As a member of the Washington State University Athletic Department team, you have the opportunity to serve over 450 student-athletes and 17 athletic programs. Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver. As one of the nation’s top public research institutions, WSU conducts research that improves the lives of people in the state of Washington, the United States, and across the globe.
WSU is located in the college town of Pullman, situated in the picturesque Palouse. The region offers countless activities to explore the beauty of our state and the inland Northwest.
The mission of Washington State Athletics is to unleash excellence. We provide a transformational student-athlete experience, while elevating Washington State University through competitive excellence, campus collaboration, and community engagement.
Our core values represent passion, resiliency, integrity, diversity & inclusion, and excellence. WSU Athletics is committed to serving our student-athletes and representing our university on a national platform by competing in the Pac-12 Conference.
Benefits at WSU include comprehensive and competitive packages and the department provides a support structure for professional growth and development.
Together, we will achieve what was once defined as impossible. Go Cougs!
Summary of Duties:
This position works with student-athletes with significant learning challenges and/or learning disabilities. The Learning Specialist/Academic Advisor’s primary responsibilities include: academic skill development, individualized support of academic success plans, tracking and monitoring individual progress, and teaching. This position also serves as the University advisor for assigned first and second year student-athletes. The Learning Specialist/Academic Advisor must possess strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective interaction with a diverse population of challenged adult learners.
Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year?for?year basis.
Minimum two (2) years of experience working in related area such as advising, tutoring, teaching, or counseling.
Demonstrated work experience in learning assessment and developing individual academic success plans.
Demonstrated success in developing and teaching literacy, learning strategies and study skills.
Demonstrated ability to identify and assess individual learning styles; and implement Individualized Education Plans.
Advanced degree in special education or education (teaching and learning) or related area.
Experience working with academically under-prepared students, specifically student-athletes within an intercollegiate athletic department: time management, organizational strategies, self-assessment, goal setting, and overall tracking of academic progress as a focus.
Excellent interpersonal, decision-making, problem solving and teamwork skills in an academic setting.
Work experience that demonstrates strong time management, excellent written communication, and strong organizational skills.
Demonstrates the ability to work with students, coaches, and administrators in a broad range of situations.
Work experience that demonstrates genuine concern and interest for welfare of student-athletes and the ability to work with a diverse student population.
Internal Number: 80057
About Washington State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Washington State University conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to more than 26,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Founded in 1890 in Pullman, it is Washington’s original land-grant university, with a mission of improving quality of life. It is located in the Palouse region of Southeastern Washington, eight miles from the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID and 80 miles south of Spokane, WA.