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Position Detail - Assistant Athletic Trainer/Recreation Coordinator

Assistant Athletic Trainer/Recreation Coordinator

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Athletics/ Physical Education

Position Type: Staff Full-time

Hours per week: 37.5   

Weeks per year: 10 Months (August-May)

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; Evening and Weekend Hours Required 

Department Summary & Job Purpose:

The Assistant Athletic Trainer/Recreation Coordinator is a full-time professional staff position requiring a non-traditional schedule to meet the needs of student-athletes and teams, including nights, weekends, and some holidays, as well as occasional overnight travel throughout the academic year. Under the direction of the Head Athletic Trainer and overseen by the Team Physician, the Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for providing direct medical services for injuries and illnesses to student-athletes within a 13-sport NCAA division III intercollegiate athletics department. Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Recreation/Head Sports Performance Coach, the Recreation Coordinator is responsible for supporting recreational responsibilities for Mount Holyoke College.


Core Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  •  The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following functions:
    • Assistant Athletic Trainer
      1. Prevent, evaluate, and treat athletic injuries or illnesses, including but not limited to concussion management and return to play decision-making.
      2. Provide game and practice coverage, including days, nights, weekends, holidays, and travel coverage.
      3. Maintain appropriate record keeping and documentation through the use of EMR.
      4. Collaborate with physicians and other allied health professionals to deliver appropriate care and referrals to student-athletes.
      5. Provide education regarding athletic injuries and illnesses; minimize the risk of injury through awareness, education, and prevention strategies.
      6. Assist with the daily operations and maintenance of the athletic training room.
      7. Assist Head Athletic Trainer with administrative duties as assigned.
      8. Assist with inventory and ordering of supplies.
      9. Adhere to the MA state Rules and Regulations Governing the practice of Athletic Training (259 CMR 4.00: Athletic Trainers), NATA Code of Ethics, and BOC Standards of Professional Practice.
      10. Support the supervision of student workers, including scheduling, approving hours, and hiring in collaboration with the head athletic trainer.
      11. Aid in the supervision & preceptor responsibilities for athletic training students from CAATE-accredited programs.
    • Recreation Coordinator
      1. Support the Assistant Director of Recreation/Head Sports Performance Coach by providing support for recreational services.
      2. Support oversight of the Fitness Center, Lyons Den, and drop-in classes, as needed.
      3. Provide support for club sports programs, as needed, in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Recreation/Head Sports Performance Coach.
      4. Support the varsity sports teams with sports performance/strength and conditioning services if certified.
    • Other Duties
      1. Participate on additional Department and College committees as assigned.
      2. Other duties as assigned. 


  • The position requires a Bachelor’s degree, a BOC-certified state athletic training licensure and MA state licensure; demonstrated successful experience at the collegiate level; the ability to work well with student-athletes; and the ability to function effectively at a competitive liberal arts NCAA Division III college with highly selective academic standards.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a related field, CSCS Certification or equivalent, and AHA Instructor for CPR/First Aid preferred.


  • BOC National Athletic Trainer certification
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • MA state license (at time of employment)
  • CSCS, PES, or other performance certification (preferred)
  • CPR/AED instructor certification (preferred)

Compliance Requirements: All department employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA, Conference, and College rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the department are to be reported to the appropriate parties. Annually, all department employees must successfully complete the NCAA Division III rules test and athletics staff sexual violence prevention training.

Physical Demands: Light work: Exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If arm and/ or leg control use requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work, the job is rated as light work.
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Sufficient clarity of speech required includes those which permit the employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively in person and by telephone.
Employee speaks with students and other faculty daily by telephone, e-mail, or in person on a daily basis.
Visual Acuity including color, depth perception and field vision.

Working Conditions: 

  • Regular evening and weekend hours are involved, and the ability to travel is required.  

Background Checks:

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.

Special Instructions for Applicants: 

Apply online; application materials must include:

  1. A cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications
  2. A complete resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information for 3 professional references

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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