Head Athletic Trainer

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Barton College is accepting applications for Head Athletic Trainer, a full-time, 12-month, exempt, staff position with a start date of June 1, 2017. Barton College Athletics is a member of the Conference Carolinas and competes at the NCAA Division II level. The Head Athletic Trainer works under the supervision of the Director of Athletics.


Duties as the Head Athletic Trainer include but are not limited to:

  • Being responsible for the formation, supervision, and evaluation of the College’s athletic training staff
  • Coordinating athletic training services for all practices, home and away competitions with travel as assigned, and any league or NCAA post-season competitions hosted by the institution, as well as assisting visiting teams with athletic training services as needed
  • Performing budget management, inventory appraisal, and purchasing relative to athletic training needs
  • Maintaining, supervising, and developing the athletic training room to meet the needs of the athletic program
  • Processing all insurance claims for medical fees and charges relative to sports-related injuries to student-athletes and completing regular review of the College’s secondary insurance coverage
  • Administering departmental policies and procedures for drug, alcohol, and tobacco education and testing and acting as the site coordinator to the NCAA’s Drug-Free Sport Testing Program
  • Reviewing policies and procedures and the emergency action plan associated with the Athletic Training Department
  • Obtaining and maintaining FA/CPR/AED instructor certification and coordinating emergency care certifications and record keeping for Department of Athletics personnel in coordination with NCAA policy, as well as to comply with required OSHA regulations
  • Coordinating all athletic training services for student-athletes including the planning and implementation of the rehab of injured student-athletes and scheduling of doctor appointments for athletically related injuries, as well as maintaining the privacy of a student-athlete’s health information throughout
  • Arranging annual pre-participation medical screenings and completion of associated documentation
  • Keeping a file on each student-athlete to include a formal medical history, emergency medical information, daily injury/treatment/rehab records, physician referrals and notes, release records, and other relevant records
  • Coordinating summer rehabilitations and serving as the rehab specialist when needed during the summer break
  • Serving as a liaison between Medical Director/team physicians and the Department of Athletics
  • Working in conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition, and conditioning programs
  • Maintaining current certification by the Board of Certification (BOC) and licensure by the North Carolina Board of Athletic Training Examiners (NCBATE) through participation in continuing education relative to appropriate standards of care and current best practices in the profession
  • Following the NATA Code of Ethics and complying with all regulatory agency statutes, by-laws, and mandates
  • Performing other duties as assigned by Director of Athletics.


  • Master’s degree required
  • Certified by the Board of Certification
  • Have or be eligible for North Carolina Athletic Training licensure

Preference given to individuals with experience in leading a team of athletic trainers.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Barton College offers a competitive benefits package available to all full-time employees. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Application Process

To apply, send a letter of application, resume/vita, contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) for at least three references, and proof of certification by the BOC to:

Todd Wilkinson
Director of Athletics
Barton College
Wilson, NC 27893

or email twilkinson@barton.edu. Electronic submissions preferred.

Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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