Department: Services for Student Athletes
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $15.42 - $24.67 per hour
Compensation Band: OH-OA03-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
Application Review Begins
Immediately; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure full consideration, applicants must include the following:
* A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly.
* Current resume, which includes dates of employment and clearly highlights experience that meets the required qualifications, as well as a notation of any association or society membership.
* Two letters of recommendation, including a letter from current or most recent supervisor or employer. These should be submitted in one PDF in the supplemental questions area.
Services for Student-Athletes provides comprehensive academic support to more than 500 student-athletes attending the University of Oregon. The department is open 7 days a week providing services such as class scheduling and advising, advanced learning assistance for under prepared and disabled learners, tutor appointments, Math and Science lab, quiet study tables and computer labs with Internet, printing and scanning services.
The Learning Specialist will provide intensive academic support to an assigned group of identified student-athletes, some of whom have diagnosed learning disabilities. The Learning Specialist will provide support to a caseload of students from all sports. The Learning Specialist works with students one-on-one and in small groups and re-teaches course content, assists with skill development by teaching study skills, and promotes academic engagement and motivation. The Learning Specialist will assess and evaluate the student's academic needs to determine the necessity for additional academic support and create and maintain individual student progress reports. The Learning Specialist will communicate regularly on the progress of the students to academic support staff, including tutors, advisors, and other learning specialists. The Learning Specialist will also communicate regularly with the Compliance group within the University Athletic Department as well as any team academic support staff within the Athletic Department.
The Learning Specialist will be asked to perform other duties as assigned by the Director or Associate Director(s) of Services for Student Athletes. The Learning Specialist must be willing to work a flexible year-round schedule, including evenings and weekends. Oversees and provides necessary support to student-athletes, such as coordinating academic resources, tutoring, exam preparation, critical reading and writing, time management, organization skills, etc. Identifies individual student needs and promotes continued refinement of study skills, such as critical reading, test taking and note taking. Monitors student needs around Accessible Education and AEIS (Academic English for International Students). Supports students working with Accessible Education to coordinate and maintain appropriate academic accommodations for student-athletes with documented disabilities.
This position reports to the Executive Director of Services for Student Athletes.
• Master's degree.
• Experience providing individual tutoring support, study skills assistance, time management strategies or other learning support instruction to high school or college students with specific emphasis on working with student athletes in an academic setting.
• Experience working with students experiencing academic challenges for any reason,
including but not limited to, a lack of academic preparation, skills, or motivation, or a diagnosed learning disability, Attention Deficit Disorder, etc.
• Experience working with academically under-prepared students.
• Sensitivity to, respect for, and understanding of educational and social developmental needs
• Demonstrated ability to help students with motivation and engagement around academics.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse educational, cultural,
and economic backgrounds.
• Strong oral communication skills.
• Strong written language, spelling, and grammar.
• Experience working with student-athletes.
• Teaching experience.
• Experience providing academic support to at-risk students or students experiencing
• Familiarity with academic assessments, current educational research, and study skills
• Working knowledge of NCAA academic regulations.
• Candidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly desired.
FLSA Exempt: No
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-5112.
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