The University of Missouri is seeking to fill a Learning Specialist position that will work with Olympic sport teams. This position will implement comprehensive educational programming specifically targeting those student-athletes deemed most at-risk including those diagnosed with education impacting disabilities. Additionally, this position is responsible for providing academic counseling and support for a caseload of student-athletes to ensure that they make satisfactory/appropriate academic progress towards graduation and meet all university, conference and NCAA eligibility requirements. This includes counseling student-athletes concerning the institution's academic requirements and student support structure. Essential duties of this position will include: 1) Mentoring and tutoring student-athletes with education impacting disabilities; 2) Monitoring and developing success plans to assist student-athletes in fulfilling educational deficiencies; 3) Collaborate with staff on the development of short and long range goals, and the coordination of the recruiting, training, continued education and evaluation of the Enhanced Learning Program; 4) Liaison with Office of Disability Services; 5) Work together with student-athlete Academic Services staff members to ensure transparency and develop a holistic approach for student-athlete academic development through orientation sessions, facilitating/recommending tutoring for students, monitoring class attendance and preparing periodic reports; participating in on-campus recruiting activities and other duties as assigned by the Director. Qualified applicants, please navigate to: https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/ to complete on-line application. Please reference Job Opening ID# 36093.
Qualified applicants will have a Master's degree and 2-4 years' experience as a learning specialist for student-athletes or related experience working with individuals with educational impacting disabilities. Knowledge of NCAA and SEC rules and regulations, experience in developing and implementing successful programs for at risk students and/or student-athletes, excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail is critical. The candidate should possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills. An ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds as well as faculty, coaches and administrators is a necessity. Ability to work nights and weekends is essential.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: Job ID# 36093
About The University of Missouri
The University of Missouri - Columbia is located midway between Kansas City and St. Louis and has a current enrollment of approximately 32,000 students. The city of Columbia ( pop. 125,000) is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is known for its vibrant and eclectic restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is home to 20 sports and employs approximately 240 full-time and 450 part-time individuals. The University of Missouri seeks a diverse work force and is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action, pro disabled and veteran employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. T