Head Athletic Trainer

Rocky Mountain College, an NAIA member institution located in Billings, Montana, is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the role of Head Athletic Trainer of the Battlin’ Bears 15 athletic programs program.

POSITION’S SUMMARY: The position will direct all aspects of the sports medicine program. The position is responsible for working with the head team physician in the development of the overall sports medicine program, including injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs, and counseling of student-athletes. The position will direct, supervise, and evaluate all aspects of the athletic training program, training and supervising two full-time assistant athletic trainers, and serving as a preceptor for graduate level student athletic trainers. The position will be responsible for specific sport responsibilities, including attendance at team practices and home and away competition and primary injury management of team members. The position will also assist with a drug education program, manage athletic training budget, serve as the primary liaison with the athletics insurance provider, assist in fundraising; other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

Team Physicians, Director of Athletics, two Assistant Athletic Trainers, student athletic trainers, head coaches and student-athletes.

POSITION’S STAFF AUTHORITY: Oversight of two Assistant Athletic Trainers and graduate level student trainers.

POSITION’S BUDGET AUTHORITY: Oversight of Athletic Training budget.

POSITIONS PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Athletic trainer room, outdoor sporting venues, and indoor sporting venue.

POSITION’S UNUSUAL HAZARDS OR WORKING CONDITIONS: Position is required to work outdoors during both hot and cold weather. Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens.

POSITION’S EQUIPMENT: computer, athletic training modalities, rehab equipment and supplies.

POSITION’S WORK SCHEDULE: Flexible hours, able to work nights and weekends, for practices and events.

POSITION’S TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Travel to away competition.

Athletic Training Room (50%)

  • Evaluate and assist athletic injuries
  • Treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries
  • Oversight of education programs for students in key areas like drug education and sports nutrition

Practice and Game Coverage (25%)

  • Supervise practice and games for player safety.
  • Manage and treat athletic injuries.
  • Follow rules and guidelines set by the Frontier and Cascade Conference and NAIA.

Management (20%)

  • Manage medical paperwork including but not limited to pre-participating medical forms, insurance, and general medical forms
  • Document and maintain active medical records of all evaluations, treatments, rehabilitation and referrals of athletic injuries
  • Work closely with secondary insurance agents to address insurance claims.
  • Communicate frequently with outside medical staff including team doctors, medical assistants, physical therapists, physician assistants, and primary care providers.
  • Coordinate medical appointments.
  • Scheduling of athletic trainers to insure coverage for appropriate teams and home events.
  • Managing and reviewing the performance of athletic trainers.
  • Ensuring that every staff member meets the state and federal requirements to serve as an athletic trainer.
  • Conducting regular meetings and utilizing other forms of communication to direct the staff and provide continuing education.
  • Managing inventory and budget for athletic training and strength and conditioning.
  • Ensuring that all emergency procedures are updated and shared with athletic trainers and coaching staff.
  • Ensuring that all coaching staff members have active CPR, First Aid and Blood-Borne Pathogen training.


  • Attend all staff meetings
  • Attend and participate in team meetings and parent meetings
  • Serve on the Senior Athletic Administration Team (AD, Operations, SID)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics


MINIMUM REQUIRED: Master’s Degree in Athletic Training or related field (or Bachelor’s degree and three years of athletic training experience)

MINIMUM REQUIRED: NATABOC Certified; Licensed or eligible for License in the State of Montana (must acquire license within 30 days); Be or maintain first Aid, CPR, and AED certified; completion of online blood borne pathogen training (within 60 days of hire)

• MINIMUM REQUIRED: 3-5 years of experience in intercollegiate athletic training
• PREFERRED: 6-8 years of experience in intercollegiate athletic training in leadership role

MINIMUM REQUIRED • Philosophical alignment with the mission and vision of Rocky Mountain College. • Professional level written and oral communication skills • Track record of athletic training competency • Desirable teamwork and team-building skills • Good decision-making skills in critical or emergency situations

Rocky Mountain College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants may apply by submitting the RMC Staff Application, cover letter with salary expectation, resume, and three (3) professional references via email to jobs@rocky.edu or mail to Rocky Mountain College, 1511 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59102.   No phone calls please. Initial interviews will begin the week of April 1, 2024.

Salary: Competitive salary based on experience. In addition, Rocky Mountain College offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes tuition remission, 403(b) retirement plan, Flex Time Off, voluntary dental, vision, and ancillary benefits.