Athletics Learning Specialist/Tutor Coordinator

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Athletics Learning Specialist/Tutor Coordinator

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Department of Athletics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-13-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for the position of Learning Specialist/Tutor Coordinator to support the Academic Affairs office.

The Learning Specialist/Tutor Coordinator will report to the Director of Learning Services. The primary responsibilities of the Learning Specialist/Tutor Coordinator include: providing special support services to assigned student-athletes with identified learning disabilities and/or other learning needs; collaborating with academic entities in addressing specific learning needs and identified interventions; coordinating with other internal and external constituencies to design educational plans for identified student-athletes; monitoring student-athlete progress; and compiling and maintaining appropriate files and records. In addition, this position will oversee the Cavalier Academic Support Team (C.A.S.T.) Program for the University Of Virginia Department Of Athletics in the Academic Affairs Office. Duties include recruiting, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating all C.A.S.T. employees, including tutors, mentors, and study hall monitors. The Learning Specialist/Tutor Coordinator will work within all UVA, ACC, and NCAA rules and regulations as well as within the University of Virginia's Honor Code.

The position will remain open to applications until filled. In addition to the staff application, please attach a cover letter and CV/Resume.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Knowledge of a wide range of learning strategies and study skills development techniques,
-Ability to teach college learning and study skills to at-risk student-athletes,
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community,
-Ability to train staff, tutors, and students in understanding and applying specific strategies to improve/enhance learning,
-Awareness and sensitivity to the academic, athletic, and social pressures faced by student-athletes at the college level,
-Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing,
-Ability to collaborate and balance differing viewpoints,
-Ability to gather data, compile information, maintain records, and prepare reports,
-Ability to analyze, solve problems, and use independent judgment to manage and impart confidential information,
-Knowledge of collegiate academic structures/processes,
-Strong organizational and time management skills,
-Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel,
-Knowledge of lesson plan development and implementation,
-Knowledge of assessments for identifying individual learning needs,
-Strong knowledge of current evidence-based practices for at-risk populations, and
-Working knowledge of NCAA academic eligibility and recruiting rules and regulations.

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