Certified Athletic Trainer

Bates College • Lewiston, ME 04240

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description

Job Description

Founded in 1855, Bates is one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.

Since its inception, Bates has been a coeducational, nonsectarian, residential college with special commitments to academic rigor and to programs and opportunities by qualified learners of all backgrounds. Historically, Bates students and graduates have linked education with service, leadership, and obligations beyond themselves.

Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.

The College is proud of its strong involvements in the Lewiston-Auburn communities, Maine's second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, Maine, a lively small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. With an engaged citizenry, lively arts scene, and historic downtown, this walkable city is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.

The Position

The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) supports intercollegiate athletics and is responsible for the care and wellbeing of student-athletes through the provision of athletic training services including testing, evaluation, assignment of training regimens, and treatment of injuries, rehabilitation and medical referrals. The ATC works directly with student-athletes to provide care, education, counseling, evaluation, treatment and rehab of athletic injuries and illnesses both on campus and at game venues. The ATC must follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the Bates Athletic Department, NESCAC and NCAA. The Office of Athletic Performance celebrates and honors difference, engages students of all backgrounds and strives to ensure accessible services for all student-athletes.

Under Maine 3477. Person Mandated to report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation, the Certified Athletic Trainer is a mandated reporter of known or suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of an adult if they believe the adult is incapacitated or dependent.

Under Maine 4011-A. Reporting of suspected abuse or neglect, the law also states that certain people, like an Athletic Trainer, must report to the Department of Health and Human Services, Child Protection if they know or have reasonable cause to suspect that a child has been or is likely to be abused or neglected.

This is a full-time, 12 month position. Expected to work early morning and night weekdays, weekends, holidays, and travel with athletic teams as determined by the ADAAP.


Bates is a member of NCAA Division III and one of 11 institutions in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). NESCAC consistently performs as the top conference in Division III, as well as leading virtually all rankings that measure the quality of liberal arts colleges.

Bates features 31 varsity sports and claims a long and proud history of athletic achievement. Recent successes include an NCAA National Championship in Women's Rowing (2015, 2017), a National College Squash Association Individual Men's National Champion (2015 and 2016), and an NCAA Indoor Shot Put National Champion (2011-2013). Multiple teams and individual student-athletes have achieved NCAA post-season appearances in recent years, and Bates reached its highest finish in the Learfield Director's Cup standings, ranking 20th out of 451 NCAA Division III institutions. Additionally, Bates student-athletes routinely receive All-NESCAC and All-American recognition for both athletic and academic achievements.

Experienced and dedicated coaches, many of whom have won NESCAC coach of the year honors, lead Bates' varsity teams. They also care deeply for the well-being and development of their student-athletes. Just as a hallmark of a Bates education is the deep and personal engagement between students and faculty, Bates coaches and student-athletes enjoy strong relationships that epitomize the college's aim to "educate the whole person."

The college also hosts 24 club sports and, typically, 10 intramural leagues. More than 63% of Bates students participate in some form of formal athletic competition every year, with approximately 40% of the student body competing as varsity athletes. The Department of Athletics oversees physical education requirements for all Bates students as well as general fitness and recreation for the entire Bates community.

Bates has made significant improvements to athletics infrastructure in recent years, including a major renovation to its historic Garcelon Field, a new rowing boathouse, a new field hockey turf, a new batting facility, and investments in women's basketball, Nordic skiing, softball, squash, and volleyball facilities.

Bates benefits from a strong base of loyal fans, alumni, and parents. Consistent with the college's recent overall fundraising success, annual donations to Athletics have increased by 58% in the past five years.


This role requires a bachelor's degree in Athletic Training or other health related field (biology, nutrition, physical education) and a minimum of two (2) years of athletic trainer experience at the high or collegiate level. A successful candidate for the position must/preferably have:
  • Master's degree in Athletic Training or other health related field preferred.
  • National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Certification.
  • Maine Licensure or must be able to apply for Maine Licensure within 90 days of employment.
  • First Aid and CPR Certification per NATABOC guidelines.
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Training.
  • Participation in NATA continuing education programs to maintain certification(s).
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal and presentation) skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Impeccable organizational (time, task, project management) skills and ability to coordinate resources and staff within the college community.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships. Must be flexible, collaborative and have a positive attitude.
  • Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) domestically and internationally as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to work early mornings, weekends, evenings and other non-traditional schedules.
  • Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
  • Successful completion of a background screening.


Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, paid vacation, paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional r

Job Details

Location:  Lewiston, ME 04240

Employment Type:   Full-Time


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