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Psychologist, Athletics Focus

Apply now Posting Number: 493663
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Psychologist, Athletics Focus


Counseling Center

Salary/Pay Rate:

$80,000 - $90,000

Job Summary:

Marist College Office of Counseling Services seeks a full-time psychologist with passion, commitment and expertise in working with student athletes and students with disordered eating concerns. The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in addressing the unique needs of the Division 1 college athlete and promotion of their holistic well-being. The ideal candidate will have expertise in working with any students disordered eating and body image concerns. The role will serve as a conduit between Counseling Services and Athletics, coordinating collaboration and programming between both areas, reporting to both Director of Counseling Services and Assistant Director or Sports Medicine.

This 12-month position involves provision of a range of services to a diverse student population, including intakes; individual counseling; group counseling' consultation; crisis intervention; on-call rotation; and innovative outreach programming and workshops. Counseling Services is committed to enhancing student mental health through accessible, culturally-informed and affirming care, contributing to a campus culture of inclusiveness, equity and wellness.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program
  • Must be licensed or license-eligible as a Psychologist in New York State
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of clinical services to college students, athletes, and individuals with eating disorders.
  • Understanding of NCAA mandates and mental health best practices.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide intakes, individual and group counseling within a culturally responsive and inclusive lens.
  • Conduct risk assessments and crisis interventions including facilitating referrals for hospital psychiatric evaluations; consult with involved professionals, college staff and families when indicated.
  • Collaborate and liaison with campus partners, including but not limited to Health Services and Sports Medicine to address the intersection of mental health and physical well being.
  • Work with members of Coaching and Sports Medicine staff to ensure collaborative and comprehensive approaches to supporting college athlete wellbeing.
  • Participate in Eating Disorder Treatment team meetings.
  • Participate in emergency on-call rotation after-hours and weekends.
  • Provide consultations to faculty, staff, students, administration and families on student behavioral and mental health concerns through phone and in-person communications.
  • Coordinate and participate in occasional evening/weekend Outreach or Student Affairs programming
  • Maintain current, accurate and timely clinical documentation in accordance with legal, ethical and professional guidelines and Counseling Services policies using Titanium Schedule electronic records.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One to three years experience in collegiate athletic setting
  • Eligibility or Certification as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (CMPC)
  • Eligibility or Certification as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS)
  • Demonstrated dedication and attentiveness to social justice issues and intersectionality in serving historically marginalized students as well as commitment to ongoing development of cultural competencies.
  • Committed self-care practice to maintain resilience.
  • Interest, experience, and commitment to facilitating groups.
  • Effective at designing/presenting trainings and outreach programs to students, faculty, staff.
  • Flexibility responding to high demand for services and changing program needs.
  • Familiarity with Titanium electronic medical record.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3 Professional References 


The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • 3 weeks of paid vacation. 4 weeks of paid vacation beginning in the 6th year of employment.
  • Unlimited paid sick time.
  • 14+ paid holidays per year.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
  • Life insurance.
  • Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
  • 403(b) defined contribution plan:
    • First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
    • College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
    • Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter.
    • Typical eligibility requirements: 1 year of service and 1,000 hours with Marist College.
  • 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
  • Tuition Benefits:
    • Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
    • College pays 100% tuition only.
    • Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution.

*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.

About the Department:

Marist College Counseling Services is dedicated to the personal, interpersonal, and collective wellness of the campus community. Our mission is to provide information, services, and support with compassion, integrity, and efficiency. We are committed to providing services that are inclusive, respectful, and informed by social justice values.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #1 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit 

Type of Position:



Administrative (Exempt)

Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Occasional evenings/weekends for Outreach and Student Affairs programming

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.





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