medicine staff and care provided to all Olympic Sports.  Daily oversight will also include general operations and management of the main athletic training room in the Lied Athletic Complex.

    If at the Assistant Director of Athletic Training for Olympic Sports level, this position will have daily oversight to include general operations and management of the main athletic training room in the Lied Athletic Complex.

    Both levels include:

    Primary responsibilities include providing direct medical support for the UNLV Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country team and other sports as assigned, which will include daily practice, game coverage and travel during the season.  This position also includes coverage for home events and other events as deemed necessary.  Home coverage includes set up for the event and coordination with physicians and emergency services.  In addition, this position will be responsible for assisting the athletic training staff in preventative health care, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries/illnesses for 17 sponsored intercollegiate athletic teams, cheerleading, dance, and pom.  This position will be required to comply with all NCAA, HIPPA and FERPA requirements and will maintain medical records, coordinates health care with physicians and will assist in the supervision and management of an athletic training facility.

    UNLV also sponsors a CAATE accredited undergraduate athletic training educational program and this position will be required to assist in the education of all student-athletes, undergraduate athletic training students and graduate students.

    This position should have a basic knowledge of NCAA 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 from Athletics Compliance, prior to participating in select activities, as defined by NCAA bylaws or institutional policies.


    This position requires a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, NATABOC Certification, Nevada Athletic Training License eligibility and a minimum two (2) years related professional experience at the Assistant Director level or a minimum five (5) years comparable supervisory experience at the Director level.  In addition, successful applicants must possess:           

    • Current 1st Aid, CPR, and AED Certification per the NATABOC requirements for certification in emergency.
    • Skill in the art of evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries and illnesses to be able to provide adequate medical care.
    • Skill in the art of rehabilitation techniques and be familiar with rehabilitation protocols and their progression.
    • Skill in the art of recognition of illnesses and medical care for these illnesses.
    • Experience in supervising students in a clinical setting of a CAATE accredited athletic training educational program.
    • Experience with written, computer and verbal skills, the ability to maintain accurate medical records, understanding NCAA rules and guidelines regarding medical care, experience in verbal skills with regard to communication with student athletes, coaches, physicians and administrators.
    • Experience with teaching and supervision of graduate and undergraduate athletic trainers with regard to evaluating, treatment and rehabilitation skills.
    • Experience in recruitment of graduate intern athletic trainers for the internship positions.
    • Efficient time management skills as this position requires coverage to multiple sports that are practicing simultaneously, and to assist with coverage of other sports during the same season as the primary sport coverage.
    • Ability to coordinate physical exams for incoming and returning student athletes, communication with NCAA, Academic and Compliance Personnel with regard to physicals, and coordination of physicians for coverage of physical examinations.
    • Ability to coordinate UNLV athletic training in-service including communication with professionals in the areas of CPR, OSHA, Compliance, Equipment Fitting, and Weight Room information and setting up these programs for the staff,  undergraduate and graduate students.


    Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 


    Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

    Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin immediately and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted earliest.  Materials should be addressed to Director of Sports Performance, Sarah Wattenberg - Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

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