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Director of Counseling and Sport Psychology Services, Intercollegiate Athletics [R0128297]
University of Nevada Las Vegas in ,
 
 
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Date Posted 12/25/2021
Category
Admin-Athletics/Coaching
Employment Type Contract
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Director of Counseling and Sport Psychology Services, Intercollegiate Athletics [R0128297] 

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY 

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of the nation's most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada. 

For more information, visit us online at:  http://www.unlv.edu  

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY 

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. 

ROLE of the POSITION 

Oversee the coordination of all mental health and sport psychology services. Coordinate and implement delivery of the range of psychological services to student-athletes including individual and group counseling, intake evaluation and assessment, performance enhancement with both individuals and teams, and consultation and training with coaches, medical staff, and athletic administration. Implement mental health screening for all incoming student-athletes and provide the appropriate follow-up and referrals. Implement performance screening for specific teams and/or student-athletes. Oversee the referral process for student-athletes utilizing other providers for a variety of reasons (i.e. personal preference, area of expertise, level of severity) and coordinate with any providers that are contracted with athletics to provide services. Serve as the direct report and/or supervisor (until licensed) for additional staff members, which may include either doctorate level or masters level providers.  

Conduct on-going needs survey, quality improvement studies, and program evaluation.  Engage alongside other department heads (i.e. Director of Sport Performance, Sport Dietitian, Director of Sports Medicine) in continuous development and implementation of protocols and procedures. Specifically, protocols and procedures for management of ADHD, Substance Use, Eating Disorders, Body Image, and Crisis Response.  

Develop programming for increased mental health awareness and advocacy. Work alongside student-athletes and staff to proactively educate and provide awareness surrounding mental health and gaining support. Create educational tools, coordinate possible speakers or events (i.e. mental health awareness games), and oversee any student-led advocacy.   

Act as a liaison between athletic department and counseling center, serving on both counseling and athletic department committees as needed. This position will report to the Director of CAPS for all clinical services and will abide by CAPS policies and procedures. The position will report to the Associate Athletics Director for all other job functions. 

This position should have a basic knowledge of NCAA rules as it pertains to assigned job duties and the scope of employment.  In addition, the individual will be responsible for obtaining proper guidance or approval from Athletics Compliance, prior to participating in select activities, as defined by NCAA bylaws or institutional policies. 

VACCINATION MANDATE POLICY 

Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy , all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request. All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage .  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

This position requires a Ph.D or Psy.D from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of three (3) years related professional experienceIn addition, applicants must have completed an APA-accredited, doctoral program from a regionally accredited college or university.  Must be eligible for licensure in Nevada within 6 months from the date of hire for licensed applicants.  Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

Five to seven years of related professional experience.  Professional experience at university counseling center preferred; completed APA-accredited doctoral internship; completed Sport Psychology postdoctoral training. 

SALARY RANGE 

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.   

APPLICATION DETAILS 

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin immediately. Materials should be addressed to Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance - Sarah Wattenberg, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu . 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES 

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, "R0128297" in the search box. 

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application. 

SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT 

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online. 

EEO/AA STATEMENT 

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

TITLE IX STATEMENT 

UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV's Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu , by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555. 

Job Category 

Administrative Faculty 

Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.


UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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