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Learning Specialist (Athletics)

Employer
Auburn University
Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Special Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Distance Education Programs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Requisition Number

S991P

Home Org Name

Athletic Student Services

Division Name

Director Intercollegiate Athletics

Position Title

Learning Specialist (Athletics)

Job Class Code

BB39

Appointment Status

Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

No

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Auburn University Athletics is seeking candidates for Learning Specialist (Athletics). Working with the Senior Associate Athletics Director, Student-Athlete Support Services, this position will develop and implement integrated plans comprised of programs and services designed to provide structured assistance to academically at-risk student-athletes. Responsible for providing and overseeing proactive, sustained, individualized support to enhance student success and develop independent and self-motivated learners in an effort to support the mission and goals of Student-Athlete Support Services ( SASS ).

Essential Functions

The successful candidate will serve as part of a comprehensive team in Student-Athlete Support Services. SASS promotes, assists, and provides counsel to Auburn University student-athletes in the areas of academics and eligibility.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Develop and implement data driven programs and services designed to meet the unique needs of at-risk student-athletes to increase retention and graduation. This includes development of individual learning plans and incorporating the efforts of Strategists and Tutors following industry best practices as well as the development of innovative strategies.
  • Oversight, development, implementation and assessment of programmatic and training initiatives while serving as a resource to SASS staff including Academic Counselors, Strategists, and Tutors in order to ensure service providers are equipped with the skills and techniques required to best serve at-risk student-athletes.
  • Serves as a liaison between SASS and the Office of Accessibility as well as the external screening and diagnostic service providing additional assessment of at-risk student-athletes. This includes advocating for students when needed in regards to the process beginning with an intake and initial assessments through diagnosis and utilization of accommodations.
  • Design and oversight of a comprehensive summer bridge program that begins to acclimate students to the rigor of college, while also strategically providing needed remediation in the areas of math, reading, and writing.
  • Development and implementation of workshops to targeted student-athletes focused on decision-making, time management, organization, self-advocacy, reading, math, study skills, and goal-setting.
  • Coordination and facilitation of initial screening, assessment, and diagnostics testing of student-athletes, referring for additional testing by an external entity as needed. Additionally, consults and collaborates with Clinical Psychologists and other professionals with regard to interpretation and utilization of data as it pertains to students diagnosed with disabilities or experiencing academic challenges.
  • Working one-on-one with at-risk student-athletes employing specific individualized learning strategies to enhance academic skill development.
  • Maintaining confidential records and historical data.
  • Ensuring goals and objectives are met with strict adherence to NCAA, SEC, and Auburn University policies and procedures.




Education Level

Masters degree

Field of Study

Master’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Special Education or other degree relevant to position.

Years of Experience

3

Area of Experience

Experience in providing individual tutoring support, study skills assistance, time management strategies, or other learning support instruction to students. Experience working with students experiencing academic challenges for any reason, including but not limited to, a lack of academic preparation, skills, motivation, or a diagnosed learning disability. Specific emphasis on working with student-athletes in a collegiate academic setting is preferred.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures regarding learning strategies; ability to interpret a range of assessment tools; knowledge of NCAA and SEC rules and regulations regarding studentathletes.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

None Required.

Desired Qualifications

Salary Grade

33

Salary Range

$39,300 - $65,500

Job Category

Athletics Support

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

City position is located in:

Auburn

State position is located:

Alabama

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date

07/28/2021

Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Quick Link for Internal Postings

https://www.auemployment.com/postings/24266
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. Other Documentation
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please provide how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a Master's Degree in Education, Counseling, Special Education, or another degree relevant to the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have 3 years of experience in any of the following areas?Experience in providing individual tutoring support, study skills assistance, time management strategies or other learning support instruction to students. Experience working with students experiencing academic challenges for any reason, including but not limited to, a lack of academic preparation, skills, motivation, or a diagnosed learning disability.
    • Yes
    • No


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