The Athletics Department at the College of Saint Benedict invites applicants for the full-time (.92 FTE), benefit-eligible position of Head Athletic Trainer.
The Head Athletic Trainer is responsible for coordinating the overall sports medicine program and serving as the NCAA health care administrator. This includes injury prevention, evaluation, management and treatment of athletic injuries, short and long-term rehabilitation of athletic injuries, education and counseling of student-athletes. The Head Athletic Trainer is required to abide by rules and regulations established by the College of Saint Benedict, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC), and NCAA (Division III).
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) is a liberal arts college for women located in the central lakes area of Minnesota. The campus is minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities.
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University believe that an excellent liberal arts education requires an understanding and appreciation of cultural difference and that everyone deserves to feel safe and morally valued. To that end, we will challenge our own practices and systems. Our commitment to an inclusive environment will be incorporated into all decision-making processes. We dedicate ourselves to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons.
Coordinate Certified Athletic Training staff coverage of team practices, daily treatments and athletic competitions.
Oversee the coordination and hiring of the Sport Medicine Assistants coverage for team practices, daily treatments and athletic competition.
Supervise Assistant ATCs and Student Assistants.
Develop and maintain the ATC section for of the athletic department manual and student sports medicine policy manual.
Develop, plan and execute annual budgets, capital equipment and improvement requests.
Oversee the care and maintenance of all training room equipment and facility.
Coordinate and communicate key information within HIPPA/FERPA guidelines to athletes, parents, coaches, administration and health services department in a timely and quality manner.
Attend Athletic Department and campus all-staff meetings
Attend/participate in professional development and implement industry best-practices, including MIAC policies from bi-yearly MIAC Athletic Trainers meetings.
Maintain annual registration and certification requirements as defined annually by the National Athletic Trainers Board of Medical Practice and the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.
Complete additional assignments as requested by the Director of Athletics and/or College
Athletic Training Duties (70%)
Provide athletic training services under the direction the Team Physician(s) per Board of Medical Practice protocols that includes medical prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of student-athletes.
Work with campus and outside partners (if applicable) on the implementation of concussion return to learn and return to play policies
Attend scheduled team practices, home and away competitions, and host visiting teams according to CSB, MIAC and NCAA policies.
Coordinate and refer student-athletes to the appropriate health care providers, including physicians, dentists, ophthalmologists, etc.
Report status of injured student-athletes within HIPPA/FERPA guidelines to coaching staff and determine student-athlete’s ability to practice and/or compete.
Assist with the collection, organization and maintenance of all student-athlete medical records, which include review of physicals forms, medical history, insurance, and HIPPA, Sickle Cell, and concussion information along with all other medical paperwork student-athletes required by the NCAA and MIAC for participation in intercollegiate athletics.
Establish, regularly review, and enforce a medical emergency action plan for athletic teams in conjunction with the Team Physician(s), area emergency medical services, and on campus security at both CSB and SJU.
Work in conjunction with the Strength and Conditioning Coach in the development of programs for strength, conditioning, flexibility, nutrition, supplements/ergogenic aids, injury prevention, exercise technique, and rehab of injuries.
Educate student-athletes on the Division III NCAA Drug Testing, Banned substances, and Concussion polices on an annual basis.
Work in partnership with SJU Sports Medicine Staff to coordinate care for CSB athletes on the SJU campus and event coverage during shared events.
Additional Duties (5%)
Participate in and support department fundraisers
Recognize and understand gender differences, and apply that knowledge in shaping positive & effective approaches to working with college-age women.
Perform one additional duty within the athletic department: Examples include but are not limited to: Student-Athlete Advisory Committee advisory, student development programming, event management, etc.
Be knowledgeable of the college’s commitment to Benedictine Values and support those values.
All additional duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)
Current CPR/AED Certification
Eligible to be registered by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Excellent organizational, oral, written, electronic communication and presentation skills
3+ years of previous experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer
Job requires lifting of large water/ice coolers (20+ pounds)
Job requires physical assessment of student-athlete injuries (examples: muscle stretching, assisting students off the field/court, etc.)
The Head Athletic Trainer will be required to cover, or find coverage for, all home athletic events required under conference bylaws. Travel for regular season away contests will be determined based on the risk of the sport, current injury status of team members, and availability/desire of the Head ATC to travel. If the head ATC elects not to travel with a team, the head ATC will coordinate a student sports medicine assistant to travel with that team.
The Head Athletic Trainer will travel to post-season competition with high-risk and/or team sports.
The Head Athletic Trainer will either travel with or assign an ATC to cover all international travel and/or all foreign tours for varsity intercollegiate teams.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. CSB and SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative ed...ucation of their students. With a total enrollment of approximately 3600 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. CSB and SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.