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Learning Specialist

Apply now Job no: 525547
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Administrative/Professional, Athletics, Student Life/Services

Department: Services for Student Athletes
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $38,000 - $40,500 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA03-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
August 15, 2020; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload the following:
1) Letter of introduction, addressing how and why you are qualified for the position.
2) Resume of educational and professional work experience.

Department Summary
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 underprepared and disabled learners, tutor appointments, Math and Science lab, quiet study tables and computer labs with Internet, printing and scanning services.

Position Summary
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. Supports students working with Accessible Education to provide appropriate academic accommodations for student-athletes with documented disabilities.

This position reports to the Executive Director of Services for Student Athletes.

Minimum Requirements
• Master's degree or equivalent combination of education, experience, and skills.
• Experience providing individual tutoring support, study skills assistance, time management strategies or other learning support instruction to high school or college students.
• 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.

Professional Competencies
• Sensitivity to, respect for, and understanding of educational and social developmental needs
of student athletes.
• 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.

Preferred Qualifications
• One year of experience working with student athletes at a post-secondary level.
• Teaching experience.
• Experience working with academically underprepared students.
• 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: Yes

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

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 or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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