Cornell College
  • 01-May-2018 to 30-Jun-2018 (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Full Time

Cornell College invites applications for a full-time, 10-month assistant athletic trainer. This position will assist the head athletic trainer in all aspects of the athletics training program, including evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.  Assist with the supervision of the sports medicine assistants, and the supervision and operation of the training room. Assist with the supervision of athletic practices and athletic events as directed.  Team travel may be required on occasion.

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum, which allows students to learn at the speed of life with more opportunities for off-campus study, full-time internships, and research blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor.


Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree and commitment to the values, standards, and expectations of NCAA Division III athletics and a liberal arts college.  National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification required. Must be eligible for license in state of Iowa. Preferred qualifications include CPR and First Aid Instructor Certified, master's degree and previous experience as a certified athletic trainer.

Must have a valid Iowa driver's license and insurance coverage (if driving own vehicle) or be insurable.

Preferred Skills

Knowledge and skills in preventing athletic injuries, providing physical examinations, developing training and conditioning programs, selecting protective equipment, creating a safe athletic environment, and evaluating athletic injuries.  Ability to make appropriate medical referrals, providing first aid and emergency care, rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries, counseling and guidance of athletes, and educating sports medicine assistants. Knowledge of ordering equipment and supplies, record keeping, supervising sports medicine assistants and ability to work collaboratively with student health care providers.  Ability to construct orthotic and protective devices, proficient use of all training room modalities, and to develop and maintain professional medical contacts. Must be self-directed, well organized and capable of assuming varied responsibilities. Administration, management and supervision of employees are key components for the success of this position. Computer knowledge is preferred.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three references through Cornell's online application system.

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smokefree Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

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