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Academic Advisor I

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Academic Advisor I

Job Summary

The Burbidge Athletics Academic Center, a department within Intercollegiate Athletics, is seeking a qualified Learning Specialist to work with the sport of Football. In collaboration with the Director of Football Academics and team of Football Learning Specialists, this position specializes in working with identified student-athletes, including student-athletes with identified learning disabilities. Candidates for the position will ensure that goals and objectives are met with strict adherence to University of Utah, Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations. The Learning Specialist position will be charged with enhancing the academic success and retention of student-athletes at the University of Utah. Candidates will be considered for the Lead Learning Specialist position pending qualifications. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

An excellent benefits package is included (see for a full description of the benefits package):
  • 14.2% retirement
  • Paid parental leave (in addition to FMLA)
  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation accruals each month
  • Excellent health insurance options that are both affordable and allow for access to care through the University of Utah health system
  • Tuition benefits
  • Options for short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and HSA/FSA savings plans are available.
  • Free Trax/UTA pass during employment

The following are the major/essential functions and duties of the Learning Specialist position:
  • Develop, coordinate and implement individualized academic support plans for identified student-athletes, including the assessment and evaluation of individual student-athletes to identify learning needs and additional academic support;
  • Conduct one-on-one and/or group academic meetings with assigned caseload of student-athletes emphasizing teaching and learning strategies while addressing academic concerns as needed;
  • Provide individualized instruction in areas requiring academic enhancement and development (i.e. reading comprehension, writing, study skills);
  • Collaborate with the Director of Football Academics on course and major selection based on strengths, weaknesses, and identified goals;
  • Collaborate with other Learning Specialists on a weekly basis in order to continually evaluate and grow Learning Support Services for all student-athletes;
  • Oversee required study hall for assigned caseload of student-athletes;
  • Assist the Tutorial Program Coordinator in coordinating tutorial support for assigned caseload of student-athletes;
  • Work in conjunction with the Director of Psychology & Wellness as well as members of the Center for Disability & Access to identify student-athletes with learning needs while assisting in the process of obtaining accommodations where permitted;
  • Work as an integral team member of a progressive Athletics Academic Services team to provide industry leading and coordinated support services for all student-athletes;
  • Oversee the daily completion of academic reports for football student-athletes to be shared with the Director of Football Academics, the Football Academic Coordinator, and football coaches detailing daily academic progress;
  • Maintain student-athlete files and records while collecting necessary data and documenting interactions with student-athletes;
  • When required, meet with prospects and parents during on-campus recruiting visits to discuss and review the philosophy of athletics academic support services;
  • Utilize a variety of programming to assist in daily job duties (i.e. TeamWorks, GradesFirst, Box, Civitas, etc);

    This job description is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications for successful applicants.

Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency required. Demonstrated ability to interact and relate to student-athletes while communicating both clearly and effectively. Previous experience in counseling, education, or teaching is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to successfully perform the essential functions and assigned duties of the job as outlined in the position description
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preference may be given to applicants with a graduate degree in Counseling, Education, or a related field of study.

Special Instructions
Professional references are encouraged and should be addressed to Cathy Badger, Sr. Associate AD for Academic Services


Requisition Number: PRN37753B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary:
Department: 00327 - Athletics Department
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: DOE
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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