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Assistant Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach

Northland College
Job Location:
Ashland, Wisconsin
Athletics and Coaching

Northland College is a private, liberal arts college with a progressive focus on the environment, sustainability, and social justice. Adjacent to the Apostle Islands and nearly a million acres of national forest, Northland has an unparalleled living laboratory and natural playground just beyond our doors. The College was named first in sustainable curriculum by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and is featured as one of Sierra Club’s Cool Schools for its environmental curriculum and sustainability achievements.Northland College is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.

Northland College provides equal opportunity for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, ancestry, or veteran status. Northland College is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, and others who would provide diverse perspectives to our College are encouraged to apply for this position.

The Assistant Athletic Trainer adheres to the plan developed by the Head Athletic Trainer that provides for the health and safety of student-athletes, the athletics and college staff, and those individuals in attendance for on-campus athletics events. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, the implementing and monitoring of a comprehensive health and safety program for athletics and insuring compliance with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and Midwest Lacrosse Conference, State of Wisconsin Statutes, and Northland College policies and procedures.

The secondary position of Strength and Conditioning coach will be responsible for providing programming and coaching that includes but is not limited to the education and guidance on conditioning, resistance training, mobility and recovery to help student athletes develop to the best of their ability.


1. Assistant Athletic Trainer (75%)
a. Medical education of student athletes.
b. Provide medical coverage for assigned athletic teams participating in practice and competition.
c. Assess and monitor the rehabilitation of student-athlete injuries occurring as a result of participation in a department sponsored competition or practice.
d. Make appropriate medical referrals and/or provide medical treatment for student-athletes within the guidelines of KRS 311.900
e. Communicate with coaches, both in writing and orally, the extent of any injury along with the methods of rehabilitation.
f. Maintain office hours for the convenience of student-athletes who may become ill and/or injured outside of scheduled practices times.
g. Supervise the health care of injured and ill student-athletes recovering or rehabilitating.
h. Maintain an injury reporting system documenting the type of medical treatment administered, if the disposition of each injured student-athlete.
i. Maintain communication with the athletics program’s team physician or his/her designated agent, and/or the physician of record in regards to the disposition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injured or ill student-athletes as a result of their participation in a department sponsored competition or practice.

2. Strength and Conditioning Coach (25%)
a. Design and implement strength training and conditioning programs in-season, off-season, and preseason for all school-sanctioned male and female athletic programs in a manner that reflects research driven practices
b. Work in cooperation with the sports medicine or athletic training staff in the rehabilitation and strengthening of injured athletes.
c. Facilitate a collaborative relationship among sport coaches, sports medicine, and the strength and conditioning staff.
d. Design and implement policies and procedures for the strength and conditioning program.
e. Develop systems for tracking athlete attendance and athlete progress in conjunction with the sport coaches.
f. Successfully completes training and educational courses as required.

3. Other duties as assigned.


1. Bachelor’s degree through CAATE accredited institution required. Master’s degree preferred.
2. Must be Board of Certification (BOC) certified and possess a Wisconsin state licensure, or are eligible for licensure in the state of Wisconsin.
3. CPR and AED certification required.
4. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification (CSCS) required.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

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