Director of Sports Medicine Job at Clark University, Worcester, MA

  • Clark University
  • Worcester, MA

Job Description

About Clark University:

Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.

Job Description:

Serving as a member of the Athletics Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Sports Medicine/Athletics Health Care Administrator is responsible for the administration of the sports medicine program, including managing athletic training staff, coordinating with team physicians, and the administration of insurance. Oversee complete medical care regarding all varsity student-athletes participating in 17 varsity sports. Evaluate and treat athletic injuries, rehabilitate athletes, and recommend injury prevention strategies.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop overall sports medicine program for the University, including injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, and educational programs for student-athletes.
  • Evaluate athletic injuries; administer proper first aid and emergency care.
  • Provide athletic training services for the University's athletic department, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary.
  • Supervise the University's athletic training staff and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Serve as an active member on the Athletic Department Senior Leadership Team.
  • Communicate with coaches, administrators, physicians, and parents regarding the injury status of athletes.
  • Coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete.
  • Manage the Athletic Training Facility including the scheduling of routine maintenance and purchasing of new equipment. Maintain the facilities physical appearance and overall order.
  • Maintain treatment documentation and records using Athletic Trainer System (ATS) and other subscribed EMR
  • Ensure that all athletes have completed departmental medical requirements prior to practice or competition and the information is on file in the Athletic Training Facility.
  • Oversee annual budget for the Athletic Training Facility and direct the ordering of adequate medical supplies and equipment.
  • Develop and maintain Emergency Action Plans for each varsity athletic venue, including lightning and catastrophic guidelines.
  • Coordinate insurance claims with insurance carriers, medical providers and athletes.
  • Adhere to all NCAA regulations and BOC Standards
  • Assist in annual review of departmental policies
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree, required; master's degree preferred
  • Previous athletic training experience at the college level
  • Engaging in effective written and oral communication with members of the coaching staff, athletic administration, and sports medicine staff
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills
  • Must have strong communication skills both oral and written
  • BOC certified
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Athletic Trainer's license (or eligible and obtained prior to employment)
  • CPR/First Aid/AED certifications, required
  • Experience in therapeutic exercise and manual therapy skills
  • Experience managing multiple tasks while working proficiently under pressure
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects effectively
  • Knowledge of effective use of ATS
  • Experience with Google Calendar, Outlook, Microsoft office suite
  • Working knowledge and application of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Working evenings, weekends, and holidays are required
  • Overnight travel may be required
  • Some moderate lifting required
  • Prior experience working with and contributing to a diverse workplace with the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents on campus

Additional Information:

As of June 1, 2023 Clark University no longer requires employees or students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, Clark urges all community members to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination, which recommend that everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines including booster doses. This is important for your own personal health as well as the health of our community.

At Clark University, we are dedicated to building a workplace that celebrates diversity and fosters inclusion. We believe that diversity of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a more innovative and productive work environment. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our hiring practices, employee development programs, and campus culture. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to join our team and contribute their unique ideas to help us achieve our goals.

Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here .

To review the Clark University Police Department Annual Security and Fire Safety Report visit here .

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

Already have a Clark University Careers Account? Login to your account to add documents or update your account.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

A successful background check is required upon acceptance.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Part time, Immediate start, Night shift, Weekend work, Afternoon shift,

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