Major Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student Services, the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine serves as the Athletics Health Care Administrator and oversees the institution’s athletic health care administration and delivery. Responsibilities include directing the development, coordination, and delivery of the professional and administrative services essential to the successful implementation of a comprehensive sports medicine program. This position also represents the UW Athletics interest in maximizing student-athlete’s individual health and on-field performance by the integration of science, nutrition, training, and injury prevention through the Badger Athletic Performance, a key partnership with the UW Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation.
Additional responsibilities include: Developing, coordinating, and administering an overall sports medicine program for the University of Wisconsin – Division of Intercollegiate Athletics including medical illness assessments, injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs, emergency action plan development and implementation and to enhance the overall health and well-being of student-athletes; In coordination with the Head Team Physician, assume joint responsibility for quality assurance, monitor care on an ongoing basis and be jointly responsible for addressing and responding to all concerns of medical care; In coordination with the Head Team Physician, responsible for the formation of the University's athletic training staff, including hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of athletic trainers including the scheduling and coordinating of athletic training staff for coverage of all team practices and athletic travel and competitions; Coordinating and scheduling pre-participation evaluations for student-athletes with the Head Team Physician and the Division of Sports Medicine; Managing the concussion protocol system and providing education, training and information to all constituents as necessary on concussions, CPR, First Aid and all emergency action plans; Managing implementation of the insurance claims process and related communications with student-athletes, parents, providers, and other agencies; Overseeing drug testing program; Fostering an atmosphere of inclusion within BAP to meet the needs of the teams; Promoting the integration of science within the athletic programs, support the continued growth of the Badger Athletics Performance program and effectively communicating the work of Badger Athletic Performance within UW Athletics and nationally; and providing Athletic training services to various student-athletes and teams as needed.
In addition, the incumbent must: Embrace and seek out cutting edge technologies and evidence-based practices that are based on clinical evidence and provide competitive advantages in the short and long term; Provide an innovative perspective to implement strategies for best practice. Oversee student-athlete medical record compilation, input, organization, maintenance, and digital documentation protocols with strict adherence to HIPAA and FERPA regulations; Insure compliance with university policies regarding HIPAA and FERPA in the care of UW student-athletes; Coordinate administrative responsibilities and professional working relationships with team physicians and act as the liaison to all medical consultants, external specialists, and medical service providers (both locally including University Health Services and out-of-network); Provide a high quality, professional and thorough service across all aspects of general responsibilities. Work in collaboration with other members of the athletic department including, but not limited to members of strength and conditioning, academic services and student-athlete development, performance nutrition, sport psychology, University Health Services, UW Health and the University physician) to ensure safety in the successful design and implementation training techniques to meet individual student-athlete and sport program needs; In coordination with the Head Team Physicians, evaluate and provide feedback to the staff athletic trainers and team physicians related to performance improvement; and perform other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director of designee.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization is required.
Five or more years of administrative leadership and supervision of full-time employees related to the delivery of health services to intercollegiate athletics and/or professional athletic team with a preference of experience at the NCAA level. Possession of or eligibility for State of Wisconsin Athletic Trainer license is required. Certification by the National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA) is also required. Current level of Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid certification is required or readily obtainable. Desired qualifications include: Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to adhering to NCAA and Big Ten rules and the ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups and administrators, faculty, staff, and students; Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills and the ability to work with diverse groups; and adherence and commitment to the highest standards of professionalism, ethical values and the pursuit of excellence. The best qualified candidates may have additional experiences, degrees and training which may include: A Doctorate with an emphasis in exercise science, physical education or human movement science from an accredited university; Certified specialist recognition if appropriate to field of practice; and Memberships in internationally recognized performance and sports medicine associations (or eligibility to become a member). National Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) preferred.
Conditions of Appointment: This is a Limited Appointment, serving at the discretion of the appointing authority (Athletic Director). Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Anticipated start date on or after May 1, 2017. Special Note: UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s). Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment
To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CDT, April 7, 2017. Please complete the online application here: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/494626/assistant-athletic-director-for-sports-medicine
and attach a letter of application addressing your qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position and a comprehensive resume. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply