The Assistant Athletics Director – Sports Medicine oversees the operation of athletic training services, sports medicine and its facilities in the Department of Athletics including the prevention, assessment, management, treatment, rehabilitation and counseling of athletic injuries and conditions affecting student-athletes.
1. Provide overall leadership for sports medicine by developing the athletic training vision and strategic direction. Conduct regular staff meetings, hiring, coordinating and supervising sports medicine personnel, provide oversight of training room facilities, schedule coverage of practices and events and ensure daily reporting of injuries and illness is accurate and timely.
2. Accurately maintain all records and reports (physical examinations, injury records, physician notes, treatment & rehabilitation notes, drug testing, etc.) in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
3. Prepare student-athletes for workouts, practices and competition. Provide evaluations of, treatment for and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for collegiate student-athletes.
4. Oversee the drug testing process for all student-athletes. Act as the institutional representative for Drug Free Sports throughout the drug testing process. Responsible for updating the drug testing policy and for following all policies and procedures.
5. Serve as the main liaison for communication between athletic training staff and team physicians, doctors and coaches.
6. Prepare and administer the annual operating budget for athletic training and oversee the purchase and procurement of medical supplies, equipment and technologies.
7. Responsible for reconciling all billing and insurance claims for student-athletes.
8. Serve on committees that promote the success of the program and athletics. Establish and maintain community contacts that enhance the success of the program.
9. Primary daily sport coverage and travel with assigned athletic team(s), primarily football. Assist with coverage of additional sports as needed.
10. Supervise Assistant Athletic Trainers and Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers.
11. Perform related duties, as assigned by the Athletics Director.
Master’s degree in sports medicine or related field from an accredited institution.
Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of Texas upon starting date.
Certified as an Athletic Trainer (NATA Board of Certification).
Certified in First Aid & CPR/AED.
Minimum of three (3) years of athletic training experience beyond the undergraduate level.
Independent decision-making experience relating to the care and treatment of injured/ill student-athletes.
Experience developing and implementing treatment and rehab programs for injured student-athletes.
Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Veteran's Preference Statement
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.
- Successful post-master’s degree experience as a certified athletic trainer at the collegiate, professional or related-area level.
- Strong management, interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks.
- Experience working with diverse populations.
- Previous experience supervising athletic trainers.
- Experience in NCAA Division I athletics.
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.