Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
General Description Eastern New Mexico University has a growing enrollment of over 6,000 students and is located in Portales, NM. ENMU is the third largest university in the state and is a member of the NCAA Division II and the Lone Star Conference. ENMU sponsors 14 NCAA sport programs with approximately 450 student-athletes, as well as men’s and women’s rodeo.
Position Summary The Head Athletic Trainer will develop, coordinate and administer a comprehensive sports medical program for Eastern New Mexico University intercollegiate sports. The head athletic trainer will also perform professional and administrative services essential for the successful implementation and development of the program.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate and administer the sports medical program for all sports at Eastern New Mexico University.
Develop overall sports medicine program for all sports at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU), including: injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs and counseling for student-athletes
Provide athletic training services for all sports at ENMU, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary
Coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete
Responsible for the formation of the University’s athletic training staff, including hiring, training and supervision of assistant/associate athletic trainers, graduate assistant athletic trainers and student athletic trainers
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
Schedule and coordinate athletic training staff and students for coverage of team practices and athletic competitions
The Head Athletic Trainer will be responsible for the fiscal management of the unit including development and control of the sports medical program budget
Responsible for recordkeeping, documentation and coordination of the university’s medical insurance program
Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the sports medical program
Teach HPE courses as assigned
Minimum Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in appropriate area of specialization
Four years professional experience required
Master’s degree and two to three years professional experience preferred
Must be certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)
Must have or meet eligibility for State of New Mexico Athletic Training Licensure
A valid New Mexico Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment is also required, as well as the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle in all kinds of weather and road conditions
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Familiarity with NCAA governing rules
Physical Demand and Working Conditions:
Work is performed both inside and outside
Travel with collegiate teams is required
This is a 12 month professional position which serves at the pleasure of the President
Work requires a mixture of prolonged sitting, standing constantly (all day), walking and/or moving frequently. Work may also require the ability to use both upper and lower extremities for manipulation of machines, tools, etc. for patients as needed; may require exertion of up to 50 pounds.
Essential Functions:[As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, these include the following responsibilities, minimum job knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is not necessarily an all-inclusive listing.]
Application Review Date: Open until filled Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check. Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:
Required Documents: Please ensure that you attach all required documents even if you have applied for other positions at ENMU as the committee does not have access to those records. Letter of interest Resume Contact information for three references (Blind reference calls may be made on applicants who become a finalist for the position) Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes)
ENMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Eastern New Mexico University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in its programs, activities, or employment. People seeking additional information about the University’s non-discrimination policy should contact the Affirmative Action Officer at (575) 562-2218. Individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation can call the office of human resources at (575) 562-2115. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities, employment and admission, and the University is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate in such a manner. For more information regarding Title IX please click https://www.enmu.edu/about/public-documents/title-ix/coordinator . New Mexico is an open records state, therefore ENMU complies with the Inspection of Public Records Act, NMSA 1978, Chapter 14, Article 2, from the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General. Requests for records should be sent to Patrice.email@example.com. For any other inquires please contact Human Resources at (575) 562-2115 or e-mail ENMU.HRrecruiter@enmu.edu
About Eastern New Mexico University
Eastern New Mexico University has an enrollment of 6,000 students and is located in Portales, NM. ENMU is the third largest university in the state and is a member of the NCAA Division II and the Lone Star Conference. ENMU sponsors 14 NCAA sport programs with approximately 450 student-athletes, as well as men's and women's rodeo.