Assistant Athletic Trainer

Staff / Full-Time

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Start Date: Available Immediately

Department: Athletics(Upper and Middle School)

Reporting To: Director of Athletics

Job Summary:

BB&N is seeking a driven and dedicated Certified Athletic Trainer who will be invested in the health and well-being of our student athletes, grades 6-12.  The Assistant Athletic Trainer position works for the duration of the academic year (10 months) and is responsible for assisting the Head Athletic Trainer in all aspects of athletic training in our vibrant, expansive, and inclusive athletics and wellness programs.

The Athletic Trainer will work with the Head Athletic Trainer and a team of healthcare professionals (nurses, physical therapists, MD’s, and others) to evaluate and/or refer injuries or conditions and coordinate guidelines for progress and return to health.  Additional responsibilities will include instruction in our wellness curriculum as well as other administrative duties defined by the Head Athletic Trainer and athletic administration.

Qualifications and Competencies:

The ideal candidate is approachable, knowledgeable, and eager to be an active member of a dynamic athletic and learning community. Certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) is required.  CPR/AED certification is required.  A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Athletic Training; licensure by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Athletic Training and at least 3-5 years of experience, preferably in a secondary school are required.

In addition, the Athletic Trainer will demonstrate the following competencies  In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of theory and practice of athletic training and related policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse group of people, including students, parents, faculty, staff, and visiting teams.
  • Fulfill duties and athletic coverage as defined by the athletic administration and Head Athletic Trainer, including but not limited to:
    • Game and practice coverage, injury prevention and evaluation, communication to campus nurses, coaches, parents, and faculty; coordination and implementation of rehabilitation programs and return to play protocols.
    • Assist Head Athletic Trainer with CPR/AED certification of coaches, sports clearance tracking, and baseline Impact test administration seasonally.
    • Flexibility to work long hours including weekends and evenings, during busy times.
    • Contribution to the team effort including assistance with other duties and functions defined by athletic administration.

About Buckingham Browne & Nichols:

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school that engages students in grades Pre-K through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and develop those strengths to the fullest. The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help qualified students, from a range of backgrounds and with a wide spectrum of talents and interests, reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add important dimensions to students’ learning. Students learn on three age and developmentally-appropriate campuses. At every grade, BB&N takes full advantage of the range of opportunities its locations afford.

BB&N is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. This commitment is integral to the mission and vision of the School. BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. At BB&N, we value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all. The different perspectives and experiences of our students define the fabric of our community and contribute to the growth of the individuals who call BB&N their alma mater and shape the classroom and extracurricular experiences. To have classmates and friends who are different from oneself, to come to truly know the background, experiences, and beliefs of a new friend is to learn more deeply about oneself and our world. There is no more important attribute in the preparation for global citizenship.

The vibrancy and vitality we feel in the classrooms, hallways, stages and playing fields of BB&N derive from the people who are here. At its root are the varied interests and experiences, the different backgrounds, cultures, religions, views, and perspectives that our students and faculty bring to their classes and families bring to myriad activities. Each of us adds to the richness of another’s experience. Working and playing together teaches us lifelong lessons about appreciating, knowing and understanding, and learning from each other.

To Apply:  

Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, and Reference List. Please include your connection to BB&N’s mission and values in your cover letter.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job-related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, many of whom are not eligible for vaccination due to their age, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment. Documentation showing vaccination status will be required as part of the application process.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender