Academic Services for Student Athletes, a department within Intercollegiate Athletics, is seeking a qualified Learning Specialist to work with the sport of Football. Under general supervision and guidance of the Director of Personal Development & Support Services, this position specializes in working with the high-risk student athlete population, including student-athletes with learning disabilities. Ensures goals and objectives are met with strict adherence to NCAA, Pac-12 and University requirements. Learning Specialists are charged with enhancing the academic success and retention of student athletes at the University of Utah. University of Utah Job ID# PRN20665B - 00327 - Athletics Department COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full time, days.
RESPONSIBILITES: Major / Essential Duties of Job: • Develop, coordinate and implement individualized academic support plans for most at risk student populations, including the assessment and evaluation of individual students to determine learning needs and additional support. • Conduct one-on-one academic meetings with a caseload of students teaching learning strategies and address academic needs. • Individually provide instruction on remediation in areas of academic skill and strategy weakness. • Collaborate with Football Academic Advisors on items such as course and major selection based on student academic goals, strengths and weaknesses. • Oversee study hall for assigned students including coordination of tutorial sessions. • Work with the Director of Psychology & Wellness and the Office of Disability Services to identify students with learning needs and assist with process of obtaining accommodations. • Work as a team member with Academic Services staff to provide coordinated services for student athletes ensuring the highest levels of customer service and availability. • Communicate and send reports to football coaching staff detailing academic progress of assigned students. • Assist students in developing effective study skills and habits. Discuss learning strategies, academic strengths and weaknesses. Reinforce progress towards goals and objectives. • Meet with prospects and parents during recruiting visits to discuss the goals, vision, and philosophy of the academic support program. • Maintain student files and records. Collect necessary data and document interactions.
Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Previous experience in an advising, counseling or teaching environment is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Preference will be given to applicants with a graduate degree in Counseling, Education or a related subject.
Internal Number: PRN20665B
About University of Utah
The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City is a large public university set in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain range. Inspiring views complement the vast opportunities campus provides. On July 1, 2011, the University of Utah became a member of the Pac-12 Conference. The university is only minutes away from world-class ski resorts, and rugged mountain bike trails the U attracts a wide range of sport enthusiasts.