The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the position of Head Athletic Trainer. This is a full-time, ten-month staff position.
Posting Date: February 28, 2019
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit:
https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-Jan-2019.pdf or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/
Date of Appointment: August 1, 2019
Description of Responsibilities: The Head Athletic Trainer reports directly to the Director of Athletics and responsibilities range from care, prevention, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries to other administrative duties within the athletic department. The Head Athletic Trainer will provide the leadership to ensure that a highly professional environment exists in each training facility and at all home contests.
The Head Athletic Trainer must deal effectively with many constituents; athletes, coaches, health services professionals, physicians, and parents. Maintaining the trust and confidence of all these groups is necessary. Moreover, the Head Athletic Trainer should keep abreast of best practices and significant improvements in the field by attending seminars, workshops, classes, and clinics.
Primary responsibilities will include:
Supervise all full-time and part-time employees in the training room to ensure their jobs are performed as assigned. This will include written evaluations of all full-time employees (2).
Recruit, educate, and supervise student trainers and others as needed. Work with department secretary to insure all hiring is according to college policy.
Insure that all appropriate training staff are assigned for home contests, tournaments, and practices. Provide services to visiting teams as required by conference guidelines. Develop a schedule of travel with teams as appropriate and as staff limitations allow.
Be responsible for inventorying, ordering, and storage of all training supplies and equipment.
Diagnose and treat athletic injuries.
Work with coaching and strength staff to develop and administer programs for the health and safety of student athletes.
Insure that all sports injury data is entered in the NCAA data base.
Maintain injury and treatment logs for all student athletes.
Maintain a file of insurance coverage and medical history for every student athlete.
Participate in department meetings, functions, and support department outreaches.
Adhere to the fundamental values of good sportsmanship, respect, fairness, civility, honesty, and responsibility.
In addition, the Head Athletic Trainer will be expected to possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues, including strong organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills, a commitment to student academic success and to a competitive Division III Athletics program.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, resume, copies of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three references listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:
Criminal background check required prior to appointment.
Files must be complete (all documents requested and required in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts required at time of appointment.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Description of Department: The Oswego State athletics department sponsors 24 intercollegiate varsity sports as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC).
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.
Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy, https://www.oswego.edu/title-ix/non-discrimination-policy.
In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
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Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training or related field at time of application
Minimum three years previous collegiate athletic training experience
Current NATA (National Athletic Trainers Association) certification
Possess current certification in appropriate level of First Aid, CPR, and AED
Must be eligible for an athletic training license in New York
With a student body of 8,000 students, the State University of New York at Oswego is large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form lifelong bonds with each other and their professors and mentors. Learning-centeredness is Oswego's organizing principle for decisions about responsibilities, activities, resources, and academic and physical environments as the college addresses the widening missions of public higher education in the 21st century and continues to advance the public good. Students study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors for students with highly rated experiential learning and study-abroad opportunities.The state has invested more than $800 million in campus renewal at Oswego since 2000, bringing new luster and technologies to old buildings and adding wholly new state-of-the-art facilities. The college's new construction is all designed to meet the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.Inspired by a shared commit...ment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego strives to be a premier institution that provides a transformative experience to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world. Strong traditionThe college was founded in 1861 as a teacher training school by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Oswego became one of the State University of New York's founding members in 1948 and evolved into a full-fledged arts and sciences university college in the SUNY system by 1962, when it entered a period of rapid growth: as enrollment soared, 29 new buildings opened in the 1960s alone.The legacy of 19th century founder Edward Austin Sheldon still underpins the college's identity and invigorates its vision. Sheldon built a powerful public asset to meet the needs of rising populations and was one of the original adopters of experiential learning as a compelling pedagogy. LocationThe college's 690-acre campus, featuring nearly a mile of Great Lake shorefront, is scenic every season of the year. Lake Ontario with its connected waterways and natural beauty is the focal point for world-class sports fishing, outstanding opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, community parks, living history through maritime museums and Fort Ontario, and festivals like Oswego's Harborfest as well as a thriving port. To the north are the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the south the vineyards of the Finger Lakes. Syracuse is the metropolitan cultural hub for Central New York, a 45-minute drive from Oswego. Its international airport is closer still. SUNY Oswego also has a branch campus in Syracuse, where it offers degree completion programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Welcome Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaPSio0v2JYFast Facts http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts.htmlAccreditations http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts/accreditations.htmlInteractive Map http://www.oswego.edu/about/visit/maps/campus/index.html#placemarks//zoom/16/lat/undefined/lon/undefinedFollowing State University of New York at Oswego on Twitter https://twitter.com/sunyoswego