Sports Psychologist / Athletic Counselor

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Sports Psychologist / Athletic Counselor

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm; night, weekend, and holiday hours as needed.

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :


About the Department:

The mission of the NC State University Department of Athletics is to prepare student-athletes to compete at the highest level and to inspire them to be leaders now and for the future by providing the best environment to achieve their athletic, academic, and personal aspirations as well as providing support for the professional development of our coaches and staff, all within the role of the greater institutional relationships to the University. The Sports Medicine Department is responsible for providing medical care for student athletes.

Essential Job Duties:

  • The Athletics Department at NC State University is excited to recruit for a Sport Psychologist/Athletic Counselor position to better serve our student-athlete population of approximately 550. Housed within the Sports Medicine Department, this position will be located in one of our athletic facilities and report directly to the current Director of Sport Psychology, with an indirect reporting line to the Director of the Counseling Center.

Job Duties:
• Educate regarding role as Sport Psychologist/Athletic Counselor within Athletics Department and create effective, working relationships with coaches, administrators, and student-athletes.
• Conduct intake assessments and provide individual psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and performance consultations to student-athletes and work within integrated healthcare model.
• Provide consultation to and education for coaches, administrators, and staff regarding student-athlete emotional well-being, academic success, athletic performance, and emerging team needs.
• Participate in development and implementation of leadership, transition, and health/wellness programming for student-athletes.
• Design and deliver educational, insight-oriented, and performance enhancing team interventions per coach directives, needs assessment, and provider availability.
• Participate in multidisciplinary treatment and performance teams, including but not limited to substance abuse, eating disorders, and Pack Performance.
• Consult and collaborate with Counseling Center (CC) staff regarding CC initiatives and client work, as appropriate.
• Shared participation in after-hours “on call” for student-athletes. Ability to work evening and weekend hours.
• Create and maintain accurate documentation and record keeping utilizing EMR.
• Maintain good standing with licensure boards and accrediting organizations.

Other Responsibilities:

• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

• Master’s degree in counseling, psychology or social work.

• Minimum of two years of clinical practice working with college population.

Other Required Qualifications:

• Excellent oral and written communication, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and analytical skills.
• Clinical experience working collaboratively in a mental health and/or athletic setting.
• Established commitment to multicultural competencies and practices.
• Strong clinical skills and experience handling crisis situations.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology.
• Graduation from APA accredited doctoral program and completion of APA accredited internship.
• Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC).
• Formal training and experience in sport psychology and/or performance excellence.
• Currently licensed mental health clinician.
• Ability to work with medical providers for integrated, collaborative, and comprehensive medical and mental healthcare.
• Experience in a university counseling center and/or Division 1 Athletics Department is strongly preferred.
• Successful candidates will be multi-culturally affirming with demonstrated competence in working with a diverse student-athlete population.
• Preference for candidates with experience utilizing time-limited model of care.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

•License or license-eligible as a mental health clinician North Carolina.

Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Please attach a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):




Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

106001 - Athletics-Student Welfare & Development


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 5/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time