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Athletic Trainer (2 Positions)

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Athletics and Coaching
Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.

Cornell University is an NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Ivy League. The university fields teams in 37 intercollegiate sports and provides a comprehensive physical education program. The university is committed to excellence in academics and athletics, gender equity and diversity in its programs, and a well-balanced, broad-based intercollegiate athletics program.

The Cornell University Sports Medicine Department is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the health, safety, and welfare of the student-athletes of Cornell University by providing a safe environment and the best possible and most expedient healthcare. This will be accomplished through the six domains of athletic training as established by the National Athletic Training Association, these include: Prevention; Recognition, Evaluation, and Assessment; Immediate Care; Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Reconditioning; Organization and Administration; Professional Development and Responsibility.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Cornell University is looking to hire two Athletic Trainers to join our team. The Athletic Trainer is a crucial member of the Cornell University Sports Medicine department, tasked with evaluating, treating, coordinating and carrying out the physical rehabilitation of athletes as prescribed. This includes proper compilation and maintenance of medical and statistical records. To be effective in this role, there is a consistent need to study, evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment in physical rehabilitation/training and therapy. You will also assist in the daily management and operation of the athletic training room, provide sports coverage as assigned, and supervise student athletic trainers. Key success factors include:

  • The ability to manage multiple competing responsibilities in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining a professional, calm and controlled demeanor at all times.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to build working relationships with a wide variety of individuals to include colleagues, physicians, coaches, student-athletes, and parents.
  • Effective organization and communication skills, to consistently relay accurate information and needs to the appropriate audience and to maintain complete and detailed written records.
  • The ability to respond to injuries and other medical issues in a timely, calm, and professional manner in order to start the appropriate medical response and treatment as quickly as possible.

Application notice: There are two positions available, a 12-month position and a 10-month position. The 12-month position will work with Football and/or Men's Lacrosse programs, and thus requires previous experience with a contact/collision sport. Visa sponsorship is not available for these positions.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training, and 2-3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Certification from National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid Certificate
  • Eligible for New York State Licensure

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work experience as an athletic trainer with an NCAA Division I athletics program
  • Master's Degree in Athletic Training or Physical Therapy, or at least 5 - 7 years of work experience.

University Job Title:

Athletic Trainer



Pay Rate Type:



Contact Name:

Pam Dollaway

Number of Openings:


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