Overview

The Austin FC Academy is actively seeking a highly qualified, multi-skilled Athletic Trainer to work as part of a collaborative inter-professional team to support elite-level youth soccer players on and off the pitch during the 2020-2021 season and seasons thereafter.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise working with youth athletes, preferably in soccer with a passion for sports.
  • Experience working for a Major League Soccer organization a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth, collegiate, professional and/or elite-level athletes is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of the challenges that athletes face, sports injuries, and treatment options.
  • Demonstrate ability to discuss nutrition, wellness, and lifestyle strategies with elite adolescent athletes.
  • Understanding of first-aid treatments, massage, and physical therapy techniques and equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using a variety of media with diverse audiences.
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion both internally and externally
  • An outstanding work ethic and attention to detail.
  • The ability to prioritize workload to manage time and tasks.
  • Enjoy being challenged and have a desire to solve complex problems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, knowledge of current technologies and commitment to remain up to date with industry best practices.
  • High ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion.
  • Experience coaching sports is a plus and experience coaching soccer is preferred.
  • English and/or Spanish language proficiency is essential and Spanish/English bilingual skills are a plus. Additional languages – even better.
  • Current CPR/AED/First Aid Certification Required. National or International Strength & Conditioning Association certification is a plus.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree program in athletic training accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE).
  • NATA certification required or obtained prior to January 2021.