Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) is seeking applications for two (2) Athletic Trainers.
These positions’ primary role is to serve as an athletic trainer for the Athletic Training Services in the Athletics Department. The positions report to the Director of Athletic Training Services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to daily care of athletic team(s) within their traditional/non-traditional seasons and out-of-season, including morning rehabilitation clinic. Coordination with the coaches and Sports Performance Center when working with injured athletes, maintenance of athletic training center, and potential other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletic Training Services. The Athletic Trainers will be expected to work collaboratively with the UWL team physician and other professionals within and outside their department. Other responsibilities include maintaining an appropriate learning and professional environment in the athletic training center, serve as a preceptor for the Athletic Training Education Program.
The persons filling these positions must be dedicated to the mission of UWL athletics: Building Champions, In Sport, In School and In Life. Athletically, UWL is a founding member of the historic Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, one of the nation’s oldest and most highly regarded NCAA Division athletic conferences. UWL’s student-athletes have established an impressive record of athletic and academic success that includes 71 national championships, hundreds of conference championships, and leading the combined student-athlete GPA in the conference for 18 of that last 19 years.
These positions will serve on a 10-month annual appointment (August-May). Start date is August 1, 2019.
Athletic Training Services (90%)
Prevent, evaluate, treat and rehabilitate sports-related injuries.
Provide athletic training services daily to athletic team(s) within their traditional and/or non-traditional season.
Provide rehabilitation services to student-athletes from a variety of sports including post-op rehab and long-term injury care.
UW-La Crosse hosted event coverage; including some nights and weekends and the potential of travel. Including WIAC, NCGA, and NCAA Championships.
Collaborate with the Clinical Education Coordinator and Program Director of the accredited Athletic Training Program as it relates to athletic training student experience as they relate to intercollegiate athletics.
Supervise, instruct and evaluate undergraduate/graduate athletic training students.
Administrative Duties (10%)
Contribute to the development, following, and enforcing policies and procedures governing of Athletic Training Services to provide an appropriate working and learning environment.
Assist/lead the completion of annual administrative tasks including but not limited to: pre-participation paperwork, baseline concussion testing, movement screening, etc.
Participate in staff meetings and in-services including attendance and lead BOC approved presentations.
Attend and participate in all relative Athletic Department meetings, events, etc.
Maintain documentation through electronic medical record and as deemed necessary by Director of Athletic Training Services.
BOC certified and eligible for Wisconsin Licensure as an Athletic Trainer.
CPR/AED certification for the professional rescuer.
3+ years of experience working as a certified athletic trainer.
Experience providing athletic training services to collegiate or professional teams.
Previous experience serving as a preceptor for an Athletic Training Education Program.
Understanding of, and commitment to, the NCAA Division III ideal.
Ancillary credentials including but not limited to: CSCS, PES, CES, ART, Graston, CKTP, ITAT, FMS, etc.
Applications received by the first review date of May 1, 2019 will receive priority consideration. Candidates interested in this position will be required to apply online and upload a cover letter, resume and a reference contact information document to include the name, telephone number and email address of three professional references. All inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Joel Luedke, Director of Athletic Training Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO).
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.