Human Resources

Head Athletic Trainer

Position Summary

Responsible to develop, coordinate and administer athletic training services for the college intercollegiate sports. The head athletic trainer will be responsible to perform professional services essential for the continued success of the program

Essential Functions

  • Develop and coordinate overall athletic training services, including injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs and counseling for student-athletes
  • Provide medical coverage for the Athletics Department, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary
  • Coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete
  • Responsible for the oversight of the athletic training staff, including training and supervision of assistant/associate athletic trainers
  • Schedule and coordinate athletic training staff for coverage of all team practices and athletic competitions
  • Oversee athletic training budget, maintain and update policies and procedures as necessary, facilitate third party student-athlete insurance, and manage inventory and supply needs
  • Day to day oversight in athletic training room operations
  • Accurate maintenance of student athlete medical records
  • Maintain correspondence, cooperation, and agreements with team physicians, health care professionals, and athletic training department
  • Cooperate with maintenance staff, transportation staff, and other who are involved in supporting the athletic programs
  • Commit to and responsible for adhering to all rules and regulations set forth for the team, the College, the MIAA, and the NCAA with the utmost integrity
  • Work cooperatively with personnel in athletic department, attend department meetings and activities, and always represents the College positively when interacting with the community, alumni, high school and club coaches, media and general public


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with a minimum 2 years athletic training experience at the collegiate level
  • Certified by the BOC, State Athletic Training Licensure and familiarity with NCAA governing rules.
  • Current First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Ability to work weekends/evenings and travel
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to be insured under the college’s policy


Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience at NCAA Division III collegiate institution
  • Experience in a residential campus environment


Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application that addresses the skills required for the position, a resume, the names and contact information for three professional references, and an Alma College application to: Sarah Dehring, Director of Athletics, Alma College, For an Alma College application please go to: employment-application.

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

Please note that incomplete applications that are received will not be considered.

Story published on December 16, 2020