Head Athletic Trainer

Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 06-27-2018
Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.
Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Summary Description: The Head Athletic Trainer is a full-time (10 month), benefit eligible position reporting to the Director of Athletics.  This role requires the full administration of the institutional athletic training program. Duties revolve around the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.  Management of the athletic training room would include budgeting for and ordering supplies and caring for equipment. 
Essential Functions:
  • Prevent, evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate athletic injuries
  • Facilitate safe and quick return of athletes following injuries
  • Treat all athletes with equality and confidentiality
  • Uphold medical guidelines of NAIA, Cascade Conference, and National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Coordinate with team physician for additional treatment when needed
  • Keep updated files with medical and treatment records on each athlete
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures
  • Provide a safe environment in training room
  • Maintain cleanliness and upkeep of training room and equipment
  • Maintain updated files for athletes
  • Complete injury report for every injury occurrence
  • Maintain inventory of necessary supplies and equipment
  • Maintain open and effective lines of communication between the coaches, athletes, and the trainer
  • Seek additional professional advice and treatment when needed
  • Have all medical equipment needed for competition easily accessible on sideline
  • Provide coverage for all home contests:
    • Arrange for water, cups, towels, and ice for both home and visiting teams, on the sidelines and in the locker rooms
    • Provide water, cups, and towels for officials
    • Clean up and return all supplies to training room after competition
    • Wash towels as needed
    • Open athletic training room 90 minutes before competition and greet visiting team members.
    • Communicate with trainer for visiting athletes to ensure proper care as needed
    • Communicate with opposing trainer when our teams are on the road as to the care needed for our athletes
    • Stock medical kits for WPU teams before leaving for away contests
  • Provide coverage for all home practices:
    • Tape, heat, ice, and stretch athletes as needed to prepare for practice and after practice
    • Treat any injuries that may occur during practice
    • Provide water and ice on sidelines as needed
    • Communicate with coaches as to the availability of injured athletes
    • Work to rehab athletes who are not healthy enough to practice
  • Represent the University at necessary Cascade Collegiate Conference, NAIA and NATA functions
  • Participate in NAIA, CCC, NATA and Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement
  • Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree in sports medicine or related field
  • Current certification by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA)
  • Current license through the State of Oregon Licensing Board
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for interacting with coaches, students, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master Degree preferred
  • Minimum four years of experience as an athletic trainer
  • Experience working in a higher education environment

Physical Demands – Work Environment: 
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.

Employment and Lifestyle Standards:
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and maintains a covenant relationship with that body. Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.   The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.   A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4. A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Bible as understood and generally held by the Church of God Reformation Movement.
Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. From its inception, the Church of God has resisted condensing the Scriptures into a formal creed, instead emphasizing salvation as the entrance into the body of Christ; unity in diversity; and a call to holy living as God’s people representing Christ in the world. Warner Pacific, rather than requiring subscription to an institutional doctrinal statement, asks each employee to affirm a personal faith in Jesus Christ by providing a statement articulating the ways in which faith informs the employee’s understanding of his or her vocation at Warner Pacific. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Further, to ensure orderly operations and provide the best possible work environment, all Warner Pacific University employees are expected to maintain the highest levels of ethics, professionalism, integrity, and judgment.  Employees must obey all laws governing the workplace and the business of the University, as well as treat others (students, suppliers, and co-workers) with honesty, respect, and personal dignity in all interactions.  Conduct that is malicious, abusive, threatening, dishonest or unlawful is not acceptable.  Employees who feel they are being subjected to conduct of this kind should bring the concern to Human Resources. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs. 
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes or marijuana is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.
Commitment to Diversity: 
Warner Pacific University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University. Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Warner Pacific University offers a full range of traditional benefits for qualifying employees, including medical/dental insurance, disability, life insurance, paid vacation and sick time, mission leave, tuition remission, and retirement savings.
To Apply:
In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs.  Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following: 
  • Resume
  • Cover letter with names/contact information for three professional references
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