Licensed Athletic Clinician

University of Colorado Boulder,

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Last Posted:

Wed, May 1st, '24


Please apply by May 14, 2024 for consideration.

Start Date:

To be determined.

Last Updated:

Wed, May 1st, '24

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  • Full Time

The University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for the Licensed Athletic Clinician! The Athletic Clinician of Psychological Health and Performance (PHP) will assist the PHP Team in the delivery of general psychological services (evaluation, treatment and education) to student-athletes competing for a highly competitive, Division I athletics program. Additionally, the individual in this role will provide consultation and relevant training to coaches, athletic trainers, academic staff, other athletic department staff and student-athletes within the realm of psychological services and mental performance. 

The Athletics Clinician will have demonstrated commitment, skills and experience in diversity and inclusion programming and clinical expertise in working with traditionally underserved or marginalized populations. 

The successful candidate will be diligent, an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills, and extensive experience working within an agency team. The ability to navigate complex systems while maintaining confidentiality and composure under pressure is necessary in this role.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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As one of 35 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff, and students work with the broader community to establish outstanding connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.

  • Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work. 
  • Licensed as a counselor or social worker, OR license-eligible and ability to obtain license in the State of Colorado within six (6) months of employment. 
  • One year of clinical experience, post-licensure. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • 3 years of clinical experience in sport, higher education, or mental health agency setting.
  • Experience in Division I intercollegiate athletics or with professional athletes.
  • Advanced training in sport psychology (e.g., Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Certified Mental Performance Consultant; or member of the USOC sport psychology registry) preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of unique aspects of student-athlete population.
  • Experience, knowledge, and ability to treat trauma and trauma-related issues.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to conduct, AOD assessments, and ability to work with the student-athlete population on these issues.
  • Experience and interest in working with under-represented and underserved populations, applying a brief therapy model and crisis intervention.
  • Experience providing clinical supervision and training of post-doctoral residents, doctoral interns, and practicum clinicians.
  • Experience treating clients across various spectrums, including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, and economic status through a social justice lens.

Starting salary range is $80,000 - $90,000 annually.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

To apply, please submit the following materials online using the provided URL:

  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.