The goal for each member of the campus community is to believe and live consistently by the principles of the mission of the University.
The USW mission is as follows:
University of the Southwest is a Christ-centered educational community dedicated to developing men and women for a lifetime of servant leadership by emphasizing individual faith, responsibility, and initiative.
•Teaching at University of the Southwest adheres to belief in God, in the Bible as the inspired Word of God, in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and in the separation of church and state.
•University of the Southwest strives for excellence in academic curriculum, campus life programming, and student activities in a supportive educational community where freedom of thought and expression is honored and the demonstration of faith in acts of service is encouraged;
•At University of the Southwest, students are instructed and mentored by a faculty and staff who demonstrate Christ-centered values and maintain an environment where students can live and work cooperatively, valuing the multiple cultures from which they come; and
•As a community of initiative, University of the Southwest challenges graduates to become enterprising members of our society contributing to the common good by advocating and participating in the productive commerce of free enterprise, the constitutional privilege of self-government, and the practical contributions of community service.
This position will be responsible for the organization, development and coordination of the USW athletic training program according to the goals and objectives of an NAIA Division I intercollegiate athletic program at the local, regional and national level. This position will develop, organize and manage the care, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries for all USW student-athletes. This position reports directly to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
a. Evaluate, manage and supervise the health care of student-athletes for each of USW’s sport teams.
b. Evaluate and direct the emergency medical attention given when a student-athlete is seriously injured in practice or competition.
c. Plan and implement the prevention of potential injuries through conditioning programs and other preventative measures in order to have the maximum performance from each student-athlete.
d. Plan and implement the treatment, care and rehabilitation of injuries, when they do occur, so that a student-athlete is medically cleared in order to return to competition in a timely manner.
e. Plan and direct all in-house rehabilitation programs for all injuries so that the student-athlete can return to competition and re-injury does not occur.
f. Organize and monitor the maintenance of all medical records, keeping each file up-to-date to facilitate insurance billing and payments by insuring proper documentation for any future medical or legal claims.
g. Organize and direct all preseason physicals with physicians and coordinate medical clearance & eligibility for practice and competition.
h. Act as a liaison between student-athletes, coaches and team physicians regarding medical consultation matters.
i. Communicate to coaches the medical status of any injured student-athlete on a timely basis.
j. Maintain knowledge of up to date techniques in the prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries by attending clinics, seminars and current periodicals. k. Other athletic department duties as assigned by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Education, Experience and Skills Required:
Master’s Degree required in an appropriate field of study with a minimum of 3 years of athletic training and/or sports medicine experience at the NCAA / NAIA intercollegiate level. NATA Certification, CPR and First Aid Certification are required or are to be attained by the selected candidate. Proficient computer skills are also highly preferred.
Must possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of NAIA, affiliated Conference, departmental and University compliance rules and regulations as well as a commitment to those ideals.
Demonstrated commitment towards academic integrity and the graduation of the student-athlete.
Demonstrated commitment towards student-athlete welfare.
Demonstrated commitment towards fiscal responsibility.
Excellent organizational skills.
The ability to provide strong leadership and direction for assigned administrative area of responsibility.
Demonstrated ability to be a “Team Player” within the Department of Athletics and the University.
Commitment to the overall Mission, Philosophy and Goals of the Department of Athletics and the University.
About University of the Southwest
University of the Southwest is a fully accredited Christ-centered interdenominational university with a total enrollment of more than 1,000 students. USW is located in sunny southeast New Mexico (Hobbs, NM). USW offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, including both online and ground offerings. We offer a residential campus environment with a dynamic intercollegiate athletic program. As member of the Red River Athletic Conference, our students have earned accolades in both academics and athletics. We have a vibrant campus life. USW is a member of the CCCU. More information about our programs and our campus can be found on our website at www.usw.edu.