Assistant Athletic Trainer - Multiple Vacancies (43 Week Positions)

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Amherst
Department: Athletics
Pay Grade: 27
Categories: Athletics, Professional Staff Union (PSU)

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Summary

Under the direction of the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, provide quality care to all student­ athletes including prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries incurred in practice and games.


Essential Functions

  • Provide prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries for student athletes of sports as assigned.  Possible assignments include men’s soccer, women’s soccer, field hockey and track.  Responsible for team in both traditional and non-traditional seasons.  
  • Provide assistance to other staff members with the prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries for all student athletes. Utilize standing orders under the supervision of the team physicians in the care of student athletes.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate athletic injury care records and reports as required utilizing the present computer programs for such purposes following all NCAA and NATA guidelines; comply with all federal state, university laws including FERPA and HIPPA; and maintain of the highest level of confidence in regards to the various confidential information that the sports medicine staff is exposed to in regards to student-athletes and coaches.
  • Travel with athletic teams as assigned and provide athletic injury care coverage during practice and games. 
  • Provide supervision of undergraduate athletic training interns from the Kinesiology Department. Perform operational duties assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine including, but not limited to, ordering and inventory of medical supplies, staff schedule, updating policy and procedure manual, etc. Serve on Department, School and University committees. Attend conventions, conferences, clinics, etc., consistent with Department policy as approved by the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and Director of Athletics. Responsible for strict adherence to NCAA, conference, and University rules and regulations.
  • Schedule and oversee athletic clearance physical examinations process performed by physicians at the University Health Service for applicable sports programs. As part of clearance physicals, perform baseline concussion testing for each student athlete assigned. Communicate to student athletes and coaches regarding the Department's health insurance policies.


Other Functions

Perform other duties as assigned, including providing home event coverage of other sports in high demand periods of time.


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited athletic training curriculum (based on Massachusetts license requirements).
  • Previous rehabilitative experience.
  • Physical ability to get to an injured student athlete on the field of play in a timely fashion.
  • Physical ability to get in a position to assess the student athlete's injury in an acute situation (i.e. squatting, kneeling, bending, ability to lift 25-50 lbs., etc.).
  • Ability to perform emergency protocols, provide appropriate hydration and monitor the safety of the environment in which the practice or game is taking place.
  • Ability to foster and maintain working relationships with various University departments.
  • Ability to improve working knowledge of athletic injury care.
  • Ability to successfully complete the administrative tasks of the position.
  • Ability to work long hours, weekends and holidays as game and practice schedules dictate.
  • Must have and maintain N.A.T.A.  (National Athletic Trainers Association) certification.
  • Must have and maintain Professional Rescuer C.P.R. (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) certification.
  • Must meet requirements to obtain and maintain a Massachusetts State license for athletic trainers.


Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Master’s Degree from accredited athletic training curriculum (based on Massachusetts license requirements).
  • 1 year of intercollegiate athletic training experience.
  • Previous athletic training experience at a Division I institution.


Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Meets physical, health and emotional stability standards of the position.
  • Extended periods of standing.
  • Carrying, lifting, pulling, pushing, repetitive movements, bending, travel to other campuses, reaching, sitting, twisting and lifting.
  • Must be able to lift 25-50 pounds.


Additional Details

This position is designated as essential personnel.


Work Schedule

  • Flexible and variable hours depending on the demands of the position. Nights, weekends and holidays required.
  • Attendance at all sport assigned practice and games required.
  • This is a 43 week per year position.


Salary Information

Level 27

PSU Hiring Ranges

43 week position hiring range: $47,402.60 - $71,152.17 


Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with the application, please submit a resume. References will be checked at the finalist stage. Please be prepared to provide contact information for three (3) professional references.


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, caste, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, political belief or affiliation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related condition(s), veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, natural and protective hairstyle and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.



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