Job Description

Payroll Title:
Intercollegiate Athletics
Hiring Salary Range
$65,000 - $80,000 / Year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable

#116355 Associate Athletic Trainer

Filing Deadline: Fri 6/3/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 5/16/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 6/3/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The University of California San Diego is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Associate Athletic Trainer. UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students, earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities, and is ranked as one of the top-10 public universities in the nation. UC San Diego Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence, sponsors 23 varsity sports, and is a member of the Big West Conference, an NCAA Division I conference. Triton Athletics has consistently ranked as one of the most successful athletic programs, ranking among the top 7 nationally in the Learfield Director’s Cup on 13 different occasions and has finished second overall three times.

The incumbent uses advanced concepts and campus objectives to resolve highly complex athletic training services. Assumes administrative leadership of related sports medicine programs, demonstrating evidence based practice in selecting methods and techniques for clinical and professional problem solving. Regularly works on highly complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining result as an Associate Athletic Trainer for the 23-sport Intercollegiate Athletic Program. Ensuring the prevention, management, evaluation, treatment and care of all athletic injuries that require significant time loss from sports specific training and competition primarily for men’s basketball, track, and golf. When necessary, make injury referrals to appropriate medical personnel and manage/organize follow-up care. Oversee the Reconditioning and rehabilitation of scholar-athletes on referral from physicians through the use of appropriate physical agents and therapeutic devices. Create and implement policies and protocols for the use of equipment, injury prevention and treatments, screening tests and assessments. Be a direct supervisor. Be an approved Preceptor for athletic training students from various collegiate Athletic Training Education Programs.

Triton Athletics promotes the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University.

A complete application will include an online application, resume and cover letter.


  1. Bachelor's degree in related area with a minimum of five (5) years experience in athletic training under the direct supervision of a NATA-certified Athletic Trainer or an equivalent combination of experience/training. Master's degree in related field preferred.

  2. Advanced knowledge and In-depth skills associated with athletic injury prevention and the administration of therapeutic modalities, devices, and rehabilitation techniques, as well as of first-aid, athletic equipment, and injury assessment and treatment. Demonstrated ability to use physical agents and modalities in the care and treatment of athletic injuries.

  3. Advanced manual therapy skills applicable to orthopedics and sports medicine. In-depth skill in the use of various athletic training aids (tape, wraps, modalities, exercise programs, massage, etc.) necessary to the successful application of athletic training methods. Demonstrated skill in the application of standard first aid emergency procedures, including CPR.

  4. Strong knowledge of sound teaching techniques necessary to train and instruct student interns. Knowledge of sound coaching principles and techniques for a variety of sports as they apply to athletic injury prevention. Knowledge of local, regional and national athletic training organizations as they relate to and affect current UCSD athletic training programs.

  5. Advanced organizational and interpersonal skills needed to work with a diverse client group. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact in a positive manner with diverse clientele, using a high degree of confidence, initiative, tact, diplomacy, flexibility, patience and discretion in dealing with a diverse population of students, parents, staff, supporters, campus administrators, faculty and the general public. Ability to interact effectively with others, with an affinity for networking and collaboration, while focusing on the pursuit of departmental objectives.

  6. Demonstrated supervisory skills, including the ability to provide lead direction, to effectively motivate, delegate, train, supervise and evaluate coaches, staff and student employees.


  • Professional certification required. Must be a certified member in good standing of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).

  • Must be NATABOC certified Must have current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR, AED and First Aid certifications (Instructor level preferred).

  • This position is a mandated reporter of known or suspected child abuse or neglect, according to the California law, Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA).

  • This position is also a campus security authority (CSA) for the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which is a federal law requiring disclosure of information about crimes on and around campus.

  • Must be available for travel. Must participate in the DMV Pull program and maintain a clean DMV record.

  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California 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, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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