Head Athletic Trainer | University of Valley Forge

Head Athletic Trainer


(POSTED May 17, 2019)

The University of Valley Forge invites applications for the position of Head Athletic Trainer reporting to the Director of Athletics.


Head Athletic Trainer

Role: Provide first aid and preventative measures for all student athletes at the University of Valley Forge.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Work under the supervision of the Director of Athletics and in direct contact with the Team Physician with the aim of fielding a healthy team.
  • Attend all home sporting events to prepare athletes for competition and provide assistance during events.
  • Demonstrate ability to interact well with all parties involved in the care of student athletes.
  • Use good judgement in responding to emergence (injury) situations.
  • Communicate directly with head coaches on a daily basis or as required.
  • Work within the budget designated when ordering sports medicine supplies.
  • Organize and implement off-season training programs for athletes with the Head Coach of a sport as time permits and interest warrants.
  • Able to handle confidential matters.
  • Prepare annual budget for administrative approval.

Specific Duties

  • Oversee operation of training room including modalities, equipment and supplies and maintain cleanliness of these areas.
  • Secure bid proposals, place orders, and maintain inventory of sport medicine supplies and modalities.
  • Prepare the athletes for each practice and game by exercising, preventative taping and bandaging and provide guidance relative to the team warm-up.
  • Work with Team Physician in conducting physical examinations for athletes.
  • Work with Team Physician and Head Coaches to determine when it is medically safe for an athlete to return to competition.
  • Actively participate in the rehabilitation of athletes following an athletic injury or surgery. Insure to the degree possible that the rehabilitation occurs on-site.
  • Provide accurate and thorough injury records on student athletes.
  • Compile and organize physicals, emergency cards and other pertinent information for each individual athlete.
  • Communicate with other teams’ trainers for all away games.
  • Stock and prepare med bags for away contests.
  • Remain active in professional organizations to remain current on new standards and techniques.
  • Demonstrate ability to form healthy relationships with higher education students.
  • Assist in other duties whenever called upon as needed for the good and welfare of the total University ministry.

Spiritual Environments

An openly committed Christian, living a Spirit-filled life (Acts 2:4, Ephesians 5:18ff), affirming a doctrinal position consistent with the Assemblies of God beliefs.


An understanding of the University of Valley Forge and its place in the non-profit educational world.

  • A general understanding of higher education and a more specific understanding of Christian college education.
  • A general awareness of the operation and the mission of the University of Valley Forge.
  • A clear understanding of the organizational structure of the University and its various departments.

Spiritual Abilities

  • Evidence of a desire to grow in grace and in the knowledge of Christ.
  • An identifiable salvation experience.
  • A pattern of spiritual development characterized by prayer, Bible study, and regular attendance at a local church or involvement in church ministry.
  • A commitment to ministry and encouragement of others toward the same.

Qualifications and Abilities

  • The ability to identify personal strengths, weaknesses, skills, and limitations, and to use this understanding profitably.
  • The desire to grow, develop, and mature, both spiritually and professionally.
  • The ability to create and maintain a Christian professional atmosphere in all internal and external relationships.
  • A spirit of cooperation and willingness to serve as a team.
  • A professional appearance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Services related field, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer and/or Certified Athletic Trainer – NATA.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience preferred.

The University:

The University of Valley Forge (UVF) is an accredited Christian university of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions located on a beautiful 100+ acre campus in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. With over 40 undergraduate majors, six graduate programs, and dozens of credentialed and dedicated professors, UVF is committed to the mission to prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and the world. The University hereby affirms its commitment to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a disabled veteran.

To be considered for this position, please email resume to:

Veronica Bird

Director – Human Resources