Job Opportunities

Certified Athletic Trainer

Department: Athletics
Position: 10-month position, non-tenure
Salary Range: $28,000 AY
Posting Date: June 2013


The University of Montana Western seeks applicants for a certified athletic trainer to work as part of the healthcare delivery team to organize, manage and deliver athletic training services for student-athletes in the intercollegiate athletics setting.

Candidates must be committed to the NATA code of ethics and a health care environment that protects and enhances the student-athlete, athletic department and University. The athletic trainers report directly to the head athletic trainer.

Montana Western offers intercollegiate athletics programs through the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.


A bachelor's degree in athletic training or an equivalent degree, BOC certification, and eligibility for licensure by the Montana Board of Athletic Trainers are required. The successful candidate will be an individual with proven abilities in the domains of athletic training.


The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, resume, copy of BOC certification, and three (3) references to:

Janelle Handlos
Head Athletic Trainer
The University of Montana Western
710 S. Atlantic
Dillon, MT 59725

Materials may also be sent electronically to .

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The campus Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,289. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western's small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff choose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community-service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, Vietnam era veterans and people with disabilities. This position is eligible for veteran's preference in accordance with State law. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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