Job Details

SUNY Oswego
  • Position Number: 5232769
  • Location: Oswego, NY
  • Position Type: Counseling

Athletics Embedded Counselor Position
Counseling Services at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Athletics Embedded Counselor position.

The SUNY Oswego Counseling Services (CS) offers multi-disciplinary, comprehensive, and diverse services to students that enable them to be more successful in their academic, personal, and career pursuits. CS is IACS accredited and hosts masters-level graduate trainees and counselor education doctoral-level trainees for clinical internships from five accredited education programs.

CS' efforts focus on helping students reduce psychological symptoms, cope with life events and developmental tasks, improve interpersonal skills and relationships, and increase self-knowledge and problem-solving ability. CS promotes equity and respect for individual and cultural differences and offers consulting services to the entire University community. CS is part of the Division of Student Affairs which contributes to and facilitates critical learning and development within healthy, inclusive, and supportive communities.

The Athletics Embedded Counselor position will contribute to the center's goal of making mental health services accessible for all students.

Learn more about the great opportunities in being a member of SUNY Oswego's Division of Student Affairs

Posting Date: May 2, 2024

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Compensation: Salary levels, commensurate with experience plus full New York State benefits package.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. This is a United University Professions (UUP) position. Click here for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff.

Date of Appointment: As soon as possible but negotiable

Description of Responsibilities:
  • Provide drop-in hours to student athletes and Athletics Department staff for mental health consultation.
  • Coordinate Lets Talk for student athletes, designed as an outreach program to engage students by providing informal walk-in brief counseling/consultations with a counselor one-on-one.
  • Serves as liaison between CS and the SUNY Oswego Athletics Department.
  • Assists with referrals from Athletics to CS.
  • Provides consultation and programming to Athletics staff and student athletes on a variety of topics including sports psychology.
  • Provides training and professional development for staff and trainees on, amongst other topics, mental health challenges for athletes and providing therapy to student athletes.
  • Provides direct clinical services, including intakes, psychotherapy, group counseling and crisis intervention, to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population.
  • Provides clinical supervision and training as needed for trainees from multiple disciplines.
  • Provides consultation to faculty, administrators, families and community providers about students of concern and campus wide mental health issues.
  • Assists in developing and implementing mental health programs for the campus community
  • Participates in multidisciplinary and administrative team meetings.
  • Serves in the on-call rotation
  • Performs administrative duties as assigned


Staff members must possess a commitment and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of State University of New York at Oswego, SUNYAC or affiliated conference, and the NCAA. Staff members must cooperate with and furnish the NCAA, SUNYAC or affiliated conference, and/or the institution with truthful and complete information concerning involvement in or knowledge of rules violations. Any person who is found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective actions a set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repeated violations

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. As such, the incumbent is expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Job Requirements:
Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or higher in a mental health related field (clinical or counseling psychology, social work, mental health counseling) from an accredited program.
  • Licensed or license eligible as a mental health provider in New York State.
  • Knowledge and experience addressing mental health needs of student athletes.
  • Experience in providing group services in a clinical setting.
  • Commitment to providing multicultural counseling.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse university community of students, faculty, administrators and families.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with providing counseling and therapy in a university/college mental health setting.
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of sports psychology
  • Excellent administrative, communication, leadership, decision-making skills and the ability to work autonomously within a team atmosphere.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, organizational skills and an ability to provide outreach and training to groups of people.
  • Experience providing risk assessments and crisis intervention.

At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)

Additional Information:
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please click here to see our full non-discrimination policy.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

For Campus Safety information, please click here to see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery).

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Click here for further policy details, including education and cessation resources.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Search Chair:

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Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Background checks will be conducted for finalists.

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