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Sport Psychologist

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

Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Sport Psychologist
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience
Position Number 00102110
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm; night, weekend, and holiday hours as needed.
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 106001 - Athletics-Student Welfare & Development
Department Department of Athletics
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

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 announce the creation of a second Sport Psychologist 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 include, but are not limited to:

• Educate regarding role as Sport Psychologist 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 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 Work/Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education/Experience

• Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related-field and three years of clinical practice working with college population.

Departmental Required Skills

• Formal training and experience in sport psychology and/or performance excellence.
• Excellent oral and written communication, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and analytical skills.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

• Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology.
• Graduation from APA accredited doctoral program and completion of APA accredited internship.
• Certified Consultant-AASP.
• Ability to work with medical providers for integrated, collaborative, and comprehensive medical and mental healthcare.
• Experience in a university counseling center 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 a time-limited model of care.
• Experience working with Division 1 athletic departments.

Required License or Certification

License or license-eligible as psychologist in North Carolina.

Special Instructions

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

Job Open Date 08/18/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 09/01/2017

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.

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 verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a minimum of a Master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related-field?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * Do you have a minimum of three years of clinical practice working with college population?
    • yes
    • no
  5. * If yes, in 2-3 sentences please describe your relevant experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have formal training and experience in sport psychology and/or performance excellence?
    • yes
    • no
  7. * If yes, please describe your relevant experience below.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Are you licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist, social worker, or other mental health professional in North Carolina?
    • yes
    • no

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents