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Athletic Trainer

Classification: Full-time

Department: Athletics

Reports to: Head Athletic Trainer

Mission and Commitment

Taylor’s mission is to develop servant-leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ’s redemptive love, grace, and truth to a world in need.

As a community, Taylor faculty, staff, and students commit to living out Christ’s love and truth in the here and now. We worship together, serve one another, and grow in faith as we learn in the classroom, on the field, at chapel, and anywhere else we’re doing Life Together.

Position Summary

The Athletic Trainer fills an integral part of the Taylor University athletic department. Responsible for assisting the Head Athletic Trainer, the Athletic Trainer will aid evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

Duties & Responsibilities

This position is primarily responsible to:

  • Testify to personal experience of salvation in Jesus Christ, affirm belief in the University’s Statement of Faith, abide by and practice our Life Together Covenant, and both personally agree with and support the Foundational Documents of Taylor University.
  • Oversee medical care of athletic teams as assigned by head athletic trainer.
  • Maintain accurate medical records.
  • Support an environment consistent with the values of Taylor University and the Athletic Department that enables achievement of a quality, competitive sports program, and supports the educational goals of individual student-athletes.
  • Work directly with the team physician for the evaluation and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
  • Refer athletes to appropriate medical specialists when necessary.
  • Communicate daily with coaches regarding injuries, safety, and other medical issues.
  • Provide support for summer athletic camps.
  • Represent Taylor University and the athletic department to various institutional programs and externally, as appropriate.
  • Protect the integrity of Taylor University by ensuring program compliance with university policy, conference rules, and NAIA guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, BOC Certification, and Indiana state licensure required.
  • Two years’ experience in practicing athletic training required.
  • CPR certification required.

Skills & Competencies

  • Engaging interpersonal skills to connect with and effectively communicate with current and prospective student-athletes.
  • Skilled in communication—both verbally and in writing—with a diverse range of audiences and settings.
  • Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures and backgrounds.
  • Effective conflict management skills
  • Comfortable presenting information to large and small groups in professional and casual settings.
  • Excellent collaboration and team-building skills.
  • Competent in using various computer software, including Microsoft Office suite.

Special Requirements

  • Physical Demands
    • Requires both sedentary work and long durations of movement about the workspace.
    • Requires the ability to move and transport objects and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Work Environment
    • Work environment is varied, and locations may include a typical interior / office work environment, locker room, weight room, practice field, gym.
    • Travel to away competitions is limited and will be assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer.
  • Environmental Conditions
    • Work may involve exposure to outdoor elements, such as extreme temperatures, dust, and/or loud noises.
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