Learning Specialist - Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (142974)
Learning Specialist –
DIVISION OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICSIllinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign has an opening for a Learning Specialist.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu.EEO.
STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Academic Program Development (percentage of time: 50%)
Develop, design and implement specific, individualized plans for the development of academic skills, which include, but are not limited to, reading and writing competencies, time management, note-taking techniques and enhanced study habits
Individual Student Assessment (percentage of time: 30%)
Responsible for the assessment and coordination of all aspects of academic services for student-athletes with learning disabilities; work on the needs specifically designed for the learning of assigned student-athletes
Participate in the summer and fall learning disability screening and on-boarding process for new student-athletes
Strategic Engagement (percentage of time: 20%)
Collaborate with other Academic Services staff in the development and delivery of learning strategy programming individually tailored to each student-athlete
Collaborate with staff of assigned programs, along with other staff in Academic Services in coordinating campus visits with prospective student-athletes in areas related to academics
Supervise academic assistants assigned to specific caseload, including scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, and serving as intermediary between student-athlete and academic assistants
Work compatibly and cooperatively with all personnel within the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and on the University of Illinois campus
Required: Master’s degree in education, counseling, sport management or closely related field required.
Required: One to two years experience in academic services for student-athletes.
Preferred: Experience in academic support services within higher education with at-risk student-athletes in a learning support capacity.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES,
- Knowledge of and compliance with, specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules that relate to this position is required.
- Srong written and oral communication skills.
- Must be available to work some evenings and weekends.
SALARYSalary will be commensurate with experience
APPOINTMENT STATUS100 % time of appointment
PROPOSED START DATEAs soon as possibility after the closing date.
APPLICATION PROCEDURESFor full consideration, please create your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your (list required documents, such as resume, a cover letter, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references, etc.) by March 12, 2021. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.
CONTACTFor further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Krissy Doran at [email protected]
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College Name or Administrative Unit:Division of Intercollegiate Athletics Category:5-Education and Student Services Title:Learning Specialist - Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (142974) Open Date:02/26/2021 Close Date:03/12/2021 Organization Name:Intercollegiate Athletics