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Athletic Trainer, Women's Youth National Team with U.S. Soccer Federation in Chicago, IL

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U.S. Soccer Overview 
We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States.  We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and by supporting members, impacting athletes, and serving fans.  We seek motivated, passionate, skilled people who can think, create and work on a team.  
 
U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.
 
Department Overview 
The High Performance department’s mission is to maximize performance across all sport development programs at U.S. Soccer. 
 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Provide all athletic training and assist with medical support for the Women’s Youth National Teams (WYNT) as requested by the High Performance Director, Chief Medical Officer and Sports Medicine Senior Manager
  • Travel extensively with WYNT to training camps and games both within the United States and abroad
  • Responsible for the design and delivery of U.S. Soccer standards in injury prevention, recognition, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation to all WYNT players
  • Responsible for evaluating and referring major injuries and/or illnesses to the team physician, consultants, hospitals or specialists as appropriate
  • Responsible for tracking and developing individual programs with all WYNT players both within U.S. Soccer camps and within their club environments
  • Ensure all medical data collected, stored and up to date correctly in line with U.S. Soccer standards, including but not limited to; nature of injury or illness, treatment given, date, insurance, injured reserve, injury protection, medical authorization, medical information release, physical examinations, medical referrals, surgical reports and x-ray/MRI information
  • Ensure all data collected is disseminated to all required staff and players in line with U.S. Soccer standards and time frame
  • Work closely with the High Performance staff to ensure U.S. Soccer standards in all testing, screening, monitoring and return to play protocols are optimized, delivered and recorded
  • Build strong relationship with WYNT clubs home and abroad to ensure the bi-lateral sharing of data and information is provided pre and post camp
  • Assist in training and support other medical staff within WYNT training camps

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree  
  • NATABOC certified athletic trainer (AT)
  • Member of NATA or similar governing body
  • Current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (or equivalent) certification
  • Minimum 3 years clinical experience working within Soccer and/or other elite sport 
  • Experience working with youth athletes
  • Able and willing to travel up to 50% of the year
  • Able and willing to work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends as needed
 
Desired Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Athletic Training or related field preferred
  • Proficient in managing and executing emergency medical care best practice
  • Advanced education in manual therapy and rehabilitation techniques 
  • Advanced certification/experience in applied movement analysis and biomechanics 
  • Effective communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and athletes having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives 
  • Excellent organizational, data collection, planning and leadership skills 
  • Experience working in collaboration with coaches and other support staff
  • Proven track record in delivering world class medical provision to elite athletes 
  • Vast knowledge and experience of medical modalities, equipment, and technology 
  • Proficient on computer with software such as Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, HealtheAthlete, STATsport 

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes
  • Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit 
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges 
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair 
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills 

We are 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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