Job Purpose: The Cincinnati Reds are seeking to add a qualified Mental Performance Coach to their existing Mental Performance staff. This role will serve the organization’s minor league affiliates. This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain consistent collaboration and communication with other Mental Performance staff.

  • Support players and staff across affiliates throughout the season; be accessible for remote support.

  • Develop and deliver evidence-based, best practices-based content.

  • Lead one-on-one sessions as well as small group and team sessions.

  • Participate in Spring Training, Draft Camp, Instructional League, and additional relevant camps.

  • Work within an integrated Health and Performance team.

  • Communicate regularly with other staff in Health and Performance and Player Development.

  • Maintain regular records.

  • Ensure early identification of mental health concerns and make appropriate referrals to the organization’s Wellness Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Model the behaviors of humility, trust, empathy, and respect.

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive multicultural understanding and commitment to fairness and equality.

  • Strong work ethic and willingness to work long, flexible hours including weekends and holidays throughout the year.

  • Independent judgment and ability to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload.

  • Ability to understand and advocate for changes due to new information .

  • High level of interpersonal skills and ability to effectively embed and communicate with wide range of departments, seniority levels, and personalities.

  • Excellent written, communication, and problem-solving skills.

  • Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Experience, Education, and Licensure:

  • Master’s degree in sport psychology, performance psychology, or a related discipline.

  • 2+ years experience working with professional, collegiate, or elite level athletes, or military populations.

  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) preferred.

  • Prior professional baseball experience as a mental performance consultant, player, and/or coach preferred.


  • Adherence to the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Code of Ethics.

  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) preferred.

  • Valid passport.

  • Travel to affiliates within the United States and the Dominican Republic.


  • Adhere to Cincinnati Reds Organization Policies and Procedures.

  • Act as a role model within and outside the Cincinnati Reds Organization.

  • Perform duties as workload necessitates.

  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.

  • Meet department productivity standards.

  • Willingness to learn. Open to new methodologies.

Equal Opportunity Statement: The Cincinnati Reds are an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Cincinnati Reds to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, sex, age, military or veteran status, disability, citizenship status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Disclaimer: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. The above description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. Additional duties, as assigned, may become part of the job function. The duties listed above is, therefore, a partial representation not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.