The Academic Advisor - Learning Skills Specialist position is a member of the Academic and Student-Athlete Development Team in the Department of Athletics. This position provides hands-on coordination and mentoring to a select population of student-athletes. This position also provides support services to specific teams and student-athletes in the areas of student development and academic advising.
Manage academic support for student-athletes on assigned teams.
Provide academic advising and related support services to high risk student-athletes in one-on-one meetings.
Design workshops that teach learning strategies to meet the academic needs of individuals and small groups (including, but not limited to, reading and comprehension strategies, note-taking, study strategies, and test-taking skills).
Meet weekly with a select group of student-athletes to provide and coordinate academic support activities.
Communicate regularly with coaches regarding academic expectations and academic performance of student-athletes.
Organize and administer the Athletic Department tutoring program, including the identification, hiring, assignment, training, and evaluation of tutors.
Organize and administer the Athletic Department study hall program.
Assist with teaching HPE 108 (Life Skills for Student-Athletes) a one-credit course that has to be taken by all first-year student-athletes.
Organize and track summer school applications for current and incoming student-athletes and assist in developing the summer orientation program for student-athletes new to the University.
Performs other duties as relevant to the duties of the position or as assigned by supervisor or supervisor’s designee.
This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position with benefits. Benefits include: medical & dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, sick & vacation time, tuition remission benefits starting after 90 days (employee) or 2 years (spouse and children) of employment, retirement contributions after 2 years of employment, and eligibility for the University’s home purchase assistance program consistent with program requirements. (Please note that eligibility for all University benefits is subject to applicable policies, practices, and requirements.)
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