Academy Athletic Trainer

Company Background
The Houston Dynamo Football Club (HDFC) is a multi-faceted organization dedicated to inspiring and supporting soccer participation and growth in Houston, TX and beyond. The Club’s brands include men’s and women’s professional teams – the Houston Dynamo (MLS) and Houston Dash (NWSL), a development academy, Houston Dynamo Dash Charities, as well as Shell Energy Stadium and Houston Sports Park.   The Club has a rich history, including MLS Cup titles (2006, 2007) and in-season tournament championships for both the Dynamo (2018) and Dash (2020) and is focused on building toward the next championships, inspiring and uniting the city of Houston through the sport of soccer and community outreach, and creating the most inclusive sporting experience and diverse fan base in the city and state.   Purpose of the Job
This role is responsible for the care and prevention of athletic injuries for the Houston Dynamo Academy Teams. The Academy Athletic Trainer will primarily attend all team training sessions and treatment sessions which will include assisting the U13 – U20 teams as needed. Assisting during away matches may also be required dependent on entire Academy coverage schedule. Generally, coverage for all 5 teams are as follows: a morning Athletic Trainer that covers the U17 and U20 teams, and an evening Athletic Trainer that covers the U13, U14, and U15 Teams, which may be spread across all Athletic Training Staff based on schedule needs.   Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages Houston Dynamo Academy player injury status. 
  • Oversees organization of medical supplies and communicates needs to the Director of Sports Medicine. 
  • Travels with the Academy Teams for away travel and matches based on the overall schedule and finds adequate event coverage if not traveling to an away match. 
  • Monitors daily cleaning list for the athletic training area and equipment. 
  • Maintains proper documentation for all treatments rendered. 
  • Promotes Houston Dynamo FC culture and core values to players and staff. 
  • Assists the other Academy Athletic Trainer in all aspects of care and prevention of injuries for all players with daily communication between the morning and evening training sessions. 
  • Works in conjunction and communication with the Academy Performance Staff daily. 
  • Organizes transportation of players to physician appointments. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 Qualification Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the field of Athletic Training – required.
  • Experience in caring for soccer teams – preferred.
  • Master’s degree in relevant field – preferred.
  • NATABOC certified and licensed in the State of Texas to practice Athletic Training – required.
  • Able to maintain certifications with Texas Licensure, NATABOC, and BLS – required.
  • Able to maintain personal liability insurance – required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • English and Spanish language fluency – strongly preferred.
  • Ability to travel internationally – required.
  • Able to work a schedule up to 6 days per week dependent on business needs – required.
  • Available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed – required.  

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Attributes

  • Excellent team member, who always places the Club first.
  • Dedication to the pursuit of excellence.
  • Maintains a positive attitude to help the players succeed in their goals.
  • High standards of accountability.
  • Respectful in their communication, empathy, and inclusiveness.
  • Ability to work in a high stress and competitive environment.
  • High level of confidence.
  • Maintains Organizational Core Competencies.  

 Organizational Core Competencies

  • Accountable – Holds themselves (and when appropriate others) accountable for achieving goals and objectives. 
  • Collaborative – Works collaboratively with others to achieve organizational outcomes. 
  • Progressive – Open minded, accepting, creative, and innovative in approach.
  • Values Driven – Being ethical in decision making and operating with professional integrity.
  • Agile – Achieves personal and organizational success within a changing, dynamic and complex              environment. Ability to handle ambiguity.  

Other Information
Diverse candidates of all backgrounds are welcome, and the Club seeks individuals passionate about sport, inspiring the city and devoted to the organization’s growth. While duties and responsibilities vary across positions, we are seeking individuals who are accountable, collaborative, progressive, agile and ethical/values driven.  

We are an equal opportunity employer. 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.