Pay Range: $40,352 per year or higher depending on education and experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) Learning Specialist, within Academic Support Programs, is responsible for successful support of student-athletes with identified learning differences. The Learning Specialist provides intensive academic support to an assigned group of identified student-athletes from various sports.
Duties include: academic coaching of student-athletes that present academic risk factors, assessing student-athlete academic needs, monitoring academic progress, assist with summer programming for new student-athletes, assist and support coordination of INTR 201/404 Student-Athlete Success courses, meeting with prospective student-athletes. The incumbent works collaboratively with University of Idaho athletic administrators, coaching staffs, faculty, and campus academic support areas and serves as a member of the administrative staff. The position reports to the Director of SASS.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree Experience delivering student-centered customer service. Experience presenting information clearly and concisely to individuals, small, and large groups. Demonstrated experience helping students with motivation and engagement around academics.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree in education, psychology, counseling, or related field and one or more years of experience working with student-athletes, coaches, faculty, support staff, and administrators in an intercollegiate athletic department at the NCAA Division 1 level. One or more years professional work experience in counseling/advising college student-athletes. Experience utilizing learning strategies and developing academic intervention strategies at a university level to enhance learning for academically under-prepared students and students with education-impacting disabilities. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse educational, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Sensitivity to, respect for, and understanding of educational and social developmental needs of student-athletes. Familiarity with academic assessment tools, current research, and learning strategies. Strong administrative skills in initiating and implementing programs; skills in personnel management and public relations. Ability to multi-task and work under tight timelines. Knowledge of disability regulations and laws associated in higher education. Demonstrated working knowledge of NCAA academic rules and regulations. N4A membership. Candidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly desired. Strong commitment to academic and personal integrity.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Ability to lift, carry and/or otherwise move up to 30 pounds. Availability to travel and to work evenings and weekends.
Posting Number: SP002488P
Posting Date: 05/21/2020
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: This position is open until filled, however, applications received by June 19, 2020 will receive first consideration. Posting will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates has been identified. In addition to the online application, please submit a resume and a detailed letter of qualification addressing all of the required and preferred qualifications.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.