District Athletic Trainer Coordinator

Job category: Professional
Exemption Status/Test: Exempt
Reports to: Director of Athletics
Date Revised: October 1, 2015
Dept./School: Athletic Department

Primary purpose

Supervise the high school athletic trainers for health and safety of all GISD student athletes. Develop GISD athletic training procedures, the presentation of staff development training and the delivery of instructions for all athletic training programs.

Qualifications

Education/Certification

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university

Licensed Athletic Trainer – State of Texas

American Heart Association First Aid/CPR Instructor Certified

Valid Texas Teaching Certificate

Experience

Five (5) years high school athletic training experience

Special knowledge/skills

Knowledge of overall operations of an athletic training program

Knowledge of state and UIL policies governing athletics

Ability to interpret policy, procedures and data

Ability to manage budget and personnel and coordinate district functions

Strong communication, purlic relations and interpersonal skills

Major responsibilities and duties

District/Organizational Climate

  • Promote an environment that is safe, friendly and inviting.
  • Set a standard of instructional and performance excellence for the entire athletic training staff.

District/Organizational Improvement

  • Direct all athletic trainers in the development of their programs.
  • Set measurable annual goals for athletic trainers and facility improvement.
  • Represent the district’s athletic training programs in a positive way to the public, other school districts, the UIL and other related organizations.
  • Assist with planning and conducting needs assessments related to athletic operations.

Personnel Management

  • Responsible for recruiting, interviewing and coordinating the addition of new athletic trainers to the district.
  • Meet regularly with staff in individual and group sessions.
  • Develop individual and staff professional development plans.
  • Counsel athletic trainers on UIL/State rules and eligibility.
  • Provide for at least one complete, annual evaluation of every athletic training staff member.

Administration and Fiscal/Facility Management

  • Supervise the preparation for the overall athletic training budgets for submittal to the director of athletics.
  • Coordinate filings of the GISD student insurance with athletic trainers, coaches and the GISD Risk Management Department.
  • District Athletic Department’s Web Site:  train the coaches on how to input schedules and scores; monitor website to make sure information is updated and accurate.
  • Approve procedures for cash management and internal accounting.

Student Management/Relations

  • Develop an environment that stimulates academic and athletic excellence.
  • Develop a safe, friendly and inviting atmosphere.
  • Develop policies and procedures that teach student safety, respect discipline, responsibility and leadership.
  • Emphasize a “student-first” environment.

District Organizational – Community Relations

  • Articulate to the public the ways in which the department of athletics supports the mission and goals of GISD.
  • Participate in community activities and organizations that foster rapport and mutual respect between GISD and the community.
  • Assume a position of leadership in local, state and national athletic training organizations.

Professional Growth and Development

  • Seek, accept and respond to evaluative feedback from subordinates, peers and supervisors in order to improve performance and service.
  • Take initiative to develop needed professional skills.
  • Remain current with professional continuing education requirements.
  • Attend local, state and national clinics and conventions as appropriate.
  • Conduct oneself in a professional and ethical manner and abide by all professional codes of ethics.

Other Duties

  • Perform other tasks and assume such responsibilities as may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise instructors.

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Standard office equipment, computer and various equipment
Posture: 
Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing
Environment: 
May work prolonged or irregular hours
Mental Demands: 
Maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.