The position of Athletic Trainer at Hillsdale College will work under the direction of the Director of Sports Medicine and Performance, and the Head Athletic Trainer to provide recognition, prevention, and rehabilitation of injuries to 16 NCAA Division II athletic teams with some addition club sport coverage responsibilities. The position of Athletic Trainer is a 12-month salaried position with the opportunity to work athletic camps for additional income.
Responsible for practice coverage, game coverage, and athletic training room services Will travel to some away contests with their respective sports teams. Specific major responsibilities include but are not limited to: Provide comprehensive medical services to athletic teams as assigned by the Director of Sports Medicine and Performance. Assist student-athletes with referrals for appropriate medical care. Assist the Head Athletic Trainer in confirming that all student-athletes have acceptable medical insurance as outlined by the school’s medical insurance policies. Assist with the development and implementation of emergency action plans. Assist with the organization and administration of physical examinations. Maintain up to date medical records for all student-athletes with the use of Sports Ware. Maintain an organized system of tracking supply inventory to assist the Head Athletic Trainer with purchasing of supplies as needed. Other duties as assigned by Director of Sports Medicine and Performance and/or Director of Athletics
Minimum of two years of experience in the athletic training field
NATA Certification, and must be licensed or eligible for licensing in the state of Michigan
Current CPR and AED certification required within 1 month of appointment
Willingness to travel and perform evening and weekend work are also required, sometimes on short notice.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s level degree in athletic training or related field. Strong organizational skills and willingness to work with supply inventory. Additional certifications, or interest in attaining additional certifications in athletic performance or therapeutic modalities is preferred.
Average physical strength is required. 2. Must be able to ambulate, step, climb, stoop, bend twist and carry heavy objects over uneven terrain. 3. Must be able to demonstrate movements in which athletes are being trained. 4. Must be able to hear, see, talk, read and communicate with Hillsdale College colleagues, athletes, prospective athletes, donors and other constituents orally and in writing. 5. Must be able to safely lift up to 50 pounds of equipment regularly. 6. Frequently works in outdoor weather conditions.
Knowledge of NCAA rules & regulations. 2. Knowledge of technique, strategy, and certifications. 3. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to express effectively ideas orally and in writing.
Personal Characteristics The Office of Athletics interacts with the entire Hillsdale College audience. A neat appearance and a pleasant relationship that is supportive of the College mission is essential. This relationship needs to be supportive and professional, while maintaining confidentiality as needed.
Code of Commitment
Be a good representative of Hillsdale College to promote the liberal arts, the College’s original Articles of Association and operating principles stated in the Staff Code of Commitment. The Mission Statement should be considered in all aspects of the position. The teaching of Christian faith shall remain a conspicuous aim of the College.
Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,400. Its four-year curriculum leads to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, and it is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.Hillsdale’s educational mission rests upon two principles: academic excellence and institutional independence. The College does not accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies for any of its operations.Located in rural southern Michigan, the nearly 200-acre Hillsdale campus includes both modern and historic buildings. Excellent facilities include comfortable residence halls, subject-specific computer labs, a state-of-the-art health education and sports complex, Michael Alex Mossey Library with its Leighton-Taylor Wing, the Sage Center for the Arts, the Herbert Henry Dow Science Building, Howard Music Hall and two new classroom buildings—Kendall Hall and Lane Hall. Adjacent to the campus is the model primary and secondary school, Hillsdale Academy, whose comprehensive Reference Guide is used in hundreds of schools throughout the country. An ideal student-to-faculty ratio ...of 10-to-1, rigorous academics, intramural sports, national fraternity and sorority houses and widespread community volunteerism nurture intellectual, physical, social and personal growth. A broad perspective is encouraged through opportunities for off-campus internships, overseas study programs and the adjunct seminars of the Center for Constructive Alternatives, Mises Lectures in free-market economics, the National Leadership Seminars and the Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence.