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1340_Head Athletic Trainer
Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Date Posted 05/13/2022
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

1340_Head Athletic Trainer

May 13, 2022

Department: Athletics

Job ID: 1340

Work Hours/Schedule: 40 hours/ 52 weeks

Compensation: Meet & Confer – Grade 13, $ $49,894 per year

Start Date: July 2022

Reports to: Athletic Director

Posting Close Date: May 27, 2022

Grand Rapids Community College provides an excellent benefits experience for our GRCC family. Our benefit package is designed to enhance employees' health and well-being. Part-time employees have different benefits outlined in the specific collective bargaining agreements and handbooks. Below is an overview of these benefits, additional details are available on the Human Resources/Benefits website:

● Six health insurance plan options (includes a high deductible plan with a health savings account option).
● A unique dental & vision reimbursement program (includes coverage for adult orthodontia & lasik eye surgery).
● Employer sponsored retirement plans as well as voluntary retirement savings plans (403b or 457 plans)
● Tuition benefits at GRCC for you, your spouse and your dependents.
● Tuition reimbursement at other higher education institutions for you.
● Generous time off that includes sick, vacation and personal leave banks.
● Paid holidays and holiday shutdown period in late December!

Under the direction of the Colleges Athletic Director, the athletic trainer will develop and implement programs for the
prevention of injuries to student athletes, administer first aid and emergency medical care, and administer rehabilitation
for injuries.

Essential Job Functions
● Prepares written policies and procedures in collaboration with the team physician regarding emergency management, treatment and reconditioning of injuries for athletes including an annual review and update of established programs as necessary.
● Oversees, directs, and schedules the day-to-day activities of the athletic training staff; including the recruitment, guidance, training, and evaluation of student athletic training interns in the performance of their duties.
● Inspects and evaluates dressing rooms, showers, playing fields, and athletic equipment to reduce hazards.
● Administers first aid and emergency medical care including lifesaving procedures to student athletes. In the absence of the team physician, makes decisions concerning the ability of the injured athlete to participate.
● Administers the use of rehabilitation equipment and operates related therapeutic modalities as directed by the team’s physician.
● Cares for college athletic teams at home competition.
● Assists the college physician and health personnel with athletic health screening examination arrangements.
● Refers injured students to the team physician, or appropriate medical facility as necessary.
● Maintains accurate and detailed injury and treatment reports about student athletes.
● Maintains treatment room equipment in a clean and orderly condition.
● Develops and maintains an effective working relationship with student athletes, coaches, and health center personnel.
● Prepares a budget for athletic first aid medical supplies and equipment for approval by the athletic director/dean.
● Facilitates communication between athletes, coaches, parents, administration, and community concerning the health and physical status of athletes.
● With the advice of the insurance agent, reviews athletic insurance coverage and assists student athletes and staff in the correct submission and coordination of insurance claims.
● Instructs student athletes about aspects of injuries, reconditioning programs, and nutrition.
● Works to assist athletes with problems including sexuality, drug abuse, personal, social, and educational goals and objectives. In cases of serious psychosocial difficulties, make the appropriate professional referrals.
● This role is a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSAs will be trained and responsible for reporting Clery Reportable Crimes to Campus Police as required by the Clery Act.
● Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.
● Performs related duties as assigned.


● Master’s Degree from accredited college/university.
● Certified by NATABOC Athletic Trainer’s Association.
● Licensed by the State as a Certified Athletic Trainer.
● Current valid State of Michigan Driver’s License.
● National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) preferred, but not required.

Work Experience
● 3-5 years of experience as an Athletic Trainer.

● The following competencies are essential and will be evaluated for our candidates through the evidence-based

selection process:
Foundational Competencies
● Responsibility
● Adaptability
● Decisive
● Achievement
● Teamwork
● Speaking
● Listening
● Ingenuity

Occupational Competencies
● Getting Information
● Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
● Making Decisions and Solving Problems
● Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
● Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
● Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
● Training and Teaching Others
● Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
● Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
● Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
● Coaching and Developing Others
● Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
● Scheduling Work and Activities
● Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
● Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Equipment Use/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
● Methods, practices, terminology, and techniques used in athletic training activities, including the prevention of injuries.
● Principles and practices of training and providing work direction.
● Policies, procedures, and objectives of the athletic programs.
● Advanced principles of anatomy and physiology. Symptoms of athletic injuries, applicable treatment, and first aid methods.
● Various types of therapeutic treatment, equipment, and conditioning programs.
● Rules and regulations applying to safe equipment operation and medical care.
● Oral and written communication skills.
● Record-keeping techniques.
● Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
● Operate a personal computer, calculator, and standard office equipment.
● Operate rehabilitation equipment and modalities; i.e., electric stimulation, ultrasound, laser, hot and cold hydrocollators, paraffin bath, traction, and cybex-orthotron unit.
● Develop and implement a program for the prevention of injuries to athletes.
● Administer first aid and emergency care.
● Treat injuries and provide reconditioning according to authorized medical directions.
● Oversee and provide direction to staff and intern trainers.
● Prepare budgets for first aid, medical supplies, and equipment for approval by the Athletic Director.
● Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
● Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
● Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
● Meet schedules and timelines.
● Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others including athletes, trainers, coaches, parents, doctors, and professional associations.
● Understand and work within the scope of authority.
● Maintain records and prepare reports.
● Utilize word processing and database software applications.

Physical Demands
● Ability to lift and move equipment to support events (50 lbs.).
● Ability to stand, and/or walk for more than four (4) hours per day.

Mental Demands
● Add mental demands here
● An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population
● An interest in working with diverse student populations who represent a wide range of ages, ethnicities, national origins, and abilities
● Demonstrated initiative and strong organizational and problem-solving abilities
● Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimal supervision
● Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes
● Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner.

Working Conditions
● Grand Rapids Community College will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Employees will be directed to our GRCC Policy(s) for compliance information.
● Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
● Work environment involves exposure to chemicals, hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
● May require occasional evening and weekend hours.
● Some travel may be required to provide medical coverage for traveling athletic teams.

Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position at https://www.grcc.edu/jobs. Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. The opportunity to apply for this position will close on May 27, 2022 at 11:59PM. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.

Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick
Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295

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