Lawrence Academy seeks an experienced, versatile professional in athletic training and athletic program to lead the department in assuring the health, safety, training, equipping, and overall performance of all of our student athletes and of our athletic program. In addition to the customary duties of an athletic trainer (outlined in the detailed descriptions below), the duties of this position include promoting a vision and strategy for advancing the manifold aspects of the athletic program, from staffing to schedule to facilities to equipment. This position will work in tandem with the current Athletic Director and Assistant Athletic Director and in conjunction with school administration and leadership in advancing the athletic program itself and in assimilating athletics into the overall curriculum and mission of Lawrence Academy.
The precise scope and range of job responsibilities will be calibrated upon the background and talents of the successful candidate. However, skills desired and needed include the following: leadership qualities in terms of initiative, capacity for oversight, and long-range thinking; ability to communicate both a vision and a management plan effectively with both colleagues and students; strong organizational and managerial skills; and a demonstrated ability to work effectively across a wide range of skills and functions including day-to-day operations, record-keeping, compliance, and oversight of facilities use. In short, this position seeks to bridge and balance the day-to-day care of student-athletes with the long-term care and advancement of the athletic program and the school’s mission as a whole.
Specific expectations and responsibilities include the following (full set of qualifications and responsibilities available upon request and upon hiring):
- Willingness to support the mission and work of the School
- Provide athletic administrative oversight, decision-making and supervision in coordination with and/or absence of director and assistant director of athletics.
- Contribution to the athletic department team effort, including assistance with other duties as assigned by the director of athletics or self-determined
- Ability to work in a collegial, personable, friendly, and supportive manner with fellow employees
- Ability to work effectively with a varied group of constituencies including students, coaches, faculty, parents, visitors, vendors, and officials.
- Flexibility and willingness to work throughout the school as needed.
Expectations for Athletic Training
- Schedule and provide practice and game coverage as needed.
- Provide pre-practice and pre-game athletic training services for all athletes.
- Work with other medical professionals with the evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of athletic injuries.
- Coordinate and schedule athletic training coverage until the last practice or game has concluded.
- Maintain/stock equipment and supplies required to carry out duties.
- Keep in constant contact with health center staff and physicians regarding the health status of injured/ill athletes
- Provide clear and timely notification to coaches, advisors, and other engaged parties of those students unable to participate in athletics.
- Maintain records pertaining to sports injury tracking and concussion management software of all athletes.
- Lead staff and coaches/equipment manager in selection and fit of protective equipment.
- Provide the athletic department administrative team with information about and recommendations for changes in rules and/or equipment for various sports as they affect the health and safety of the participants.
- Ensure all safety protocols with regard to athletic participation and program
- Educate Staff/Faculty, Coaches, student-athletes on concussion awareness and concussion recovery protocols.
- Lead coordination of a both student-athlete fitness and rehabilitation
- Ability to multi-task, work independently, and juggle competing priorities while maintaining professional perspective
- Ability to troubleshoot and navigate emergency and crisis situations.
- Demonstrated high capacity in the areas of professional judgment, discretion, accountability, and confidentiality
- Stature within local and national conferences/ regional and local meetings for safety and sports medicine
- NATA BOC certified.
- AT Licensure by the Board of Allied Health, Division of Professional Licensure.
- EMT licensure by the Office of Emergency Medical Services.
- Proficiency in database programs used to maintain student health records