Head Athletic Trainer

California State University, Monterey Bay
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 05, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Head Athletic Trainer

Classification: Head Athletic Trainer
Department Name: Athletics Admn, Office of
Job Number: MB2021-PA2671
Status: Open Until FilledExtended! Apply Today! Priority Screening begins: Monday, April 15, 2021
Priority Screening Date: 04/18/2021
Recruitment Status: Extended! Apply Today! Priority Screening begins: Monday, April 15, 2021

Position Description:
Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (WWW.CSUMB.EDU) is a comprehensive, mid-sized four-year university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives by emphasizing project-based learning, requiring service learning, and promoting multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond the campus community. CSUMB is both an MSI and HSI and has a vibrant, diverse student body of nearly 7000 students and growing. Our faculty and staff, many of whom live in campus housing, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. By 2030, CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.


Under the general supervision of the of the Director of Athletics, the Head Athletic Trainer is responsible for the development, organization, and administration of the CSUMB sports medicine program, including providing work direction to other athletic trainers. When injuries do occur, the Head Athletic Trainer serves as a first responder by recognizing and evaluating the injuries, and subsequently developing treatment and rehabilitation programs, incorporating the appropriate therapeutic modalities and use of rehabilitation and exercise equipment. Due to the nature of the work, the incumbent must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays, as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provides expertise in athletic training services for CSUMB's NCAA DII intercollegiate program including; but not limited to baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, softball, soccer, volleyball, track & field and water polo. Provides athletic training room, game and practice medical coverage of intercollegiate teams as needed. Assists the respective coaching staff in designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs.
  • Prevents, recognizes, and assesses athletic injuries. Implements preventative and rehabilitation programs to treat athletic injuries using the appropriate therapeutic modalities and treatments.
  • Monitors, reviews and verifies injury reports, rehabilitation plans and progress and medical records and takes appropriate action as required. Ensures proper maintenance and confidentiality of all medical records and follow insurance processing and procedures.
  • Provides work direction to other Athletic Trainers, including assisting in employee selection, scheduling and assigning work, reviewing work of other Athletic Trainers, and providing input to performance evaluations.
  • Consults with physicians on injuries and treatment plans and coordinates rehabilitation student-athletes and coaching staff
  • Develops and recommends department emergency action plan, policies and procedures to the athletic administration for implementation, ensuring compliance with provisions of the NCAA, OSHA, and HIPPA.
  • Develops and monitors athletic training program budget including equipment and supplies for the athletic training facility. Oversees the maintenance of athletic training facilities and equipment.

  • Other Functions:
    Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of: the principles and practices of athletic training including conditioning and injury prevention, injury assessment and rehabilitation; the full range of therapeutic modalities and their practical use and physiological basis; other therapeutic preventions and treatments such as taping, bracing, and massage; determine the appropriate referrals for athletes to other health care professionals; effective use of rehabilitation and exercise equipment; rules regulations and guidelines established by the NCAA, CCAA, and CSUMB, pertaining to student athletes, their training, sports medicine care, and health and safety; Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) standards for handling Blood Borne Pathogens; maintaining medical records, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards; and following insurance standards. Working knowledge of campus human resource practices and payroll procedures; campus budget and related administrative processes and procedures. Knowledge of effective lead techniques and practices.

    Ability to: professionally and effectively assess and evaluate injuries and their severity; develop conditioning and rehabilitation programs and manage and treat injuries; use the full range of appropriate therapeutic modalities and treatments and rehabilitation and exercise equipment to treat and prevent injuries; determine the appropriate referrals for athletes to other health care professionals; recognize life threatening situations and administer the appropriate emergency aid; use a computer to accurately perform medical, insurance and other recordkeeping functions. Ability to demonstrate the skills and abilities of an athletic trainer; exhibit the organizational and administrative abilities necessary to develop and coordinate a sports medicine program; establish program priorities; provide work direction and training to other Athletic Trainers; promote teamwork to optimize effectiveness; develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory agencies; develop and monitor program budget; ensure rehabilitation objectives are achieved and medical records are secured as confidential, accurate, and complete; and ensure accurate maintenance of insurance records and billings.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Equivalent to three (3) to four (4) years of experience as a certified Athletic Trainer with progressive responsibility, including at least one year of experience in a lead capacity with some responsibility for program administrations and some experience at the college level.

    Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training, Physical Education, Kinesiology or related field of study or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

    Specialized Skills:
    Upon hire must possess and maintain BOC Certification in Athletic Training and be certified in CPR/AED (cardio pulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation) for the Professional Rescuer and first aid. Must possess a current NATA membership. Must participate in all OSHA required training and adhere to the related policies and procedures as required. Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University’s liability coverage. Proficient in the use of personal computers including word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position including the knowledge and abilities identified above.

    Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret, organize and present information and ideas in written or presentation form; train others on new skills and procedures; communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both oral and in writing, to include reports, correspondence, and graphical presentations. In addition, incumbents must possess strong interpersonal and communications skills to develop effective working relationships with athletes and to serve as a liaison among athletes, coaching staff, parents, physicians and other health professionals.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Master’s degrees in Athletic Training or related field of study. First Aid, CPR Instructor, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Certified. Experience in supervision and instruction of student athletic training interns. Experience with the teaching of an Introductory Athletic Training course. Proficient in the use of programs such as SportsWare Injury Tracking software. Technical fluency with Microsoft Office Professional Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google email and calendaring software, or equivalent.

    Special Conditions of Employment:
    • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check)
    • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
    • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
    • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property; responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access; access to controlled or hazardous substances; andaccess to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards.
    • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
    • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and will be required to participate in annual training and to immediately forward to the Clery Director all reports of crimes brought to their attention pursuant to the Clery Act and California State Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahue Higher Education Act, Section 67380.
    • This position will have responsibilities that require the employee to possess a license, credential or other certification in order to meet minimum job qualifications and/or to qualify for continued employment.
      Specify license, credential or certification required: BOC Certification; AED and CRT certified
    • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


    Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

    Compensation and Benefits:
    • Type of Appointment: Full-Time, Probationary
    • Collective Bargaining Unit: R02 - Health Care Support (CSUEU)
    • Anticipated Campus Hiring Salary: Low $6,000’s/month
    • CSU Salary Range
    • FLSA Status: Exempt

    CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental & vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For more information, visit: CSU Benefits R02. Additionally, University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability, visit: Employee Housing.

    How to Apply:
    To apply, visit https://csumb.peopleadmin.com/postings/6155


    For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at csumb.edu/jobs. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

    CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

    Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


    CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: https://csumb.edu/clery

    CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


    CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.