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Dartmouth University
Hanover, NH, United States (on-site)
20 days ago
Dartmouth University
Hanover, New Hampshire, United States (on-site)
20 days ago


Position Purpose    
To play a critical role in the management and execution Dartmouth Varsity Sports and Peak Performance. Dartmouth Peak Performance (DP2) enables varsity student-athletes to achieve the highest levels of physical, intellectual and personal growth during their Dartmouth careers. This position includes an emphasis on student-athlete development (career, academic, and personal advising), DP2 operations, and event management.   

Mental Performance Consulting
This position will provide comprehensive mental performance consultation services to optimize mental skills, resilience, teamwork, and sport participation for student-athletes and coaches.
Support a portion of the 35 varsity teams for the Big Green by offering one-on-one sessions for student-athletes, mental training programs for teams or groups, and consultation for coaches to the assigned teams.
Ensure early identification of potential mental health concerns and refer to counseling services to further holistic student-athlete care.

Attend practices and games, and provide observation, feedback, and mental performance services to assist student-athletes and coaches in pursuing performance excellence and overcoming barriers to performance well-being.
Work in support of the mission and mental performance philosophy outlined by the Corrigan Family Assistant Athletics Director for Leadership & Mental Performance.
Collaborate with the interdisciplinary peak performance team to promote the optimal environment for performance excellence using best practices, evidence-based strategies, and peer consultation.
Percentage Of Time    75%

Peak Performance Collaboration
Meet with coaches, administrators, faculty, campus partners, and prospective student-athletes to explain the functions of Dartmouth Peak Performance (DP2).
Support DP2 communication efforts to develop educational materials and coordinate effective flow of information to student-athletes, coaches, and staff (e.g., website, email digest, and social media).
Assist with ongoing DP2 programs and events (e.g., DRIVE Leadership Program, leadership lunches, campus speakers, etc.).
Collaborate with individuals on and off-campus to provide services related to DP2.
Percentage Of Time    25%


Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities    

  • Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology or related field (e.g., related to mental performance) and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Progressive experience in sport psychology/mental performance consulting in athletics, military, or corporate settings.
  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) (or has completed all coursework and mentored experience requirements)
  • Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Must be self-directed, strongly motivated, well organized and have a high level of energy.
  • Ability to meet unique student needs as they arise and effectively refer to other support services.

Preferred Qualifications    

  • Doctorate in Sport Psychology or related field (e.g., related to mental performance) and/or equivalent experience/training.

Equal Opportunity Employer    
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check    
Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Dartmouth vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?    Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants    
Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70623541
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Dartmouth University
  • Position Title: Assistant Director for Mental Performance
  • Industry: University/4-Year College
  • Job Function: Chairs/Directors/Department Heads,
    Mental Performance Consultant,
    Performance Coach,
    Student-Athlete Development,
    Sport Psychology
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
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