University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: 33503
Academic & Student Services (AS2) is jointly administered through the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Division of Undergraduate Education - College of Letters & Science, providing support to more than 650 student-athletes in 25 sports throughout the academic year and summer sessions.
Academic & Student Services supports the unique needs of each student-athlete by providing strategic services and programming in the areas of academic support, academic counseling, student-athlete development, and student services. Our student-centered approach empowers student-athletes to maximize their educational experience as they pursue their academic and personal goals. It is our mission to graduate self-sufficient learners who are able to successfully embark on life after college.
The learning specialist contributes to the mission of AS2 by encouraging student-athletes to explore, implement and maximize their academic and personal skills, interests and opportunities. The learning specialist utilizes student-athlete's academic history, assessment results, and educational interviews to collaboratively develop, implement and monitor student-athletes' individualized academic support plans, which may include weekly learning specialist, academic mentor and/or peer learning (tutoring) support, for assigned student-athletes.
The learning specialist supports a caseload of student-athletes and provides instruction in areas of self-regulated learning and study strategies, critical reading skills and academic writing skills. In addition, the learning specialist serves as a liaison to campus and Department resources to promote student-athletes utilization of meaningful engagement with academic, co-curricular, and health and wellness resources and tools.
Working jointly with the College academic counselors, other learning specialists and peer learning staff, the learning specialist provides initial and ongoing training for academic mentors and peer learning facilitators (tutors) pertaining to student development theory, self-regulated learning strategies, and University resources. As needed, the learning specialist team provides orientation and training regarding University and Department resources to staff and campus partners.
Finally, the learning specialist fulfills several administrative roles, including contributing to unit-wide traditional programming including Bruin Bridge (summer bridge) programming, class rank meetings and orientation sessions, Scholar-Athlete Banquet, and Student-Athlete Graduation Celebration.
For full application instructions and position description, please visit: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=80384
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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