Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Working Title Associate Athletic Trainer
Position NumberGA061 FLSAExempt Appointment TypeFull Time
Sensitive PositionNo Sensitive Position StatementA sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history Check.
Campus Security AuthorityYes Campus Security Authority StatementThis position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities”. A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.
Designated PersonnelNo Designated Personnel StatementThis position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.
Statement of Economic InterestNo Statement of Economic Interest StatementThis position may require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.
Restricted PositionYes Restricted Position StatementA restricted position would be subject to availability of funding.
Chief Objective of Position This position provides an essential role in the Department of Athletics by performing duties in the treatment and prevention of injury of Christopher Newport University athletes.
Work Tasks • This position will serve as the leader of the athletic training program in the absence of the Head Athletic Trainer. • Provides healthcare assistance for University athletes; make necessary referrals for athletes to various health care providers. • Serves as the Drug Testing Coordinator and works in conjunction with the department Healthcare Administration to schedule drug tests, athlete schedules, and discuss results. • Provides leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student athletes at Christopher Newport University. Reports athlete statuses to head coaches and tracks and maintains medical records related to athletic information. • Develops and implements operational guidelines and procedures per area of expertise. Supports/constructs and implements rehabilitation protocols and recommends new techniques and equipment in physical training and therapy. Manages acute orthopedic and medical conditions within the scope of training and expertise. • Maintains department wide athletic training master calendar of practices, home, and away contests to ensure appropriate coverage. • Coordinates, schedules, supervise, and maintains accountability documentation for all graduate assistant athletic trainers, interns, and student workers. • Promotes 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. Responsible for safety rules and regulations regarding use of equipment to reduce liability and to ensure NCAA compliance. • Assists and advises athletic team coaches in planning and instructing physical training programs for athletes. • Represents the Christopher Newport University Athletic Department in professional, civic, charity, and alumni events. Participates in professional associations. • Consults with senior athletic administrators and others regarding the athletic training program. • Performs public relations and marketing activities to promote the athletic program; performs community relations activities. • Develops and maintains very positive and professional customer service and relations within the office and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, administrators, other employees, other agency personnel, and community members. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully supports the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service. Completes all work in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner. • Safety issues are reviewed and communicated to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absence. • This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty. • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required Work requires knowledge of the general principles of preventative physical care for athletes, first aid treatment and referral, and post injury rehabilitation. Knowledge of sports medicine or related field. Skill in training or instructing student athletes in injury prevention; excellent interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills. Ability to analyze situations and develop solutions; travel and work non-traditional hours; and manage people and projects. Ability to foster positive internal and external public relations. Ability to lift heavy objects. Ability to multi-task.
Required Education A Master’s Degree in sports medicine or a related field; or Bachelor’s degree and significant and directly related work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree. National Athletics Training Association BOC Certified and Virginia licensure eligible. Final candidate must have valid CPR certification for health care providers by start date.
Experience Required Experience participating in various administrative, educational or medical support services such as coordinating arrangements for appointments and activities, participating in physical training tasks and instructions, providing first aid treatment or other related functions.
Experience Preferred Prior experience in a College or University setting; experience training a variety of athletic teams, both male and female.
CNU Information Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 381 Best Colleges: 2017 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, CNU is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs at CNU encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has recently completed over $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus, generated over 7,000 applications for a freshmen class of 1,290 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as fourth among public regional universities in the South and 11th among all regional universities in the South. In addition, CNU is ranked third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.” Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit www.cnu.edu.
Posting Detail Information Posting NumberAP019P Number of Vacancies1 Posting Date08/27/2018 Application Deadline09/10/2018
Application Instructions Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application. Review of applications will begin September 10, 2018. Applications received after September 10, 2018, will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
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EEO Statement Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.
Internal Number: GA061
About Christopher Newport University
Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 379 Best Colleges: 2015 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a
private school experience -- great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, CNU is dedicated to
the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs at
CNU encompass more than 80 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has
recently completed nearly $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus, generated nearly 8,000 applications for a freshmen class of 1,200 and
has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as number 7 among public regional universities in the South and
number 2 in the South in the list of "up and coming schools" for making "the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty,
student life, campus and facilities." For further details and information about Christopher Newport University, visit the University’s web site at