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Assistant Athletic Director, Athletic Training
Full time
Full time salaried

The University of Portland is a National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I institution and West Coast Conference (WCC) member located in Portland, Oregon.  This position is the Head Athletic Trainer and oversees and manages the Athletic Department’s comprehensive athletic training program provided to student-athletes. In addition, this position supervises the University’s athletic training staff and works closely in partnership with team physician(s), coaches, and the University Health and Counseling Center to support the wellbeing and athletic performance of the University’s student-athletes.

This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position with benefits. Benefits include: medical & dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, sick & vacation time, tuition remission benefits starting after 90 days (employee) or 2 years (spouse and children) of employment, retirement contributions after 2 years of employment, and eligibility for the University’s home purchase assistance program consistent with program requirements. (Please note that eligibility for all University benefits is subject to applicable policies, practices, and requirements.)

The full job description is available at:

This posting was posted on July 24, 2019, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Oversee, administer, manage, and coordinate the Department’s comprehensive athletic training program for student-athletes. These duties include oversight and implementation of policies, processes, and programs for the athletic training program, as well as day-to-day management of the athletic training program.

Supervise all staff (including, but not limited to, athletic trainers, graduate assistants, interns, and student employees) in the athletic training program. Supervisory responsibilities include hiring processes, setting of expectations, confirming necessary current certifications, training and professional development, performance management and evaluations, and disciplinary processes including termination of employment.

Coordinate and maintain regular communication with coaches, team physician(s), sports performance staff, and athletic administration in support of teams and individual student-athletes.

Serve as department liaison to the University Health and Counseling Center.

Oversee and manage daily operation of training room including team assignments and scheduling coverage.

Consult and assist in areas such as athletic injury prevention, rehabilitation, and nutrition/supplement education.

Oversee, prepare, and administer budget for the athletic training program.

Oversee the purchase and procurement of supplies and equipment.

Oversee athletic training for all athletic programs. Will serve as athletic trainer for designated sport program(s).

May manage processing of insurance claims.

Other duties as relevant to the duties of the position or as assigned by supervisor or designee.

Please note that the above list of duties is not comprehensive but generally demonstrates the types of matters under this position’s purview and responsibility.


Education and Experience

Required: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Athletic training or related field.  Master’s degree is strongly preferred.

Required: Five years relevant leadership experience in collegiate/Division I or equivalent athletic training program.

Preferred: Prior management experience.

Or equivalent education and/or experience.

Certifications and Licenses

Required: First Aid/CPR Certified or ability to obtain certification.

Required: NATA and OR state licensure.

Required: Driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent leadership and supervisory skills and ability.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, and excellent attention to detail.

Superb interpersonal skills; ability to lead, motivate, develop, and work effectively with student-athletes and to foster a cooperative work environment.

Ability to work effectively independently as well as in a team setting.

Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations or ability to be trained therein.

Ability to exercise sound judgment.

Ability to maintain private and/or confidential information, including ability to abide by all health care related privacy laws such as HIPAA.

Professional demeanor and ability to establish effective working relationships, professional rapport, and effectively accomplish work within a University setting that includes a wide array of individuals, groups, policies and processes. Ability to work effectively with various constituencies including students, the general public, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and other members of the UP community.

Demonstrated competence and commitment to diversity and inclusion; ability to be an effective partner with diverse students, faculty, and staff.

Ability to use and learn computers, technology, software, and applications at the level of sophistication and proficiency required for the duties of the position, including, without limitation, Microsoft Office and the internet.

Please see full job description (link in most postings) for information about physical requirements, working conditions, work standards, and statement about reasonable accommodations.

Supplemental Questions

1. Why are you interested in this position at the University of Portland?

2. What are your areas of work-related strength? What are work-related areas that you would like to improve?

3. Please explain what diversity, inclusion, and equity means to you. Please describe your education and work-related experiences applicable to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

4. What prior experience do you have as a manager and supervisor? What is your management and supervisory philosophy?


Cover Letter, References, Resume, Supplemental Questions

Notice of University requirements regarding offers of employment and background investigations: Offers of employment by the University are in in writing and signed by the head of the Office of Human Resources and the President, the Provost, or a Vice President. Any offers of employment that do not meet these requirements are not final and are contingent on final approval by Human Resources and receipt of a written offer of employment that meets the previously-stated requirements. A background investigation process is required before final hiring procedures can be completed for all faculty and staff positions. Any offers received before a background investigation is successfully completed are not final and are contingent on successful completion of a background investigation.


For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: Applicants who have a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation regarding the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (503) 943-8484.


The University’s mission and EEO statement: Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. The University of Portland is an equal opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The University of Portland does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by and consistent with the law. Please see the University’s full Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy here: