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Head Athletic Trainer

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Work type: Administrative, Full-Time
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Athletics

Job Title: Head Athletic Trainer

Reporting Relationship: Director of Athletics

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Athletic Training-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Recreation & Wellness Center

Summary of Position:    The Head Athletic Trainer reports to the Director of Athletics and is responsible for the health, safety, and care of athletic related injuries for all student-athletes and will act morally and ethically in accordance with Board of Certification standards and display good judgment and confidence when making return-to-play decisions.

The Head Athletic Trainer will provide and coordinate athletic training services, including evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation for intercollegiate athletics. This will include coordinating weekly doctor's clinics and referrals to other healthcare providers as well as develop and maintain a culturally competent, evidence-based, comprehensive medical care model for intercollegiate athletics.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Hire, train, and supervise full-time staff athletic trainers, student-workers, and serve as a preceptor for Indiana Wesleyan University athletic training master's program students 
  • Responsible for budgeting, maintaining inventory, ordering, coordinating student-athlete insurance, including secondary athletics accident policy, scheduling, and ensuring compliance with relevant policies and procedures 
  • Organize and supervise the athletic training clinics, including establishing and maintaining regular hours during the academic year, managing athletic training modalities and equipment, and ensuring they are in proper working order 
  • Develop and assess on an annual basis the overall emergency care and transportation planning for the area. Administer the athletic injury emergency action plan. Educate and train coaches and administrators on the Emergency Action Plan 
  • Responsible for monitoring the handling of all athletic injury claims. Submit all athletic insurance claims and follow-up, as necessary, with the insurance providers, student-athletes and parents
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate a system to properly store records and files on all student-athletes and their treatments, ensuring confidentiality of same 
  • Organize and record pre-participation physical packets for all student-athletes
  • Attend and participate in departmental, conference, and university-wide meetings related to duties and responsibilities as necessary 
  • Required to work Saturdays and evenings as needed. Will attend selected away athletic contests for Athletic Training support purposes 
  • Serve as host for visiting team coaches, athletes, and athletic trainers concerning sports medicine requirements. Provide care when necessary 
  • Select, apply and evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions using evidence-based practices to guide decisions (e.g., manual therapy, stretching, strengthening exercises, proprioceptive activates, agility training, cardiovascular training, sports specific training, therapeutic modalities, etc.) 
  • Work collaboratively with strength and conditioning coach to design and implement conditioning programs (flexibility, strength, cardiovascular fitness) to reduce the risk of injury and illness
  • Educate patients, coaches, administrators on signs/symptoms of concussions and athletic department concussion-management plan, as well as coordinate CPR trainings for Athletic Department staff 
  • The Head Athletic Trainer will be committed to the Lordship of Christ, continually seeking personal growth through the regular practice of spiritual disciplines, and creating spiritually rich environments for others to do the same 
  • The Head Athletic Trainer will support the holistic learning and disciple-making mission of the university by cultivating a community of belonging, support, and engagement through formative and diverse experiences 
  • The Head Athletic Trainer will embody and promote the Wildcat Way values of Kindness, Humility, Belonging, Integrity, and Courage in their life, work, and interaction with others. 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Master's degree in Athletic Training or related field


  • Five (5) plus years in collegiate Athletic Training, increasing levels of responsibility
  • Preferred experience as a Head Athletic Trainer
  • BOC certification in Athletic Training along with eligibility for license in the state of Indiana
  • Management experience recommended
  • Must maintain CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer certification

Required Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of people


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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