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Head Athletic Trainer

Chicago Fire FC

Application Deadline Ended
Apply by Ended 12/6/2022

Head Athletic Trainer | Chicago Fire FC

Head Athletic Trainer

Chicago Fire FC

Apply by Ended 12/6/2022

Posted 1 month ago

No Longer Accepting Applications



Bridgeview, IL, USA

Job Type

 Job Description

 Chicago Fire Football Club is seeking a dedicated Head Athletic Trainer to join our team! This individual will be committed to the safety of CFFC’s players and will work with designated medical professionals and the performance team to manage all training needs. In this capacity, the Head Athletic Trainer will provide injury prevention strategies, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation for the players. A year-round employee, the Athletic Trainer will attend all training, scrimmages, and home/away games. The ideal candidate should be motivated to assist the players and members of the First Team and possess a strong understanding of sports-related injuries and treatments.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Perform as a Certified Athletic Trainer in managing the health care of players.  Health care includes but is not limited to first aid/emergency care, on-site injury evaluation, application of appropriate modalities, developing rehabilitation and prevention programs, as well as conducting rehabilitation and making medical referrals
  • Assist and monitor injured players as they heal and progress toward recovery
  • Maintain a complete and up-to-date roster of player health and participation records
  • Remain in compliance with all MLS standards, including compiling reports as required, recording and documenting injured players and player treatments, participating in activities and programs as required by MLS, organizing physical examinations, and abiding by all MLS medical policies, protocols, and the Game Operations Manual
  • Work with the Team Physicians and Performance Director; provide updates on players’ health, seek medical advice and assistance when necessary, and assist with the organization and maintenance of pharmaceutical inventory and records
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality as it pertains to information surrounding the players and the Club
  • Supervise assistant trainers, aides, and volunteers
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills required to work effectively with players, coaches, other team personnel, and MLS staff
  • Participate in community service/educational programs related to sports medicine
  • Keep the training room and clinic area safe, clean, and organized
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training or related health care field required, Master’s Degree in a health-related field preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of certified Head Athletic Trainer experience in a professional football/soccer environment
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience successfully managing Athletic Trainers
  • Experience working with elite-level athletes
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills with the ability to meet firm deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Willingness to learn in a fast-paced, performance-driven work environment
  • Able and willing to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends, and travel as needed
  • Must be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19
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