Part-Time Athletic Trainer for DU Club Rugby

Job no: 497144
Position type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Division/Equivalent: Recreation and Wellness
School/Unit: Club Sports
Department/Office: Club Sports
Categories: Recreation / Kennedy Mountain Campus

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Position Summary

The University of Denver is seeking a dedicated and skilled Athletic Trainer to work closely with the DU Club Rugby teams, the coaches and medical experts. The position offers an exciting opportunity to work with both men's and women's teams, contributing to their overall health, safety, and performance. The Athletic Trainer will primarily work during weekday evening club rugby practices and will accompany the teams to home matches and travel events on the weekends. This position is an average of 10-15 hours per week.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions 

  • Maintain current certification and continuing education requirements set by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification.
  • Attend weekly club rugby practices and provide immediate first aid, injury assessment and treatment to athletes
  • Collaborate with coaches and athletes to develop injury prevention strategies and promote overall wellness
  • Attend home games and travel with teams as needed, ensuring prompt and effective injury care and response
  • Communicate and coordinate with team coaches, medical staff, and administration to maintain the highest standards of player care
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date medical records and documentation for all club athletes
  • Complete and submit all necessary accident reports required by club sports and the university
  • Educate athletes about injury prevention, proper warm-ups, cool-downs, and recovery techniques
  • Assist in the management of medical supplies, equipment, and first aid kits
  • Stay current with developments in sports medicine, treatment techniques, and relevant regulations
  • Adhere to all applicable club sport, conference, and university rules and regulations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Strong clinical skills in injury assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with athletes, coaches, and medical professionals
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as required by the team's schedule
  • Previous experience working with rugby or other contact sports is a plus
  • Knowledge of USA rugby rules and regulations related to sports medicine (preferred)

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training
  • ATC Credential, certified by the Board of Certification (BOC) for Athletic Trainers
  • Meet ongoing continuing education requirements
  • State licensure as an Athletic Trainer (if applicable)
  • Current CPR/AED/First Aid certification

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master's degree in Athletic Training

Work Schedule

Part-Time. The Athletic Trainer will primarily work during weekday evening club rugby practices and will accompany the teams to home matches and travel events on the weekends. This position works an average of 10-15 hours per week.

Application Deadline

For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. on April 22, 2024. 

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range 

The hourly pay ranges from $25.00-$40.00, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. ATC/BOC certification

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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