Director Student-Athlete Mental Health

The George Washington University,

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Last Posted:

Tue, Aug 29th, '23


Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Start Date:

Upon completion of a successful search; negotiable.

Last Updated:

Tue, Aug 29th, '23

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  • Full Time

The Department of Athletics is looking for a licensed mental health provider to direct service to intercollegiate student-athletes in the form of individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, clinical assessment, consultation services, performance enhancement, psychological skills training and education. The mental health provider will also provide mental health and performance enhancement education to coaches and staff.

This position is a member of the Athletic Department’s sports medicine team. Responsibilities include coordination of student-athlete mental health services, assessing the unique mental health needs of student-athletes, and developing innovative services and programming to meet these needs. This position will provide mental health education and programming to student-athletes, coaches and athletic department staff. This position builds effective, collaborative relationships throughout the Athletic Department and the George Washington University community.

We are a community of thousands dedicated to not only advancing ideas and aspirations, but also the fulfillment of each individual at GW. Our highly collaborative, hands-on culture, deep commitment to service and real-world participation and unrivaled connections to the world’s most influential institutions provides countless opportunities to create new knowledge, transform policy that affects people in their daily lives and change the world. Our culture of intellectual curiosity, collaboration, celebration of diversity and mutual respect makes our university both a dynamic and satisfying place to learn and work.

Taking full advantage of its location, the university enjoys extraordinary access and opportunities to interact with and learn from the most influential leaders of our time. GW advances discovery and influences policy while fostering research partnerships with nearly every U.S. federal agency and the world’s most influential scientific and technical organizations. From our historic Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses to our Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, VA, academic centers in Alexandria and Arlington, VA and even online, GW shows that no matter where you may work, you’ll be in the middle of everything.


Qualified candidates will hold an advanced degree in a mental health discipline (psychology, social work, or counseling), plus two (2) years of relevant professional experience. Licensed in Washington, D.C. or eligibility for Washington, D.C. clinical license within six months of hire.

  • Previous work experience providing mental health services to student-athletes in athletics setting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of unique aspects of student-athlete population.
  • Experience providing outreach to student-athletes and consultation on a university campus.
  • Experience working with high-risk concerns (e.g. suicide, eating disorders, substance abuse, PTSD) and providing risk assessment and crisis appointments.
  • Excellent clinical skills and experience providing brief, focused clinical services.
  • Demonstrated ability to consider and address the needs and concerns of persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to make independent judgments, apply discretion, maintain privacy, and consult when appropriate.

Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.