Caltech seeks a Head Athletic Trainer to lead our sports medicine team. This is a full time, exempt position with excellent benefits. The position reports to the Athletic Director. The position will be posted in June and review will begin immediately and continue until the position is successfully filled. No later than July 15 ,2021 is the expected start date. The Head Athletic Trainer is a critical leader in our intercollegiate program focused on student health and as a member of our overall department. The Head Athletic Trainer is a partner in the care of student athletes competing in the intercollegiate athletic programs and supervises the sports medicine aspect of our intercollegiate program.
Prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illnesses, providing health counseling and fitness support to students as part of their overall educational experience.
Attend home practices and contests; coordinate student and team ATC coverage and health risk management. Occasionally attend away contests.
Record keeping and documentation, assist students navigating the health insurance and health care system.
Collaborate effectively with coaches and department support staff to ensure student health aspect of eligibility compliance and priority on student health.
Collaborate effectively with campus health center, team doctor and other allied health professionals to deliver first class quality care to students
Fulfill the responsibilities of NCAA Athletics Health Care Administrator and all NCAA reporting requirements including managing our concussion management plan.
Responsible for administrative duties including but not limited to supplies inventory and ordering, maintenance of equipment and ATC room, scheduling of additional ATC special event staff, supervision of 2 assistant athletic trainers.
Participate in whole department committees and meetings
Demonstrate positive and effective communication in all aspects of job; including writing, speaking, listening, and non-verbal skills.
Exhibiting the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, Institutional, and Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation rules, policies and expectations including commitment to life-long learning, sportsmanship on and off the field of play, positive leadership and the desire and ability to act as a positive role model and representative of the Institute at all times. You will comply with all department, institute, conference and NCAA regulations.
Other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.
Bachelor’s degree in appropriate area of specialization
Certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)
3-5 years of ATC experience in student facing practice
First Aid/CPR Certification
Familiarity with NCAA governing rules
Additional interest and competency in one of the following fields: fitness instruction, strength and conditioning or performance enhancement specialist certificate, physical education instruction
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
Strong computing skills including database manipulation, email and calendar savvy.
The ability to teach through use of emerging technologies.
Passion for and ability to promote personal growth and learning. Commitment to personal fitness
Physical work environment, must be able to lift 50 lbs or more on a regular basis, each day is filled with physical tasks, event set up, carry towels and equipment in a variety of capacities.
Master’s degree in appropriate field of specialization
Professional experience in collegiate athletics.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach or similar, and/or other related subspecialties
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May include:
Lifting ice and water coolers
Assisting with set up & tear down of athletic contest equipment, chairs, tables, goals, etc.
Statement of Professional Purpose
Caltech at a Glance The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution, where extraordinary faculty and students seek answers to complex questions, discover new knowledge, lead innovation, and transform our future.Caltech's 124-acre campus is located in Pasadena, California. Mission The mission of the California Institute of Technology is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society. History Founded as Throop University in 1891 in Pasadena, California, and renamed the California Institute of Technology in 1920. Research and Education Academic Divisions Biology & Biological Engineering Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Engineering & Applied Science Geological & Planetary Sciences Humanities & Social Sciences Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy 26 academic options (programs) 49 cross-disciplinary research institutes and centers Approximately 300 professorial faculty More than 600 research scholars 3:1 student-faculty ratio