Academic Services for Student-Athletes, a department within Intercollegiate Athletics, is seeking a qualified Learning Specialist to work with the sport of Football. Under the general supervision and guidance of the Director of Personal Development & Support Services, the position specializes in working with a high-risk student-athlete population, including student-athletes with learning disabilities. This position ensures the goals and objectives are met with strict adherence to NCAA, Pac-12 and University requirements. Learning Specialists are charged with enhancing the academic success and retention of student-athletes at the University of Utah.
University of Utah Job ID# PRN19309B
COMPENSATION: $31,600 to $58,400 annually
WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, days.
Meets with students to provide information and guidance on academic-related issues, such as graduation requirements and exceptions, major exploration, course planning and registration, transfer credit evaluation/substitution or advanced degree requirements. 2. Facilitates students’ academic progress by evaluating their needs and developing appropriate educational plans. Makes referrals for students who need assistance with overcoming learning obstacles, specialized tutoring, extended or intensive assistance with career decisions or similar needs. 3. Develops and presents education programs designed to supplement or enhance academic preparedness. 4. Collects and disseminates information to students, faculty and departments about changes in major requirements or University policies and adjusts advising strategies as appropriate. 5. Coordinates and/or participates in the advising-related portion of new/transfer student and parent orientation sessions. 6. Maintains students’ academic files that include a record of the advising activity that takes place during each visit. 7. Serves on University committees and makes recommendations that affect curriculum requirements, advising processes and program development and published materials. 8. Coordinates data compilation, statistical reports and correspondence, depending upon the area of assignment. 9. May plan and participate in continuing education for advising staff. 10. May supervise lower level advising staff and/or student employees and participate in hiring, training and evaluating those employees.
Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Master’s degree preferred. Previous experience in an advising, counseling or teaching environment is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent health, education and retirement benefits.
Internal Number: PRN19309B
About University of Utah
The state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education, the University of Utah is the flagship university of the state. The University offers more than 100 undergraduate and 90 graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students (23,500 undergraduate and 7,500 graduate). The University is noted for its high research profile, its diversity of ideas and people, its stunningly beautiful setting and the warmth, friendliness, and collegiality of its faculty staff, and students.
The mission of the University of Utah is to create a learning environment that fosters discovery, refinement, and wide dissemination of knowledge. By integrating outstanding teaching, cutting-edge research, creative scholarship, and community involvement, the University investigates significant issues affecting and advancing the human condition, while preparing its students for important roles within a diverse and ever-changing society.
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