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Developmental Academy Head Athletic Trainer with FC Cincinnati in Milford · OH

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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. MLS invited Cincinnati to the league as an expansion team in May 2018, giving the club one of the fastest run-ups to its first-division launch in league history – 277 days from invitation to its first game. The team currently plays its home games at the historic Nippert Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, while its $250 million, privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific stadium is constructed in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati. The new stadium is expected to open in Spring 2021. 


The FC Cincinnati Academy is the fully-funded youth academy for professional Major League Soccer team, FC Cincinnati. The Academy consists of three age groups: Under-15s, Under-17s and Under-19s. In addition, the FC Cincinnati Academy also operates at a Pre-Academy level for the U-13 and U-14 age groups.  All five teams compete in MLS Next, an elite youth development platform that consists of 489 total teams across 113 clubs and six age groups in the United States. As is the case with other MLS clubs, the FC Cincinnati Academy provides a player pathway that could eventually provide talented players the opportunity to join FC Cincinnati at a professional level. The FCC Academy was founded in May 2019, shortly after the start of FC Cincinnati’s inaugural Major League Soccer season.


The teams operate out of 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 an experienced, reliable, and detail-oriented Developmental Academy Head Athletic Trainer. The Developmental Academy Head Athletic Trainer will be responsible for, but not limited to implementing the sports medicine program and coordinating medical care for the development academy.  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 employed by Mercy Health and will report to both the Mercy Health Athletic Training Manager as well as FCC's Director of Sports Medicine . 

Primary Responsibilities
  • Evaluation, treatment and rehab of players under the supervision of team Chief Medical Officer and Director of Sports Medicine.
  • Communicate effectively with medical staff, coaches, family members, and athletes 
  • Refer athletes to team physicians or other health care providers when necessary
  • Practice and game coverage including travel (could include travel outside of the United States)
  • Maintain computerized injury and treatment logs
  • Preparation of field and team for practices and games
  • Preceptor responsibilities with local athletic training residents and students
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required


Education and Experience
  • Bachelors degree in Athletic Training required, Master’s degree preferred 
  • 3+ years of experience preferred in high level sports
  • NATABOC Certification required 
  • Active Ohio Athletic Trainer Licensure required or the ability to obtain quickly 


 Required Skills
  • Positive upbeat attitude.
  • Able to work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Able to communicate well with coaching staff and other members of the club 
  • Ability to work on a team to accomplish common goals.
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a respectful and appropriate manner.
  • Ability 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.  
  • Excellent follow through and judgment.
 
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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