Head Athletic Trainer

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Company Description:

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:

  • Position Code: ATHLT
  • Job Type: Full-time  (10 months)
  • Schedule:  Requires afternoon, evening and weekend hours depending on the season or sport.


  • The Athletic Trainer is responsible for the development and implementation for the care and prevention of athletic injuries.


  • Work under the supervision of the Director of Athletics.
  • Coordinate all communications and medical agreements with the Team Physician, update and maintain all training certifications.
  • Coordinate all communications and releases regarding student-athlete relevant medical issues with Bay Path University Health Services when required.
  • Provide or coordinate sports medicine coverage for home athletic contests and practices as assigned.
  • Provide treatment and rehabilitation for student athletes.
  • Knowledge of, and compliance with, specific NCAA, NECC and institutional rules that relate to this position as required.
  • Advises coaching staff of sports that they oversee as to daily medical status of injured players. Maintains ultimate responsibility, upon a physician's advice, in determining the athlete's ability to return to participation at any level.
  • Supervise part-time and/or per diem athletic trainer(s).
  • Administer pre-season pre-participation physical exam process; coordinate with Bay Path University Health Center and team doctor.
  • Assist students with insurance claims as necessary.
  • Manage departmental operating budget.
  • In conjunction with Director of Athletics, revise appropriate handbooks and emergency protocols.
  • Works collaboratively with Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) on issues related to student-athlete welfare, alcohol and drug programming.
  • Maintain detailed records for all intercollegiate sports injuries.
  • Assist in the promotion of health and physical well being of Athletic Program participants with regard to first aid treatment, injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Provide necessary programming on student-welfare and drug and alcohol programs.
  • Maintain visible presence during practice sessions.
  • Works closely with, Coaches and Assistant Coaches.
  • Attend trainings as required.
  • Assume position responsibilities as the NCAA Health Care Administrator when needed.
  • Other job related duties as assigned by the University.


  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • If you operate a University owned, leased or personal vehicle at any time while performing your duties you must follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Operations Manual.  Additionally, you must report any driving offense, on or off company time, which causes a loss, suspension, or any other change in your license status. You must report this change within one business day of the offense.  You can report this change to the Human Resource Department or your direct supervisor. Failure to do so can lead to disciplinary action, up to and including terminations. 



  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field, Master's degree preferred.
  • Certified in athletic training by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification (NATABOC).
  • Licensed or eligible for licensing as Athletic Trainer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, analyze situations and develop solutions.
  • Must be available to travel and work non-traditional hours.
  • First Aid & CPR/AED certification.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter.
  • Must successfully pass safe driving course within 30-days of employment.
  • Failure to successfully complete the course within the 30-day period is grounds for immediate termination.
  • Submit to and pass criminal offender records check (C.O.R.I.).
  • Submit to and pass pre-employment drug screening.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work within guidelines of HIPPA and FERPA.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter and resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy.  Please apply online.  Faxes and emails will not be accepted. 

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. 




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Posted: 11/28/2017
Application Due: 11/28/2018
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