This position reports to the Athletic Director. The Athletic Trainer develops, coordinates and administers a comprehensive sports medical program for College intercollegiate sports. The athletic trainer will also perform professional and administrative services essential for the successful implementation and development of the program. Coach and supervise Fitness Center, including individual and team strength and conditioning. Duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following. 1. Performs related duties as required. 2. Establishes and maintains a professional network with the college and high school trainers of Southeast Texas. 3. Establish Continuing Education opportunities for Southeast Texas. 4. Establish and maintain a professional network with college and high school strength coaches of Southeast Texas.
Developing overall sports medicine program for the College, including: injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs, and counseling for student-athletes. Responsible for teaching athletic classes.
Providing athletic training services for the College’s athletic department, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary. Coordinating and scheduling physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete. Responsible for the formation of the College’s athletic training staff, including hiring, training and supervision of assistant/associate athletic trainers, graduate assistant athletic trainers and student athletic trainers. Supervise strength and conditioning staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs. Scheduling and coordinating athlete training staff and students for coverage of all team practices and athletic competitions. Assisting Athletic Director in the development of the sports medical program budget. Evaluating and recommending new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the sports medical program. Recordkeeping and documentation. Develop strength and conditioning program for student athletes and individual programs for participants of the Fitness Center.
Master’s Degree NATABOC certification Eligibility to take Texas LAT Exam Two – three years of professional experience preferred in a similar position. Must be available to work a varied schedule to include extensive night and weekend work. Must have a high degree of communication skills. Ability to create, evaluate, and document procedures. Ability to plan, schedule, and manage projects and assignments. Ability to solve problems and be multi-tasked. Ability to interact with students, faculty, and staff in a professional manner. Must be able to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and abilities. Ability to promote a positive campus image. Ability to follow established college policies and procedures.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Requirements Some tasks involve the ability to exert moderate physical effort, but typically also involving some combination of sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-25 pounds). Task may involve extended periods of standing or walking.
Frequent travel. Travel to basketball games with the team. Valid drivers license.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent Benefits (ERS) and Retirement (TRS)
Internal Number: 201500071P
About Lamar State College Port Arthur
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, requires that we employ only U. S. Citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment. Lamar State College - Port Arthur is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive equal consideration in the selection process. We encourage applications from members of traditionally under represented groups protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Vietnam era veterans, and persons with physical disabilities.With enrollment of approximately over 2,000 students, Lamar State College - Port Arthur is a comprehensive two-year state supported institution offering freshman and sophomore level work in numerous academic and technical-vocational fields. The city of Port Arthur, located 90 miles East of Houston, has its roots in oil refining, chemical production and shipping. More recently, the College is supporting efforts to diversify the local economy and is playing a major training and education role in the development of several major criminal justice facilities in Southeast Texas. A Member of The Texas State University System An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer