The University of Portland, an NCAA Division I institution and West Coast Conference member located in Portland, Oregon, is seeking applications for the position of Academic Counselor/Learning Skills Specialist. The selected candidate for this full-time, 12-month position will serve as a member of the Academic and Student-Athlete Development Team in the Department of Athletics, a four-person unit that provides academic support, student-development programming, and leadership training to 270 Pilot student-athletes. The Academic Counselor/Learning Skills Specialist oversees individualized support plans for select student-athletes, and provides one-on-one academic mentoring and support.
The University of Portland offers a nationally-competitive athletic program committed to athletic and academic success and the holistic development of student-athletes. In 2018-19 Portland finished fourth nationally among Division I-AAA schools in the Learfield-IMG Directors Cup standings on the playing field, while in the classroom 36% of student-athletes earned Dean’s List honors and 77% of student-athletes earned a 3.0 or better cum gpa. The Athletic Department provides a supportive environment for coaches and staff to do their best work supporting Pilot student-athletes, and the University offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
All candidates for the position must complete the online application process available here: https://up.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=56057
Primary Job Responsibilities
Meet weekly with student-athletes to provide and coordinate academic support plans and activities.
Design workshops and resources that teach learning strategies to meet the academic needs of individuals and small groups (including, but not limited to, reading and comprehension strategies, note-taking, study strategies, and test-taking skills).
Organize and administer the Athletic Department tutoring program, including the identification, hiring, assignment, training, and evaluation of tutors.
Oversee the Athletic Department study hall program in conjunction with the management and staffing of the Pilot Athlete Resource Center.
Manage the exam proctoring process for all student-athletes, maintaining the academic integrity of materials and professor relationships.
Collaborate with campus partners including, but not limited to, the Shepard Academic Resources Center and Accessible Education Services.
Communicate regularly with coaches regarding academic expectations and performance of student-athletes.
Assist with teaching HPE 108: Life Skills for Student-Athletes, a one-credit course taken by all first-year student-athletes.
Support the execution of student-athlete development programming and events.
May be assigned specific teams to support with academic advising related matters and support.
Other duties as relevant to the duties of the position or as assigned by supervisor or supervisor’s designee. Please note that the above list of duties is not comprehensive but generally demonstrates the types of matters under this position’s purview and responsibility.
The full job description is available at: www.bitly.com/aclss78
Education and Experience Required: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, counseling, or related field. Required: Previous experience teaching, working individually with students, and instructing in study skills. Strongly preferred: Previous experience working with college students; previous experience working with student-athletes. Or equivalent education and/or experience.
The University’s mission and EEO statement: Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. The University of Portland is an equal opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The University of Portland does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by and consistent with the law. Please see the University’s full Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy here: https://www1.up.edu/disclosures/nondiscrimination-policy.html.