The Assistant Athletic Director for Mental Health and Performance for Student-Athletes provides general psychological services (evaluation, treatment, and education) to student-athletes. This position coordinates and provides consultation and relevant training to coaches, athletic trainers, and other athletic department staff. Additionally, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of philosophies, policies, and procedures of counseling service operations for student-athletes. This is a full-time position with the Department of Athletics. The position will report to the Senior Associate Athletic Director and take close direction from the team physicians and Performance Team.
Psy.D. or Ph.D. in counseling/clinical psychology from an APAaccredited academic program
Experience in counseling and sport psychology, including direct experience providing therapy services to competitive elite athletes including but not limited to Division I student-athletes
At least four years of clinical experience working with elite athletes
Advanced training in sport psychology, such as Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) certified sport psychology consultant
Licensed (or State of Arkansas eligible) psychologist or mental health counselor
Expertise in one or more of the following areas is required: experience with stress management, substance abuse and alcohol education, eating disorders, crisis management, depression, anxiety, grief, identity crisis, and other psychological issues related to injury and rehabilitation in competitive athletes
At least five years post-doctoral experience with elite athletes
Previous supervisory experience
Experience working with the specific needs of student-athletes and in consulting with Athletics Departments and/or Sports Medicine staff
Experience providing sports performance consultation to athletic teams
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: NC1304P
About University of Arkansas
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve 26,000 students with more than 210 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees an...d their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 14% of employee salary.
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