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Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Medicine (13601)

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

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Responsible for the administration of American University Sports Medicine Program. Establishes and oversees programs for the prevention, care evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of Athletic injuries due to participation in intercollegiate athletics. The Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Medicine is responsible for the overall well-being and physical readiness of over 250 student-athletes including injury prevention, care, evaluation, and rehabilitation. This position works under minimal supervision.

Essential Functions

  1. Manages the sports medicine program for the American University Athletics Department: Controls administration of training room facilities to ensure that the facilities run smoothly; maintains accurate injury and treatment records; budgets accounts; maintain inventory; purchases supplies; and develops educational programs in athletes. This position communicates with team physicians, administrators, and coaching staff regarding the health and treatment of student-athletes. Administers university’s drug-testing program for student-athletes.
  2. Makes initial evaluation of injuries: Provides immediate care to injured athletes to determine extent of injury and need for further follow-up medical care. Develops and supervises rehabilitation programs for both minor and long term injuries.
  3. Attends athletic events and practices: Both home and away to prepare athletes for contests and practices. Responsible for the application of protective and supportive bracing and padding. Assures safety of playing area and available on site at events in case of injury.
  4. Hires, onboards, trains and manages four assistant athletic trainers and all sports medicine staff: This includes providing ongoing coaching and feedback, managing performance, and identifying opportunities for professional development.
  5. Responsible for the administration and supervision of therapeutic modalities: For the purpose of conditioning and reconditioning athletes and athletic injuries. Modalities include whirlpools, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, hydro collator and cryotherapy treatments with the direct or indirect consent of the team physician.
  6. Maintain current knowledge of athletic training: By attending conferences and reading journals.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Supervise: Four (4) full time assistant trainers and part-time students.
  • Budget: $43,000.00-mostly spent for training room supplies.
  • Provide care for approximately 250 student-athletes.
  • This position reports directly to the Senior Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women’s Administrator.
  • Reporting directly to this position are the four Assistant Athletic Trainers and work study students.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Full Time.
  • Project Leader A.
  • Exempt.

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience.

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree.
  • National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) certification required.
  • Minimum of five years of experience as an Assistant or Head Athletic Trainer.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications


AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options.


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