Assistant Athletic Trainer, First Team - Chicago Fire FC (Bridgeview · IL)

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Player Operations: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor

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 Balance:
  • Option to work remotely 1 week from any place of choice per year 
  • Flexible work arrangements & hybrid scheduling (upon manager approval) 
Paid Time Off:
  • 3 weeks of Paid Time Off upon hire
  • 22 days of paid holiday time off (including 2 weeks off at the end of each calendar year)
  • 4 hours of Volunteer Time Off per month
Excellent Benefit Programs:
  • Medical, 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 rate
  • Educational Stipend of $1,500 per year
Paid Family Leave:
  • 14-16 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 well
  •  6 weeks fully paid FMLA leave to care for a family member with a serious medical condition
Office Culture & Facilities:
  • Full game room, frequent happy hours & parties, employee recognition programs, and access to a full workout center & rooftop at our central office

Job Overview:
Chicago Fire Football Club is seeking a dedicated Athletic Trainer to join our team! This individual will be committed to the safety of CFFC’s players and will work with the Head Athletic Trainer and other designated medical professionals to manage all training needs. 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 Duties:
  • 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 towards recovery
  • Maintain a complete and up-to-date roster of player health and participation records
  • Assist the Head Athletic Trainer with remaining 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, protocol, and 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 
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills required to work effectively with players, coaches, other team personnel, and MLS staff
  • Keep training room and clinic area safe, clean, and organized
  • Other duties as assigned
Licenses or Certifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required in athletic training from a CAATE recognized school and a valid state license 
  • Current credentialing through BOC & CPR Certification
  • NATABOC (or CATA) Certified Athletic Trainer
  • In good standing with NATABOC and a member of the NATA (or CATA)
Other Requirements:
  • 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 professional sports environment, preferably with a concentration in football
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Fully Vaccinated for COVID-19
Please note:
  • Chicago Fire Football Club 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. 
  • Chicago Fire Football Club is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination.   The Club 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 [email protected] to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information

Job Questions:

  1. Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?

  2. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status)?

  3. Do you have experience working with professional sports athletes?

  4. What is your desired compensation for this position?