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Assistant Athletic Trainer/Instructor

Southern Union State Community College

Job Description

The primary task of the Assistant Athletic Trainer/Instructor at Southern Union State Community College is to instruct students in activities designed to promote intellectual growth. Essential duties and responsibilities of an instructor include commitments to students in the classroom, the teaching discipline, students outside the classroom, to the College and to the community. This position will be responsible for evaluating the physical condition of athletes, assist with establishing fitness plans, and use their knowledge of sports-related injuries to diagnose and treat players. The instructor is subject to work at varied locations based on student and operational demand at any or all sites and locations served by the College.


Commensurate with education and experience according to the Alabama Community College System Salary Schedule; D1 salary range: $44,780 - $87,562 for nine-month employment; summer employment may be available dependent on enrollment: $13,825- $27,081.

Full time employees are entitled to the College’s benefit package to include: PEEHIP, retirement, leave (sick, and personal), etc.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Provide athletic training to athletes.
  • Teach various courses in Health and Wellness.
  • Oversee student athletic trainers.
  • Assist to develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum.
  • Prepare and maintain current syllabus for the teaching area.
  • Use a method of instruction appropriate to the type of learning required.
  • Instruct students using interactive techniques including lecture, demonstration, clinical or lab supervision.
  • Provide academic and career advising to students and promote student leadership and enrichment experiences.
  • Develop appropriate tests or other tools for student evaluation.
  • Participate in department assessment activities.
  • Design and administer evaluations for grade determination each semester.
  • Develop and deliver web-based instruction.
  • Compute student grades and report to admissions office.
  • Develop operating budget regarding supplies, materials, travel, etc. to submit to the department chair.
  • Assist in implementing college policies, objectives, and functions in accordance with college philosophy and procedures.
  • Sponsor student organizations.
  • Maintain appropriate work hours.
  • Pursue professional improvement by participating in programs, workshops, and classes to maintain credentials and improve competencies.
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned by appropriate personnel.






  • Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester or 27 graduate quarter hours in a field such as: athletic training, physical education or kinesiology is required.
  • Certification as an athletic trainer is required.
  • Demonstration of excellent oral and written communication skills is required.



  • Teaching experience is preferred.
  • Experience using a course management system, such as Canvas and/or Blackboard is preferred.


Application Procedures/Additional Information


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and must submit a complete application packet through the ONLINE application system by the deadline date to be considered for the position. Applicants who fail to submit all required information will be disqualified.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure his or her application packet is complete. Application material may not be submitted by fax or email.

A complete application packet consists of:

  • Complete Southern Union State Community College ONLINE employment application
  • Current resume
  • List of three (3) references
  • Transcript of college work verifying degree requirement; must include degree awarded and date confirmed (Unofficial transcripts will be accepted before the deadline, but official transcripts must be received if employed.)
Please note: Applicants must provide documentation of the required work experience if an offer is made. All submitted application materials become the property of the College. Requests for copies of application materials, including transcripts, will be denied.

Correspondence regarding positions (i.e. scheduled interview appointment, position filled announcement) will be sent to applicants through the email address used on the applicant’s NeoEd account. Applicants are required to monitor their e-mail account for additional information regarding this current applied for position.

In accordance with the Alabama Community College System policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form and to submit a non-refundable minimum payment of $24.40 for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from the criminal background check. Southern Union also participates in E-verify.


It is the policy of the Alabama Community College System, including all postsecondary community and technical colleges under the control of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees, that no employee or applicant for employment or promotion, on the basis of any impermissible criterion or characteristic including, without limitation, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, sex, age, or any other protected class as defined by federal or state law, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.

Southern Union State Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Southern Union State Community College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees. Applicants must adhere to the College’s prescribed interview schedule and travel at their own expense. The College reserves the right to withdraw this job announcement at any time prior to the awarding.


More than one position in the same job classification may be filled from the applicants for this position should another vacancy occur during the search process.

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