The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is accepting applications for the position of Learning Specialist. This is a contract, full-time, exempt position with a targeted annual salary of $52,800, with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan. Academic & Student Services (AS2) is jointly administered through the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Division of Undergraduate Education - College of Letters & Science, providing support to more than 650 student-athletes in 25 sports throughout the academic year and summer sessions.
Academic & Student Services supports the unique needs of each student-athlete by providing strategic services and programming in the areas of academic support, academic counseling, student-athlete development, and student services. Our student-centered approach empowers student-athletes to maximize their educational experience as they pursue their academic and personal goals. It is our mission to graduate self-sufficient learners who are able to successfully embark on life after college.
The learning specialist contributes to the mission of AS2 by encouraging student-athletes to explore, implement and maximize their academic and personal skills, interests and opportunities. The learning specialist utilizes student-athlete’s academic history, assessment results, and educational interviews to collaboratively develop, implement and monitor student-athletes’ individualized academic support plans, which may include weekly learning specialist, academic mentor and/or peer learning (tutoring) support, for assigned student-athletes.
The learning specialist supports a caseload of student-athletes and provides instruction in areas of self-regulated learning and study strategies, critical reading skills and academic writing skills. In addition, the learning specialist serves as a liaison to campus and Department resources to promote student-athletes utilization of meaningful engagement with academic, co-curricular, and health and wellness resources and tools.
Working jointly with the College academic counselors, other learning specialists and peer learning staff, the learning specialist provides initial and ongoing training for academic mentors and peer learning facilitators (tutors) pertaining to student development theory, self-regulated learning strategies, and University resources. As needed, the learning specialist team provides orientation and training regarding University and Department resources to staff and campus partners.
Finally, the learning specialist fulfills several administrative roles, including contributing to unit-wide traditional programming including Bruin Bridge (summer bridge) programming, class rank meetings and orientation sessions, Scholar-Athlete Banquet, and Student-Athlete Graduation Celebration.
Expressions of interest must be received by 11/13/2018. All applicants must submit their cover letter, resume and references via the following website link:
All applicants should demonstrate the following abilities and requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required; Master’s Degree in Education or Counseling is strongly preferred; Knowledge and expertise in effective learning strategies, motivational interviewing and learning skill development; Knowledge of regulations and laws associated with ADA and accommodations for students with diagnosed learning disabilities; Demonstrate ability to exercise sound judgment and handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and according to FERPA guidelines; Skill in working independently and following through on duties
with minimal direction; Ability to effectively counsel and advise students with professional, academic, and/or personal questions and concerns; Ability to interact diplomatically with individuals of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds; Outstanding communication skills both oral and written, including skill in writing memos/reports and using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation; Ability to establish and interact collaboratively and effectively with other staff, student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and the UCLA community; Outstanding listening, analytical, and problem-solving skills in work with academics staff and student-athletes; Working knowledge of collegiate athletics and student-athlete demands; Ability to work collaboratively in situations that may be time sensitive or otherwise highly pressured, with a variety of individuals including students, coaches, academic personnel, faculty and staff; Ability to operate Windows-based PC using Microsoft Office suite; and Working knowledge of NCAA, Pacific-12 Conference, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and University policies, rules, and regulations.
Additional Salary Information: This is a contract, full-time, exempt position with a targeted annual salary of $52,800, with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan.
Internal Number: 29061
About University of California, Los Angeles - Intercollegiate Athletics
UCLA Athletics embraces the mantra of "Champions Made Here", not just on the competitive field but in the classroom and in the community. UCLA's broad-based nationally competitive intercollegiate athletics program for men and women was the first in the nation to win 100 NCAA Championships. UCLA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.