The mission of the Lindahl Academic Center is to provide a student-athlete focused environment dedicated to guiding student-athletes to graduation, while building positive relationships and enhancing their overall experience. This position will play a pivotal role in the overall management of a student-athlete's career (academic and athletic) from recruitment through graduation. This includes but is not limited to: guiding the student athlete's academic, career, personal, and social development, while managing the student's NCAA and Big Ten eligibility. This position requires the ability to build relationships with all campus colleagues who interact with our student-athletes throughout their careers.
75% Learning Specialist
Meet individually with academically under prepared student-athletes to foster academic success.
Monitor progress in all classes and communicate progress, issues, and concerns with appropriate stakeholders.
Identify gaps in and help build academic skills through discussions, referral to workshops, or other academic resources.
Collaborate with academic counselors to determine best course of action for struggling or academically under prepared student-athletes.
Teach skills to student-athletes, including but not limited to, exam preparation, note-taking, reading, and time management.
Monitor course progress reports.
15% LAC Liaison for Disability Services
Administer Learning Strengths Assessment to incoming student-athletes.
Coordinate learning disability screening and further testing as needed.
Communicate with academic counselors.
Assure that departmental process runs smoothly.
10% Support the Student-Athlete First Year Experience Courses (OUE 1086 and 1087)
Lead discussion sections based on the instructor’s course plan.
Support the instructor during lecture sections.
BA/BS degree and at least 4 years of related work experience
At least one year of experience in working with underprepared students
Must be able to work weekend and evening hours if necessary
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
Demonstrated ability to build relationships with students and colleagues across campus
Special education teacher certification or other related field certification
Experience working with students with learning disabilities
Familiarity with University, NCAA and Big Ten Conference policies and procedures pertaining to academic eligibility, ethical conduct and academic integrity
How To Apply
Applications will be reviewed and accepted until the position is filled. Application must be made electronically through the University of Minnesota’s Online Employment System at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/. Please submit the following documents online:
1). A current resume
2). A cover letter specifically addressing your interest in and your qualifications for this position.
3). Three references and their contact information if they are not included on your resume
To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail email@example.com or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647)
Internal Number: 328987
About University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.