The Learning Specialist will work with colleagues in Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) and across campus to meet the academic support needs of student-athletes. Specifically, the Learning Specialist will work in conjunction with the Associate Athletics Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services to oversee and implement a Learning Enhancement Assistance Program for select student-athletes and student-athletes with learning disabilities. In this capacity, the Learning Specialist will:
Provide intensive academic support and learning assistance to specific student-athletes (e.g. individual study skills instruction). Coordinate the Academic Tutoring Program for student-athletes: hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating tutors. Coordinate the Academic Mentoring Program: hiring, training, and evaluating Academic Mentors. Conduct intake assessments on student-athletes to indentify areas of academic strengths and weaknesses. Teach a section of USU 1730, Strategies for Academic Success. Work collaboratively with student services departments (e.g. Disability Resource Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Academic Success Center, etc.), faculty, and other campus personnel to obtain resources and services for student-athletes. Provide consistent and frequent feedback to Academic Coordinators concerning the progress of identified student-athletes. Evaluate and assess learning programs on frequent basis. Other duties as assigned by Associate AD of Student-Athlete Academic Services. Provide learning assistance as needed on evenings and weekends.
Required Education and Experiences:
Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, counseling, or related field.
Experience in teaching or counseling a culturally diverse population at the university or high school level.
Strong commitment to academic and personal integrity.
Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
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