Assistant Athletic Trainer

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Travis Dix

Position Description:

Averett University, a Division III member of the NCAA and USA South is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer. This position is a part-time position open to those who are in the process of enrolling in a graduate degree program at Averett University or have recently been accepted to a graduate program at the University.  Enrollment in one of Averett University’s business or education graduate programs is a requirement of this position.


  • All applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from a CAATE Accredited Institution; NATABOC exam eligible (Must be certified by June 2018); CPR certified; and must be eligible for State of Virginia Athletic Training License
  • Valid driver’s license and a clear driving record required.
  • Graduate Assistants must be in and remain in good academic standing and be continuously enrolled in an Averett University graduate degree program.


  • Reporting to the Head Athletic Trainer a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for supporting the management of a varsity intercollegiate sport program at the University. Duties will include engaging in the prevention, recognition, assessment and immediate care of athletic injuries. In addition, Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers will serve as game management staff at off-season intercollegiate contests as assigned by the department, as well as helping monitor student-athletes out of practice assisting residence life and student success as needed.
  • Assist Head Athletic Trainer in the coverage of various sports.
  • Assist in the prevention, recognition, assessment, immediate care, rehabilitation, and athletic training services for all intercollegiate sports at the University.
  • Assist in the education and supervision of athletic training students during practice, games, and within the athletic training room
  • Demonstrate leadership, sportsmanship, and conduct becoming of the Athletic Training profession adhering to all college and professional sport association guidelines
  • Adhere to all NCAA, USA South and sport rules and regulations.
  • Serve as game administrator at intercollegiate contests as assigned by the department and/or assist in other assigned duties in support of the department and program.

Compensation package

Graduate Assistants will be provided a compensation package that includes a salary stipend, a stipend for room and board, and graduate program tuition remission.

Travel & ADA related information

Physical & Mental Demands/Work Environment

The duties of this position require performance of the following activities and work in the described environment, with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Almost constant interaction with others requiring clear communication (speaking and listening) in person and telephonically
  • Visual and hearing acuity required to identify and interact with injured persons, emergency personnel, and others sufficient to enable provision of appropriate assistance and aid
  • Frequent standing and walking, bending,  or twisting, and occasionally sitting
  • Ability to lift, carry or move items of 50 – 100 pounds, on occasion, such as equipment, supplies, and stretchers, and assisting injured persons into treatment areas
  • Occasional work requiring pushing/pulling, reaching, kneeling, or crouching

Some work uses fine manual dexterity to use equipment involving levers, buttons, keyboards, and switches as well as ability to operate foot controls (such as driving golf carts, gators, other vehicles)

  • Must be able to change tasks frequently, work an irregular work schedule, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, operate accurately, and respond to emergency situations
  • On occasion will work under time pressure, and may perform tedious and exacting tasks, in a noisy or distracting environment, and work closely with others as part of a team
  • At times may need to use office equipment such as telephones, printer, copier, fax, scanner, scissors, hole-punch, paper cutter, stapler, computer with Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Will need to wear personal protective equipment such as mask and gloves while performing some aspects of the work involving biohazards (such as blood) and potentially communicable diseases
  • On rare occasions may be exposed to mechanical hazards, chemical hazards, respiratory or electrical hazards
  • Seasonally will need to work in extreme temperatures or wetness/humidity
  • Work locations include outdoors, in practice and athletic facilities, and in an office environment

Interested candidates

Submit Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and Three Professional References to:

GA Selection Committee
c/o Thomas Underwood
Averett University
420 West Main St.,
Danville, Virginia 24541

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