Job Description

Grand Canyon University!  One of Arizona’s leading institutions of higher learning. 

Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University. 

Do you want to be part of an elite Division I program? Are you passionate about helping student-athletes achieve their highest level of excellence? Then this position is for you! Grand Canyon University is seeking a Director/Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine.

What you will do:

  • Oversee and lead the GCU Athletics Sports Medicine Department and is responsible to ensure medical care for all D1 Athletic Programs and the Cheer/Dance Programs

  • Provide direct support and coverage for assigned sport programs

  • Directs and oversees GCU Athletics Sports Medicine Clinic operations, strategic planning, policies, and procedures

  • Manages, hires, and supervises sports medicine staff

  • Prepares and maintains accurate and up to date medical records for student-athletes and monitors insurance

  • Continuous improvement to the institution’s concussion management program for new and returning student-athletes.

  • Assess and reports the progress of recovering athletes to physicians, physical therapist, Athletic Trainers, and coaches.

  • Other duties as assigned

What you need:

  • Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferably in sports or health sciences discipline, (e.g. Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Movement Science or other related field)

  • Current NATABOC certification

  • Eligible for athletic training licensure by the Arizona State Board of Medical Examiners.

  • CPR / AED / First Aid certified

  • Four years of athletics administration experience in Sports Medicine; NCAA Division I experience preferred

  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to work with a diverse group of people, in intense or emergency medical situations.

  • Must be able to meet continuing education requirements as mandated.

  • Must be able to satisfy the athletic event schedule for travel and work on weekends and evenings.

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University 

Bonus Points:

  • Master's degree in related field from an accredited institution.

  • Supervisory experience.

  • Certification with the National Strength and Conditional Association (CSCS) or Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC)

Why work at GCU?

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events

  • Free covered parking

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses, and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

  • Free on-site gyms on campus


Application Instructions

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