Head Athletic Trainer

Head Athletic Trainer

  • 528221
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 80
  • UAA Athletics

Are you ready to join a collegial athletic training team that operates out of a state of the art sports medicine facility?

Do you enjoy working with college student-athletes? As the Head Athletic Trainer, you are responsible for all aspects of the UAA Athletic training program, that includes writing policies and procedures for individuals, facilities, treatment, and activity areas by referring to established safety and legal guidelines, NATA Role Delineation Study, and best practices. Manage, implement, and practice the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainer five domains; therapeutic intervention, assessment, evaluation and diagnosis; risk reduction, wellness and health literacy; healthcare administration and professional responsibility; and critical incident management.
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate athletic training staff including associate athletic trainer(s), assistant athletic trainer(s), student assistant(s), intern(s), and volunteer assistant(s).

UAA Athletics Mission
• We support the educational mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage.
• We protect and promote the safety, health, and wellness of our Student-Athletes.
• We guide and support our Student-Athletes in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence.
• We strive to produce honorable graduates and citizens.
• We are actively engaged in our Community

Seawolf Athletics is located in the Alaska Airlines Center and the Avis Alaska Sports Complex, is committed to building and supporting a diverse division focused first and foremost of assisting all Seawolf student-athletes in meeting their academic and athletic goals and preparing each for entering the work force and making a positive contribution to her/his community following their years at UAA. Seawolf Athletics strives to do so through the University's intercollegiate athletic program as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Please visit www.uaa.alaska.edu for more information on the University, www.GoSeawolves.com for specific UAA Athletics information, and www.anchorage.net for more about Anchorage, Alaska.

To thrive in this position, an individual working as a Head Athletic Trainer at UAA needs to enjoy the intercollegiate athletics environment; have a passion to serve student-athletes for their health, safety and wellness. It is also important to understand the part they play in guiding the student-athletes in health, academics and competition. This balance takes strong convictions and the ability to build positive relationships with student-athletes, coaches and staff. In addition, this individual needs to possess the ability to establish a personal work-life rhythm that provides healthy boundaries, between work and personal life.

To be successful in this role, an individual will need to have interpersonal skills that include diplomacy and a communication style that displays a well developed emotional intelligence to work with colleagues professionally. The individual needs to be able to teach, counsel, problem solve and collaborate with department stakeholders. In addition, must have ability to resolve conflicts, manage & supervise staff and budget. Record keeping and accounting skills are integral to this position.

The individual will need expert knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive patient care in the five domains of clinical practice: therapeutic intervention, assessment, evaluation and diagnosis; risk reduction, wellness and health literacy; healthcare administration and professional responsibility; and critical incident management.

The individual will need expert knowledge, skills, clinical abilities, professional behaviors and proficiencies in the following areas identified within athletic training education competencies: evidence-based practice, prevention and health promotion, clinical examination and diagnosis, acute care of injury and illness, therapeutic interventions, psycho-social strategies and referrals, health care administration, and professional development and responsibility.

The individual must be able to work evenings, weekends, and occasional holidays. They must be able to travel on a regular basis during competitive season.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree with an academic major (or graduate equivalent major program) that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Five years experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer at the collegiate level, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Knowledge of National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Role Delineation Study and NATA best practices.

NATABOC (National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification).

State of Alaska Athletic Training Licensure or must obtain completion ASAP and within 30 days of the job start date.

GNAC and NCAA required learning modules completed within 30 days of the job start date.

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date.

UA Safe Title IX certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date.

Applicant must possess an unrestricted Alaska driver's license (and CDL with endorsements as required) or be able to obtain an unrestricted Alaska driver's license within 60 days of accepting the job. In addition, the applicant must meet UAA's safe driving criteria.

Position Details:

This position is located on the UAA campus in Anchorage.  This is a full-time, 12 month, term-funded, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 80, based on education and experience.


Application Instructions:

Review of applicants will begin immediately, to ensure full consideration you must apply by May 15, 2024.

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional reference with your application.

If a degree is disclosed, official transcripts showing the highest degree will be required.


To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Kristin Warren, UAA Athletics HR Coordinator, at klwarren2@alaska.edu or (907) 786-1233.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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