Head Athletic Trainer/Assistant Director of Athletics
March 29, 2018
$40,000 to $50,000
Full Time - Experienced
Job Summary The Head Athletic Trainer/Assistant Director of Athletics will collaborate with the Director of Athletics, White House Clinic and designated team physicians to develop, coordinate and administer a comprehensive sports medicine program to the student-athletes which compete on any of the intercollegiate athletic teams sponsored by Berea College. The Head Athletic Trainer/Assistant Director of Athletics will also perform professional and administrative services essential for the successful implementation and development of the program.
Oversee the daily operations of the athletic training clinic; including, but not limited to: first aid and emergency care, injury evaluations (assessment and diagnosis of athletic injuries and illnesses), injury management, and injury counseling, treatment and rehabilitation;
Coordinate and provide timely medical referrals when appropriate;
Oversee and manage the procedural steps of the intercollegiate athletic insurance;
Provide coverage for practices and home competitions in conjunction with the Assistant Athletic Trainer;
Travel with teams as necessary;
Work with the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator to develop and administer a comprehensive injury prevention program;
Oversee the scheduling, organization and completion of student-athlete pre-participation physical examinations, educational programs and administer all NCAA and Berea College-mandated paperwork;
Hire, train and supervise the Assistant Athletic Trainer;
Hire, train and supervise a team of student staff serving in the role of first responders;
Schedule and coordinate athletic training staff and students for coverage of all team practices and athletic competitions;
Serve as a CAATE Accredited Clinical Preceptor;
Serve as Athletics Health Care Administrator according to NCAA guidelines;
Assist the Assistant Director of Athletics with developing and managing the athletic training budget;
Monitor inventory of supplies and manage supply orders;
Maintain up-to-date medical records and documentation;
Maintain working relationships and open communication between student-athletes, athletic training and College staff, coaches and other health care professionals;
Continue professional development and maintain continuing education units required by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification;
Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would benefit student-athletes or the athletic training program;
Support the institution’s mission and purposes;
Related duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Special skills, knowledge and abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of three years relevant athletic training experience, preferably in a collegiate athletic setting;
Experience with teaching and/or supervision of students preferred.
Must be recognized by the Board of Certification as a Certified Athletic Trainer (NATABOC);
Current licensure as an athletic trainer in the state of Kentucky or eligible for licensure
CPR/AED/First Aid (professional rescuer or health care provider level);
Ability to work independently but also as a positive member of a team;
Ability to effectively work and communicate with individuals of varying cultures and backgrounds;
Ability to meet time commitments and the physical demand required of an athletic trainer in a collegiate setting;
Strong work ethic, passion for the profession and commitment to student-athletes;
Familiarity with the NCAA Division III philosophy preferred;
Experience with the ATS system preferred.
Familiarity with insurance procedures.
About Berea College
Berea College a Division III member of the USA South Athletic Conference seeks a well rounded service learning leader of athletic training programs as well as other duties to support the Athletic Department Administration.
Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 60 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. The college admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year tuition scholarship. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college.