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Head Athletic Trainer

Category: High School Education
School: Stratford School
Location: San Jose, CA
Date Opened: Jul 27, 2022
Job ID: 14241

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Stratford Preparatory is hiring a Part-Time Athletic Trainer athletics!

Who We Are:

A coeducational private day school serving Grades 6-12, Stratford Preparatory builds on 22-years of creating
outstanding educational outcomes for our students in Preschool to Grade 8 by expanding Stratford School’s
mission through high school. We are excited to start this high school journey with the relocation of Stratford
Raynor Middle School (Grades 6-8) to our new Blackford Avenue campus in San Jose and welcome our first
class of high school students in Grade 9 in Fall 2022.

Stratford School’s purpose, “Connecting students to their unique futures,” reflects our commitment to show
young people how they can successfully and independently develop the knowledge, skills, and depth of
character they need to thrive in a transforming world. The school provides a rigorous and engaging college
preparatory curriculum that focuses on real-world application of engineering, technology, and leadership skills, while also providing students opportunities to be confident learners, generous in spirit, and eager to follow their passions. By participating in Stratford Athletics, students will have a positive, growth-filled experience where they have the opportunity to mature mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially. Through practice and competition, guided by seasoned coaches, students will build fundamental skills through sport-specific training and strength and conditioning, with a primary focus on the enjoyment of playing sports.

We acknowledge that the ultimate goal of athletics is to ensure the enjoyment, developmental growth, and
well-being that sports provide. In service of this goal, Stratford’s Athletics programs are informed by the
philosophy of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) to support our coaches and athletes. Additionally, Stratford has partnered with the Functional Movement Systems (FMS) to ensure students have a well-rounded health and wellness program, helping them understand how to maximize their potential.

We invite you to visit our website:

Primary Responsibilities of a Stratford Athletic Trainer:

The responsibilities of the athletic trainer will vary depending on the sport and needs but in general,
they will consist of some or all of the following:
● The Athletic Trainer is responsible for assisting in the development, coordination, and administration of
all aspects of Stratford Schools’ sports medicine program that serves student-athletes ranging from
6th-12th grade.
● This includes administrative duties as well as any and all aspects relative to providing comprehensive,
evidence-based health care to Stratford student-athletes, ensuring that players participate only when
physically able and that any physician instructions are understood and followed.
● This individual will be responsible for maintaining a working relationship with student health services,
3rd party physicians and physical therapists, as well as other health care professionals, coaches, and
parents of student-athletes.
● Communicate with medical personnel regarding the medical care and treatment of athletic-related
injuries and/or illnesses.
● Coordinate with the Athletic Director to ensure staffing of the athletic training room and coverage for all
required events.

The ideal candidate:

● Active certifications from
○ National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA BOC)
○ First Aid

● Strength and Conditioning Coaches Certified through an accredited organization (CSCS, NCSA,
ACSM) or relative sports performance/strength & conditioning experience
● A minimum of 5 years of Athletic Training Experience
Skills and Attributes:
The ideal coach will be able to:
● Provide evidence-based service
● Evaluate, recognize, manage, provide treatment, and design rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries
and illnesses
● Utilize technology effectively in all aspects of the development and administration of a sports medicine
● Communicate effectively and work within an interdisciplinary team to provide holistic patient care
Physical Demands:
● May require lifting of 30+ lbs
● May be required to travel with athletic teams to events outside of the Stratford campus
● May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area and/or other in- or
out-of-state locations
● May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, vendors, suppliers, or institutions
● Considerable time spent at athletic events with associated noise and crowds

The Nitty Gritty:
Stratford coaches will have the opportunity to grow through external professional development opportunities
and internal training as founding members of Stratford Athletics. You will be able to build your program from the round-up, starting with Grade 9, then adding sports teams as interest grows and your team develops to
become a Varsity program. Ideally, you will have the opportunity to grow with your team and have the authority
to hire coaches to replace your position on more junior teams, with support from the Athletics Department.
Stratford believes in intentional balance. Therefore, we will be working to create a consistent schedule for our
student-athletes. We expect our coaches to practice between 4:00-6:00 PM in the season. Coaches will be
able to create pre-season development plans, schedule in-season games, scout opponents, prepare practice
plans, and assist with post-season sports performance training to ensure quality support for their teams.
Coaches will be paid hourly based on their previous experience, certifications (If any), and level of education.

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