Assistant Athletic Trainer

Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Middlebury College

Posting Number: S00849

Location: Middlebury Main Campus

Band/Level: SP2

Hiring Minimum: $32,617

Hourly/Salaried: Salaried

Typical hours per two week pay period: 32

Brief Position Summary:
Provides athletic training and rehabilitation services to athletes and provides on-field coverage of athletic events.

Essential Functions:
This is a Two-year term position anticipated to end in August of 2019.
Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Evaluate, prevent, treat, and rehabilitate students/athletes:

  • Review online pre-participation forms and physicals, following up on any answers that may need more information before an athlete can be cleared to play.
  • Make sure all athletes are compliant with the NCAA 6-month rule for pre-participation physicals for intercollegiate athletics, as well as rugby and crew.
  • Work with coaches and athletic staff to ensure a safe playing environment (weather, equipment, and playing field).
  • Communicate with coaches about injuries and the participation of their athletes.
  • Manage on the field emergencies and injuries that may arise in accordance with the set emergency action plan.
  • Coordinate referrals to Team Physician, Orthopedists, and other medical professionals.
  • Communicate with physicians and other medical professionals regarding the treatment and rehabilitation of certain injuries (including post-surgical rehabilitations).
  • Work with the college insurance company to ensure proper coverage of any outside evaluations, treatments, or diagnostic testing pertaining to athletic injuries.
  • Prepare athletes for practice and competition by using assorted taping and wrapping procedures.

Hire and schedule student employees:

  • Keep up-to-date records of student EMT, CPR/AED, and First Aid certifications.
  • Coordinate EMT coverage for men’s and women’s rugby practices and games.
  • Teach workshops on taping and procedures of the athletic training room.
  • Oversee student staff coverage of the athletic training room.
  • Schedule students to work in the athletic training room as needed per the week’s events.


  • Record treatment and injury information on the computer system. File and track any physician or emergency room reports for athletes.
  • Provide coverage at “home” athletic events and many “away” events as scheduled, requiring much travel time:
  • Travel with two assigned teams providing athletic training coverage for home and away contests, as well as practices, including NESCAC and NCAA playoff games.
  • One season of home coverage of contests and practices for teams who do not have an athletic trainer assigned to travel with them.
  • Most weekends and some late night practice coverage required during winter and spring seasons.
  • Assist visiting teams who do not have an athletic trainer with them.
  • Must be familiar with the NESCAC and NCAA rules for assigned sports:
  • Rules for appropriate medical coverage for games and practices.
  • NCAA rules on banned substances and acquiring appropriate records for medical exceptions.
  • Maintain certifications and licenses as required by the State of Vermont and the National Athletic Training Association.

General Responsibilities:
  • Complete other duties as needed to achieve the goals of the Sports Medicine program.

  • Master’s degree with concentration in athletic training required
  • Must have certification in Biomechanical evaluation such as FMS, etc.

  • Must be First Aid and CPR/AED certified.
  • Must be NATA certified and Vermont state license eligible

1-2 years of previous experience as an athletic trainer preferred.

Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screening:
Criminal Background Check

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

This is a Two-year term position anticipated to end in August of 2019.

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Middlebury is committed to hiring a diverse staff and faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


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