Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) is seeking a Learning Specialist.
This position assists the department by supporting student-athletes to positively impact their collegiate experience, retention, persistence and graduation. This position will report to the Director of Student-Athlete Support Services and assist with suggestions for learning strategies for student-athletes in the EXLU Program. The learning specialist will also serve as the liaison to Students with Disability Center. Through one-on-one and small group settings, the EXLU Program provides intensive educational experiences and services to students-athletes who are academically under prepared or have a documented learning disability.
For full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Monday, August 5, 2019. A complete job announcement and required application materials are available at: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/69779
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Required Job Qualifications
Master’s degree in areas of education, special education, counseling, psychology or related field
Three years of experience as a learning specialist or equivalent position working with students with varied learning needs
Demonstrated ability to teach literacy development strategies, writing skill development, study skills, and organization/time management skills
Preferred Job Qualifications
Demonstrated experience collaborating with staff to develop comprehensive learning plans
Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Working knowledge of NCAA continuing eligibility rules
Knowledge of a wide range of learning strategies and study skills development techniques
Demonstrated ability to facilitate trainings for academic supports staff and athletic department staff regarding effective strategies to work with student-athletes with various type of learning styles
Working knowledge of screening tools, diagnostic assessments, and collaborative initiative(s) to support students with learning disabilities
About Colorado State University
Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a city of 151,000. Located 65 miles north of Denver, the city is nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River. As a land grant University and as nationally recognized innovators, we are committed to the foundational principles of diversity and inclusion. We recognize that our institutional success depends on how well we welcome, value, and affirm all members of the Colorado State community and how we represent diverse perspectives in our teaching, research, and service throughout all disciplines and departments. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with the amenities of a larger city including a strong public school system, various recreational opportunities, cultural offerings, and dining venues. Residents experience a moderate 4-season climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year.