Head Athletic Trainer

Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 19, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title

Head Athletic Trainer

Job Description

Missouri Western State University is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Head Athletic trainer. The Athletic Trainer develops and maintains the overall sports medicine program for Missouri Western State University Athletics.

Missouri Western is an NCAA Division II institution, which successfully competes in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association ( MIAA ) in 16 sports.

•Oversees, directs, and schedules day-to-day health care management of student athletes.
•Serves as liaison to professional team physicians.
•Develops departmental procedures regarding emergency management, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries in compliance with NCAA and other governing regulations.
•Monitors environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, heat index, lightning, and other extreme weather situation for events and practices for NCAA and MIAA regulations.
•Prepares requisitions for athletic training equipment and supplies.
•Maintains detailed and accurate inventory log of all OTC medication and properly store OTC medications as dictated by the State of Missouri.
•Reviews and approves athletic-related medical bills and insurance claims to determine accuracy and compliance with NCAA and MWSU .
•Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Athletic Training, Physical Education or Kinesiology and two years athletic training experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

•Athletic Trainers’ Association certification
•State of Missouri Athletic Training license
•First Aid/ CPR certification
•AED certification
•Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

NCAA Division I or II level experience; working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

Physical Demands

Positions in this classification typically require: kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and seeing.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.



Additional Demands

Incumbents may be subjected to extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises and travel.

Nights and weekend work required.

•Sports injury assessment, treatment, management & rehabilitation
•ImPACT (neurocognitive assessment tool for concussions)
•Applicable laws related to medical information (i.e. HIPPA )
•Emergency weather situation requirements per NCAA / MIAA regulations
•Purchasing/bid processes
•Regulations regarding State law & OTC medications
•Processing medical insurance claims
•NCAA rules and regulations
•Appropriate taping, wrapping and use of protective devices
•Communication, as applied to interaction with coworkers, administration, students and the general public

Hours of Work

M-F, nights and weekends required.
Team travel required.

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Open Date


Priority Deadline


Open Until Filled

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. Are you available to work weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. What is your Philosophy for serving students?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Please describe in detail how your background and experience would be applicable for this position in a College/University setting

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  6. Are you available to work in the evening (6 pm to 10 pm)?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial)
  4. References (3-5 with contact information)
Optional Documents

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