2022-2023 Athletic Trainer Job Description


Introduction:  Dover Sherborn High School is seeking a qualified and passionate athletic trainer for the 2022-2023 school year who thoroughly enjoys working with adolescents at the high school level.  DSHS has a strong athletic program and success.  Our student athletes are motivated, talented, hard working, as well as inclusive and enjoy being a part of a team.  The school enrollment is about 675 students, in which 80% play at least one sport and over 50% of students play multiple sports.  


Job Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree required in athletic training, masters degree preferred.  CORI and fingerprinting check.  First AID / CPR / AED Certified, NFHS Concussion Certified, good computer skills and ability to work the IMPACT Concussion Training website, entering physicals, a good understanding of google, ability to communicate with student athletes and parents and follow up on injuries and health related issues, willingness to work with the school nurse as well as the enti coaching staff, athletic assistant, and administration.  First AID /CPR / AED instruction preferred to teach coaches for certification.


Job Requirements:  The athletic trainer will report to the athletic director, working 30 hours a week with some weekends. The athletic director and athletic trainer will work out a schedule Monday-Saturday depending on the athletic schedule of events. The athletic trainer should plan to work 2:30-6:30 pm in the Fall with some weekends and nights needed, 2:30-8:30 pm in the winter with some weekends needed, and 2:30-6:30 pm in the Spring with some weekends and nights needed.  The athletic trainer would work with the Tri Valley Conference Athletic Trainers to discuss various injuries occurring at away games.  DSHS competes in the TVL for most sports, which includes the following teams: Medway, Millis, Dedham, Bellingham, Norton, Westwood, Hopkinton, Medfield, Holliston, Ashland, Norwood. DSHS competes in the Mass Bay East League for skiing and sailing.  The trainer would need to be comfortable driving a Kabota to get around campus for the on campus practices and games, and have a car to drive to the off campus ice hockey games.  

Compensation:  The hourly rate is set at $40-50 an hour and can be discussed based on experience and qualifications.  The DSHS budget does not have a budgeted salary and benefits for the 2022-2023 school year.  This would be an hourly rate position with no benefits.  HOWEVER, we will be adding the position to our budget in the 2023-2024 school year and will interview applicants as applications come into the high school.  If an athletic trainer is able to work the entire school year, do a good job, and make a good impression upon the AD, coaches, student athletes, and community they would be strongly considered for this full time position in the 2023-2024 school year.  This is a great opportunity to get a foot in the door at a great school district.  

Sports at Dover Sherborn High School: the high school does not have middle school sports, and a strict school policy only 9-12th graders are able to participate in DSHS athletics.  We do not allow 8th grade waivers at this time.  Many of the sport offerings have freshman, JV and varsity levels.


7 Fall Sports: Football, boys soccer, girls soccer, boys cross county, girls cross country, field hockey, and golf.  Every day practice coverage would be for all sports except golf.  Game coverage would be for all sports except golf.  Start date for football is Friday, August 19th and all other Fall sports is Monday, August 22nd and runs until Sunday, November 27th, 2022.  The last football game is played on Thanksgiving unless they make the state championship, in which then it is the following weekend after Thanksgiving.  There are approximately 300 student athletes in the Fall season playing a sport.

13 Winter Sports: Girls basketball, boys basketball, boys ice hockey, girls ice hockey (Hopkinton is the host so coverage is rarely needed by DS), boys swim and dive, girls swim and dive, boys nordic ski, girls nordic ski, boys alpine ski, girls alpine ski, boyd indoor track and field, girls indoor track and field, gymnastics (Medfield is the host so coverage is not needed).  Every day practice coverage would include basketball and indoor track and field.  Game coverage would include basketball and ice hockey.  Start date for Winter sports is November 28th, 2022 and runs until March 19th, 2023 depending on tournament play.  There are approximately 260 student athletes in the Winter season playing a sport.


9 Spring Sports: boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, boys outdoor track and field, girls outdoor track and field, boys tennis, girls tennis, baseball, softball, and sailing.  Every day practice coverage would be for all sports except sailing.  Game coverage would be for all sports.  The start date for Spring sports is Monday, March 19th, 2023 and runs until June 18th, 2023 depending on tournament play.  There are approximately 330 student athletes in the Spring season.  

Contact Information: Resumes and interest in the position should be emailed directly to the athletic director, Emily Sullivan at sullivane@doversherborn.org.  Cover letters accepted but not required.