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Assistant Athletic Trainer Job ID# 17270

UW Whitewater

  • Location: Whitewater, WI
  • Post Date: 6/10/2021

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater seeks an Assistant Athletic Trainer (ATHLETIC TRAINER I).

This will be a 100% annual fixed term appointment and reappointment for subsequent terms is dependent upon needs of the position, university funding and external forces.

JOB DETAILS:

The assistant athletic trainer is responsible for the care, prevention, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, to involvement in Athletic Department activities. Considering the wide range of responsibilities, the trainer must be adept in many fields.

To successfully fulfill these many duties, this person must deal effectively with many entities: athletes, coaches, health service personnel and physicians. Maintaining the trust and confidence of all these entities is necessary. Moreover, the assistant trainer should keep abreast of significant improvements by attending seminars, workshops, classes, and clinics.

Violation of University, NCAA or Conference rules on the part of Athletic Department personnel may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a related field
  • CPR/AED certified
  • NATABOC certified
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure through the State of Wisconsin
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations, including necessary training and drills
RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Assess and treat athletic injuries.
  2. Work with coaches and strength & conditioning staff to develop and administer programs for the health and safety of student-athletes.
  3. Develop and conduct educational programs for coaches and student-athletes.
  4. Refer injured athletes and consult with Team Physicians.
  5. After consulting with the injured athlete and Team Physicians, inform the coaching staff of the condition of the athlete and his/her ability to perform.
  6. Cooperatively devise rehabilitation programs with the coach, strength & conditioning staff, and student-athlete.
  7. Maintain a file of insurance coverage and medical history on student-athletes.
  8. Maintain injury and treatment logs on student-athletes.
  9. Assist with the administration of the Athletic Department’s alcohol and drug programs.
  10. Participate in department meetings, functions and support department outreaches.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:
  1. Attend job-related clinics and conferences.
  2. Maintain current membership in professional organizations.
UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE:
  1. Serve on department and university committees as needed.
  2. Serve as a resource to the community in areas of expertise.
CAMPUS INFORMATION:

Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. In the fall of 2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System’s restructuring of the state’s 13 two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges, UW–Rock County began operating as a branch campus of UW–Whitewater under the new name of University of Wisconsin–Whitewater at Rock County. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Main Campus and Rock County Campus are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs. UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages go to our: ALEX webpage, which is our interactive benefits decision support tool.

SPECIAL NOTES:

UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org).

CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT:

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings is targeted to be implemented mid-2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater has the authority to implement temporary workforce reduction and cost saving measures to address financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 Crisis, consistent with Wisconsin law and Board of Regents, UW System, and UW-Whitewater policy and procedure.

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:

Applications received by June 23, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or hrstudent@uww.edu" style="box-sizing: border-box; background: 0px 0px rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(79, 38, 131); text-decoration-line: none; outline: 0px; font-weight: 700; letter-spacing: -0.03em; font-family: "PT Sans", sans-serif;">hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Steven Hillmer
Head Athletic Trainer
262-472-1150
hrstudent@uww.edu

UW Whitewater