The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Health and Wellness
$58,270 - $75,093 / year

Date Posted: May 26, 2023

Posting Deadline: June 9, 2023

Department: Athletics and Recreation Department

Type of Employment: 5-month Contract, Full-Time (August 7, 2023 - January 5, 2024)

Group Affiliation: APC Group, Group 5 ($58,270 - $75,093 annually) (pro-rated)

At Saint Mary's University, you will be surrounded by a talented and dedicated team of professionals committed to accessibility, diversity, and the provision of a positive and supportive learning environment. We recognize the importance of the contribution and growth of each individual in the University's success. We are currently looking to fill the position of Athletic Therapist to join our Athletics and Recreation Department team.

What we offer

As a team member at Saint Mary's, we are proud to offer many benefits. Some of these include:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Personal days
  • Professional development
  • Holiday closure
  • Summer hour schedule
  • Employee Transit EPass through Halifax Transit

Job Information and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Head Athletic Therapist, the Athletic Therapist will:

  • Assess and treat the injuries of Varsity and Club team athletes.
  • Provide practice and game medical coverage for Varsity teams.
  • Recruit and trains volunteer student trainers.
  • Coordinate and collect Varsity athletes' medicals and testing.
  • Assist with the scheduling and coordination of referrals related to allied Health Professional (Physicians, Surgeons, etc.).

Experience and Education Requirements

To be the successful Athletic Therapist you will have:

  • Bachelor of Science, Athletic Therapy.
  • Certification in Athletic Therapy (Canada).
  • Certified Medical First Responder.
  • Minimum of one-year related experience.
  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends, as required.

Application Details

Apply for this opportunity online using our online application system through Career Beacon. Click on "Apply Now" and complete all required information fields. Qualified candidates should submit the following with their application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three Professional References

Late applications may not receive consideration. We appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

At Saint Mary's University, equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who self-identify as Black/African Nova Scotians, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and women. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Talent Acquisition at [email protected].

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada's best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary's provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada's east coast, Saint Mary's University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary's University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world-a world without limits.

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