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Lead Learning Specialist

Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville (Main Campus)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 496943
Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff


VP for Student Success

Normal Work Schedule:

8:00 am to 4:30 pm, some evenings and/or weekends

Anticipated Start Date:

June 1, 2024

Job Summary:

As part of a holistic strategic effort to support at-risk student athletes, this position provides individualized student support programming efforts that centers around learning strategies and academic skills. The Lead Learning Specialist functions to ensure assigned students understand assignments in their courses, help them to develop an organizational system that will facilitate success in their courses, assists students in areas where there are some cognitive deficiencies, and helps coordinate with assigned academic counselors, tutors, and other Student Athlete Academic Support Team members to guarantee at-risk student athletes receive proper academic assistance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary learning specialist for a specific group of student-athletes.
  • Provide academic support for academically at-risk student-athletes on an individualized basis with an emphasis on academic skill development.
  • Ensure assigned students understand assignments in their courses, help them to develop an organizational system that will facilitate success in their courses, assist students in areas where there are cognitive deficiencies, and help coordinate with assigned assistant learning specialists, mentors and tutors to make sure they are receiving proper academic assistance.
  • Implements and develops certain initiatives that promote equitable learning environments for all student-athletes.
  • Manages a high-impact educational assistant program. Follows best practices and current research regarding strategies around student success, learning resources, and student support.
  • After each appointment, the Lead Learning Specialist will log a report in JSU Navigate detailing what took place during each session to ensure compliance with JSU, CUSA, and NCAA rules and regulations. 
  • Provide quality and report any potential and actual JSU, CUSA, and/or NCAA infractions to the Vice Provost for Student Success and Senior Executive for the Student Athlete Experience
  • Ensure compliance with the NCAA, CUSA, and institutional rules and regulations regarding academic advising and support.
  • Provide supervision and mentoring to the learning specialist. This includes regular one on one meetings, guidance, professional development opportunities, and teamwork.
  • Other learning specialist and academic support programming duties as assigned.
  • Regular bi-weekly evening and occasional weekend work.
  • Regular work hours for JSU are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. This position will qualify for and will require flexible work hours
  • Administer the Nelson Denny and other screening assessments to identified underprepared and/or at risk student athletes.
  • If necessary, coordinate psychoeducational assessments for student athletes with identified needs with Vice Provost for Student Success and Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Student Services.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Education, Psychometry, Psychology, Sports Psychology, English, Math, Linguistics, or related field
  • 2 years experience with underprepared or at-risk students, student athletes or related experience
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of experience as a learning specialist with NCAA Division I student athletes.
  • Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts (official required upon hire)
  • Employee Benefits:

    JSU strives to provide great quality of life to our employees through an attractive, competitive benefits package for our full-time faculty and staff. These benefits enhance your salary as a JSU employee and are part of your total compensation package.

    Benefits include:

  • Retirement Plans
  • Alabama Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS)
  • RSA-1 Deferred Compensation
  • 403-B Retirement Annuity (TIAA)
  • Health Insurance
  • Medical (PEEHIP)
  • Optional plans: vision, dental, flexible spending plan, dependent care, cancer and hospital indemnity
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription assistance
  • For additional information regarding benefits, please visit our website.

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    Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Advertised: Apr 25 2024 Central Daylight Time
    Applications close:


    Jacksonville State University offers an ideal environment for scholars of all ethnic backgrounds who want to live and work in a friendly, small-town surrounding where academic excellence is appreciated and encouraged. The main campus is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Alabama midway between Birmingham and Atlanta. A blend of modern and old, Jacksonville is a charming Southern village that is rich in history, dotted with nationally registered antebellum homes, and other historic sites nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Appalachian mountains.

    Founded in 1883 and located in northeast Alabama, Jacksonville State University is home to more than 9,600 students representing 63 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to the JSU Strategic Plan home page.

    Academically Jax State offers bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs. There are 96 undergraduate programs, 8 undergraduate micro credential and certificate programs, 64 master's programs, five doctoral programs, seven educational specialist programs, and 11 graduate certificate programs/micro credentials.  More than 40 online programs are offered. The University features seven colleges on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education and Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Science and Mathematics and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

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