Date:  June 3, 2024

Position Available:  Head Athletic Trainer

Position Reports to:  Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Department:  Athletics

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Salary Range:  $56,000-$63,000

Schedule:  Full-time; Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., some off-hours and weekends, as needed


Please apply online: https://franciscan.edu/head-athletic-trainer/



The Head Athletic Trainer is responsible for managing and directing all aspects of the athletic training program, including supervising, and providing care for student-athletes competing in Franciscan University’s Athletic Programs which includes 19 NCAA DIII teams and Men’s Rugby as a varsity sport. The Head Athletic Trainer is responsible for the prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation of injuries within the University’s comprehensive athletic training program. This is a senior leadership position within the Franciscan University Athletic Department.



1.    Directs, organizes, and administers the Athletic Training Program

2.    Directs, instructs, and supervises the activities of two other full-time Athletic Trainers

3.    Prevention and evaluation of athletic injuries and illness

4.    Professional development of Athletic Trainers

5.    Directs and administers the provisions of athletic training services, including the prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries of several intercollege athletic teams

6.    Creates and develops and implements therapeutic intervention and rehabilitative protocols to treat athletic injuries

7.    Provides first aid and emergency aid for athletic-related injuries and determines appropriate medical referral as warranted

8.    Management of the Athletic Training budget purchases, inventories, and monitors all supplies and equipment for the Athletic Training Department

9.    Works with physicians and other allied health professionals to coordinate and deliver quality care to student-athletes

10.  Coordinates all athletic injury insurance maintained by the University

11.  Ensures the Athletic Department staff maintains First-Aid, CPR and AED certification

12.  Responsible for implementation and rehearsal of health and safety best practices

13.  The candidate will be required to participate in developing an exercise science major and teach class(es) as part of the curriculum. An additional stipend will be provided for teaching duties


This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University’s needs.



Must understand, support, and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:


Technical Skills

·         Familiarity with the NCAA DIII governing body and the ability to adhere to all policies and rules and regulations of the NCAA and Franciscan University

·         Provide qualified and adequate athletic training coverage for Student-Athletes

·         Able to maintain accurate medical records in accordance with the government and athletic conference regulations Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC)


Non-Technical Skills & Competencies

·         Manage multiple tasks in a demanding environment, organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.

·         Communication ability to clearly articulate ideas and information to coaches and staff

·         Time Management – meeting deadlines and prioritizing tasks efficiently

·         Adaptability – adjusting to circumstances and new situations and changes; handling unexpected changes

·         Act as a senior leader in the Athletic Department, implementing and working within a defined chain of command

·         Maintaining and understanding boundaries with coaches and student-athletes.


Education and Experience

·         4+ years minimum of collegiate athletic training experience will be given priority

·         Bachelor’s degree in athletic training or equivalent from CAATE accredited school required.


Certifications & Licenses

·         National Athletic Training Association (NATA) certification

·         State of Ohio Athletic Training Licensure

Workplace Factors

·         Represent the department and University in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner

·         Occasionally will endure difficult weather conditions during outdoor contests

·         Respond to emergency situations in a timely manner

·         Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and plans of Franciscan University as a Catholic institution of higher education

·         Must support Franciscan Athletic Department’s and Franciscan University’s mission



Candidates must submit an online application, a resume and a cover letter that demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments, and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/head-athletic-trainer/


For other information and job postings, visit our website at https://www.franciscan.edu


Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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