Athletic Trainer (ATH TRAINER 3) | University of California Davis Job at University of California Davis, Davis, CA

  • University of California Davis
  • Davis, CA

Job Description

Athletic Trainer (ATH TRAINER 3)

Job Summary

Serve as an Athletic Trainer for the 39-sport Collegiate Sports Clubs Program within the Department of Campus Recreation. In collaboration with the other Sports Clubs athletic trainer, and under the direction of a physician, supervise the prevention, evaluation, treatment and care of all Sports Clubs related injuries. Establish a standard of care for concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries including athlete education/risk factors, baseline testing, and return-to-play protocol with medical oversight from Student Health. Make injury referrals to appropriate medical personnel. Assist with reconditioning and rehabilitation of athletes on referral from physicians. Update coaches regularly on the status of injured athletes. Maintain the operation of the athletic training facilities used. Maintain records and files on all aspects of athletic training operations. Perform a variety of administrative duties in support of the Sports Clubs Program. Help develop and supervise an instruction program for Sports Clubs student athletes, student supervisors, coaches and safety officers.

Apply By Date - July 4, 2024


Minimum Qualifications

For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to upload license, certification and/or educational degree if required of the position.

  • Certified member in good standing of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) or an equivalent organization.
  • Current Red Cross or Heart Association First Aid and CPR/AED certifications (Instructor-level certifications preferred).
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education, Physical Therapy or related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year post-degree experience in athletic training under direct supervision of a NATA-certified Athletic Trainer.
  • Skill in the use of various athletic training room aids (tape, wraps, modalities, exercise programs, massage, etc.) necessary to successful application of the athletic training methods.
  • Knowledge of the competencies and domains of athletic training, including methods associated with prevention, evaluation, care and treatment of all athletic injuries injuries including concussion and return-to-play methods.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively and establish cooperative working relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds and at various organizational levels within and outside the university.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Physical Education, Physical Therapy or related field.
  • Knowledge of sound coaching principles and techniques for a variety of sports as they apply to athletic injury prevention.
  • Knowledge of sound teaching techniques necessary to train and instruct participants and student staff.
  • Skills to learn and adhere to UC Davis Sports Clubs administrative philosophies, parameters, and limitations.
  • Skill in organizing and prioritizing work to meet all deadlines and schedules.

Key Responsibilities


Department Overview

Campus Recreation is a department within the division of Student Affairs that provides fitness, wellness and recreation programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of the following: The Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), LiveWell, Recreation Sports, Sports Clubs, Equestrian Center, Craft Center, Aquatics Program, Outdoor Adventures, Youth Programs, and the UC Davis Marching Band.

Position Information

  • Salary or Pay Range: $65,100.00/yr. - $ 116,700.00/yr.
  • Salary Frequency: Monthly
  • Salary Grade: 21
  • UC Job Title: ATH TRAINER 3
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Appointment Type: Career
  • Percentage of Time: 100%
  • Shift Hours: Manager will advise
  • Location: Davis, CA
  • Union Representation: No
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Hybrid/Remote/On-Site: On-Site


Outstanding benefits and perks are among the many rewards of working for the University of California. UC Davis offers a full range of benefits, resources and programs to help you bring your best self to work, as well as to help you and your family achieve your health, wellness, financial and career goals. Learn more about the benefits and eligibility rules by visiting Benefits Summary for UC Davis Health Employees or Benefits Summary for UC Davis Employees and our Benefits Page .

If you are represented by a union, benefits are negotiated between the University of California (UC) and your union and finalized in a contract. Read your bargaining unit's employment contract, stay abreast of current negotiations and learn about collective bargaining at UC:

  • High quality and low-cost medical plans to choose from to fit your family's needs
  • For eligible roles, UC pays for Dental and Vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Extensive leave benefits including Pregnancy and Parental Leave, Family & Medical Leave
  • Paid Holidays annually as stipulated in the UC Davis Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Paid Time Off/Vacation/Sick Time as stipulated in the UC Davis Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Continuing Education (CE) allowance and Education Reimbursement Program as stipulated in the UC Davis Policies or Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Access to free professional development courses and learning opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • WorkLife and Wellness programs and resources
  • On-site Employee Assistance Program including access to free mental health services
  • Supplemental insurance offered including additional life, short/long term disability, pet insurance and legal coverage
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer & Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program for qualified roles
  • Retirement benefit options for eligible roles including Pension and other Retirement Saving Plans. More information on our retirement benefits can be found here
  • UC Davis cares about building a community, which is why we provide resources to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion as well as Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to support our staff

Physical Demands

  • Carrying - Frequently, 3-6 hours/day
  • Sitting - Frequently, 3-6 hours/day
  • Speaking - Frequently, 3-6 hours/day
  • Standing - Frequently, 3-6 hours/day
  • Twisting - Frequently, 3-6 hours/day
  • Walking - Frequently, 3-6 hours/day
  • Writing - Frequently, 3-6 hours/day
  • Grasp - Frequently, 3-6 hours/day
  • Talk or Hear - Frequently, 3-6 hours/day

Work Environment

  • Must work closely with Campus Recreation staff regarding shared space for treatment, rehabilitation and evaluation.
  • Work hours are outside standard 8AM-5PM schedule; hours will be set by the Sport Clubs Coordinator and Head Athletic Trainer to accommodate events, practices and consultation hours, and will include evenings and weekends.
  • Possible travel, to assist at away events, if funded by the sport club and weekly hours permits.
  • The Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment policy is intended to provide a healthier, safer, and more productive work and learning environment for the entire UC community. The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University owned or leased properties, or facilities operated by UC staff or faculty. Smoking and tobacco use are strictly prohibited in indoor and outdoor spaces, parking lots, residential space, and University vehicles.

Special Requirements

  • This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

At UC Davis, we're solving life's most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don't just maintain - we improve. We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds, and you belong here. As you consider joining UC Davis, please explore our Principles of Community , our Clinical Strategic Plan and strategic vision for research and education, and our latest efforts to outgrow the expected . The University of California, Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California's Affirmative Action Policy please visit: .

For the University of California's Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: .

Because we want you to be seen, our recruiting process at UC Davis fosters authenticity, diversity, and inclusion. Studies have shown that some people may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Each unique role at UC Davis has a set of requirements and you could be perfect for this role, or you could be perfect for the next role! Don't meet all the requirements? We still encourage you to apply! #YouBelongHere

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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About University of California Davis

UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.

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