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#87106 Asst Athletic Trainer

Filing Deadline: Thu 4/6/2017

A complete application will include an online resume, cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references.


The University of California, San Diego is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer. UC San Diego is an NCAA institution, located in beautiful La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area.

UC San Diego sponsors 23 varsity sports and consistently ranks as one of the top 10 Division II athletic programs in the Directors Cup rankings. This is a vital position within the Intercollegiate Athletics program and is a full time, career position with full benefits.

Serve as an assistant athletic trainer to the 23-sport Division II Intercollegiate Athletics program. Supervise (under the direction of the Head Athletic Trainer, the Team Physicians, and the Athletic Director) the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and care of athletic injuries and medical concerns. Develop, coordinate, and administer a comprehensive sports medical program for Intercollegiate Athletics as well as perform professional and administrative services as assigned.

Athletic trainers will be present at all home and some away competitive events, maintain standard office hours, be present or on call for all practices. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced athletic training professional with a full understanding of industry practices and campus policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues.

Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. The incumbent must follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the UC San Diego Athletic Department, NCAA, California Collegiate Athletic Association and a commitment to diversity in all of its forms. This position will require night and weekend work as well as travel.


  • A Bachelor’s or Graduate; equivalent from a CAATE accredited athletic training education program; a Master’s preferred.

  • Must have one (1) year (two (2) years preferred) post-graduate experience in athletic training under the direct supervision of an NATA-certified athletic trainer.

  • Must have current certification in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED; or equivalent certification from another agency. Certification as an instructor in First Aid and CPR/AED highly preferred.

  • Must be a NATABOC certified in good standing. Must have a minimum of one (1) year post degree experience in athletic training working under direct supervision of an NATABOC- certified Athletic Trainer.

  • Thorough skills associated with athletic injury prevention and the administration of therapeutic modalities, devices, and rehabilitation techniques, as well as of first-aid, athletic equipment, and injury assessment and treatment.

  • Detailed, specific knowledge of the competencies and domains of athletic training. Strong manual therapy skills applicable to orthopedics and sports medicine.

  • Thorough knowledge of electronic medical records systems.

  • For positions associated with Sports Medicine, must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the affiliated athletic conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the campus adheres, and, at all times, avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.

  • Strong ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with others, including athletes, team physicians, faculty, staff and others in the athletic department.

  • Strong skills necessary to communicate verbally and in writing. Skill in oral and written communications to insure clear and effective direction and communication.

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills needed to work with a diverse client group. Knowledge of sound teaching techniques necessary to train and instruct student interns.

  • Skill in the use of various athletic training aids (tape, wraps, modalities, exercise programs, massage, etc.) necessary to successful application of athletic training methods.

  • Knowledge of sound coaching principles and techniques for a variety of sports as they apply to athletic injury prevention.

  • Knowledge of organizational and management principles as they apply to the development of athletic training operations.

  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality in handling sensitive matters involving athletic injuries and treatments.


  • Must be NATABOC certified and have current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications (Instructor level preferred)

  • A valid driver's license may be required. May participate in the DMV Pull program and maintain a clean DMV record.

  • This position is a mandated reporter of known or suspected child abuse or neglect, according to the California law, Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA).

  • This position is a campus security authority (CSA) for the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which is a federal law requiring disclosure of information about crimes on and around campus.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

Payroll Title:
Intercollegiate Athletics
Hiring Salary Range
$52,400 /year
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Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable