• Athletic Trainer

    Posted: 02/12/2023

    Provides athletic training services for the Middle and High School athletic programs within the parameters of the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Licensing Law and in accordance with the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics set forth by the National Athletic Trainers Association. 

    STARTS August 2023 (or sooner) 



    • Provides first aid and injury assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and physical reconditioning for student athletes (and where applicable, school community members) 

    • Oversees, coordinates and/or conducts initial and ongoing health assessment of student athletes to ensure they are fit to play including but not limited to: annual required physical exams, ImPACT concussion and other required testing, and return to play clearance evaluations. Maintains records and treatment logs reflective of injury assessment, treatment and care provided. 

    • Communicates and maintains relationships with coaches, parents, Athletics staff, other Westchester Country Day School (WCDS) employees (as applicable) and local medical sports injury specialists regarding the health of student athletes including, but not limited to: athletic participation requirements; specific student health conditions, needs and accommodations; emergency and rehabilitation assessment and treatment; and medical referrals and consultation. 

    • Provides athletic training services for athletic practices, home games, home tournaments and playoffs, and travel to games and playoffs (as needed) including but not limited to: ensuring teams have adequate hydration, medical equipment, and safety resources; attending on campus athletic activities, rendering first aid and medical treatment to athletes, and coordinating and communicating medical emergencies in accordance with school protocols.  

    • Monitors and communicates weather and other environmental risks to coaches, Athletics administration, Facilities personnel and other WCDS employees as needed to ensure safe playing conditions are maintained. 

    • Maintains a safe, effective and efficient athletic training program including ensuring all equipment is inspected, preventatively maintained and sanitized on an ongoing basis; an adequate inventory of supplies is ordered, monitored and safe for use; and all reports and records are fully completed, up to date and filed and/or communicated as required. 

    • Administers CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) training as assigned. In coordination with school Nurse, supports coverage for community events requiring medical support. Provides support to the academic program as requested, through PE classes or a dedicated sports medicine program. 

    • Works collaboratively with other WCDS medical, athletic and health professionals to design, implement and communicate health, safety and athletic training policies, protocols for the Athletics program, and other school programs and community initiatives. Seeks out and engages in ongoing professional education in areas of responsibility to ensure all recommendations reflect current best protocols and practice pertinent to athletic training. 

    • Engages actively in the school’s diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism work in furtherance of WCDS’ commitment to equity and justice. Completes all required administrative, operational, and professional development tasks and activities in a responsive and timely manner per school operating policies and procedures. Performs other projects and duties as assigned. 



    The individual in this position must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: 

    • State licensure in accordance with the North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners Certification by National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification 

    • Certification in CPR/Emergency Cardiac Care, professional rescuer 

    • Expertise in athletic training program operations. 

    • In-depth understanding of the physical and mental challenges of interscholastic sports. Demonstrated commitment to a participatory, team-building management style. 


    The individual in this position is expected to: 

    • Maintain a collaborative relationship with coaches, trainers, and medical professionals. Establish meaningful relationships with student athletes in ways that motivate and nurture their development. 

    • Travel with student athletes to off-campus competitions, including occasional overnight trips, as needed. Work collegially with employees, parents and members of WCDS and external community in a highly collaborative environment. Work effectively with vendors, contractors, and/or other business partners, professionals, and outside organizations. 

    • Maintain confidentiality and interact with students, parents, and employees as well as internal and external constituents with sensitivity and understanding. 

    • Perform position responsibilities in a professional manner that models and ensures a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment and upholds the school’s commitment to its cornerstones (the mission, the vision, the values, the beliefs, the employee culture and the portraits of a teacher and a graduate). 

    • Maintain a commitment to ongoing professional learning and growth, including adapting to the ongoing usage of technology at WCDS. 

    • Meet the expectation of regular, predictable, and reliable attendance. 

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field, master’s preferred. 

    Experience: 3-5 years successful experience in athletic training preferred.  New grads will be considered.



    Days: The Athletic Trainer is required to be present at home athletic contests and attends other pre-season, post-season and regular seasons as directed by the Athletic Director. The Athletic Trainer will report to work each year at the beginning of the fall sports practices (typically 2 weeks before the beginning of the academic year), and is excused from duties, except for completion of year-end responsibilities and mandatory meetings, at the end of the spring season (typically 2 weeks before the end of the academic year). 

    Hours: This position is scheduled to work 40 hours per week, but times may vary given the nature and seasonality of the position. The actual times worked are determined in coordination with the Athletic Director and must meet the requirements of the position description.