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Chicago Fire FC

Chicago Fire FC

Academy Assistant Athletic Trainer


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Posting Date

Dec 16, 2022

Role description

Chicago Fire Football Club is a Major League Soccer team that was founded in 1997 and is Chicago’s ambassador to the global sport of soccer. The Club recently returned to Soldier Field as well as opened a new 50,000 square foot office in the heart of the city. With tremendous growth and expansion, the Club is laying the foundation for an audacious and ambitious vision that will transform the brand and the success of the Club in the coming years. Some of the fabulous employee perks Chicago Fire Football Club offers to full-time employees include:Work-Life BalanceOption to work remotely 1 week from any place of choice per year Flexible work arrangements & hybrid scheduling (upon manager approval) Paid Time Off3 weeks of Paid Time Off upon hire22 days of paid holiday time off (including 2 weeks off at the end of each calendar year)1 day of birthday PTO 4 hours of Volunteer Time Off per monthExcellent Benefit ProgramsMedical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Supplementary Life, Supplementary AD&D, Flexible, Spending Account & Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits 401k eligibility immediately upon hire with a 3% employer contribution rateEducational Stipend of $1,500 per yearPaid Parental Leave14-16 weeks fully paid leave for employees giving birth and 8 weeks fully paid leave for committed partners & spouses – applicable to foster care & adoptive parents as well6 weeks fully paid FMLA leave to care for a family member with a serious medical conditionOffice Culture & FacilitiesFull game room, frequent happy hours & parties, employee recognition programs, and access to a full workout center and rooftop at our central office Position Overview:  Chicago Fire FC is hiring for an Academy Assistant Athletic Trainer. The ideal candidate will have experience with injury prevention, human movement correction, and be able to play an active role in developing Chicago’s next generation of professional footballers. Job Responsibilities:Provide daily medical coverage to the Academy players 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 referralsSetup, breakdown, field coverage, and clinic coverage as assignedMaintain a complete and up-to-date roster of player health documentsAttend weekly medical meetings to discuss reports, player progress, etc.Play an active role in creating a professional environment within the academy through player interactions, maintaining the standard, and driving club cultureDemonstrate excellent interpersonal skills required to work effectively with players, coaches, and other team personnelMaintain the safety and cleanliness of the athletic training clinic daily Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required in athletic training from a CAATE-recognized school and a valid state licenseCurrent credentialing through BOC & CPR CertificationNATABOC (or CATA) Certified Athletic TrainerIn good standing with NATABOC and a member of the NATA (or CATA)Excellent interpersonal & communication skillsMust be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training or related health care field, master’s degree preferred. Minimum of 3 years of certified Athletic Trainer experience in a sports environment, preferably with footballSpanish language fluency Please note:Chicago Fire FC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Our diversity initiatives start with the recruitment and selection process; therefore, we’d like to welcome all diverse candidates to apply to opportunities within our Club. CFFC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination.   The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, age, veteran or military status, disability, sexual orientation, sexual orientation or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.  If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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