Athletic Trainer - Campus Recreation


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Campus Recreation (10001014)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position coordinates and manages activities and services associated with athletic training for programs offered through the Department of Campus Recreation.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Provides onsite athletic training coverage for injuries and illnesses at Sport Club home events, Intramural Sports special events, Summer Youth Camp, and other departmental events
  • Reviews and follows-up with all Sport Club incident reports, submits referrals to the University Health center as needed, maintains detailed athlete records, and prepares reports as requested.
  • Minimizes the risk of injury through awareness, education, and prevention strategies for sport club athletes.
  • Coordinates appointment-based evaluations, treatment, referrals, and acute injury management for during Athletic Training Suite clinic hours.
  • Coordinates ImPact baseline and postinjury concussion testing in partnership with the University of Mississippi Center for Health and Sports Performance.
  • Ensures adherence to the concussion protocol and Return to Play policy for Intramural Sports & Sport Club participants in partnership with the Student Health Center.
  • Assists in recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating student employees, including graduate assistant and undergraduate students.
  • Assists with coordinating the Sport Club Safety Officer Program
  • Assists with minimizing the risk of injury through awareness, education, and prevention strategies for sport club athletes.
  • Assists with coordinating departmental CPR/First Aid/AED training courses, maintaining certification records, and creating departmental risk management training materials.
  • Makes recommendations concerning operational budgets, purchasing, and inventory.
  • Assists in establishing and implementing short-term and long-range objectives for the Department of Campus Recreation, including compilation of data and reporting of programmatic statistics, as well as assessment of student learning and program outcomes.
  • Represents the Department of Campus Recreation and The University of Mississippi on various committees, boards, and associations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Responsible for the health and safety of program participants through preventative measures, onsite and post-injury care, and upholding industry standards.
  2. Assists in the supervision and training of student staff, graduate assistants, and sport club athletes.
  3. Performs programmatic administrative responsibilities 


Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Sports Administration or a related field from a college or university.





  • Must possess and maintain Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC) certification at the time of application submission or be currently enrolled in an Athletic Training program with successful completion of the BOC certification exam prior to the anticipated start date.
  • Must obtain, or be able to obtain, Mississippi State Board of Health for Athletic Training License within 30 days of employment.
  • Must possess and maintain CPR/First Aid/AED certification (or ability to obtain certification within 30 days of employment) and CPR/ First Aid/AED Instructor certification (or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of employment) 


Substitution Statement: 
Related experience may be substituted for education on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.


Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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