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Director of Sport Psychology

Apply now Department: 3670001110 K-State Athletics Inc (Agcy)
Job no: 502492
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Manhattan
Categories: Athletics

General Description of Position:

DIRECTOR OF MENTAL WELLNESS/SPORT PSYCHOLOGY:  To provide individual counseling, crisis intervention, and consultation to student-athletes; provide educational workshops such as leadership development, team building and mental skills training; and consult with other university offices/community resources to aid in the student-athlete's academic success and retention. 

Diversity and Inclusion

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.

Job Description:

Provide psychological services with a secondary focus of assisting student-athletes to enhance their athletic performance:

  • Provide individual counseling, crisis intervention, and consultation to student athletes.
  • Provide educational workshops such as leadership development, team building and mental skills training. 
  • Oversee mental health services for student-athletes, which includes referring student-athletes to campus Counseling Services and/or referring to other campus or community resources.
  • Consult with other university offices/community resources to aid in the student-athlete’s academic success and retention.
  • Collaborate with KSA’s medical staff; provide consultation for the treatment of injured athletes.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

This job description includes the expectation of compliance with all NCAA, Big 12 Conference, Kansas State University and K-State Athletics, Inc. rules and regulations.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, counseling or related field. 
  • Three years of clinical practice working with college population. 
  • Strong clinical assessment and crisis intervention experience and skills. 
  • A proven track record of providing services within a brief–therapy model
  • Experience collaborating with medical professionals (sports medicine, psychiatrist, athletic trainer). 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and analytical skills. 
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology 
  • Graduation from APA accredited doctoral program and completion of APA accredited internship 
  • Certified consultant-AASP 
  • Post-graduate experience and shall be licensed as a psychologist in the State of Kansas within six months of hire date. 
  • Ability to work with medical providers for integrated, collaborative and comprehensive medical and health care. 
  • 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. 
  • Experience working with NCAA Division 1 athletic departments.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • To apply, please complete the KSU on-line application and upload a resume.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment. 

Screening of Applications Begin:

Screening of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  Acceptance of applications will end when enough qualified applicants have been received to fill the position.  

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. 

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. Kansas State University complies with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


K-State Athletics website: http://www.kstatesports.com/ 

With an unprecedented combination of Championship Athletic Performances and academic accomplishments, K-State Athletics Inc. is accelerating towards its Vision of a Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program, including its top goal of providing a World Class Student-Athlete Experience.  In support of K-State's 2025 plan to move the Kansas State University into the ranks of the top 50 public research institutions, K-State Athletics has completed $210 million in facility improvements since 2010 benefiting each of K-State's 16 sports and 450 student-athletes, while earning national recognition as one of America's most financially solvent programs.

For the second year in a row, Kansas State University is Money magazine’s choice as the best college in Kansas.  And, the Princeton Review, Business Insider and SmartAsset, just to name a few, all rate K-State as Kansas' best.

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