Full Time Certified Athletic Trainer/Instructor
Position is open effective immediately until filled.
This Full Time position runs August 15 th to June 15 th starting during the 2013/2014 academic year.
Qualifications: Master’s degree and 3-5 years experience strongly preferred, Bachelor’s degree required. NATOBC/State of Maine Licensure Required. Interest and ability to effectively instruct undergraduate Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury course that prepares students for ASEP certification.
Athletic Training Responsibility (75% FTE)
Work collaboratively with the head athletic trainer to provide comprehensive sports medicine for all varsity and selected club sport needs.
Assist head ATC in applicable varsity/club sport preseason physical health screening and record keeping.
Share equitable athletic training coverage of home and occasional off-site/away varsity event/practice schedule with head ATC. Work closely with head ATC to provide injury assessment/treatment and preventative/rehabilitation therapy for varsity and club sport student-athletes.
Make referrals/communicate with appropriate counseling, physical health/medical support services. Assist with maintaining confidential health, medical and insurance records in accordance with the Buckley Amendment and HIPPA/FERPA requirements.
Participate in maintaining a training room environment that engenders trust, professionalism, sport equity, sportsmanship and respect for diversity at all times that is supportive of administrative efforts for full compliance with both the letter and spirit of NCAA and conference policies. (All full-time staff members are expected to complete the NCAA staff self-examination to help familiarize them with these policies annually.)
Assist head ATC with identifying, recruiting, training, scheduling and supervising student workers to assist with sports medicine coverage for varsity and some club programs.
Participate with head trainer in posting on-site coverage hours that provide the most effective and efficient coverage of varsity practices, games and applicable prevention and rehabilitation services in consultation with coaches and as approved by the director of athletics. Weekly hours are to be posted outside the training room and any vacation/flex hours are to be requested in advance and require pre-approval by the director of athletics.
Assist with maintaining current department emergency action plans and applicable training, supplies and equipment.
Instructional Responsibility: (25% FTE)
Administer/instruct all aspects of Sports Injury and Prevention course geared toward an academic minor in coaching and related health concentrations. (Integrate identified materials/certifications such as ASEP and Red Cross.)
Instruct athletics staff in-service, including, but not limited to, Red Cross First Aid/CPR and AED certification.
Seek opportunities and methods to communicate appropriate educational information for our student-athletes’ health, wellness and conditioning to student-athletes and staff. All full-time professional staff members are part of the department, division and larger campus community. Participation/engagement in appropriate department meetings/committees as well as occasional campus committees or events, to the degree that they do not interfere with the primary responsibility, is expected.
Application requires: E-mail cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 professional references to the head trainer firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of relevant transcripts and certifications and a signature providing permission for background check will be required prior to hire.
The University and Region: Established in 1864 as Maine’s first public institution of higher education, with historic and continued strength in teacher education and a contemporary role as Maine’s public liberal arts college, the University of Maine at Farmington offers undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, teacher education, and human services. UMF has reorganized its curriculum to enhance opportunities for in-depth study and undergraduate research, and it recently launched its first two graduate degree programs, in Education Leadership and Early Childhood Education, in order to meet the needs of practicing teachers in the region. A commitment to sustainability informs all facilities projects, including our LEED-certified Education Center and the new Emery Community Arts Center, which opened in fall, 2011. UMF has the highest graduation rates in the University of Maine System, has been named as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by US News and World Report for sixteen consecutive years, and has been recognized nationally for high levels of student engagement as measured by the National Survey of Student Engagement. The campus culture has been described as one of “positive restlessness.” UMF is a founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, which includes twenty-six public colleges and universities dedicated to the liberal arts tradition and quality undergraduate education. The Farmington area is rich in cultural offerings and recreational opportunities. The natural beauty of its mountains, lakes, woods, and streams draws people to the region, which is also noted for its snow, blackflies, and April mud season. Please check out our home page at: www.umf.maine.edu .
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