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Athletics Trainer

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Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Athletics
Pay Grade: 30
Date opened: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

General Summary: 

The Athletic Trainer will be responsible for providing preventative measures, acute care, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries to intercollegiate athletes at UMass Boston.  The incumbent will be responsible for selected coverage of athletic contest, practices, and Sports Medicine Area as assigned by Head Athletic Trainer. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining the standards for the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). 

Examples of Duties: 

  • Assist the Head Trainer in providing supervision, direction, and education of student athletic trainers in a clinical setting;
  • Assist the Head Athletic Trainer in the application of principles, methods and procedures of evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries, pre-conditioning and reconditioning of athlete through the use of appropriate preventative and support devices, temporary splinting and bracing, physical modalities of heat, cold, massage, water electric stimulation, sound, exercise and exercise equipment under the direction of a physician.  Athletic Training duties also include counseling and instruction to coaches, athletes, parents, medical personnel and communities in the area of care and prevention of athletic injuries;
  • Assist in the coordinating and providing medical coverage for home and away contest as well as events as assigned by Head Athletic Trainer;
  • Assist Head Athletic Trainer in the daily sports medicine area activities;
  • Supervise and ensure the physical maintenance of the sports medicine area;
  • Provide and maintain a descriptive inventory of all sports medicine materials, equipment, and supplies;
  • Assist in maintaining computerization of medical records, treatment, educational programs, and supply inventory;
  • Assist in the development of in-service educational programs for student athletic trainers, athletes, coaches, and departmental staff;
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining standards for NATA approved internship per accredited undergraduate student athletic trainer program;
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred, in Athletic Training or related fields, and three years of experience as a certified athletic trainer is required.  Possession of or eligible for the Massachusetts licensure as an Athletic Trainer through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professions required. NATA certification and maintenance of certification by NATA is required.  Prior experience within a college or university setting is preferred.

  • Ability to communicate effectively;
  • Ability to execute  some diverse projects simultaneously
  • Ability to take the initiative and make progress amidst competing priorities;
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • There is a strong commitment to customer service.

Application Instructions: 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date. 

Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link: 

Salary Ranges

This is an exempt position. 

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

UMass Boston normally does not provide H-1B visa sponsorship for non-academic positions.

The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions. As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews. For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews.

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