Vice President, Wellness and Clinical Svcs

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 by National Football League

New York, NY 10001
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Job Description

The position plays a strategic role in the Player Engagement department's mission to have a lifelong positive impact on individuals inside and outside the NFL family. The purpose of the position is to promote a culture of total wellness, personal and professional growth of players, staff and their families through guidance, service, education, opportunities, support, and valuable resources, before, during and beyond their NFL experience. The role works inter- and intra-departmentally to enhance clinical and psychosocial resources for league and club staff as well as working closely with the Directors of Player Engagement at each club.
Roles & Responsibilities

  • Partner with Social Responsibility to develop and create DV/SA/CA education for all Players, Clubs and League Office personnel.
  • Act as a manager/filter for the Player Engagement Department's Total Wellness initiative.
  • Provide guidance to the NFL Total Wellness partners to ensure all programs are operating as expected.
  • Supervise, develop, advocate and assist in the growth of the Director of Education and other NFLPE staff.
  • Act as critical Mental Health and DVSA internal resource for the NY office.
  • Develop and implement ongoing training and development curriculum for and all Transition coaches and Legends Directors.
  • Develop and oversee educational program for high risk players.
  • Analyze data and oversee reporting and monitoring of organizational performance metrics, ensuring that relevant information is presented to the management team.
  • Maintain regular connection with key contacts to identify and resolve any service issues.
  • Participate in updates, training and report out calls.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Transitional Program partners, internally and with the Clubs.
  • Create and implement strategies to increase awareness of and participation/usage in mental health resources both internally and externally.
  • Identify, vet, and manage outside clinicians for Transition and Wellness programs with clubs.
  • Manage assigned clubs, club personnel and educational partners, networking to enhance the visibility of Player Engagement and its related programs.
  • Monitor utilization rates (rates are confidentially collected by Cigna and NFL Lifeline).
  • Act as a clinical resource for NFL Transition coaches.
  • Collaborate with I.T. to design, maintain, and update secure (encrypted) database for record-keeping, utilization review and tracking of clinical data.
  • Collaborate with Management Council (Coordinator of Benefits) to develop marketing and educational materials related to the Total Wellness program.
  • Collaborate with the Substance Abuse Program in providing comprehensive care to players and their family members.
  • Develop annual budgets, timelines and execution plans for programs and platforms.
  • Contribute to the department's communication plan through written articles, Keynote speeches, College outreach.
  • Act as Clinical/Mental Health Liaison to the Health and Safety Committee and other league committees.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree in psychology, organizational development, business management or related field from an accredited university preferred.
  • Former NFL Playing experience, or commensurate sports experience
  • A minimum of 10-15 years' managerial and work experience, preferably in a decentralized corporate environment. Program development experience and NFL player experience strongly preferred.
  • Successfully demonstrated ability to interact and establish relationships with diverse and multicultural constituencies
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and motivate others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Executive presence
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and sensitivity
  • Ability to travel 25 -- 35% of the time in fulfillment of the responsibilities of the position

Reference: 569124795

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