Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Head Athletic Trainer
Gannon University, a Catholic university, invites applications for the position of Head Athletic Trainer. Gannon is a competitive NCAA Division II institution and member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the successful candidate will supervise the medical care of all student-athletes which includes coordinating the prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletically related injuries sustained by student-athletes; documentation of injuries and treatment; developing necessary procedures and schedules; medical insurance claims; NCAA and University Drug Testing; and supervising the operation of the training room. This position supervises the associate and assistant athletic trainers, graduate assistant athletic trainers, and work-study students, and will communicate with head coaches regarding the status of injured student athletes. Also responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program to include adhering to all departmental policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University and the NCAA; and for maintaining a positive learning environment for the clinical education of athletic training students. Must be able to support and promote the University's Mission.
Requirements include a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred); Board of Certification (BOC) certified and in good standing; CPR/AED certification; licensed as an Athletic Trainer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or eligible; a valid driver's license. Must have knowledge of university, NCAA and PSAC policies, rules, and procedures; excellent verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to motivate students; ability to work with a diverse group of people; organizational, supervisory and management skills; the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet scheduled deadlines; good team building skills; background knowledge of budgeting, maintenance and purchasing; and the ability to assess student needs and be able to respond to those needs effectively.
Located near Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, the University offers ready access to a variety of cultural and exciting seasonal activities and is within a two-hour drive of Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo.