The Academic Services Student Athletes is seeking a Learning Specialist I (Lead Academic Counselor MFB) This is a full-time, 1.00 FTE, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
The Learning Specialist I will work with colleagues in Academics for Student Athletes (ASA) and across campus to meet the academic support needs of selected student athletes. Specifically, the Learning Specialist will work in conjunction with academic counselors to facilitate a Learning Assistance Program for select at-risk student athletes and student athletes with learning disabilities. Most commonly, this involves providing assistance with time management strategies, general study skills, tutoring assistance, and active utilization of cognitive strengths to improve academic performance and may also include some course specific tutoring, as well as monitoring student progress. This position reports to the Lead Academic Counselor.
• Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, counseling, or related field. • 2-3 years of 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 teaching learning strategies and developing academic intervention strategies at a university level to enhance learning for academically under-prepared students and students with education-impacting disabilities. • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse educational, cultural, and economic backgrounds. • Strong commitment to academic and personal integrity. • Excellent written and oral communication, computer, and organizational skills. • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. • This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications
• Master’s degree in education, psychology, counseling, or related field. (With Master’s degree, required experience is 1-2 years.) • Experience working with student athletes at the NCAA Division I level • Experience addressing the learning needs of student-athletes
The mission of the OSU Department of Athletics is to provide opportunity to young people and develop leaders through a tradition of academic and athletic achievement in a progressive, inclusive environment of mutual respect.