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Administrative & Professional Staff Position FY14-89
March 31, 2014 

Position Title
Assistant Athletic Director for Student Welfare

Hiring Unit
Intercollegiate Athletics

Job Description
The Assistant Athletic Director provides primary medical care, including injury prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and injury counseling for all student-athletes.  Specific duties include:

  • Contacting and consulting with parents/guardians as needed
  • Serving as primary liaison with team physicians and all other external medical contacts
  • Coordinating and consulting with outside physicians as needed
  • Communicating with additional support staff as needed
  • Practice and event set up and coverage
  • Providing daily injury reports of student-athletes to appropriate head coach
  • Completing and retaining medical documents relating to student-athletes’ injuries, illnesses, medical conditions including physician notes, initial and follow-up assessments, daily treatments and rehabilitations, documentation of referral process, and diagnostic testing results
  • Manage all aspects of department’s insurance program including maintaining and overseeing all correspondence with student-athlete secondary insurance company, including initial processing of claims and submittal of explanations of benefits to ensure that all medical claims are processed in a timely manner
  • Overseeing staff of 3 full-time athletic trainers and 2 graduate assistants
  • Complying with all NCAA, Conference and University rules and regulations
  • Overseeing NCAA Division I sports medicine reporting program and managing drug testing program

The Assistant Director’s primary mission is to communicate, educate, and facilitate positive student-athlete and athletic staff medical outcome.  Other tasks in support of the department’s mission and goals may be assigned. 

Qualifications
Master’s degree required (terminal degree preferred).  NATA certification required with 10+ years’ experience.  Licensure by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation required.  Current CPR for Professional Rescuer or Basic Life Support Certification required.  Candidate must possess strong communication and organizational skills, effective interpersonal skills and supervisory skills, demonstrated crisis management skills, and an understanding of various insurance programs (including but not limited to HIPPA/FERPA regulations).  Experience required in the following areas:

  • Administration of athletic training staff at the university level
  • Clinical rehabilitation with administrative experience of staff and protocol design development
  • University level teaching experience in athletic training, anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology
  • Medical director for NCAA and/or Olympic venue championships
  • Medical insurance filing, arbitration of denials, insurance premium negotiations
  • Staff recruitment of athletic trainers
  • Building and facilities design with strong business background in sq. foot and ROI and vendor/contractor cost containment

Terms of Appointment
Administrative Staff, 100%, non-bargaining, 12-month term, July 1 through June 30 with possibility of renewal.   

Source of Funds
Local 

Salary
Commensurate with experience..  Excellent benefits package included.  

Application Process
Submit letter of application, resume, transcript, and references to:

     SIUE Athletics Department
     Attn: Katie Zingg
     Campus Box 1129
     Edwardsville, IL  62026 

     *Electronic submission is preferred and can be sent to kzingg@siue.edu.

Application Deadline
April 28, 2014 

 

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