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Job Title Sport Psychologist, Embedded in Athletics
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.
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.
• 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
• A solid understanding of boundaries and professional ethics.
• Applied Association of Sport Psychology – Certified Mental Performance
• Bilingual or multilingual.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Department University Counseling Center (17045)
Department Website ucc.nd.edu
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: // jobs.nd.edu/postings/26739
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