Sport Psychologist, Embedded in Athletics

University of Notre Dame

United States

July 20, 2022


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Job Title Sport Psychologist, Embedded in Athletics Job Description

The University of Notre Dame Department of Athletics has an ambitious mission – to cultivate the holistic formation of student-athletes in their pursuit of excellence. At Notre Dame, participating in intercollegiate athletics is more than engaging in training and competition — it is a central component of a student's education and development. To best fulfill this mission, we aim to maintain an environment that allows student-athletes the experience of feeling both challenged and supported, in order to best foster individualized growth.

We know growth doesn't always come easy and it certainly doesn't occur in a silo. When you come to Notre Dame, you are joining a community rooted in support, collaboration, and commitment to a shared mission. Regardless of your role, you will be challenged to consider ways that you can innovate and improve, not only for yourself but for the greater university community.

The Sport Psychology Program, a collaborative effort between the Department of Athletics and the University Counseling Center, is a critical element of this community. In fostering holistic formation, mental/emotional health and well- being are key pieces of the puzzle. If student-athletes are struggling in their personal life, it is likely to influence their athletic/academic performance, and vice versa. Although the provision of individual and group counseling services are essential parts of the job, your impact extends far beyond the therapy room. Engaging with coaches, administrators, sports medicine, and athletic department staff to equip them with tools necessary to promote mental health and high performance is central to advancing our mission. Sport psychologists are situated to creatively call upon their knowledge and skills to support student-athletes, bolster the Notre Dame community, and shape the evolving Sport Psychology Program to best meet the unique clinical and performance-based needs of the department.

The Notre Dame Athletics community is committed to building a diverse workforce passionate about maximizing the student-athlete experience. Our pillars of Education; Excellence; Faith; Tradition; and Community guide us in the work we do each day. We are eager to attract, recruit, and retain individuals who positively contribute to a collaborative, inclusive working environment where all may thrive.

Building on the University's Spirit of Inclusion, we are committed to the work needed to cultivate sustainable progress and change. As a prospective member of Notre Dame Athletics, we encourage you to apply if you embrace, embody, and demonstrate a commitment to the aforementioned values.

Job Responsibilities:

The Sport Psychologist reports directly to the Assistant Director of the University Counseling Center and Sports Psychology Program Director. This position is responsible for providing counseling and sport psychology services within a multidisciplinary environment consisting of Sports Medicine (i.e., team physicians, athletic trainers), Strength and Conditioning, and Sports Nutrition. Through close collaboration, this team of professionals provides integrated and comprehensive care that addresses the entire spectrum of student athlete wellbeing to enhance their personal, social, emotional, academic, and athletic growth and performance.

The Sport Psychologist is involved in the following professional activities: the provision of individual and group psychological services to a diverse student athlete population presenting with a broad range of concerns including psychological, social, developmental, or other difficulties that interfere with a student's academic and athletic success; the design, execution, and evaluation of psychoeducational programming for the ND Athletic Department often in conjunction with the GLD Center; the implementation of individual and team-based performance enhancement interventions; the provision of clinical supervision to post-doctoral candidates or to doctoral interns within the UCC's APA Accredited doctoral internship program; and administrative activities to support the Sport Psychology Program. As a member of the UCC staff, the Sport Psychologist also attends UCC staff meetings, participates in UCC professional development activities, and is available to assist the UCC, as needed, in the provision of clinical services to the general student body.

Anticipated start in early Fall semester.

Minimum Qualifications

• Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited Program preferred, with licensure as a Psychologist and Health Service Provider in Psychology within the first year of employment. • Evidence of outstanding skills in clinical assessment, psychotherapy, crisis management, and psycho-education. • Two years of experience (can include internship) providing mental health counseling and performance enhancement services to athletes, preferably in a university or college counseling center setting. • Interest in engaging in the typical work of a university counseling center, including short-term counseling, group counseling, crisis work, outreach, consultation, and training. • Experience and interest in supporting and empowering individuals from underrepresented and marginalized communities. • Proficiency in addressing all aspects of students' intersecting identities within the context of psychotherapy. • Ability to provide supervision to psychologists-in-training. • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. • Ability to problem-solve, handle sensitive information and nuanced situations. • A solid understanding of boundaries and professional ethics.

Preferred Qualifications

• Applied Association of Sport Psychology – Certified Mental Performance Consultant. • Bilingual or multilingual.

Special Instructions to Applicants Department University Counseling Center (17045) Department Website Family / Sub-Family Health Services / Psychology Career Stream/Level EIC 3 Specialist Department Hiring Pay Range Commensurate with experience Pay ID Semi-Monthly FLSA Status S1 - FT Exempt Job Category Administrator/Professional Job Type Full-time Schedule: Days of Week & Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00-5:00 with flexible scheduling to accommodate routine evening and weekend hours for athletic department practices and events.

Schedule: Hours/Week 40 Schedule: # of months 12

Posting Detail Information

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Posting Detail Information

Job Posting Date (Campus) 06/22/2022

Job Posting Date (Public) 06/22/2022 Job Closing Date 07/20/2022 Posting Type Open To All Applicants Posting Number S221842 Quick Link for Internal Postings https: //

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents