Head Athletic Trainer | Indian River State College


 The qualifications, knowledge, and skill requirements for this position include:

  • Proof of certification by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Board of Certification (BOC);
  • Proof of certification as a CPR Trainer to certify staff members in CPR and AED training or proof of certification within 6 months of hiring;
  • Florida State Licensure or eligibility of receiving licensing within 60 days of date of hire;
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training, Master’s degree in Athletic Training preferred;
  • Familiarity with NJCAA governing rules;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, specifically related to athletic training policies and procedures;
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and efficiency skills;
  • Ability to maintain strict accuracy and be detail oriented;
  • Minimum of two (2) years of proven athletic training experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer;
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification;
  • Ability, technical skills, and proven knowledge to work with elite collegiate athletes;
  • Good organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (both verbal and written) in order to work within a state ranked program;
  • Motivated self-starter with high character, integrity and leadership skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others;
  • Proven experience with Microsoft Office and Windows based applications;
  • Valid Florida driver’s license.


 The essential job functions and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Working directly under the supervision of the Athletic Director on all organizational and athletic training aspects of the collegiate teams.  
  • Instructing student-athletes on injury care and prevention and rehabilitative methods for existing injuries.
  • Working fluctuating hours and responsibilities within different functional areas of the institution to be determined.
  • Developing, implementing and modifying all athletic training policies and procedures.




The specific duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Assume all responsibilities in the development and implementation of all athletic training services for athletes within the Indian River State College athletic department;
  • Represent Indian River State College at all required state, regional and national meetings;
  • Handle initial athletic clearance inclusive of all medical forms, insurance information and pre-participation physicals prior to athlete being allowed to participate with his/her athletic team;
  • Instruct student athletes on injury and illness evaluation, rehabilitation and on utilizing appropriate physician referrals;
  • Instruct student athletes on injury prevention as well as on existing injuries and on rehabilitative methodologies;
  • Treatment and applying therapeutic modalities, taping, bracing, and splinting/casting;
  • Establish relationships with orthopedic and general practice physicians in the community to enhance medical care received by the student athletes;
  • Work under the direction of the supervising physician;
  • Schedule needed medical appointments for student athletes;
  • Accompany student athletes to medical appointments as needed;
  • Communicate with physicians and coaches regarding student-athlete injury and participation status;
  • Maintain and inventory supplies as required, biannually;
  • Maintain daily progress notes and additional notes regarding communication with physicians, teachers, and parents;
  • Create weekly contact log for submission to Athletic Director for services provided to student-athletes;
  • Work with Indian River State College insurance coordinator for timely filing of insurance paperwork/claims;
  • Cover all home athletic events for all sports teams;
  • Cover all athletic tournaments sponsored by Indian River State College;
  • Travel to away athletic events as schedule permits;
  • Serve as a mentor to any students that may be interested in pursuing a degree in athletic training;
  • Driving duties as assigned;
  • Work as part of a team in supporting student success, retention and completion;
  • Complete other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


 This position requires bending, squatting, and the ability to lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds in addition to standing or sitting for extended periods of time.  It also requires conducting basketball workouts.  It also requires manual dexterity to operate standard office machines, such as, copier, fax, calculator, telephone, and other equipment as necessary.  IRSC expects its employees to follow proper safety standards while employed by the College.