Assistant Athletic Trainer

Position Overview

Department – Athletics
Supervisor – Head Athletic Trainer
Benefits – Yes
Status – Full-time, 11-month

About Bushnell University

Bushnell University is a Christian, private, liberal-arts, comprehensive university closely affiliated with churches of the Stone-Campbell/Restoration Movement. From this unique heritage Bushnell University embraces the ideal that we are “Christians only” – but not the “only Christians” – and offers its resources to students and congregations of many church traditions. These students are affiliated with denominational and non-denominational groups, such as Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Foursquare, Lutheran, Nazarene, Episcopal, Assembly of God, Catholic, and Community Churches. The University was founded in 1895 and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

The Bushnell Athletic Department is a member of the NAIA, NACE, and Cascade Collegiate Conference. Bushnell currently sponsors 17 athletic teams including: baseball, basketball (men’s and women’s), beach volleyball, cross country (men’s and women’s), esports, outdoor track & field and indoor track (men’s and women’s), golf (men’s and women’s), soccer (men’s and women’s), softball, and volleyball.

Position Information

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Athletic Director and/or Head Athletic Trainer, the Assistant Athletic Trainer position is responsible for coordinating and administering the delivery of sports medicine services to all student-athletes including, but not limited to: injury prevention, evaluation, management, and treatment of athletic injuries, short-term and long-term rehabilitation of athletic injuries, education and counseling of student-athletes, and athletics related health care administration in consultation with the team Physician. Additional responsibilities include administrative duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer and/or Athletic Director.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

  • Adhere to the Scope of Practice Standards of an Athletic Trainer as outlined by the Board of Certification and the Oregon Board of Athletic Trainers.
  • Assist and oversee the care, prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries to student-athletes participating on seventeen (17) intercollegiate teams and in ten (10) different sports.
  • Organize and maintain all medical records in accordance with federal and state regulations.
  • Document all injuries and treatment progress in athlete’s medical record. Write reports as required.
  • Maintain and manage student-athlete insurance information internally and externally as needed.
  • Communicate with physicians and coaching staff regarding the injury status of athletes.
  • Make appropriate physician’s referrals and appointments.
  • Knowledge of: athletic training methods and procedures and University and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the management of the Athletic Training Room budgets, policies and facilities to maintain optimal health, safety and welfare of all constituents.
  • Assist with the coordination of purchasing and use of all equipment and supplies needed in the operation of the Athletic Training Room.
  • Attend Athletic and/or Divisional (monthly) meetings.
  • Ability to: coordinate work with other employees; to adhere to all policies, rules and regulations of the university, the NAIA and the State of Oregon; handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment as needed; research and analyze data and reports; provide training for participants, students and staff; counsel and advise collegiate student-athletes.
  • Participate and assist with the operations and activities of the Athletic Department (e.g. home game coverage, laundry room over-site, etc.).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience and Qualification Requirements

BS degree in Athletic Training required (MS strongly preferred), BOC Certified, State of Oregon Athletic Trainers License (eligible): minimum of two (2) year experience in athletic training (collegiate strongly preferred); practical experience with baseball/softball arm manegment (strongly preferred); current CPR/ First Aid Certification, AED, valid ODL

Knowledge of sports medicine and related fields; body mechanics, principles, flexibility and strength training; basic elements of pedagogy of Sports Medicine; operation and use of Sports Medicine equipment, operation and use of weight training and fitness equipment; health and safety regulations; maintain routine records; utilize Windows based software including, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant software programs.

Working Conditions/Special Requirements

  • Bushnell University employees must have a maturing Christian Faith and live in compliance with the duties and expectations as detailed in the Employee Handbook.
  • The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
  • The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free environment.
  • The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
  • All employees of Bushnell University are “mandatory reporters” under Oregon law. See http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/abuse/pages/mandatory_report.aspx for specific information.
  • Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to this position. Must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy.
  • This person must project a positive, vibrant and professional attitude in assisting people.
  • This person must have high ethics of honesty and confidentiality, with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to the students, faculty, staff and business of the department and the University.
  • The position requires driving a vehicle, and the employee must possess (or have the ability to attain) an Oregon Driver’s License and meet eligibility criteria under the University’s auto policy.
  • The position is subject to evening, weekend, and variable working hours including holidays.
  • The position involves indoor and outdoor work subject to adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to participate in rigorous physical activity–dexterity of hands and fingers, loading and unloading of athletic training and game day equipment of up to 40lbs., standing for extended periods of time, reaching overhead and above the shoulders, bending at the waist, and kneeling.
  • This position description is subject to change at any time.

Application Instructions

Bushnell University employees are expected to abide by the Theological Context for Bushnell Community Life. Please read this document before continuing.

Required Application Materials

To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials:

  • Bushnell Employment Application
  • Cover letter addressing skills, experience, and knowledge
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement of Faith that addresses:
    • how a maturing Christian faith finds expression in the candidate’s personal life, family life, community life, and current church membership;
    • how the candidate integrates faith into his or her work life;
    • the candidate’s understanding of and ability to support Bushnell University’s Theological Context for Community Life statement.
  • Contact information for three references, preferably including the applicant’s pastor or other appropriate church leader who is able to address the applicant’s faith background.

How to Send Application Materials

Option 1: Email application materials to esjobs@bushnell.edu

Option 2: Mail application materials to:

Corey Anderson
Athletic Director
Bushnell University
828 E. 11th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401

Please note: Incomplete application packets may result in disqualification. Final candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background investigation.


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