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Assistant Athletic Trainer

Summary: Along with four certified/licensed athletic trainers, provide sports health care for all Academy students. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will provide athletic training services (injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation along with sideline injury care, game day coverage). Generally, the schedule will be Mon-Sat, depending on the needs of the department and athletic schedule.  This is a full-time, exempt staff position

Certificates/License:  Certification by the NATABOC to qualify for a Massachusetts State License to practice.         

Education:  BS. Athletic Training; Master’s Degree preferred.

Physical and Personal: The candidate should be detail-oriented, not only in developing appropriate rehabilitative plans, but also keeping meticulous records of patient progress. The AT should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills while working one-on-one with patients on a regular basis. This position requires compassion for the injured student while employing sound skills in communicating with patients and parents alike. The candidate must have the physical stamina and strength to work on their feet throughout the day, lift patients, as well as carry athletic training equipment.

Full background check required

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide athletic training services to Phillips Academy students as directed by Medical Director.
  • Applied Knowledge: Athletic trainers must have knowledge of a large range of medical problems. Assessment,  evaluation skills and working with other healthcare professionals will be required.
  • Decision-Making Skills: Ability to think critically and make independent decisions regarding the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and return to play decisions per state licensure guidelines.
  • Attention to Detail: Athletic trainers should be thorough and detailed with injury tracking and documentation.
  • Provide athletic training services to Phillips Academy student-athletes under supervision of Head Athletic Trainer.
            In the event that Head Athletic Trainer or Associate Athletic Trainer is not on site, an Assistant Athletic Trainer may take on leadership role in regard to decision-making and implementation of the policies and procedures for the athletic training staff.
  • Act as liaison between physicians, specialists, Wellness Center, coaches, athletes and their parents.
  • Maintain accurate records of injuries and treatment/rehabilitation programs within the Academy’s electronic medical record system.
  • Work with athletic training staff to provide coaches with information on athletes medically eligible to compete under Phillips Academy policies and state regulations.
  • Assist Director of Athletics and athletic training staff as requested.
  • Maintain active license in good standing to practice Athletic Training in the state of Massachusetts.
  • Coordinate evidence-based, targeted prevention programs/education.

Preferred Experience: Five years working as an Athletic Trainer, preferably with adolescents.

Communication Skills: Ability to communicate effectively with others.

When emergencies and/or extreme weather conditions occur, the functions of this job may be deemed essential, and employee must report to work and/or remain on duty during their regularly scheduled work hours or the work hours designated by their supervisor. Supervisor will inform the employee when the functions are essential.

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, our top priority is safety. Accordingly, the Academy will require, subject to disability and religious accommodation exceptions under federal and state law, that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  This includes the Covid-19 Booster 5 months after completing the primary vaccination series with Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 months after receiving the J&J/Janssen vaccination. 

Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Phillips Academy is an intentionally diverse and inclusive residential community “committed to creating an equitable and inclusive school in which students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences—including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and ability—learn and grow together.” The ideal candidate supports the inclusive and diverse nature of the community. Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI/SORI and fingerprinting background checks as well as unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

Phillips Academy | 180 Main St. Andover, MA 01810 | 978-749-4000 |