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California State University, Stanislaus
  • Position Number: 3852936
  • Location: Turlock, CA
  • Position Type: Athletics/Coaching

Athletic Trainer I

Job no: 523956
Department: Athletics
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Athletics, Temporary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary
Full-time temporary position available on or after March 1, 2023 and ending on or before June 30, 2024 in Athletics. (Possibility of reappointment and/or becoming permanent based on budget, department needs, and job performance.)

Under general supervision of the Director of Athletics, with additional lead work direction from the Head Athletic Trainer, the Athletic Trainer performs the full range of clinical athletic training functions for the student athletes of the intercollegiate teams at Stanislaus State University. The Athletic Trainer is responsible for administering a sports medicine program, working to prevent athletic injuries by evaluating student wellness. When injuries occur, the Athletic Trainer serves as the first responder by recognizing and evaluating the injuries, and subsequently developing treatment and rehabilitation programs, incorporating the appropriate therapeutic modalities and use of rehabilitation and exercise equipment. The Athletic Trainer coordinates and liaisons with physicians, athletes, coaching staff, parents, and other allied health professionals on the status of and treatment for injuries. The Athletic Trainer also counsel athletes, and staff regarding proper athletic training and injury rehabilitation.

Job Duties
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Administer rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries, including assisting in scheduling and assigning students for therapy.
  • Assist in the coordination of a drug prevention program and applicable drug testing requirements for student athletes.
  • Provide health and safety guidance as well as treatment and rehabilitation sessions for student athletes.
  • Administer first aid to injured players such as cleaning and bandaging wounds, as well as applying proper therapeutic modalities and treatment protocols to promote healing.
  • Administer proper taping techniques, bandaging, wrapping, bracing, etc. to help prevent athletic injuries.
  • Set up appointments for student athletes with the Student Health Center as well as associated Team Physicians as needed.
  • Supervise safety factors of athletic competition by ensuring elimination of undue hazards.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by the Athletic Director and/or Head Athletic Trainer.
  • Assist the Head Athletic Trainer with day-to-day processes, pre-game and pre-practice preventative taping and rehabilitation; injury Prevention and Care of Student-Athletes.
  • Attend athletic contests and special events.
  • Provide injury updates to respected coaches as needed.
  • Provide updates to coaches on injury reports and rehabilitation plans and progress as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Equivalent to bachelor's degree in athletic training, physical education, kinesiology or related field of study or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities. Course work must include completion of the Board of Certification (BOC) curriculum requirements.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in athletic training or related field of study.
  • One (1) year of athletics training experience.
  • Possess and maintain certification in CPR/AED (cardio pulmonary resuscitation and
    automated external defibrillation for the Professional Rescuer.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • General knowledge of the principles and practices of athletic training including conditioning, injury prevention, injury assessment and rehabilitation.
  • General knowledge of the full range of therapeutic modalities and their practical use and physiological bases; other therapeutic preventions and treatments such as taping, braving, and massage.
  • General knowledge of the effective use of rehabilitation and exercise equipment.
  • General knowledge of the rules, regulations, and guidelines established by the campuses' governing national collegiate athletic associations (e.g., National Collegiate Athletics Association or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) pertaining to student athletes, their training, sports medicine care, and health and safety.
  • General knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) standards for handling bloodborne pathogens.
  • General knowledge of maintaining medical records, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards; and following insurance procedures.
  • Ability to effectively assess and evaluate injuries and evaluate injuries and their severity; develop conditioning and rehabilitation programs and manage and treat injuries.
  • Ability to use the full range of appropriate therapeutic modalities and treatments and rehabilitation and exercise equipment to treat and prevent injuries.
  • Ability to determine the appropriate referrals for athletes to other health care professionals.
  • Ability to recognize life threatening situations and administer the appropriate emergency aid.
  • Ability to use a computer to perform medical, insurance, and other recordkeeping functions; and work in an environment with competing priorities.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to develop effective working relationships with athletes and serve as a liaison among athletes, coaching staff, parents, physicians, and other health professionals.

    Special Conditions
    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at:

    License or Certifications

  • Valid California driver's license.
  • Possess and maintain Board of Certification (BOC) for Athletic Trainer
  • CPR certification.
  • National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) certification.

    Physical Requirements
    The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work standing for long periods of time in the training room and outdoors under summer or winter weather conditions.
  • Must be able to lift heavy items.
  • Ability to work at a desk for 50% with occasional opportunity to move to other locations within the building or across CSUS campus for meeting, to obtain information, etc.

    Salary Range
    Anticipated salary will be $3,821 - $4,200 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full range: $3,821 - $7,374 per month)

    Compensation & Benefits
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: 2) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    How to Apply
    To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resume. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

    Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding. Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    Application Deadline
    OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER FEBRUARY 14, 2023. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    Additional Information
    Campus & Area
    California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

    Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Clery Act Disclosure

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

    Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

    CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.


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