Assistant Athletic Director Sports Medicine

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative, Staff

Position Title: Assistant Athletic Director Sports Medicine  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

51600 - Gen Athletics

Advertised Salary: 60,000-67,000 Salary commensurate with education, experiences, and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Assistant Athletic Director Sports Medicine — serving as the athletic department’s designated Health Care Administrator responsible for establishing and managing policies and procedures designed to prevent, treat, repair and rehabilitate athletic injuries. Oversee area’s annual operating budget, recruitment of team physicians and serve as department liaison to all medical services needed. Will work closely with coaches, administrators, athletes and parents in the process.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree  
Required Work Experience: Three years full-time experience as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at the collegiate level or one (1) year as the primary administrator of a collegiate sports medicine program.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: State of Michigan athletic training license or eligible
NATA BOC Certification
First Aid and CPR certifications
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Inclement Weather
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Balancing
  • Driving
  • Repetitive movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Master’s degree.
Supervisory experience.
Experience with NCAA & institutional drug testing preferred
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Serve on the Athletic Director’s Senior Staff and provide overall daily oversight and direction of the Sports Medicine & Health Program designed to establish provide and implement policies and procedures that optimize the health and welfare of Ferris State’s student athletes
Establish and enforce Ferris State, NCAA, GLIAC & CCHA policies and procedures directly related to the care, safety and overall welfare of student-athletes including but not limited to the prevention of athletic injuries
Supervise student worker program wage employees, work study students, supplies and development budgets.
Serve as the athletic department’s Health Care Administrator as required by the NCAA. Hire and supervise assistant athletic trainers. Recruit, hire, train, supervise and schedule student athletic trainers.
Coordinate the activities of (4) athletic training rooms and provide trainer staffing for Sports Camps.
Maintain athletic training facilities, supplies and equipment.
Evaluate, treat and rehabilitate athletic injuries, consulting with medical personnel, campus health center and coaches.
Provide administrative oversight of the coordination of medical referrals and medical clearances.
Schedule athletic trainer and student worker coverage of practice sessions and all events and competitions of athletic teams.
Maintain accurate and up to date student-athlete medical records.
Process athletic insurance claims and coordinate payment of athletic related medical expenses.
Solicit quotes and make recommendations regarding athletic accident insurance coverage and premium on an annual basis.
Provide oversight and coordination of physician and EMS coverage for home football, hockey, and post season events.
Manages partnerships and agreements with Corewell Health, local chiropractor and dietician.
Provide oversight and annual maintenance of CPR and First Aid certifications for all athletic trainers and coaches. Schedule CPR and First Aid re-certification for all staff.
Provide administrative oversight of FSU’s Athletic Department Drug and Alcohol Education and Testing Program. Serve as NCAA drug testing site coordinator.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws.
Must be available by phone after hours and on weekends for emergencies and council.
Reports directly to the Athletic Director and supervises 3 fulltime certified trainers.
Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated and protected student-athlete information and records.
Serve as liaison to third party billing organization.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Serve on University committees as assigned.  
Skills and Abilities: Administer insurance program in conjunction with the department athletic insurance coordinator for payment of athletic related medical expenses.
Communicate effectively and work with a diverse group of coaches, student athletes, parents and physicians.
Evaluate physical abilities, extent of injuries, and required treatments.
Provide oversight of administrative office responsibilities of sports medicine & health through proper delegation of responsibilities.
Recommend and implement policies and procedures.
Work independently.
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • License
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Bachelor’s degree.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

License (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of Athletic training license.
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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