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University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO, United States (on-site)
7 days ago
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, United States (on-site)
7 days ago


The Mental Performance Coach is responsible for design and implementation of innovative supportive services and development programs for student athletes in the area of sport and performance psychology to maximize whole person success including athletic performance and general well-being.

Collaborates and consults with Mizzou athletic department staff members and/or sport personnel to improve student-athletes mental performance. May provide educational training to coaches and staff.

Conducts individual performance enhancement training, individual feedback assessment and training, comprehensive sport focused assessments for both the student-athlete and team, team interventions and specialty workshops upon request.  Makes referrals as appropriate to counseling psychologists.

Provides strategies to assist student-athletes that will enhance their performance, cope with the pressure of competition, recovery from injuries, motivation to continue training through adversity faced, and find personal fulfillment within sport and competition.

Participates in the collection and analysis of tactical and statistical data and assists in designing plans and strategies.  Identifies and offers solutions to complex problems that may impact the overall performance of the student-athletes and ultimately, the team.

Coordinates education programming and organizes workshops that build and reinforce department culture and core values.

Maintains continual and thorough familiarity with all applicable NCAA, SEC, university and department rules and regulations.  Enhances current knowledge with advanced educational opportunities on issues and techniques used in the field.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in related/ relevant area or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary. 

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experiences working with student-athletes in a Division I athletic program. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

Salary: $65,000 - $105,000 annually

University Title: Assistant Athletic Director
Internal applicants can determine their current grade and university title by accessing the Job Information page through the Additional Employee Info tile in myHR.


Monday thru Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Nights and Weekends as required

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65749639
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Columbia, Missouri, United States
  • Company Name For Job: University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Position Title: Mental Performance Coach
  • Job Function: Athletic Director,
    Mental Performance Coach,
    Mental Performance Consultant,
    Mental Skills Coach,
    Performance Coach,
    Student-Athlete Development
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Salary: $65,000.00 - $105,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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