NBPA Player Wellness Counselor

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Reporting to the Director of Player Wellness, the Player Wellness Counselor consults with the Director and Assistant Director of Player Wellness regarding the emotional and mental challenges associated with being an NBA player and provides insight into effective ways of reaching and assisting players.  The Counselor will assess the internal marketing materials designed to promote the usage of the mental wellness services available to players and play a large role in player outreach.


  • Answer all player questions including, but not limited to, the mental wellness services the NBPA offers
  • Build a trusting relationship with players
  • Visit teams during practices, games, and other events
  • Consult with mental wellness experts, as necessary
  • Maintain communication with the Player Representatives to ensure the consistent flow of information regarding the NBPA Mental Wellness Program to the players
  • Maintain relevance to current players by staying abreast of players’ issues in today’s game


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Five (5) years of NBA basketball playing experience preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communications
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of player needs and concerns
  • Ability to engage in extensive travel

APPLICATION:  Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to hr@nbpa.com.  Please indicate “PLAYER WELLNESS COUNSELOR” in the subject line of your email.  No telephone inquiries please.  The NBPA will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description and will continue to review resumes until the position is filled.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.  The NBPA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid leave, medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a 401(k) plan with matching employer contributions.

The NBPA is an equal employment opportunity employer.  The NBPA will consider all qualified applicants with no regard to the applicant’s race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, weight, disability, or any other status protected by New York or Federal anti-discrimination law.

To learn more about NBPA, please visit our website www.nbpa.com.

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