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Associate Director of Student Athlete Services/Staff Psychologist

Providence College
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 4, 2024

Job Details

Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title
Associate Director of Student Athlete Services/Staff Psychologist


Manage the specific individual and group therapy services provided to student athletes, oversees and provides mental performance services to teams and individuals, and develops and administers prevention and outreach programming to teams, coaches, and other athletics staff. This position fulfills the NCAA mandate to provide dedicated specialized services for varsity athletes.

Essential Duties:
  • Provide counseling, diagnostic assessment, and crisis intervention to student-athletes dealing with mental health and developmental challenges. Work with resources to provide coordinated support to student athletes in need. Provide culturally appropriate individual, group counseling, and outreach to diverse student populations. Work as part of an integrated treatment team, collaborating with athletic trainers, team physicians, sports dietitians, etc., as appropriate.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, provide leadership and administrative oversight of mental health and mental performance services to student-athletes and consultation to teams, coaches, and athletic support staff. Serve as the athletics representative for mental health and mental performance to external facing stakeholders and outside consultants and facilitates streamlined communications between divisions. Maintain a presence within Big East and NCAA organizations focused on student-athlete mental health and wellness. Provide occasional scheduled observations of practices for those teams the position is the identified point of contact to and be available for impromptu consultation and brief interventions with student-athletes, coaches, and athletic support staff.
  • Provide diagnostic assessment and crisis intervention in acute crisis such as risk of suicide, trauma, and/or major campus catastrophe. Provide crisis intervention for student-athletes who are experiencing acute emotional distress as a result of varying emergencies such as trauma e.g. sexual assault, death, substance use, or who are a danger to themselves or others. Participate in monthly after hours, on-call crisis rotation.
  • Provide scheduled outreach programming for teams, coaches, athletic support staff, and athletic administration, including but not limited to team workshops, affinity groups, and coach/staff education. Programming emphasizes evidence-based practices for overall student-athlete health and wellbeing while also providing non-clinical support and psychoeducation to athletics staff, including coaches. Serve as coordinator of other counseling center staff member’s programming/outreach services to the Athletics population.
  • Supervise the Clinical Sports Psychologist and assist with the development and implementation of a training program for advanced doctoral students to work with student athletes along with the Associate Director of Training.
  • Perform other administrative tasks, including attend larger department staff meetings, regularly meet with the Executive Director, and conduct meetings with department staff dedicated to student-athlete specialized services. Maintain records and clinical information consistent with professional standards and practices. Meet weekly with the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Health and Wellness.
Marginal Duties:
  • Perform all other duties as may be required.
Education and Experience Required
  • Ph.D in clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited institution required.
  • Three to five years’ experience providing consultation in a university setting and building collaborative relations with coaches, trainers, and other athletic staff or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience providing clinical supervision to doctoral level trainees.
  • Licensed or licensed-eligible in RI as a psychologist.
  • Certification in mental performance consultation ( CMPC ) through the Association for Applied Sports Psychology ( AASP ) or completed educational requirements for CMPC and eligibility to sit for certification exam within one year.
  • Effective written and verbal skills.
  • Experience working with student-athletes in a higher education institution and understanding of NCAA mandates. Work with Division I level athletes preferred.
  • Proficient diagnostic skills and excellent treatment planning skills.
  • Excellent leadership, strategic, and operational planning skills.
  • Solid consultation skills.
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
Employee Status
Full Time

Salary Grade
22 (Min. $87,948/Mid. $114,332/Max. $140,716)

Salary Information

Employees are normally hired between the minimum and the midpoint of a position’s grade range to which a position has been assigned, depending on experience and qualifications.


Providence College offers a comprehensive range of valuable benefits to eligible employees, which are designed to:
  • Promote the health and well-being of you and your family
  • Provide financial security while you are working
  • Build financial resources for retirement
  • Help you balance personal and work responsibilities
  • Provide educational opportunities for you and your family
These benefits include but are not limited to health, dental, 403b retirement plan, flexible benefits plan, tuition benefits, employee assistance plan, college paid basic life insurance and long-term disability insurance, and paid time off. To learn more, please visit our Employee Benefits website by clicking the following link:

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EEO Statement

Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents


Providence College

Providence College, a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic institution of higher education in Rhode Island conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. The College is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment that supports all of its students, faculty, and staff. All members of the community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning experience valuing differences and practicing inclusion. We invite applications from qualified individuals who possess the experience, knowledge, and commitment to work within a diverse learning environment. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Providence College is an equal opportunity employer.

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