Assistant Director of Psychological Resources for OU Student-Athletes (PROS)

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7121730 (Ref.No. ta230218)
Posted: January 20, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


The Assistant Director of PROS helps to oversee mental health and mental performances services that are delivered by PROS’ staff. The Assistant Director also collaborates with other departmental staff (e.g., athletic training, academics, athletic directors, etc.) for continuity of care. The Assistant Director is also charged with developing mental health programming, outreach, and strategies to improve the field of sport psychology.

Essential Functions: The Assistant Director’s time will be divided among the following activities in the approximate/average increments of time – hours per week – indicated in parenthesis: 

  • Counseling (8-14)
  • Admin time (4-15)
  • Administrative programing and research (1-4)
  • Assessment and report writing (2-6)
  • Mental performance enhancement (4-10)
  • Athletic Student Life projects (1-3)
  • Supervision (1-3)
  • Outreach (2-6)
  • Additional duties may include supervision of other trainees, coordinating PROS outreach efforts; providing crisis counseling and management; assisting the coordination of new student-athlete orientation programs; and collaborating with campus groups to develop programming opportunities around specific topics (e.g., National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Sexual Assault Awareness Week). Specific responsibilities will be based on availability and staff training needs.

Job Requirements


Required Education: Master's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Counseling, Human Relations, or related field, AND: 

  • 24 months of professional Counseling experience.


  • Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Able to produce reports and complete work within deadlines
  • Able to work well with interdepartmental teams and initiatives
  • Able to communicate well and build rapport quickly with students, coaches, administrators and other staff
  • Able to demonstrate ability to work well with a diverse group of clients
  • Committed to collaborate to meet the mental health and team building needs of our student-athletes and sport programs
  • Committed to confidentiality regulated by university, state, and federal rules and regulations
  • Create and deliver effective training presentations
  • Experience with counseling and empirically supported therapeutic interventions.
  • Able to gain and maintain working knowledge of university, Big 12, and NCAA rules and regulations


  • Licensed Master of Social Work 
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Work
  • Licensed Psychologist 
  • Ability to obtain one of the aforementioned licenses within 6 months of hire date

Departmental Preferences:

  • Have certifications or licensed by professional organizations (e.g., APA, ACA, AASP-CMPC).
  • Experience working in competitive athletic environments.  
  • A Psy.D. or Ph.D. in Clinical/Counseling or Educational Psychology from an accredited institution of higher education. 

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to see including color, depth perception and clarity hear, and communicate verbally  
  • Frequent exposure to pressure caused by deadlines and busy periods; may be required to travel
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

Supervision: May supervise doctorate level trainees

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit

Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:  The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.