Madison, WI
Apr 01, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 93967-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Athletics

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 93967-AS




FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JUNE 01, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $32,102 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree is preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

One (1) to three (3) years of experience working with underprepared students and in a college/university setting preferred. Seven (7) or more years of experience is required for the senior level title. Experience working with students with learning disabilities or special education teacher certification preferred. Working knowledge of NCAA academic regulations also preferred.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director of Academic Services, the Learning Specialist will provide intensive academic support to an assigned group of identified student athletes, some of whom may have diagnosed or undiagnosed disabilities or disorders which impact their academic performance (LD or ADD). The Learning Specialist works with students one-on-one and in small groups and assists with skill development by teaching study skills and promoting skill development within the content areas of the student's courses. The Learning Specialist will also assess and evaluate the student's academic needs to determine the necessity for additional academic support.

This position may also provide additional academic support services to student-athletes in the form of academic advising, the monitoring of academic performance and class attendance, and eligibility monitoring. These academic advising duties would include coordinating the preparation and implementation of individualized academic plans which includes mentoring, tutoring, study hall, and skill development. In the academic advising role, the individual would also communicate regularly with coaches and administrators and be available to meet with prospective student athletes and their families on recruiting visits as needed.

Additionally, the candidate will be asked to perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director of Academic Services and must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evening and weekends. Specific academic staff title level and sport assignment(s) will be assigned upon hire.

Additional Information:


Jeff Palkowski
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

This is a 100% Academic Staff appointment. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Anticipated start date on or after June 1, 2018. Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CDT, April 20, 2018. Please complete the online application and attach a letter of application addressing your qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Mar 30 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Apr 20 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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