NATA Careers

Our employees are the heart and soul of our organization. We share the same passion as our members toward the betterment of the athletic training profession. Our company is filled with employees with diverse backgrounds and experiences, which lends a unique culture to our workplace. Our environment allows for creative and analytical thinkers to provide feedback as to how we can continue to grow and improve. We put a heavy focus on development, both professionally and personally, of our employees.

If you are interested in joining a professional association dedicated to its members and employees, please review our job opportunities below.

If your career focus is athletic training related and you are seeking employment, please visit our "Career Center" section. If you are interested in working with us in the main office, please click one of the links below to view current job opportunities or submit your resume.



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Current Job Opportunities*

*Due to the pandemic, NATA employees have been working 100% from home since March 2020. At this point NATA does not have a planned return date to the office, and thus, the recruiting process will be conducted remotely.


  1. Managing Editor
  2. Government Affairs Coordinator
  3. Web Developer



Managing Editor

We are seeking an editorial professional with at least four years of relevant experience in journalism who also holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications or journalism.  The managing editor is managing the day-to-day workflow of NATA News, our award-winning monthly membership magazine, and Sports Medicine Legal Digest, our quarterly digital publication, including brainstorming, writing, compiling and editing content as well as working closely with the publications’ vendors, the editing team and the NATA Communications Manager/Editor-in-Chief. The ideal candidate will be comfortable writing and editing both long and short pieces for the publications while also producing copy for our blog, website, social media and e-newsletters. Candidates should be comfortable writing in different styles, including news and features. The ability to produce copy under time constraints and adhere to tight deadlines is imperative. Candidates interested in applying must be proficient in AP Style. The managing editor will use all communication vehicles in the course of duties and should have a strong working knowledge of each channel, including print, Web, video, social media and other communication tools.


Basic Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the day-to-day work flow of NATA News and Sports Medicine Legal Digest under guidance from the Editor-in-Chief, ensuring we meet production deadlines
  2. Oversee core sections of the publications, including content compilation, writing, editing and planning
  3. Manage relationships with freelance writers, photographers and videographers
  4. Liaison to NATA’s external design firm and printer to design, print and mail our monthly membership magazine
  5. Serve as one of our primary bloggers for our website and e-newsletters
  6. Serve as a primary editor and writer for magazine supplements or additional NATA marketing/communications projects


The NATA News is the award-winning magazine of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. More than 38,000 athletic trainers read the NATA News each month to read the latest news in athletic training and sports medicine.  



Government Affairs Coordinator

We are seeking a government affairs (GA) coordinator with at least three years of legislative experience in a staff capacity. This position will work closely with state associations to advance legislative priorities and objectives to advance the profession of athletic training. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field including but not limited to political science or public policy is required. Must be proficient with Microsoft office applications and have strong oral and written communication skills. Approximately 10% travel. 


Basic Responsibilities

  • State Governmental Affairs

    • Assist in the development of grassroots campaigns at the state level.

      • Work with state associations to develop advocacy campaign strategies.
      • Draft content for advocacy campaigns, including language for messages to legislators, state association membership, etc.
      • Create and maintain advocacy campaigns through digital advocacy software.
      • Provide state associations with statistics on relevant campaigns.
    • Monitor state legislative proceedings.
      • Routinely check FiscalNote software for new legislation relevant to the profession of athletic training.
      • Monitor for committee hearing assignments on bills actively being tracked by GA staff, and add hearing information to state GA calendar.
      • Watch committee hearings when possible.
    • Assist states with legislative proceedings.
      • Maintain routine contact with states during legislative session and offer assistance where applicable.
      • Work with state GA manager to provide guidance and advice to states when requested.
      • Develop resources for states and assist in strategic planning for upcoming legislative sessions.
    • Various research assignments based on political climate, state initiatives, and legislative analysis.
  • Federal Governmental Affairs

    • Assist with Capitol Hill Day by scheduling appointments, sending confirmation letters, promoting event, producing handouts and packets, opposition research and other support activities.
    • Regular updates of the Legislative Alert Center.
  • NATA Convention (potential travel)

    • Support GA Department in NATA Convention Planning.
      • Development, production, packing/unpacking of materials.
      • Assist with the set up for PAC breakfast.
      • Occupy one of the GA booths on the Expo floor.
      • Set up and attend committee meetings.
  • Committee work

    • Assist the Council on Practice Advancement in capacity as the staff liaison.
      • Oversee council and committee meetings and provide notes to the members upon completion.
      • Assist in scheduling regular committee meetings in coordination with the chairs.
      • Communicate regularly with the Council chair and board liaison.
      • Oversee the development, creation, and promotion of new resources.
      • Serve on the staff workgroup for committee convention and assist in all aspects of the event.  
      • Represent the committee during annual Joint Committee Meeting.



Web Developer

We are seeking a Web Developer, with at least two years of experience to play a key role in enhancing and maintaining our web applications.  The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of modern Drupal practices and will be able to assist with Drupal migration projects. The candidate must have a willingness to learn new technologies and adapt to changes. Preferred candidates will have the ability to work independently and are self-motivated. Strong interpersonal skills including focused listening, logical thinking and working in autonomously in a remote environment are vital.


Required skills/experience

  • At least two years of experience working with PHP
  • At least two years of experience working with Drupal and related tools such as Drush
  • In-depth knowledge of modern Drupal practices (both frontend and backend)
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript 
  • Working knowledge of Git (we currently use BitBucket)
  • Willing to experiment with and learn new technology stacks as NATA improves its digital footprint
  • Experience working on a team
  • Great communication skills

Preferred skills/experience

  • Experience with Salesforce integrations
  • An eye for design
  • Knowledge of ADA principles
  • Experience with the Drupal Migrate API
  • Some level of WordPress experience
  • Experience with CI/CD
  • Experience with Pantheon
  • Comfortable reviewing code from teammates 
  • Experience with VMware
  • Experience with maintaining web servers
  • Contributions on

Basic responsibilities

  • Assist with configuration and administration of NATA owned websites (approximately 20).
  • Constantly think about security, performance, and risk mitigation when working on tickets.
  • Think critically through bugs and feature requests and create great, long-term solutions.
  • Create training documentation that can be shared internally for new features.
  • Work with NATA staff to ensure requirements are met and that the solutions developed are achieving the intended goals.
  • Articulate needs, requirements, deadlines, etc. while handing requests.
  • Assist with minor bug fixes on other PHP based applications as needed.
  • Implement NATA coding guidelines that all future projects will adhere to.
  • Constantly try to improve user experience for our members.
  • Assist with Drupal 7 to Drupal 10 migration project that poses some unique challenges.
  • Assist with WordPress to Drupal migration projects.


  • Drupal (7, 9, and 10)
  • Drush
  • Git (BitBucket)
  • ClickUp (Ticket System)
  • Pantheon (Cloud hosted sites)
  • VMware (On-premise hosted sites)



Application Form

We’re always looking for exceptional people. If you don’t see any job openings that match your career path, we invite you to send us your resume and salary requirements using the webform below.

Please visit the Career Center to apply for positions as an athletic training professional.

Use this form only to apply for a position in the main office.

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