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University of Illinois at Springfield- (2) FT Assistant Athletic Trainer Positions

  • November 22, 2019 3:25 PM
    Message # 8135279

    Assistant Athletic Trainer

    Department of Athletics

    University of Illinois Springfield (UIS)

     University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is a member of the Great Lake Valley Conference and NCAA Division II sponsoring 17 intercollegiate sports.  UIS Athletics operates out of the 16.2 million dollar Recreation and Athletic Center, built in 2008. UIS is located in Springfield, Illinois, which is the capital city of the State of Illinois and has a population of approximately 120,000.  Springfield is located in central Illinois approximately 3 and a half hours south of Chicago and 1 and a half hour northeast of St. Louis, Missouri.  University of Illinois Springfield is a campus of the world-class University of Illinois, offering innovative, high-quality liberal arts & sciences education, professional programs at undergraduate and graduate levels, and an extensive array of internships and opportunities to engage in the local community and in state government. The learning environment is intellectually rich, with an emphasis on undergraduate research, and class sizes that foster student-faculty collaboration. UIS provides students in government and public service majors with extraordinary opportunities to develop leadership skills through study and work in the living laboratory that is Illinois state government. UIS is also a national leader in the delivery of online education, and its College of Business & Management is accredited by AACSB.  UIS offers a Master’s program in Athletic Training beginning in Fall 2018.



      Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. Assist in the prevention, management, and care of injuries encountered in competitive athletics; observe, diagnose injuries and assign various therapy training to the patient; consult Head Athletic Trainer on long-term treatments or refer to physician if injury is beyond scope of the athletic training area.
    2. Assist in coordination of medical care for all home athletics events and the daily operations of the UIS athletic training facilities.  Prepare practice and competition sites for emergency treatment and safety measures. Monitor environmental conditions to insure safety of student-athletes during practice and competition.
    3. Assist with the organization and administration of a comprehensive, Division II Athletics Training Program under the direction of the Head Athletic Trainer, including medical clearance and evaluation of incoming and returning student-athletes, injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, and educational programs for University of Illinois Springfield student-athletes. 
    4. Maintain complete and accurate, confidential, medical-related records, reports, and related paperwork on student-athlete injuries, treatments, and rehabilitation for insurance, legal and/or professional purposes.
    5. Work directly with all assigned sport and strength and conditioning coaches regarding student-athlete welfare such as daily injury reports, musculoskeletal examinations, and safety and equipment recommendations. 
    6. Mentor, supervise, and instruct athletic training students through clinical experiences.
    7. Hold regular office hours in the Athletic Training area within the Recreational and Athletic Center at UIS and attend all athletic Department Staff meetings as scheduled during the year.
    8. Accountable for compliance with NCAA Division II and Great Lakes Valley Conference rules and regulations, University of Illinois policies and procedures, and Federal and State of Illinois laws. 
    9. Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics or Head Athletic Trainer.


    Qualifications/Minimum Education and Work Experience:                                                 

    Master’s Degree in Health Sciences, Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Exercise Science or related field required.  CPR/AED certification and NATA-BOC certification required; must be eligible for State of Illinois Athletic Trainer license.  Two years of post-graduate athletic training experience at the collegiate level preferred.  Excellent organization, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills needed. Ability to communicate effectively and successfully with head and assistant coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, team physicians, and administrators.  Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse student population.  Possess technical and practical expertise in appropriate application and supervision of a wide range of rehabilitative exercises/therapy and diagnostic equipment.  Evening and weekend work required as necessary with some travel expected.

     DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, December 13, 2019

     New Applicants:  Please create an account from the Home Page.  Select the "Apply to Position" button at the bottom of this posting to complete the required forms. Upon approval, complete the remaining forms to apply and be sure to upload any documents noted as required in the posting.

     Returning Applicants:  Select the "Apply to Position" button at the bottom of this posting, complete the required forms to apply and be sure to upload any documents noted as required in the posting.

     For full consideration, please upload your cover letter, resume, and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three professional references by December 13, 2019. 

     Education requirement will be verified by submitted transcript(s).

     The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

     UIS is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer; persons with disabilities, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

     UIS employment in this role is not covered by Social Security, and instead, is covered by the State Universities Retirement System.

    • You don't pay Social Security taxes and your earnings won't be on your Social Security record. (Your record will, however, show your Medicare wages.)

     To apply please visit the following link and scroll to the bottom of job description to box titled: "Apply for position"


    Any questions contact Chris Camburn, Head Athletic Trainer. ccamb2@uis.edu.

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