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FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Seasonal Certified Athletic Trainer


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Posting Date

Dec 19, 2022

Role description

Job Title: Seasonal Certified Athletic TrainerReports to: Director of Athletic Training Services  Department: Sports Performance About FC Cincinnati:FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer, having entered the League as its 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Carl H. Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. Originally founded in 2015 by Lindner III and current president Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads. FC Cincinnati opened the Club’s privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati in 2021. About Mercy Health Training Center:The team also opened the state-of-the-art Mercy Health Training Center (MHTC) in Milford, Ohio. Designed by MSA Sport, the $30 million, 24-acre facility includes three full-size, lighted soccer fields – including two stabilized natural grass surfaces and one synthetic turf surface – as well as a goalkeeper-specific training area.  The MLS team is housed in a 30,000 sq. ft., multilevel building abutting the fields, while the FCC Academy teams utilize a separate 4,000 sq. ft. wing of the building. Additionally, there is a 3,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility on the property.  In the design process, the MSA Sport design team benchmarked training grounds across the world, including the best in Europe, South America, and Asia. The goal of the design meets the original goal to develop one of the premier and most progressive team facilities in Major League Soccer and North America. Position Summary:FC Cincinnati is searching for a reliable, and detail-oriented Seasonal Certified Athletic Trainer for the 2023 Major League Soccer season. The Seasonal Athletic Trainer will report to the Director of Sports Medicine and will be expected to assist the sports medicine staff in providing the highest quality medical care to FC Cincinnati Athletes. The Seasonal Athletic Trainer is expected to aid in common daily Athletic Training duties, pre-training set-up and breakdown, and assist FC Cincinnati medical staff however necessary.  The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, detailed-oriented, professional, possess strong communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. This position is March-November, averaging 25 hours per week and is paid on an hourly basis.  Primary Responsibilities:Assist in providing athletic training services to FC Cincinnati athletes, this includes attendance at schedule team practices and home competitionsMaintain Athletic Training equipment and facilitiesActively participate in daily team activities and Athletic Training dutiesAid in daily treatment documentationFunction as a member of the Stretcher Crew during home competitionsWork with the Sports Medicine and Sports Performance staff in team testing such as: FC Cincinnati functional movement screen, musculoskeletal assessments, return to play testing, and baseline concussion evaluationsCollaborate with Sports Medicine staff regarding patient care and transportation to and from physician appointmentsComplies with all company and league medical policies and protocolsKey interactions are with the staff Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapist, Sports Performance staff, Team Physicians, and CoachesPerform other duties as assigned or requiredQualifications & Education Requirements:NATABOC Certification required Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree required in athletic training from CAATE recognized school Active Ohio Athletic Trainer Licensure required or the ability to obtain quickly American Heart Association AED/CPR Certification for the healthcare providerAble to lift at least 50 poundsPrevious soccer experience preferredBilingual in English/Spanish preferredMust be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide verification of vaccination prior to start date Skill Requirements:Positive upbeat attitudeExcellent follow through and judgmentAbility to work on a team to accomplish common goalsAbility to handle confidential information in a respectful and appropriate mannerAbility to consistently be at work on time, follow instructions, respond to management directions, commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals and complete necessary tasks  FC Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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