The Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine will assist in leading a successful NCAA Division II athletic program at Regis University by serving as a member of the staff leadership team that is committed to excellence, integrity, and advancing the department's mission and strategic vision. The athletic programs are the front porch of the institution and it is paramount that the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine operates her/his program in a manner that is representative of Regis University. Excellence shall be attained through top quality health care for student athletes, communication with athletic staff, and superior customer services for all entities with whom the athletic training program interacts. An atmosphere of care for the student-athletes health and well-being must be the driving principal of the Regis University Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning programs.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Hire and supervise Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning staff: Responsible for hiring qualified support staff to assist in operating the athletic training and strength and conditioning programs. Assistant Athletic Trainers and the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach will report directly to the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine. Each staff member is expected to participate in Athletic Department and Regis University initiatives as determined by the Director of Athletics.
Provide medical care: Provide emergency medical evaluation, treatment, and injury triage to student athletes during practice and/or competition. Design and fabricate protective equipment and apply appropriate taping/wrapping to support extremities and prevent further aggravation to existing injuries. Ensure the proper fitting of protective team equipment, provide daily follow-up care and evaluation of the injured/ill athletes, and communicate with appropriate coaching and athletic staff regarding status of injury/illness and participation capabilities. Work with the Regis Physical Therapy program to provide any post-op or complicated injury rehabilitation care.
Game and practice coverage scheduling: The Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine will coordinate practice and/or game coverage, schedules, assign responsibilities, and supervise athletic training staff.
Monitor and balance each programs budget: The Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine will oversee the budget responsibilities of inventory, supply bid allocation, and purchasing and maintenance of supplies, materials, and insurance contracts. Oversee Athletic Training Room facility and annual maintenance schedules, as well as the acquisition of capital outlay items.
General administrative duties: Assist in the planning and implementation of annual department events, and fulfill Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) obligations. This includes attending conference meetings, serving on conference committees, and assisting in the planning and hosting of RMAC and NCAA championships. He/she will serve on regional and national committees and on campus committees, as well as represent Regis at national conventions and seminars.
Work with team physician and other sports medicine professionals: The Assistant Athletic Director Sports Medicine will work closely with the team physicians and extended sports medicine staff regarding the care and management of injuries and illnesses. This includes serving as the liaison between the athletic department and the medical community regarding the health care of the student-athletes with referrals to physicians, the Regis Physical Therapy program, and other allied health care professionals.
Medical documentation and billing: The Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine will oversee the documentation of injuries, treatments, and rehabilitation of injured athletes. Maintains student-athlete’s pre-season paperwork, injury/treatment documentation, medical billing requirements, and communication and internet access hardware and software. Ensures compliance of Federal Rules and Regulations (HIPAA) regarding confidentiality and electronic communication.
Organization and communication: The Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine will effectively communicate verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with athletes and serve as a liaison among athletes, coaching staff, parents, physicians, and other health professionals. He/she must also possess exceptional organizational skills in order to ensure a well-run sports medicine program and therefore a flawless athletic training experience for the student-athletes.
Professional Development: The Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine must engage in professional development for yourself and your staff. He/she is responsible for keeping with the current trends and developments; as well as the implementation in order to perform duties more effectively. Additionally, must attend pertinent professional opportunities and classes including but not limited to NATA, RMAC and NCAA meetings.
Promote the brand of the Athletic Department and Regis University: Shall continually strive to enhance the image of the Regis University Athletics Department and its programs through in-game conduct and inter-personal contacts with parents, visitors, University faculty/staff, and community citizens. Additionally, participate in Athletic Department and University sponsored events and initiatives.
Fundraise for the Athletic Department: Required to fully participate in department fundraising activities, fundraising events, University campaigns, and special project campaigns.
Create an atmosphere of compliance: Know, recognize, and comply with the laws, policies, rules, and regulations governing of the NCAA, the RMAC and the Regis Athletic Department. Supervise and ensure that any assistants and any other employees and/or volunteers for whom you are administratively responsible comply with the aforesaid policies, rules, and regulations. Immediately advise the Regis Compliance Director if you have reasonable cause to believe violations, whether by employees or students, have occurred or will occur.
The Associate Athletic Director for Student Services will be the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine direct report in all matters with Regis University. In order to insure a superior strength and conditioning and athletic training NCAA Division II program, performance of these duties will be continually evaluated and monitored.
Working at Regis University
As Regis employees, we each have a responsibility to perform our work in alignment with the mission of the University, especially with its Catholic and Jesuit values. All employees are expected to both contribute to and strengthen the University’s culture of respect, inclusion, and equity for all members of our community.
Required Education and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in athletic training or a related field;
Certification in athletic training by the NATABOC and be registered with the State of Colorado;
Certification in first aid, CPR, and AED.
Master's Degree preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of references with your application.
Internal Number: R001406
About Regis University Athletics
Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its motto, “Men and Women in Service of Others,” describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is composed of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, College of Computer & Information Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, which includes the schools of pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing.
Beyond its historic campus in Northwest Denver, there are Regis campuses in Thornton, the Denver Tech Center and in Colorado Springs. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and has been ranked as a top school in the Western Region for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.