COVID Testing Coordinator/Assistant Athletic Trainer (Athletic Trainer I) (504219)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Parks and Recreation Public Health

Job Description



Position Summary

Under general supervision of the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Athletic Medicine, the COVID Testing Coordinator/ Assistant Athletic Trainer performs the full range of clinical athletic training functions, which involves the planning, organization, and delivery of daily athletic training services to students involved in athletics. This position will provide athletic training services to the sport of water polo. Typical duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: prevent, recognize, and assess athletic injuries; implement preventive and rehabilitation programs to treat athletic injuries; inform coaching staff on the status of injuries and treatment plants; advise students on how to prevent injuries and maintain their physical condition; and regularly evaluate the physical condition of student athletes.

The COVID Testing Coordinator/ Assistant Athletic Trainer, in conjunction with Athletics, Student Health Services, and the Athletics LVN, will coordinate weekly and monthly COVID testing schedules for all student athletes and staff affiliated with SDSU Athletics ensuring that all NCAA, State, and County guidelines are being followed.

For more information regarding Athletics, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2022, with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience


Equivalent to bachelor's degree in athletic training, physical education, kinesiology or related field of study or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities. Course work must include completion of the Board of Certification (BOC) curriculum requirements.

Licenses and/or Certifications Required:

Certification by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification. Must possess and maintain certification in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and first aid. Must stay current with these certifications and submit proof to Associate Athletic Director of Athletic Medicine.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in sports-medicine related area.
  • Experience with sports at collegiate, international, and/or professional team level as a certified Athletic Trainer for two to five years beyond Bachelor's degree, which may include a graduate assistantship.
  • Proficiency with Biodex, SwimEx, and Alter-G .
  • Additional credentials of advance study in an athletic training related subject matter. Examples are: functional evaluation/rehabilitation, instrumented or manual soft tissue mobilization, Kinesiotape, etc.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word & Excel.
  • Prior experience performing inventory, budget, and insurance duties in a sports medicine environment.

Up to date with NCAA, California Guidance for Higher Education, and Mountain West Conference COVID testing guidelines. Compliance with all NCAA, conference, and San Diego State University rules, policies and procedures is of paramount importance to the university. All position responsibilities should be carried out in full compliance with all such rules and regulations.

Specialized Skills

Current knowledge of medical supply vendors, quality, and costs. Ability to follow oral and written directions. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with student-athletes, coaching staff, medical providers, parents, and administrative staff. Excellent written and verbal skills of those of a medical professional. Must possess strong interpersonal and communications skills to develop effective working relationships with athletes and serve as a liaison among athletes, coaching staff, parents, physicians, and other health professionals. Ability to travel to away contests.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,667 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,571 - $6,892 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on October 11, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by October 10, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Jasleen Aguilar at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map