Head Athletic Trainer/Director of Sports Medicine - (19001265)
Located five miles from downtown Boston, Tufts University is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the highly-competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Tufts students participate in 30 varsity sports, 20 club sports and a number of intramural sports. Tufts Athletics has won ten NCAA team championships since 2010 and has finished in the top 10 of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup in each of the last seven years, including a program-best 3rd place finish in 2016-17. Tufts Athletics oversees the Physical Education Department and manages all athletics facilities, including the Steve Tisch Sports & Fitness Center that opened in 2012. The Department of Athletics provides student-athletes a dynamic, transformational experience on and off the field. They experience the joy of personal growth inherent in high level competition, while cultivating lifelong connections with teammates, the Tufts community and the world around us.
The Head Athletic Trainer directs all athletic training services for the University's Athletic Department, including management of athletic training staff and oversight of testing, evaluation, assignment of training regimens, treatment of injuries, rehabilitation and medical referrals. May provide student training to assess physical condition, give advice and assist with treatments for athletes to maintain maximum physical fitness for participation in athletic competition. Coordinates all medical correspondence between team physicians, health services and student-athletes.
Master's or Doctoral Degree in related field and 5 years of experience as an athletic trainer in intercollegiate athletics.
National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) Certified
Registered as an ATC with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Manage athletic training staff including hiring, training and performance development.
Schedule and coordinate athletic training staff for coverage of all team practices and athletic competitions.
Develop policies, procedures and manage delivery of athletic training services including testing, evaluation, assignment of training regimens, treatment or injuries, rehabilitation and medical referrals.
Manage training facilities including budgets, inventory and purchasing.
Manage coordination and communication of services with medical/health services staff for injured athletes. Advise coaches on daily medical status of injured players and make determination of ability for athletes to practice and compete.
Review, evaluate and recommend techniques and equipment that enhance sports medicine program. Provide in-service training for injury prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation and other related topics in field.
Serve as primary athletic trainer for specific assigned teams.
Serve as department liaison with the NESCAC athletic trainers. Serve on University and NESCAC committees related to various sports medicine topics (e.g., concussion protocols)
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Travel involved, weekend and evening hours
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 8, 2019, 3:02:39 PM
Internal Number: 96481
About Tufts University
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.