Job Description

Payroll Title:
Intercollegiate Athletics
Hiring Salary Range
$53,600 - $65,000 /year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
100% & 50%
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable

#110957 Asst Athletic Trainer

Extended Deadline: Thu 2/3/2022

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

Job posting will remain open until position is filled.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/06/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/17/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


DescriptionThe University of California San Diego is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant 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.Triton Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence and sponsors 23 varsity sports. UC San Diego Athletics has begun reclassifying to NCAA Division I and competes as a member of the Big West Conference.

The Assistant Athletic Trainer will assist in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and care of athletic injuries and medical concerns. Develop, coordinate, and administer a comprehensive sports medical program for Intercollegiate Athletics as well as perform professional and administrative services as assigned.

Athletic trainers will be present at all home and some away competitive events, maintain standard office hours, be present or on call for all practices. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced athletic training professional with a full understanding of industry practices and campus policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. This position will require night and weekend work as well as travel.

The incumbent will follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the UC San Diego Athletic Department and NCAA, and a commitment to diversity in all of its forms. 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, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.

Three open positions will be filled:

~ 2 position will be 100% fulltime career.

~ 1 position will be 50% part-time career.


  1. Bachelor’s or Graduate equivalent from a CAATE accredited athletic training education program; Master’s preferred. Must have one year (two years preferred) post-graduate experience in athletic training under the direct supervision of an NATA-certified athletic trainer.

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

  3. Thorough 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. Detailed, specific knowledge of the competencies and domains of athletic training

  4. Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality in handling sensitive matters involving athletic injuries and treatments

  5. Thorough knowledge of electronic medical records systems, required.

  6. For positions associated with Sports Medicine, must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the affiliated athletic conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the campus adheres, and, at all times, avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.

  7. Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with others, including athletes, team physicians, faculty, staff and others in the athletic department.

  8. Skills necessary to communicate verbally and in writing. Skill in oral and written communications to insure clear and effective direction and communication.

  9. Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments and complete assignments within required timelines.

  10. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills needed to work with a diverse client group.

  11. Strong manual therapy skills applicable to orthopedics and sports medicine.

  12. Skill in the use of various athletic training aids (tape, wraps, modalities, exercise programs, massage, etc.) necessary to successful application of athletic training methods.

  13. Must have current certification in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED, or equivalent certification from another agency. Certification as an instructor in First Aid and CPR/AED highly preferred.

  14. Must be a NATABOC certified in good standing. Must have a minimum of one-year post degree experience in athletic training working under direct supervision of an NATABOC- certified Athletic Trainer.

  15. Knowledge of sound coaching principles and techniques for a variety of sports as they apply to athletic injury prevention.

  16. Knowledge of organizational and management principles as they apply to the development of athletic training operations.

  17. Knowledge of sound teaching techniques necessary to train and instruct student interns.


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

  • Valid Driver's License may be required. Incumbent may participate in the DMV Pull program and maintain a clean DMV record.

  • Background check required.

  • 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 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.

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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