Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Personal Training
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking a Director for Sports Performance & Wellbeing who will work within the department’s Cameron Institute for Student-Athlete Development.
Description of Position: The Director, Sport Performance and Wellbeing exists to develop, promote, and support the operational and strategic aspects of UC Berkeley’s Intercollegiate student-athlete development programs. Specifically, this position provides sport and performance psychology services focusing on skills aiding student-athlete mental and emotional preparation for practice and competition. The position will provide comprehensive training to 30 teams in the areas of performance optimization, train coaches and teams through experiential and tactical workshops, and use a train-the-trainer model to increase this role’s scope and implement effective systems across coaches and student-athletes from all sports.
The position will report to the Associate Athletic Director, Student-Athlete Development, and work closely with the Assistant Athletic Director of Leadership & Personal Development to balance a traditional student-athlete development programming approach with a sport and performance psychology field approach expected from this position. The position will also work closely with the Treatment Management Team, encompassing clinical and athletic training professionals, University Health Services (UHS) Tang Center clinicians, and medical professionals within Cal Athletics. This position does not provide clinical diagnoses, and is charged with directing potential mental health concerns to the University Health Services Tang Center and appropriate clinicians.
Provide comprehensive sports psychology training and services (including dealing with pressure, goal setting, managing oneself, healthy coping skills to promote wellbeing, and enhancing overall performance) to 30 teams and coaching staffs.
Develop, implement, and evaluate experiential and tactical workshops, small group sessions, and consultation on a limited basis.
Reach out directly to coaches and teams to determine how best to support their programs and student-athletes.
Assist student-athletes in one-on-one sessions to enhance their performance on a limited basis by providing sport and performance counseling, and teaching coping techniques upon request.
Works closely with other sub-units of the Cameron Institute to incorporate sports psychology training and services into other programming for student-athletes, and as part of each student-athlete development program.
Works directly with Cameron Institute personnel to align on student-athlete development programming, and interfaces with the Cal Athletics Treatment Management Team (Athletic Trainers, UHS clinicians, and outside medical professionals associated with Cal Athletics).
Helps organize independent sport psychology consultants contracted by individual sport teams.
Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes, or services to make improvements; ability to identify problems and develop original ideas with systems to solve them
Skilled in service management and social perceptiveness to be aware of others’ reactions an understanding of why they react as they do
Extensive experience in applied work and effective facilitation
Experience building and evaluating comprehensive programs
Ability to develop original ideas and implement on a wide-scale, while balancing multiple high-level priorities
Ability to work effectively in teams while also operating independently
Effective communication skills and social perceptiveness to be aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs, including the Microsoft Office suite.
Knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment; ability to evaluate risk likelihood and consequences.
Client services oriented; has good listening, critical thinking, and analytical skills.
Position requires exceptional political sensitivity, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively across and outside the organization at all levels in a collaborative manner.
Ability to inspire, organize, and direct the activities of professionals and peers within the organization.
Documented history of professional excellence (e.g., conference presentations, peer-reviewed journal publications, and professional award recognition)
3-5 years of experience in Sports Psychology/Wellness field.
Master’s degree in Sport & Performance Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or Sport and Exercise Psychology and/or equivalent experience/training
Knowledge of NCAA rules.
Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
5+ years of experience in Sports Psychology/Wellness field.
Previous experience at a Division I Power 5 Conference institution
Certified Mental Performance Consultants (CMPC) through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology.
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply online at http://jobs.berkeley.edu, indicating job #4668. Please include a cover letter, resume, and three references submitted as a single attachment with your application.