Associate Director of Athletics/Head Athletic Trainer - Missouri Baptist University

Missouri Baptist University is looking to hire an Associate Director of Athletics/Head Athletic Trainer.  This role is for a full-time administrative professional who provides leadership for Missouri Baptist University’s sports medicine program and reports to the Director of Athletics. He/she is responsible for developing and leading medical care for student-athletes in concurrence with the policies and regulations approved by the Board of Trustees and the practices and procedures of university administration. He/she contributes to the overall health and vitality of the athletics department through strong collaboration with colleagues across campus and through positive participation in departmental projects, tasks and/or operations.


Administers and oversees the care, prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to all student-athletes to include

  • Planning and coordination of physical examinations and screenings
  • Organize and administer drug testing per university policy
  • Medical care for student athletes per sports medicine standard operating procedures
  • Provide accommodation recommendations, for relevant sport, for athletes with restrictions or limitations
  • Determination of return to play for student athletes with advice from physician if needed
  • Maintains electronic medical records of all patient encounters in accordance with federal and state regulations
  • Coordinate and implement injury prevention and rehabilitation programs for student athletes with advice from physician if needed
  • Communicate with physician and coaches regarding student athlete injury status
  • Assist visiting athletic teams with medical accommodations and services as needed
    Responsible for onsite (practices and home events) care and management of injuries/illnesses including prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of student athletes


  • Manages and supervises sports medicine staff
  • Assign athletic training coverage of sports per risk level of the sport and availability of training staff
  • Responsible for hiring and supervision of Federal Work Study students
  • Supervision of conduct of student athletes in both Athletic Training Facilities and reports any problems to the appropriate coach
  • Responsible for conducting annual performance review for direct reports
  • Responsible for being present, or has a designated assistant athletic trainer at practices and home events per risk level of the sport and availability of the athletic training staff
  • Tracks and ensures that the Athletic Department staff maintains First Aid/CPR/AED certifications
  • Responsible for implementation and rehearsal of health and safety best practices with athletic training staff


  • Develops and manages the Athletic Training Facility budgets
  • Coordinates the purchasing and use of all equipment supplies needed for the operation of the Athletic Training Facility
  • Develops and maintains all service agreements with medical consultants

Policy Compliance

  • Develop and maintain emergency action plans for all permanent and temporary practice and competition venues
  • Develops and maintains all department guidelines, policy and procedure in accordance with national/international best practices and consensus statements
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations set forth by the NAIA and conferences which should be maintained, reviewed, and practiced ensuring compliance relative to those applicable duties
  • Develops and manages the Athletic Training Facility, and protocols/procedures/policies to maintain optimal health, safety and welfare of all student athletes
  • Helps monitor weather conditions and dangerous environments (cold/humidity/lighting/tornado)


  • Assists the Director of Athletics and coaching staff in determining whether the athletic facility is in optimal and safe condition.

Minimum Requirements/Certification/Licensure

  • Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field
  • Knowledge of university, sport, and organizational rules, policies, procedures, regulations, and services/programs; rules governing conference and NAIA participation, sound leadership skills.
  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Licensed by the State of Missouri, Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers & Health Care Providers

Preferred Education/experience

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution

How to Apply

Applicants should electronically submit the following items to Joyce Montgomery, Director of Human Resources (

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the position, highlighting experience relevant to the role.
  • Current resume
  • Statement of Faith which should clearly explain your view of scripture, salvation, church membership and participation, and your personal relationship with Jesus Christ in keeping with the evangelical mission of Missouri Baptist University, and include a statement that you have read and agree with the Baptist Faith and Message.

About Missouri Baptist University

Missouri Baptist University is an evangelical Christian, liberal arts institution and has as its purpose the offering of programs of study leading to professional certificates, undergraduate and graduate degrees, in an environment where academic excellence is emphasized, and a biblically based Christian perspective is maintained.  The University is committed to enriching its students’ lives spiritually, intellectually, and professionally, preparing students to serve in a global and culturally diverse society. 

Missouri Baptist University has been recognized by the Saint Louis Post Dispatch as “Top Work Places” for the past 11 years!

In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Missouri Baptist University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or military service in admissions or in the administration of its education policies, programs, and activities.  Inquiries or complaints should be directed to Dr. Andy Chambers, Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.