Wednesday , February 1 2023

Athletic Trainer Hiring at Southwestern Oregon Community College

Southwestern Oregon Community College

Primary Purpose

** Open until filled **
**This is a regular position working on an 11 month appointment**

To provide quality health care to intercollegiate athletes at Southwestern as well as assist College administration/staff/faculty in the retention of student-athletes.
On-campus housing *and a meal plan for the Athletic Trainer* position will be allowed for a maximum of one year unless otherwise approved by the Housing Director. The approximate value of this package is $8,838.00.*

Description of Duties and tasks
Athletic Training Program Oversight (90% of Time)

  • Conduct and organize all phases of a meaningful athletic training program.
  • Maintain current and build new relationships with the local medical community and accredited athletic training education programs in the region.
  • Examine athletes for possible injuries. Evaluate extent of injury and perform emergency treatment of athletes. Refer injured athletes to physician if deemed necessary.
  • Treat injuries in accordance with American Red Cross First Aid guidelines or physician’s instructions
  • Evaluate and advise whether or not an athlete can continue to participate and when an athlete can return to participation after an injury.
  • Operate modalities such as medcolator, ultra-sound equipment, hydroculator pads, ice immersion and cold packs, hot and cold treatment; rehabilitate with orthotron.
  • Tape body part(s) of individuals who need tape for prevention of injury and/or provide support to prevent recurring injuries and check taping job to be sure it is correctly applied.
  • Prepare athletic injury and treatment reports and maintain records. Prepare and submit athletic insurance reports.
  • Check for operating condition of all equipment and maintain equipment and treatment rooms in clean and sanitary condition.
  • Accompany athletic teams on trips and attend home games, as assigned.
  • Assign students to perform duties as needed.

General Duties (10% of Time)

  • Demonstrate continued professional growth by staying current in and expanding knowledge of subject area and teaching techniques through a plan of professional development. Attend conferences and professional meetings.
  • Assist the Athletic Director with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Performs Other Duties and Special Projects as Required/Assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine, Athletic Training, Education with Health and/or Physical Education endorsements, or equivalent in Exercise Science, Fitness Management, or a related field.

1-3 years of experience as an Athletic Trainer in an educational setting with a variety of athletes and athletic programs.

Successful applicants for this position must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using the English language with or without the use of an interpreter. Ability to effectively communicate orally with groups and/or individual, and deal with peers, the public and the community in a positive, empathetic and professional manner.

Demonstrate knowledge in the technical aspects of athletic training, and various athletic activities including, but not limited to, soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, wrestling, track & field, softball, baseball, swimming and golf.

Ability to work effectively with populations representing diverse social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, life experiences and abilities, including community members, students, faculty, and staff.

  • Ability to follow established procedures and work independently to accomplish those procedures. Ability to explain established policies and procedures using judgment and diplomacy.
  • Ability and willingness to manage a flexible work schedule with self-discipline, including travel, various hours and possible weekends/evenings, as well as work days at other college locations.
  • Ability to write and communicate at a professional level utilizing a high level of computer skills sufficient to use software such as word processing, spreadsheets and data bases to produce correspondence, documents and reports as required by the position.
  • Working knowledge of and a commitment to NWAC intercollegiate rules and regulations.
  • Exhibit a high level of computer literacy, sufficient to use software such as email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases to produce correspondence, documents and reports. Ability to use Internet, Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel as needed. Able to learn and function in the College’s information management system.

Models and ensures diversity and cultural competency (respect, inclusiveness, reflecting, valuing, and welcoming cultural differences) in all position responsibilities regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, social class, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, age, language, origin, or employment status

  • Ability to maintain professionalism, confidentiality, and objectivity under constant pressure and crisis situations. Ability to work with time deadlines and a high level of accuracy using independent judgement.

Applicants for this position possessing one or more of the following knowledge, skills and abilities with receive preferred consideration through the selection process.

  • Previous higher education experience
  • Master’s degree


  • CPR/AED certification or ability to obtain
  • Licensed athletic trainer (LAT) certification through Oregon Health Association or ability to obtain.
  • Certification from the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)

Additional Job Information

JOB TITLE: Athletic Trainer

  • LOCATION: * Coos Bay Campus

FTE: .92 FTE – 11 months

  • ORGANIZATION: * Southwestern Oregon Community College

PAY LEVEL: 27 ($47,665 to $55,847 Step 1 to 5 for hiring – will be prorated for .92 FTE. To $43,851.80 to $51,379)



  • REPORTS TO: *Director of Athletics


  • REVISION DATE*: October 2021

On-campus housing **and a meal plan **for **the Athletic Trainer** position will be allowed for a maximum of one year unless otherwise approved by the Housing Director. The approximate value of this package is $8,838.00._*
Southwestern Oregon Community College only accepts applications through this online application system. We want you to be successful in applying with us. We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application in advance of the deadline.

For assistance with this, please email For technical assistance with your application, please call (855) 524-5627.

Please note: We recognize that our application process can be lengthy, so before you begin, please read all of the stated requirements to determine if you meet them. Applicants must meet all of the stated minimum/special qualifications and additional requirements to be considered for this position. Based on your responses to the qualifying questions, the system may automatically screen you out from further consideration.

Required documents must be provided at the time of application. Please remove any personal information such as photographs, date of birth, gender, social security number, and other protected information from your documents. Documents containing protected information will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Positions are subject to budget consideration and approval. For the candidate who is hired into this position, salary placement will be based on guidelines in administrative policies and procedures or collective bargaining agreements (as applicable). For this reason, please be sure to include everything in your application that you want the college to consider towards placement.

The college does not sponsor employees in the visa application process if they intend to use this as their means to work in the United States. This means that all required work visas must be in place and supported by appropriate evidence to be employed by Southwestern.

Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract nor is it intended to describe all responsibilities, skills, effort, or work conditions associated with the job someone in this position would perform. All employees of Southwestern Oregon Community College are expected to perform tasks as assigned by Southwestern Oregon Community College supervisory/management personnel regardless of job title or routine job duties.

Applicants are eligible to use Veteran’s Preference when applying with Southwestern Oregon Community College in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will only be given if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and any special qualifications for the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application.


  • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) – OR – Letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating a non-service connected pension.
  • Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at:

For information regarding Veteran’s Preference qualifications, visit the following website:

It is the policy of Southwestern Oregon Community College Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, political affiliation, parental status, veteran status or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact Vice President of Administrative Services in Tioga 512. Phone 541-888-7206 or TDD 541-888-7368. All other issues, concerns, and complaints should also be directed to the Vice President of Administrative Services for referral to the appropriate Manager.

Annual Campus Crime/Annual Fire Safety (Clery Act) Report
The “Jeanne Clery Disclosure for Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” (formerly the Campus Security Act) is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information, including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding area. As a current or prospective Southwestern student or employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information. You may review this information here: Annual Campus Crime/Annual Fire Safety (Clery Act) Report. You may also obtain a hard copy of this information upon request by contacting Administrative Services at 541-888-7206.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $43,852.00 – $51,379.00 per year

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