Job Description Summary Eastern Oregon University (EOU) has an exciting professional opportunity for an outgoing, enthusiastic and energetic professional who enjoys meeting new people, collaborating with a great team and achieving results in higher education through EOU’s Athletics Department as Head Athletic Trainer.
The Head Athletic Trainer is responsible for supporting the physical, emotional, social, and mental development of student-athletes through a robust system of care and support (will be required to receive annual training in Mental Health First Aid); embraces the responsibility of equitable treatment and promotion of diversity, acceptance, and inclusion (ensure the unit commands immediate action against hate acts, violence, hazing, or other forms of discrimination); encourages innovation and cultivates a mindset for growth; promotes community engagement and character development; and strictly adheres to the highest level of fiscal control and full compliance with all governing associations with transparency and integrity (department will operate with strong fiscal oversight and have a positive year-end budget).
The Head Athletic Trainer is the primary position responsible for the prevention and care of athletic injuries and ensuring student-health programming for student-athletes.
Intercollegiate athletics are integral to the overall educational experience at Eastern Oregon University. This position will help carry out the department’s mission, goals, and objectives, by providing sports medicine care, treatments and health programming for student-athletes. The department of athletics promotes core values that inspire academic excellence, athletic triumph, and community engagement through meaningful relationships and opportunities. The Athletic Trainer reports to the Assistant Athletic Director and manages the sports medicine care for the student-athletes of EOU’s 13 Intercollegiate Sports and recreation sports programs.
Minimum Qualifications Master’s degree in sports medicine, athletic training, exercise science, or a closely related field.
Three (3) to Five (5) years of directly relatable experience in the treatment or care for student-athletes at the collegiate level.
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, a commitment to gender equity and diversity, and a required background in working with collegiate student-athletes and coaches.
First Aid/CPR Certified
Eligible for Health Licensure by the State of Oregon
Mental Health First Aid Training
Current and Valid Driver’s License
Must satisfactorily complete EOU criminal and credential background check.
Sports medicine experience with a collegiate football team is preferred
Valid work authorization documents required.
Internal Number: G99894
About Eastern Oregon University Athletics
Eastern Oregon University is located in La Grande, Oregon and serves as a regional center for education, culture and scholarship. Close to 25,000 people call Union County home and approximately 12,500 people live in the city. The community is a jumping-off point for many outdoor activities including skiing and hiking in the nearby Elkhorn Mountains, mountain biking along the Oregon Trail and fishing for trout and steelhead on the Wallowa River. The closest major cities are Portland, 260 miles, Boise, Idaho, 174 miles, and Spokane, Wash., 255 miles. EOU plays a vital role providing greater access to higher education in rural areas of the state. The small size of the campus and supportive learning community enhance the quality instruction and personal attention students receive. A broad choice of liberal arts, sciences and professional programs are available, all taught by dedicated faculty. Regional centers and off-site programs extend exceptional learning opportunities to students from nearly every part of the globe through the university’s nationally recognized distance education program.Students represent many ethnic and cultural backgrounds and EOU is committed to fostering a ri...ch diversity in the university community. By participating in undergraduate research, internships and cooperative opportunities, international experiences and community service, all graduates are well prepared to succeed in today’s global environment. For more information about EOU and La Grande, please visit www.eou.edu/visitor/.