Millsaps College’s athletic department comprises eighteen varsity sports with 380 student-athletes competing within the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Conference and participating in NCAA division III athletics. Millsaps’ sports medicine department has maintained a strong presence in the Jackson, Mississippi medical community for over 20 years through the development of partnerships with the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s primary care sports medicine fellowship and sports physical therapy residency; and its long-standing partnership with Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Clinic.
It is the responsibility of the Director of Sports Medicine for the development, planning, strategic direction and overall accountability for the sports medicine department within Millsaps College’s athletic department. While maintaining direct oversight of staff members while creating a positive and dynamic team to interface/communicate with coaches and student-athletes.
This is a 12-month salaried-exempt position with full benefits and primary sports responsibility of football. Work hours include weekdays, weekends, and evenings. Some travel is required.
•Responsible for hiring and assigning sports coverage of staff athletic trainers and assistant athletic trainers.
•Work daily with medical personnel who provide medical care and treatment of athletic related injuries, including but not limited to: Team orthopedist, orthopedic fellows, primary care sports medicine fellows, and sports medicine physical therapy resident.
•Design and implement rehabilitation programs for injured student-athletes.
•Provide first aid and emergency care at team practices and games.
•Maintain oversight of injury reports, treatments, medical clearances, and sports medicine protocols.
•Manage Sports Ware Online. •Manage secondary accident insurance program.
•Participate in policy-making decisions relative to sports medicine.
•Maintain contact with student-athletes and solicit feedback to improve services.
•Oversee medical hardship process and required documentation.
•Schedule student workers while monitoring their payroll.
•Manage biannual inventory count.
•Manage all purchasing card transactions and maintain the sports medicine credit card log.
•Manage access and keys to sports medicine locks and cabinets.
•Other duties as assigned.
Graduate of a NATA-BOC accredited program.
Minimum of a bachelor degree.
Preference given to a master degree.
State of Mississippi athletic training license
Minimum of 3 years of athletic training experience.
Millsaps College provides an ideal atmosphere for learning, with one teacher for every 10 students and an average class size of 15. Associated with the United Methodist Church, and located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Mississippi's capital city of Jackson - a progressive southern metropolitan city of nearly half a million population - Millsaps is home to nearly 1,000 students from 27 states and 24 countries. Our students have intellectual firepower, and know they will be taught by faculty who are as serious about learning as they are. Ranked by Forbes magazine as the best college in in Mississippi.The only national liberal arts college in Mississippi, Millsaps College has consistently been ranked a "Best Buy" among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges and is cited as one of Loren Pope's 40 Colleges That Change Lives. It was the first institution in Mississippi with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and is the only institution in Mississippi ever to be listed in The Fiske Guide to Colleges. Millsaps is a member of the ACS and NITLE, has an AACSB accredited business school, and an NCATE accredited education program. Millsaps is locate...d in Jackson, the capital of the state. The Jackson area has a population of around 400,000 and offers low cost-of-living, excellent schools, pleasant climate, and many recreational opportunities.Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Millsaps College to offer equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.