Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer – Sul Ross University 9/15

September 15th, 2022

Sul Ross University

Job Title Graduate Assistant – Athletic Training 2022-23.  This is not a CAATE track degree to qualify for BOC Exam
Location Alpine
Department Athletic Training
Job No.
Posting Date 09/09/2022
End Date
Until Filled Yes
Appointment Date
Salary $1,000-1,250 monthly based on completed credit hours
Required Must apply and be accepted in one of many graduate programs at Sul Ross State University.

Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training or related field

Eligible to be licensed with the State of Texas (TDLR)

Certification in First Aid/CPR/AED

Have a NATABOC Certification – Preferred but not required

Successful Background Check

Standard office machines; computer skills.

Preferred Willingness to be an Apprenticeship leader (clinical instructor).
Primary Responsibilities Summary
We are seeking a team player to join our staff that has a passion for collegiate athletics and the drive to excel as a Licensed Athletic Trainer. Key characteristics we are looking for: self-starter with a passion to bring new and inventive skills to the table, with the ability to work with several athletic teams while obtaining a Master’s degree.

The graduate Athletic Trainer shall perform all duties pertaining to her/his program.  Duties include but are not limited to:

• Emergency Medical/Game Day Care: Provide emergency medical evaluation, treatment, and injury triage to student-athletes during practice and/or competition. Design and fabricates protective equipment and apply appropriate taping/wrapping to support extremities and prevent further aggravation to existing injuries. Ensure the proper fitting of protective team equipment.
• Follow-Up Medical Care: Provide daily follow-up care and evaluation of the injured/ill athletes and communicate with appropriate coaching and athletic staff regarding the status of injury/illness and participation capabilities.
• Game and Practice Coverage: The graduate assistant Athletic Trainer will provide practice and/or game coverage, as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director of Sports Medicine.
• Medical Documentation: The graduate assistant Athletic Trainer will properly document all injuries, treatments, and rehabilitation of injured athletes. He/she will maintain student-athlete pre-season paperwork, injury/treatment documentation, and communication and Internet access hardware and software.
• Communication: The graduate assistant Athletic Trainer will effectively communicate verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with athletes and serve as a liaison among athletes, coaching staff, parents, physicians, and other health professionals.
• Professional Development: The graduate assistant Athletic Trainer must engage in professional development for his/herself.  He/she is responsible for keeping up with the current trends and developments; as well as the implementation in order to perform duties more effectively.
• Working with Team Physicians and Other Sports Medicine Professionals: The graduate assistant Athletic Trainer will work closely with the team physicians and extended sports medicine staff regarding the care and management of injuries and illnesses. This includes serving as the liaison between the athletic department and the medical community, regarding the health care of the student-athletes with referrals to physicians and allied health care professionals.
• Promote the Brand of the Athletic Department and the University:  Shall continually strive to enhance the image of the Sul Ross State University Athletics Department and its programs through in-game conduct, interpersonal contacts with parents, visitors, university faculty/staff, and community citizens.  Additionally, the graduate Athletic Trainer shall participate in Athletic Department and University-sponsored events and initiatives;
• Create an Atmosphere of Compliance:  Know, recognize, and comply with the laws, policies, rules, and regulations governing the NCAA, the ASC, and the Sul Ross State University Athletic Department. Supervise and ensure that any students and any other employees and/or volunteers for whom you are administratively responsible comply with the aforesaid policies, rules, and regulations.

Received: Associate Athletic Director of Sports Medicine
Given: Students

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.

Other Information Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

The Sul Ross State University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for all campuses can be found at

About SRSU Sul Ross State University Alpine Campus is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students of campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine.

The SRSU campuses in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde comprise Rio Grande College. RGC offers upper-level courses leading to bachelor’s degrees as well as master’s degree programs and works closely with its partner institution, Southwest Texas Junior College, to provide a seamless transition to RGC for their students. All RGC students hold an Associate degree from an accredited institution or they have completed 42 semester credit hours of transferrable work.

More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings See our website or call Billy Ray Laxton, 432-538-2105

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