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Sports Psychologist

Apply now Job no: 493512
Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Athletics
Division: Communication & External Relations

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Benefits & Perks:

  • 25 Days - Paid Time Off (vacation, sick and personal time)
  • 10 Days - Paid Holidays
  • 5 Days - Paid College Closure Days
  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • FREE On-Campus Parking
  • FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
  • FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
  • Pet Insurance
  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
  • Plus More!

Additional Perks:

  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
  • FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts 
  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
  • Discover what it's like to live in Orlando: Live, Work, Play and Learn
  • Plus More!

Rollins offers a competitive salary. Click here to review our full benefits package.


Under the supervision of the Associate Vice President of Athletics, with a dotted line to the Executive Director of Campus Health & Wellness, the Sports Psychologist will provide a full range of culturally sensitive clinical and non-clinical services for Division II student-athletes at Rollins College. This full-time, 12-month position will include assessment/evaluation, short-term individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, case management, and psycho-educational workshops to increase the mental health awareness of student-athletes. In addition to direct clinical services, the sports psychologist will provide applied sports psychology services related to enhancing athletic performance. This will involve collaboration and consultation with coaches, athletic training staff, sports medicine staff and athletic administrators. Involvement with the Athletics Department culture by supporting student-athletes and coaches through practices, games and events. Emphasis will be on ameliorating mental health conditions and related issues typically experienced by student-athletes engaged in competitive intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division II level.

The Sports Psychologist postion is funded through a grant from the NCAA. Currently the grant is approved for five(5) years. The continuation of this position is based on satisfactory performance as well as the continuation of available funding.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administrative
    • Serve as an active member of the Athletics Health Care Providers Team
    • Provide leadership to ensure the implementation of clinical counseling services which adhere to the highest professional standards and best practices for college counseling services in student athletics.
    • Ensure clinical practice is in accordance with Florida Health Laws. Uphold standards and ethical guidelines of the counseling profession.
    • Monitor best practices nationally and integrate best practices as appropriate.
    • Plan and prepare operational reports and analysis that identify student athlete trends and recommend appropriate programs and solutions through on-going quality improvement practices.
    • Maintain ongoing professional development to be informed and up to date on all regulations around mental health laws, NCAA rules and regulations, federal guidelines and legal interpretations.
    • Participate in NCAA Apple Training Program.

  • Clinical
    • Provide short-term individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, case management, and performance enhancement to student-athletes.
    • Build relationships and provide direct clinical services to student-athletes, while also helping to connect student athletes with the comprehensive services of the Wellness Center.
    • Participate in weekly case management with Wellness Center staff.
    • Adhere to appropriate ethical and professional standards; keep accurate records of appointments, intake notes, progress notes and termination summaries in individual files; maintain confidentiality of records; consult with other professionals as needed to coordinate treatment; and consult with parents and others with appropriate authorization.
    • Coordinate and consult with outside referral resources for continuation of care of clients.

  • Collaboration
    • Act as a liaison by providing consultations when needed between student-athletes and coaches/sports medicine staff, professors, and student affairs staff.
    • Engage in connections and collaborations with leaders from the Wellness Center, including the Director of Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Director of Student Health Services and the Director of Health
    • Promote to support a multi-disciplinary approach to services and programs across a continuum of care.

  • Consultation/Outreach
    • Provide team consultation, assistance, and educational opportunities, as needed, including meeting with coaches to assess the team’s well-being and performance needs, and educating student-athletes about psychological skills that can enhance well-being and performance.
    • Consultation with the sports medicine staff and athletic administrators and as needed, on individual cases and team issues on issues relevant to the psychological well-being of student-athletes.
    • Work in collaboration with athletics senior leadership team, and in consultation with Wellness Center substance misuse prevention counselor, to schedule annual drug and alcohol programming.
    • Develop, coordinate, and deliver education programs for students and student-athletes related to mental health, identity, mindfulness, adjustment, and academic concerns.
& Education:
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program.
  • Licensed or license eligible as a psychologist in FL. (Licensure expected within one year of hire.)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain an Florida driver's license within 30 days of accepting the job, and acceptable MVR are required.
  • CMPC- Certified as a Mental Performance Consultant through the Associate of Applied Sport Psychology or actively working toward certification.
  • Demonstrated understanding of NCAA rules and guidelines.
  • Experience working with collegiate athletes.
  • Experience working with students with diverse and intersecting identities and backgrounds.
Work Environment:


  • Campus-based, front-facing customer service position, working in an office environment.
  • Flexible to ever changing schedule needs associated with working with student-athletes.
  • Evenings and weekends as appropriate and required.

This position is designated as one that performs an essential function. This means that the position's incumbent may be required to report to work if the campus suspends operations because of severe weather, natural disaster, or other emergency condition.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

About the Athletics Department:

The Department of Athletics strives to provide a broad-based program which affords Rollins students the opportunity to grow mentally, physically and spiritually. This coincides with Rollins' institutional mission of providing a "high quality liberal arts education" as well as enhancing the "quality of student life." And the institution maintains an energized environment that promotes academic success as a precursor to participation in physical education, intramurals or varsity athletics. Students will be scholars first, athletes second.

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Diversity & Inclusion at Rollins:


Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. To learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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