The Nancy & Donald Resnick Academic Center for Student-Athletes (RAC) provides comprehensive academic advising and support services for Temple’s 500 student-athletes. The Learning Specialist position is responsible for working directly with a caseload of student-athletes to facilitate the enhancement of their skills needed to be successful at the university level.
In collaboration with the Senior Learning Specialist, the Learning Specialist will assist in identifying possible learning disabilities and differences, coordinating referrals leading to appropriate testing and diagnosis, and will act as liaison to the Office of Disability Resources and Services (DRS). In addition, the Learning Specialist also works with other members of the Resnick Academic Support Center to provide and coordinate a full range of support in addressing student athletes' academic, personal, and social concerns. The successful candidate will be skilled at creating rapport and building productive relationships with student-athletes, while assisting colleagues in the development of a student-centered, service-oriented program of support. Perform other duties as assigned.
To apply - please visit http://www.temple.edu/hr/departments/employment/Application_Staff.htm and search for Job Number 17002256.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of directly related experience. Experience providing supplemental support for students with disabilities. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
* Working knowledge of learning strategies and techniques to facilitate student success.
* Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment.
* Demonstrated experience working with students with diverse academic needs
* Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of individuals.
* Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
* Master’s degree in related field
* Experience working directly with student-athletes in the college setting
* Familiarity with technology available to enhance learning.
* Experience delivering various learning assessments (LASSI, Nelson-Denny, etc.)
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