Punahou Athletics plays an integral role in the student experience. The philosophy of Punahou Athletics encourages student athletes, within the framework of the educational mission of the school, to be the best that they can be, to be the best team person and to be a true team player with the idea that this is what defines winning. The Athletics Department supports more than 120 teams in over 30 sports. Punahou’s athletic teams have enjoyed unparalleled success since the school was founded in 1841. The school also received notable recognition in Sport Illustrated as the top high school athletic program in the country. The coaching staff at Punahou School plays a significant role in the success of its’ Athletics program and the education of our students.
Punahou School is actively recruiting a Head Athletics Trainer to join the Athletics program. The Head Trainer will be a member of an integrated team comprised of the athletic directors, coaches, team physicians, consulting physicians, school nurses, physical therapists, other health care professionals, teachers, school administrators, and other athletic trainers working in support of the mission of Punahou School and the goals of safe school-based athletics. The Head Athletics Trainer’s responsibilities include strategy, development and execution of programs for the prevention of injury, recognition and evaluation of health status; injury management, treatment, triage, and rehabilitation of student athletes; organization and administration of program, including coordinating medical coverage for home events, and traveling with assigned teams; and education and counseling.
Position Details: Department: Athletics Status: Full Time Regular FLSA Status: Exempt Work Year: 12 month Work Hours: Monday-Friday, variable hours depending on departmental needs
Bachelor’s degree in athletic training, health, physical education or exercise science, or comparable field of study. Master’s degree preferred.
Active State of Hawaii Athletic Trainer licensure through the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
NATA BOC Athletic Trainer Certification.
Current certification in first aid, CPR and AED and be qualified in blood borne pathogens.
Five (5) years of experience in school-based athletic training.
Two (2) years of supervisory experience preferred.
Knowledge of athletic training and first aid techniques.
Knowledge of therapeutic modalities, such as massage, to relieve soreness, strains, and bruises.
Knowledge of protocols regarding environmental conditions; able to inspect playing fields for safe practice and play.
Knowledge of athlete readiness to participate and assist athletes in preparation for practices and games by wrapping ankles, fingers, wrists or other body parts to support muscles and ligaments. Able to provide consultation and therapy for athletes.
Able to collaborate with coaches, faculty, staff, students, and parents regarding a comprehensive and integrated athletic training program to the Punahou School community.
Able to work with students from diverse backgrounds; an understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents, sensitivity to each individual student’s needs; and ability to appreciate the variety of perspectives offered by individual viewpoints, disciplines and cultural understandings.
Able to administer athletic training and first aid as appropriate.
Able to lead, guide and train members of the training staff.
Able to effectively implement the daily operations of the athletic training office including budget and materials management, purchasing supplies, and equipment maintenance.
Able to effectively manage multiple tasks and deadlines during a consistently fast paced, time-sensitive school year.
Internal Number: 988
About Punahou School
Punahou School nurtures the individuality of each child within a vibrant K – 12 school community that celebrates diversity, inspires excellence and connects students for life.
Located in Honolulu, Hawai`i, Punahou is the largest coeducational, independent K – 12 school on a single campus in the United States. Students at Punahou have unparalleled opportunities to cultivate their unique interests and talents under the guidance of attentive and caring teachers. Rigorous academics, robust programs in athletics and the arts, and an array of co-curricular opportunities offer an integrated, 21st-century education for the whole child.
Students exemplify the diversity and strength of Hawai`i and reflect the School’s commitment to providing robust, need-based financial aid. When students graduate from Punahou, they join a network of 30,000 alumni spanning the globe. Beyond excellent scholars, the School seeks to develop engaged global citizens who can strengthen their communities.