Assistant Director - Learning Assistance Program

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Student Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS), the Assistant Director of the Learning Assistance Program (LAP) will oversee, plan and implement the LAP services for student-athletes across all 22 sports. This position will supervise three full-time employees, including two Learning Specialist and one Tutorial Coordinator. Must be able to work some nights and weekends.

Specific duties:
Provide Administrative Oversight: Provide accurate and timely information to SAASS Director and SAASS academic counselors. Coordinate with SAASS academic counselors and other University constituents to assist with student-athletes academic development strategies. Develop and conduct academic study skills workshops. Assist in the recruiting process for student-athletes as requested, including weekends. Supervise all Learning Specialist, Tutorial Coordinator, and Learning Assistants. Ensure that the SAASS Tutorial Program maintains CRLA certification. Keep current with policies and industry trends for best practices. Work in close collaboration with offices of: Counseling and Athletic Mental Performance, Cook Counseling, and Athletics Compliance. Oversight of Tutorial & Mentor program, to include compliance with all Virginia Tech, NCAA, and ACC rules and regulations. Perform other duties as assigned, including serving on campus committees and participating in special projects as assigned by SAASS Director.

Provide Educational Services: Programming to Assigned Student-Athletes Identify learning needs and coordinate services for student-athletes, including those with Education-Impacting Disabilities and/or those who are academically at-risk. Develop learning strategies within individual academic plans for students-athletes. Provide individualized instruction for student-athletes. Provide frequent communication with SAASS academic counselors regarding the academic progress of student-athletes. Instruct student-athletes with disabilities on the use of a variety of assistive technologies. Refer student-athletes to offices for specialized services when appropriate.

Conduct Assessment and Evaluation: Administer the screening process for Education-Impacting Disabilities to student-athletes and refer them to campus and community resources for further testing as needed. Monitor, assess and evaluate LAP programmatic and operational effectiveness, and implement changes required for improvement. Develop and maintain short and long-range assessment planning for SAASS office.

Oversee Accurate and Timely Record Keeping: Maintain records of student-athlete participation in LAP services, including record of interactions and documents pertaining to academic performance. Prepares and submits internal and external reports to the proper offices and/or agencies. Prepares semester reports for SAASS management. Maintain confidential records and other documentation in accordance with ADA, FERPA, and HIPPA.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in Education, or related field.
Effective supervision of full-time staff, including career development and annual evaluations.
Strong communication skills.
Knowledge of regulations and laws associated with disabilities in higher education.
Ability to work with students with diagnosed learning disabilities.
Experience providing academic support and academic skill building to students.
Demonstrated ability to teach learning strategies to college students.
Understanding and appreciation of effective learning strategies, motivational techniques, and study skills development.
Ability to effectively interact with individuals from various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds, including those with educationally-impacting disabilities or students who are underprepared for college.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with campus constituencies in a time sensitive and occasionally pressured environment.
Experience working with assistive learning technologies.
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and handle confidential information with discretion and according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines. Ability to work some evenings and weekends to fulfill professional responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in Education or related field.
Knowledge of Division I NCAA rules and regulations.
Experience in the use of technology to accomplish academic, administrative, and instructional tasks.
N4A Membership.
Considerable experience working with at-risk student-athletes at the Division I level.
Experience working with underprepared student-athletes.
Experience in conducting assessment.
Experience working with Qualtrics, EAB/SSC.

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Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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Advertised: April 13, 2021
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