Position: Learning Specialist, 12-month, 100% Academic Professional Appointment Primary Position Function/Summary: Responsible for design and implementation of specific, individualized academic development plans for a caseload of assigned student-athletes. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. Major Duties and Responsibilities: 1.Develop, design and implement specific, individualized plans for the development of academic skills, which include, but are not limited to, reading and writing competencies, time management, note-taking techniques and enhanced study habits. 2.Responsible for the assessment and coordination of all aspects of academic services for student-athletes with learning disabilities; work on the needs specifically designed for the learning of assigned student-athletes. 3.Collaborate with other Academic Services staff in the development and delivery of learning strategy programming individually tailored to each student-athlete. 4.Collaborate with staff of assigned programs, along with other staff in Academic Services in coordinating campus visits with prospective student-athletes in areas related to academics. 5.Supervise academic assistants assigned to specific caseload, including scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, and serving as intermediary between student-athlete and academic assistants. 6.Participate in the summer and fall learning disability screening and on-boarding process for new student-athletes (5%) 7.Work compatibly and cooperatively with all personnel within the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and on the University of Illinois campus. 8.Maintain knowledge of and compliance with specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules that relate to this position is required. 9.Must be available to work some evenings and weekends. Education: Master’s degree in Education, Counseling or Sport Management or closely related field required.. Experience: Required: One to two years of experience in academic services for student-athletes required. Strong written and oral communication skills required. Preferred: Experience in academic support services within higher education with at- risk student-athletes in a learning support capacity. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications Starting Date: As soon as possible after closing date Application: In order to receive full consideration, a letter of application, resume, and names of three references must be received by August 6, 2019. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. Candidate must upload a letter of application and resume. Online application will require the names and contact information for three references. For further information regarding application procedures, contact: Dr. Brian Russell, firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews may take place before closing date but no selection will be made until after the closing date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications
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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a member of the Big Ten Conference and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.