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 Sr. Associate Athletics Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services to oversee and implement a Learning Assistance Program for select student-athletes and student-athletes with learning disabilities. Responsibilities:
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 identify 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 Sr. Associate AD of Student-Athlete Academic Services. Provide learning assistance as needed on evenings and weekends.
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.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in education, psychology, counseling, or related field.
Knowledge of disability regulations and laws associated in higher education.
Experience working with student-athlete populations at the university level in an academic capacity.
Experience teaching learning strategies and developing academic intervention strategies at a university level to enhance learning for academically under-prepared students and students with learning disabilities.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Internal Number: E1800629
About Utah State University
Since its founding in 1888, Utah State University has evolved from a small, agricultural college to one that is nationally and internationally recognized for its intellectual and technological leadership in land, water, space and life enhancement. As Utah’s land-grant and space-grant institution, the university has 850 faculty who provide education for more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including 10,000 in its continuing education sites located throughout the state of Utah.
Located in the city of Logan in northern Utah’s Cache Valley, Utah State is 80 miles northeast of Salt Lake City. The surrounding area, including ski resorts, lakes, rivers and mountains, makes Utah State one of the finest recreational environments in the nation. Beyond Logan Canyon and just another four hours north is Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.
The mission of Utah State University is to be one of the nation’s premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities by fostering the principle that academics come first, by cultivating diversity of thought and culture, and by serving the public through learning, discovery and engagement.