As a member of the Washington State University Athletic Department team, you have the opportunity to serve over 450 student-athletes and 17 athletic programs. Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver. As one of the nation’s top public research institutions, WSU conducts research that improves the lives of people in the state of Washington, the United States, and across the globe.
WSU is located in the college town of Pullman, situated in the picturesque Palouse. The region offers countless activities to explore the beauty of our state and the inland Northwest.
The mission of Washington State Athletics is to unleash excellence. We provide a transformational student-athlete experience, while elevating Washington State University through competitive excellence, campus collaboration, and community engagement.
Our core values represent passion, resiliency, integrity, diversity & inclusion, and excellence. WSU Athletics is committed to serving our student-athletes and representing our university on a national platform by competing in the Pac-12 Conference.
Benefits at WSU include comprehensive and competitive packages and the department provides a support structure for professional growth and development.
Together, we will achieve what was once defined as impossible. Go Cougs!
Summary of Duties:
This position works with student-athletes with significant learning challenges and/or learning disabilities. The Learning Specialist/Academic Advisor’s primary responsibilities include: academic skill development, individualized support of academic success plans, tracking and monitoring individual progress, and teaching. This position also serves as the University advisor for assigned first and second year student-athletes. The Learning Specialist/Academic Advisor must possess strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective interaction with a diverse population of challenged adult learners.
Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year?for?year basis.
Minimum two (2) years of experience working in related area such as advising, tutoring, teaching, or counseling.
Demonstrated work experience in learning assessment and developing individual academic success plans.
Demonstrated success in developing and teaching literacy, learning strategies and study skills.
Demonstrated ability to identify and assess individual learning styles; and implement Individualized Education Plans.
Advanced degree in special education or education (teaching and learning) or related area.
Experience working with academically under-prepared students, specifically student-athletes within an intercollegiate athletic department: time management, organizational strategies, self-assessment, goal setting, and overall tracking of academic progress as a focus.
Excellent interpersonal, decision-making, problem solving and teamwork skills in an academic setting.
Work experience that demonstrates strong time management, excellent written communication, and strong organizational skills.
Demonstrates the ability to work with students, coaches, and administrators in a broad range of situations.
Work experience that demonstrates genuine concern and interest for welfare of student-athletes and the ability to work with a diverse student population.
Internal Number: 80057
About Washington State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
SOMETHING FOR YOU IN PULLMAN
Whether you are a student-athlete, an employee, or a potential employee, Washington State University has something to offer you.
The WSU campus straddles College Hill in Pullman, a college town of 25,000 located among the rolling hills of the Palouse region of eastern Washington. The University is the largest residential university west of the Mississippi, which enhances the friendly, traditional collegiate atmosphere for which WSU is known.
WSU is located within easy traveling distance of Spokane and Coeur d'Alene to the north. Seattle and Portland are less than 300 miles to the west.
Enter the future with the confidence that comes from real preparation. For a student-athlete, preparation breeds confidence heading into a big game. At WSU, the education a student-athlete receives, together with the programs available and great faculty, gives our student-athletes that same confidence for the biggest game of all: their future.
This education provides our student-athletes the skills to be critical thinkers and initiators, important skills in any endeavor one decides upon. Student-athletes can immerse themselves in a variety of learning situati...ons, ranging from high levels of interaction with professors to hands-on research projects and community and public service activities. The newest technology, numerous leadership opportunities, and study abroad programs further enrich the WSU college experience.
All employees of Washington State University have a unique and important role in the University community. The leadership roles of our employees allow WSU to extend its educational services throughout the state, with four campuses, research centers, and cooperative extension offices in each county of Washington. The expertise and commitment to WSU that our employees demonstrate on a daily basis exemplifies our World Class, Face to Face focus, and strengthens our relationship with the local, state, national, and worldwide communities.
JOIN THE COUGAR FAMILY
It is the mission of the Athletics Department to create and foster an environment which provides exceptional opportunities for all student-athletes to enrich their collegiate experience through championship performance on athletics teams which commit to national leadership, excellence and the highest moral standards. Consistent with the mission and values of Washington State University, the department is dedicated to enhancing the intellectual, physical, social, moral and cultural development of the whole person, while conducting all activities with honesty and integrity in accordance with the principles of good sportsmanship and ethical conduct. The Athletics Department values diversity, including gender and ethnicity, and is committed to providing equitable opportunities for all students and staff. The department pursues its mission while upholding the values, purposes and policies of Washington State University, the Pac-12 Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. We will strive for a strong financial and community base of support by presenting outstanding intercollegiate athletic teams which provide quality experiences and a positive identity for the University.
In pursuit of its mission, the WSU Athletics Department strives to:
Conduct all activities with the health, education and welfare of all student-athletes as the highest priority.
Conduct a program that is an integral part of the academic program, with the student-athlete as an active participant in the student body.
Enhance the culture of opportunity for diversity, providing equitable opportunities for all students and staff.
Enhance and build upon the traditions of leadership, individual and team achievements, pride and loyalty and commitment to 'give back' to the community.
Maintain a clear line of demarcation between college athletics and professional sports.
Recruit athletically talented students who are capable, prepared and motivated to succeed academically.
Provide staff, resources and facilities to support programs that are competitive in the Pacific 12 Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Maintain financially viable and fiscally responsible programs.
Foster a sense of community among students, faculty, alumni, staff and the larger community.
Provide a viable student development program that guides and assists student-athletes in defining and developing their academic potential, career vision and preparation, sense of responsibility toward community service and personal values and skills.
Establish and uphold standards of conduct for staff and students that are consistent with the development of strong moral character, responsible behavior and mutual respect.
Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509.-335-1259(f), or email@example.com.
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