Assistant Athletic Trainer - BJC

McKendree University's partner, BJC, is seeking applicants for an Assistant Athletic Training position. Under the direct supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer, the Assistant Athletic Trainer has the responsibility as a healthcare professional to provide medical care for the student-athletes in concurrence with the policies and regulations approved by the Board of Trustees and the practices and procedures of the university administration. Interested candidates should email their resume and references to BJC Careers. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact Kristin Von Hatten at

Position Responsibilities

  • Directly responsible to the Head Athletic Trainer
  • Carry out medical care for assigned student-athletes per the sports medicine standard operating procedures
  • Coordinate and implement injury prevention and rehabilitation programs for student-athletes with advice from the Head Athletic Trainer and/or physician if needed
  • Provide accommodation recommendations related to sport, for student-athletes with restrictions or limitations
  • Make return to play decisions for student-athletes with advice from physician if needed
  • Maintains electronic medical records of all patient encounters in accordance with federal and state regulations
  • Communicate with Head Athletic Trainer, physician, and coaches on student-athlete injury status
  • Responsible for being present at practices and home events as deemed by the Head Athletic Trainer
  • Responsible for being present for away games depending on sports coverage
  • Assist visiting athletic teams with medical accommodations and services as needed
  • Assist the Head Athletic Trainer in supervising Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers and Athletic Training Students
  • Responsible for organization and appearance of all Athletic Training Facilities
  • Assist the Head Athletic Trainer with the annual budget/inventory of all supplies needed to carry out athletic training duties
  • Assist with the administration of the McKendree University Department of Athletics Drug Policy and Testing Program
  • Maintain Athletic Training Certification through Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer, Illinois licensure, and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers & Health Care Providers
  • Responsible for administrative and other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer


Minimum Requirements

  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution preferred but not required
  • Licensed, or eligible for licensure, by the State of Illinois Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
  • Certified in CPR/AED for Basic Life Support and/or Professional Rescuers & Health Care Providers

Benefits Statement

  • Annual Salary based on budget allocation
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
  • 401(k) plan
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

BJC application portal and job posting can be found at