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POSITION:  Assistant Athletic Trainer (Exempt) *2 Openings


DEPARTMENT:  Athletics

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Head Athletic Trainer


EXEMPTION:  Professional Exemption

LOCATION:  HSU Campus, Abilene, TX

TARGET HIRE DATE: As Soon as Possible

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT –Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU as reflected in the University’s Statement of Faith.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or 


The athletic trainer will be responsible for delivering athletic medical care and related services to the student-athlete population at Hardin-Simmons University.



Provision of athletic medical care: Possess the theoretical and practical knowledge to be able to practice independently in most situations as an athletic trainer. This includes but is not limited to clinical examination and diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, decisions regarding injury prevention and risk management, and patient advocacy and mediation between physicians, athletic department staff, and family members when necessary.

Compliance: Ensuring adherence to NCAA, American Southwest Conference, and Hardin-Simmons University policies and procedures as they pertain to the practice of athletic training within the college and university setting.

Organization and Administration: Documents all patient encounters, assists with submission of qualifying secondary insurance claims, assists with verification of primary insurance, completion and collection of medical forms each year, as well as inventory and limited budgeting for supplies.

Communication: Thorough and frequent communication with fellow staff members, supervisors, physicians, coaches, patients, and family members of patients when applicable.

Clinical Education: Serving as a Clinical Preceptor to athletic training students in a CAATE accredited Master of Athletic Training program.

Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Athletic Training Services and/or Athletic Director.


Supervise athletic training students and student-athletes in clinic and during practice/competition. 

COMPETENCIES:  This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your education and/or experience in your current or previous job relates to each function of this position.

Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Job Knowledge: Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.  

Communications: Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.  

Quality Management: Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. 

Strategic Thinking: Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions. 

Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.  

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. 

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Power Point; Electronic Medical Record Systems.


Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university required. 

Master's degree preferred.


Board of Certification (BOC certification), possess or be eligible for athletic training licensure in the sate of Texas, CPR/AED for Healthcare Providers or Professional Rescuers.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 

The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, extreme cold and extreme heat.

The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This is an Exempt Level Professional Position which often requires extended hours beyond a 40-hour work week, especially during the peak season(s) for sports. 

Candidate must be able to work non-traditional hours, including nights and weekends depending on the time of year.

There are afternoon practices during season and competitions and performances in the afternoons and on weekends.

Must have and maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

Must be able to drive an automobile and 15-passenger van.

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.

Additional travel may be required on occasion in order to attend training, etc.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.


HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position, applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.