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Director of Student-Athlete Mental Health Services
Health and Medical Services
BGSU Main Campus

Serve as a member of the Department of Athletics Mental Health Team along with Associate AD for Student-Athlete Experience, Assistant AD for Sports Medicine and the Deputy AD/SWA. Coordinate and provide mental health services (to include screenings, crisis management, triage, individual appointments, and emergency availability) for the student-athlete population.  Assist in coordination of the substance use/abuse program within Intercollegiate Athletics.  Develop and deliver outreach and educational programs (or provide supervision of the same content developed and delivered by student trainees) to Student-Athletes, coaches, staff, and teams.  Partner with medical providers, Student Health/Counseling Center and other appropriate personnel and offices to maintain and coordinate health care for student-athletes.  Maintain clinical records within a HIPAA medical records system and provide appropriate NCAA documentation.  Participate in meetings and service obligations in the Department of Athletics.  Interact effectively and professionally with sports medicine and student health staff, athletic department staff, and student-athletes.


Clinical services

  • Provide culturally competent counseling for individuals and groups
  • Provide on-call (crisis) and walk-in services
  • Engage in clinical consultation with student-athletes

Outreach, consultation, and liaison services

  • Engage in third-party consultation with staff, families, students-athletes and others about mental health concerns impacting student-athletes
  • Facilitate and/or coordinate outreach and psychoeducational programming
  • Perform liaison activities – work collaboratively with staff in offices outside the Department of Athletics to identify student-athlete needs and develop, provide, and/or coordinate mental health services to meet those needs. 
  • Facilitate training seminars and programs for Department of Athletics staff and student-athletes.

Administration and support

  • Complete documentation and case management
  • Engage in professional development activities


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of a Doctorate (Psy.D., Ph.D, Ed.D.) in Psychology, or related field.  Degree must be conferred by the date of application.


The following experience is required:

  • Minimum of 3-4 years' experience in the provision of mental health services, which can include a supervised internship. Experience with student-athletes and diverse clientele preferred. 

The following certification is required:

  • Must meet all qualifications for licensure as a psychologist in Ohio and must be able to obtain licensure as a psychologist within four months of hire.



Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Pay Grade 355. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefits package available.


Deadline to apply:  The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by ‘July 11, 2022’.  



Bowling Green State University provides a comprehensive benefit program as part of a total compensation package.  This includes medical, prescription, dental, vision, health accounts (medical & dependent), life & disability insurance, retirement plans, employee assistance program and tuition fee waivers for employees and their eligible dependents as well as paid time off, flexible work options, holidays and parental leave.  For more information please visit Benefits-at-a-Glance.pdf (bgsu.edu)


Knowledge, Skills or Abilities

  • Strong clinical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to consider and address the needs and concerns of persons from culturally diverse backgrounds including students of color, international students, LGBTQ+, and nontraditional students and to foster sensitivity to a diverse and inclusive campus culture.
  • Knowledge of ethics/laws pertaining to the provision of mental health care in the State of Ohio.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and consult as needed.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide treatment that spans the spectrum of care for student-athletes ranging from debilitating emotional distress to optimization of performance.
  • Ability to work occasional long hours, including early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays, overtime and non-traditional work hours, extended periods of time without days off, travel and be on-call as a regular part of the position.


PhD or terminal degree
Full Time
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