Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Under the direction of the athletic department Medical Director, the Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer is responsible for the overall administration of the athletic department's Sports Medicine program. This person coordinates with coaches and administrators to assure the health and wellness of all student-athletes. This person also collaborates with the Director of Strength and Conditioning, sport psychologists, nutritionists, the Holy Cross Student Health Service and appropriate medical professionals to enhance Holy Cross student-athletes' physical and mental health to allow them to compete athletically and academically at their best. This person will be assigned specific sports(s), based on discretion of the new Director of Sports Medicine.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Administration of appropriate athletic training care to all student-athletes including injury prevention, injury evaluation, emergency care, and injury rehabilitation treatments
Oversees concussion protocol
Assist with securing authorizations for medical insurance purposes
Maintain confidential medical records for all Holy Cross student-athletes
Assume role as Health Care Administrator through the NCAA
Develop and implement risk management policies and procedures
Conduct yearly emergency protocol review
Serve as site coordinator for NCAA Drug Testing and assist with on-campus institutional drug testing program for student-athletes
Serve as designated Sports Medicine representative to appropriate athletic conferences
Manage budget and oversee inventory control
Maintain up to date policy and procedure manuals
Maintain up to date injury and accident reports
Maintain up to date records of all staff certifications and licenses
Represent Sports Medicine on campus committees as appropriate
Supervision and Coordination Responsibilities:
Supervise all athletic training staff
Coordinate sports medicine staff schedule to ensure medical coverage for all Holy Cross varsity teams' official practices and games including travel
Coordinate physical exams for student athletes with medical staff
Work cooperatively with coaches and staff in selecting protective athletic equipment and checking for its safety
Serve as preceptor and coordinate educational and practical experiences for undergraduate athletic training students in accordance with Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) standards.
Coordinate educating student-athletes in areas such as nutrition, personal health and mental wellness
Coordinate sports medicine services for visiting athletic teams
Work cooperatively with and under the direction of the team physician in respect to rehabilitation procedures
Refer student-athletes to physicians, Health Services, Counseling Center, or hospitals
Assist team physician in determining whether a student-athlete is medically fit for participation in practices and/or games
Administer first aid to injured student-athletes and apply protective or injury preventative devices such as taping, bandaging, and/or bracing
Maintain technical and professional knowledge current with the latest techniques of sports medicine
Master's Degree in Athletic Training or related field
Minimum of 7 years as a National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Certified Athletic Trainer
Demonstrated experience in sports medicine and the ability to supervise a comprehensive sports medicine program
Immediate eligibility for or current Massachusetts state licensure
Current CPR, First Aid, and AED certification
Ability to perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with all NCAA, Conference, and institutional rules and regulations
Ability to engage in physically demanding, manual tasks including standing for long periods of time, walking long distances, lifting 50-100lbs, and transferring student-athletes of various weights and heights
Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics
Experience at Division I FCS or FBS institution
Computer skills to include working knowledge of document, spreadsheet and medical records software
This is a full time, exempt level position.
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)