Assistant Athletic Trainer (4711)

Date: Sep 12, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

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Responsible for assisting with the prevention, care, evaluation, rehabilitation and treatment of acute and chronic orthopedic and medical conditions related to participation in intercollegiate athletics.  Assisting the Assistant Athletic Director-Sports Medicine with providing comprehensive health care for 250 student-athletes and aiding in the day-to-day administration of the American University Sports Medicine program.  This position works under the supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director-Sports Medicine and Team Physicians.

Essential Functions

  1. Attends athletic events and practices, both home and away to prepare athletes for contests and practices. 
  2. Makes initial evaluation of injuries and provides immediate care to injured athletes to determine extent of injury and need for further follow-up medical care.  
  3. Administers and supervises use of therapeutic modalities for the purpose of conditioning and reconditioning athletes and athletic injuries. 
  4. Administration of the training room to ensure that the facility runs smoothly:  maintains accurate injury and treatment records; cleans and maintains modalities; cleans, maintains and restocks treatment and taping areas; supervises hourly work study students.
  5. Processing and documenting the handling of insurance claims on behalf of student-athletes for services related to injuries and illnesses directly related to participation in intercollegiate athletics for American University.  
  6. In the absence of the Assistant Athletic Director-Sports Medicine this positions is responsible for the supervision of the facility, responding to requests for service and coordination of staff.
  7. Inventory Management: documenting receipt of supplies ordered, tracking of levels of supplies on hand, alerting Assistant Athletic Director-Sports Medicine when ordering becomes necessary.
  8. Maintains athletic training knowledge through regular attendance at conferences and symposium, regularly reading scholarly articles and journals relevant to the field of athletic training and through continuing research in field of athletic training. 
  9. Assigned additional departmental duties and responsibilities and situations that may develop.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • This position reports directly to the Assistant Athletic Director-Sports Medicine. 
  • Assisting the Assistant Athletic Director - Sports Medicine in providing comprehensive health care for 250 student-athletes.  This care involves injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Direct supervision of not less than 2 varsity teams.

Work Environment

  • This position requires travel and a considerable time above regular daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly University work schedule requirements.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Full Time.
  • Coordinator/Analyst B.
  • Exempt.

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training or related field, BOC Inc. Certification and CPR/AED Certification are required. 

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working at the NCAA Division-I level preferred; experience working with college athletics preferred.


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.


Other Details

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
  • Employees in staff positions at American University must deliver their services to the university from either the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, or perform work on-site at the university.
  • Please note this job announcement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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