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Head Athletic Trainer

  2024-06-18     California State University, Monterey Bay     100 Campus Center     6,710 month  

Head Athletic Trainer

Job no: 538464
Work type: Staff
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 2 - CSUEU - Health Care Support, Athletics, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Classification: Head Athletic Trainer
Hours: Full-time / 40 hours per week
FLSA: Exempt

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $6,710* mo.
*CSUMB provides pay scales representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for this position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, and CSU systemwide pay for comparable jobs.

Recruitment Status: Open Until Filled


California State University, Monterey Bay is a mid-sized university in California's Central Coast that grants undergraduate and graduate degrees. Powered by an inspiring, CSUMB is part of the nation's largest four-year public university system,, which educates nearly 460,000 students every year. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,000 students, CSU Monterey Bay is both a Minority Serving Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our staff and faculty transform students' lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning, and a strong emphasis on multicultural and global perspectives. CSUMB's sustainability goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The university's prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in developing a diverse body of faculty, staff and administrators. Many appreciate living and working close to the shores of beautiful Monterey Bay, with easy access to recreational areas from Big Sur to Santa Cruz. Nearby opportunities for collaborative research include working in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Silicon Valley, and with colleagues at local research universities, including UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University. As one of the 23 campuses in the CSU system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate rental housing on East Campus, and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. With proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose, opportunities for faculty, staff and students are as endless as the shores of the nearby Pacific Ocean.


Under the general supervision of the Assistant Athletics Director, Sports Administration, the Head Athletic Trainer is responsible for the development, organization, and administration of the CSUMB sports medicine program, including providing work direction to other athletic trainers. When injuries occur, the Head Athletic Trainer serves as the first responder by recognizing and evaluating the injuries, and subsequently developing treatment and rehabilitation programs, incorporating the appropriate therapeutic modalities and use of rehabilitation and exercise equipment. Due to the nature of the work, the incumbent must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays, as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide expertise in athletic training services for CSUMB's NCAA DII Intercollegiate Athletics program, including but not limited to baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, softball, soccer, volleyball, track & field and water polo. Provide athletic training room, game and practice medical coverage of intercollegiate teams as needed. Assist the respective coaching staff in designing and implementing rehabilitation, return to play, and conditioning programs as appropriate.
• Prevent, recognize, and assess athletic injuries. Implement preventative and rehabilitation programs to treat athletic injuries using the appropriate therapeutic modalities and treatments.
• Monitor all injury reports and rehabilitation plans and progress; advise and consult athletic administration on all major injuries and treatments not covered by the student-athletes insurance. Ensure proper maintenance and confidentiality of all medical records and follow insurance processing and procedures.
• Provide work direction to other Athletic Trainers, including assisting in employee selection, scheduling and assigning work, reviewing work of other Athletic Trainers, and providing input to performance evaluations. Ensure needed coverage for practices, home events, and team travel.
• Consult with physicians on injuries and treatment plans; coordinate rehabilitation and return to play progressions with student-athletes and coaching staff.
• Develop and recommend program policies and procedures to the athletic administration for implementation, ensuring compliance with provisions of the NCAA, OSHA, and HIPAA.
• Develop and monitor athletic training program budget, including equipment and supplies for the athletic training facility. Oversee the maintenance of athletic training facilities and equipment.

Other Functions:

Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of: the principles and practices of athletic training including conditioning and injury prevention, injury assessment and rehabilitation; the full range of therapeutic modalities and their practical use and physiological basis; other therapeutic preventions and treatments such as taping, bracing, and massage; determine the appropriate referrals for athletes to other health care professionals; effective use of rehabilitation and exercise equipment; rules regulations and guidelines established by the NCAA, CCAA, and CSUMB, pertaining to student athletes, their training, sports medicine care, and health and safety; Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) standards for handling Blood Borne Pathogens; maintaining medical records, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards; and following insurance standards. Comprehensive knowledge of the Athletic Trainer II. Working knowledge of campus human resource practices and payroll procedures; campus budget and related administrative processes and procedures. Knowledge of effective lead techniques and practices.

Ability to: professionally and effectively assess and evaluate injuries and their severity; develop conditioning and rehabilitation programs and manage and treat injuries; use the full range of appropriate therapeutic modalities and treatments and rehabilitation and exercise equipment to treat and prevent injuries; determine the appropriate referrals for athletes to other health care professionals; recognize life threatening situations and administer the appropriate emergency aid; use a computer to accurately perform medical, insurance and other recordkeeping functions. Ability to demonstrate the skills and abilities of an Athletic Trainer II; exhibit the organizational and administrative abilities necessary to develop and coordinate a sports medicine program; establish program priorities; provide work direction and training to other Athletic Trainers; promote teamwork to optimize effectiveness; develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory agencies; develop and monitor program budget; ensure rehabilitation objectives are achieved and medical records are secured as confidential, accurate, and complete; and ensure accurate maintenance of insurance records and billings.


Equivalent to three to four years of experience as a certified Athletic Trainer with progressive responsibility, including at least one year of experience in a lead capacity with some responsibility for program administration and some experience at the college level.

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in athletic training, physical education, kinesiology or related field of study or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.


Upon hire must possess and maintain in Athletic Training and be certified in CPR/AED (cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation) for the Professional Rescuer and first aid. Must participate in all OSHA required training and adhere to the related policies and procedures as required. Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage. Proficient in the use of personal computers including word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position including the knowledge and abilities identified above.

Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret, organize and present information and ideas in written or presentation form; train others on new skills and procedures; communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both oral and in writing, to include reports, correspondence, and graphical presentations. In addition, incumbents must possess strong interpersonal and communications skills to develop effective working relationships with athletes and to serve as a liaison among athletes, coaching staff, parents, physicians and other health professionals


Masters degree in Athletic Training or related field of study. Some experience working as a certified Athletic Trainer at the college level. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Experience in supervision and instruction of student athletic training interns. Proficient in the use of programs such as SportsWare Injury Tracking software. Technical fluency with Microsoft Office Professional Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google email and calendaring software, or equivalent.


• All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
• The person holding this position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in as a condition of employment.
• This position has been designated as a sensitive position with access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the
• This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility for
• the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property
• responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access
• access to controlled or hazardous substances
• access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the

• This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education's Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California's Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
• This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and will be required to participate in annual training and to immediately forward to the Clery Director all reports of crimes brought to their attention pursuant to the Clery Act and California State Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahue Higher Education Act, Section 67380.
• This position will have responsibilities that require the employee to possess a license, credential or other certification in order to meet minimum job qualifications and/or to qualify for continued employment.
Specify license, credential or certification required:
• BOC Certification
• CPR certified

• May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. The position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.


California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. For more information, visit As a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or emailing All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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