Responsible for developing, coordinating and administering a comprehensive sports medicine program for Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ intercollegiate athletics departments. The Coordinator will establish and execute the philosophy and objectives of sports medicine at Hobart and William Smith Colleges which sponsor 23 intercollegiate, multi-divisional sports (NCAA Division I & III) with approximately 600 student-athletes. The Coordinator (i.e., Head Athletic Trainer) has general responsibilities in these major areas: staff leadership; budget and facility management; practice and contest coverage; communication with athletes, physicians, coaches and parents; the care and prevention of athletic injuries; maintenance of injury records and coordination of medical insurance; the rehabilitation of injured athletes; ongoing professional development; and oversight of the Sports Medicine Manual and emergency action plans.
Staff Management: Hire, supervise and evaluate assistant/associate certified athletic trainers. Recruit, train and evaluate student-trainers (conduct athletic training class). Make staff assignments for practices, training room and contests. Assign full-time sports medicine staff to appropriate HWS committees related to health and well-being of student-athletes.
Budget/Facility Management: Plan and project budgets. Maintain inventory of supplies. Project supply need and prepare annual order. Oversee all aspects of all HWS operated training facilities (e.g. equipment and supplies, maintenance, room procedures/protocol).
Practice and contest coverage: Assign certified athletic trainers to practices. Assign certified athletic trainers or per diem certified athletic trainers to home contests. Schedule team physician for appropriate contests. Assign athletic trainers to away contests based on availability (coordinate with host institution).
Communication with physicians, coaches, parents, HWS constituents: Establish and maintain effective communication procedures with staff members, parents and physicians. Schedule and supervise all team pre-season physical examinations. Coordinate care by team physician and other specialized medical physicians. Coordinate ambulance service for athletic contests as needed. Communicate and collaborate with the Hobart Dean’s Office and William Smith Dean’s Office regarding academic absences for severely injured student-athletes.
Care and prevention of all athletic injuries: Pre-practice/competition sports medical care of athletes. Evaluation of injuries. Proper pre- and post- practice/competition treatment and rehabilitation. Administer proper first aid procedures where needed. Be certified at the appropriate level of CPR/AED. Develop and/or review annually Emergency Action Procedures for all practice and competition venues.
Record keeping: Maintain confidential, accurate and current injury and treatment electronic records. Have available individual student-athlete records. Coordinate medical insurance coverage for all student-athletes. Complete all required NCAA sports medicine related forms. Assist the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance regarding medical waivers.
Rehabilitation: The Coordinator of Sports Medicine will have a working knowledge of all rehabilitation equipment in the athletic training facilities at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Train staff on rehabilitation equipment and related techniques. Work collaboratively with the HWS head and assistant strength and conditioning coaches to coordinate safe and effective exercises for injured student-athletes. Collaborate with area rehabilitation services to supplement the rehabilitation services that HWS Sports Medicine staff can provide.
Professional Development: Maintain current certified athletic trainer classification through the National Athletic Trainers Association. Obtain and maintain New York State Athletic Trainer Certification as a certified athletic trainers working in New York State. Stay current with athletic training techniques for the prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Continually increase knowledge of athletic training medical care, prevention and rehabilitation through a working relationship with physicians and other sports medicine personnel. Plan for the head athletic trainer and assistant/associate(s) to participate in E.A.T.A., N.A.T.A. and other sports medicine conferences on an annual basis.
Sport Medicine Manual and Emergency Action Plans: Prepare and maintain the Sports Medicine Manual for the two departments and distribute to all staff members and other appropriate offices. Provide monthly educational sessions for all full time coaches. Provide annual and seasonal emergency action preparedness trainings for all certified athletic trainers, per diem certified athletic trainers, student athletic trainers and cooperating services. Maintain a working knowledge of state and institutional safety plans; implement and update athletic facility emergency action plans as necessary.
Other Department Responsibilities: Work in compliance with the rules and regulations of the NCAA, Liberty League and other relevant governing bodies as they pertain to Sports Medicine. Demonstrate support of the HWS Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and fully engage in the HWS athletics compliance education program.
This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible, administrative position. This position description is not all-inclusive as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.
The position requires evening and weekend responsibilities. A valid U.S. drivers’ license is required.
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A master’s degree in Athletic Training or related field from an accredited institution is required. Certification by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) is required and present New York State Athletic Trainer Certification or eligibility for the New York license is required. Five years of experience as a certified athletic trainer in intercollegiate athletics is required with a minimum of three years in a leadership position in sports medicine. CPR/AED/First Aid certification required and the candidate must hold a CPR First Aid Instructor Certification.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with college student-athletes, coaches and administrators within highly competitive NCAA multi-divisional intercollegiate athletics departments. Candidates must demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills with all constituents. A desire to work within the framework of all HWS departmental policies and requirements is a must.
About Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Located on 320 acres in the heart of New York State's Finger Lakes Region, Hobart and William Smith are independent liberal arts colleges distinctive for providing highly individualized educations. Guided by a curriculum grounded in exploration and rigor, the Colleges prepare students to think critically. In partnership with the Geneva and global communities and through robust programs in career development, study-abroad, service, leadership and athletics, the Colleges foster an environment that values global citizenship, teamwork, ethics, inclusive excellence and cultural competence.
Under the mentorship of faculty, Hobart and William Smith students gain the necessary clarity to be competitive when seeking employment. They win prestigious fellowships like the Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Udall, Fulbright and Goldwater. They gain admittance to the best graduate programs in the country. They go on to lead lives of consequence.
The Coordinate Tradition
The Colleges enjoy a rich heritage based on a two-college system rooted in interdisciplinary teaching and research. Originally founded as two separate colleges (Hobart for men in 1822 and William Smith for women in 1908), HWS now op...erates under a coordinate college system. All students share the same campus, faculty, administration and curriculum. Each college maintains its own traditions, deans, student government and athletic department, giving students additional leadership opportunities.