Position Summary: The Academic/Tutoring Program Specialist provides support and education to elevate students' learning experience at the University of Idaho (U of I). The Academic/Tutoring Program Specialist fosters student success by building positive and professional student relationships and implementing proactive strategies that help students fulfill their educational goals.
This position provides academic services for student-athletes through the Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) unit within Academic Support Programs (ASP). Duties include, but are not limited to: academic counseling, academic coaching of student-athletes that present academic risk factors, assisting with course registration and monitoring NCAA Progress Towards Degree. This position will also be assisting with all facets involved in the coordinating of the SASS tutoring program. This position maintains close liaison with U of I athletic administrators, coaching staffs, faculty, and campus academic support areas.
This position reports to the Director of SASS.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree One (1) year of demonstrated experience in a higher education setting (academic advising, student services, student affairs, student support and/or student retention efforts). Experience interpreting and applying standards and regulations. Presenting information clearly and concisely to individuals, small, and large groups.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree Experience providing academic advising in a higher education setting. Experience in providing academic support to student-athletes. Experience with campus or student-athlete academic support tutoring programs. Ability to motivate, encourage, and support students to recognize their potential and meet challenges. Demonstrated working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. N4A membership. Ability to work successfully with a diverse group of people, including student-athletes, faculty, coaching staffs and administrators. Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Ability to lift or otherwise move up to 30 pounds.
Availability to travel and to work evenings and weekends.
Posting Number: SP002582P
Posting Date: 09/04/2020
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: This position is open until filled; however, applications received on or before October 4, 2020 will receive first consideration. Posting will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is 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.