PROFESSIONAL/CLASSIFIED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
University of Maine Farmington
10.5 Month Professional Position Announcement
Certified Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Contract period: August 1 to June 15 beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year.
Qualifications: Master’s degree and three-to-five-years’ experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree required. NATABOC/State of Maine Licensure required. Education and experience in strength and conditioning principles and application. Current nationally accredited certification such as CSCS/PES/NCSF or equivalent preferred. Desire and demonstrated capability to earn appropriate strength and conditioning certification required. Valid driver’s license and acceptable safety record that meets University standards is expected. Acceptable background check is also required.
Salary range: $33,750-$35,000
Athletic Training Responsibility
Work collaboratively with the head and other athletic training staff to provide comprehensive sports medicine for all varsity and selected club sports needs.
Assist head ATC in applicable varsity/club sports preseason physical health screening and record keeping.
Share equitable athletic training coverage of home and occasional off-site/away varsity event/practice schedule with certified ATC staff as assigned. Work closely and collaboratively with head and other ATC staff to provide injury assessment/treatment and preventative/rehabilitation therapy for varsity and club sports student-athletes.
Make referrals/communicate with appropriate counseling, physical health/medical support services. Assist with maintaining confidential health, medical and insurance records in accordance with the Buckley Amendment and HIPPA/FERPA requirements.
Participate in maintaining a training room environment that engenders trust, professionalism, sports equity, sportsmanship and respect for diversity at all times that is supportive of administrative efforts for full compliance with both the letter and spirit of UMF, department values, NCAA, applicable NGBs, conference policies and all applicable laws. (All full-time athletic department staff members are expected to complete the NCAA staff self-examination to help familiarize them with these policies annually.)
Assist head ATC with identifying, recruiting, training, scheduling and supervising student workers to assist with sports medicine coverage for varsity and some club programs.
Participate with the head trainer in posting on-site coverage hours that provide the most effective and efficient coverage of varsity practices, games and applicable prevention and rehabilitation services in consultation with coaches and as approved by the director of athletics. Weekly hours are to be posted outside the training room and any vacation/flex hours are to be requested in advance and require pre-approval by the Director of Athletics.
Assist with maintaining current department emergency action plans and applicable training, supplies, and equipment.
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator:
Develop/implement a comprehensive program for the training of student-athletes to maximize their potential for athletic performance and injury prevention. Collaborate with coaches to organize, design/revise strength, power, speed, agility and flexibility programs for student-athletes. Perform baseline assessments and post-program assessments to adjust S&C program as needed. Display a consistent, professional, positive attitude. Effectively communicate with all department staff, student-athletes and student-workers. Coordinate scheduling, use and student/staff coverage of the S&C facility.
Develop and instruct education/in-service programs for athletics staff (namely coaches) with regards/but not limited to program principles and technics, updates in S&C research and related health and wellness topics. Identify, recruit, train, schedule and supervise student work staff engaged in providing facility coverage and delivery of programs.
Seek opportunities and methods to communicate appropriate educational information for our student-athletes’ health, wellness and conditioning to student-athletes and staff. All full-time professional staff members are part of the department, division, and larger campus community. Participation/engagement in appropriate department meetings/committees as well as occasional campus committees or events, to the degree, that they do not interfere with the primary responsibility, is expected.
Approximate minimum of sixty-five percent ATC responsibility and maximum thirty-five percent S&C responsibility. This will depend on the candidate pool and will evolve over time.
Application requires: Submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references via Hiretouch at https://umf.hiretouch.com/. Copies of relevant transcripts and certifications and a signature providing permission for background check will be required prior to hire.
Additional Information: Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background and driving record check, verification of required degree and eligibility to work in the United States.
The University of Maine at Farmington is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
THE UNIVERSITY: Established in 1864 as Maine’s first public institution of higher education, with historic and continued strength in teacher education and a contemporary role as Maine’s public liberal arts college, the University of Maine at Farmington offers undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, teacher education, and human services. A commitment to sustainability informs all facilities projects, including our LEED-certified Education Center, the Emery Community Arts Center, which opened in fall 2011 and our 80 geothermal well field which came online fall 2013. UMF has the highest graduation rates in the University of Maine System. UMF is a founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, which includes twenty-six public colleges and universities dedicated to the liberal arts tradition and quality undergraduate education. The Farmington area is rich in cultural offerings and recreational opportunities. The natural beauty of its mountains, lakes, woods, and streams draws people to the region. Please check out our homepage at: www.umf.maine.edu.
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The University of Maine at Farmington Athletics Department has Federal Work Study and University Work Initiative positions available for the 2017-18 academic year. For a full list of positions, visit the UMF job list.