Learning Specialist

at University of Arizona/Human Resources Division in Tucson, Arizona, United States

Job Description

Learning Specialist
Posting Number 
 CATS Academics
Department Website Link
 Main Campus
 Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights 
 This is a full-time professional position within C.A.T.S. Academics, a comprehensive academic support service unit for intercollegiate student-athletes. The Learning Specialist reports to the Assistant Director of C.A.T.S. Academics and is charged with developing and implementing individualized academic support plans for a defined group of student-athletes. The employee will be responsible for monitoring their academic progress on a continual basis as well as for programmatic efforts for the department. This position requires consistent and open communication with coaches and academic counseling staff and a thorough understanding of NCAA and PAC-12 Conference guidelines and regulations. May be required to work evenings and/or weekends.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities 
 Work with a caseload of approximately 15-25 student-athletes on assigned teams, working one-on-one or in small groups to implement personalized learning strategies and techniques as part of an overall plan for academic success.
Contribute towards the systematic program of study skills and transferable skill development.
Track the academic performance of student-athletes, which includes the collection of course syllabi, the use of calendars, weekly and daily objectives, and tracking their progress on course requirements.
Serve as lead learning specialist for sport(s).
Participate in standard reporting structures to communicate student-athlete progress to appropriate constituents.
Utilize reporting platform to create weekly and daily reports for student objectives and progress.
Plan and prepare for weekly academic meetings with coaching staffs of assigned teams.
Attend weekly coaches' meetings for different sports on student caseload to update student progress.
Respond to and initiate faculty communication regarding student-athletes with poor academic progress, and work cooperatively to design strategies for improved performance.
Handle other high-level duties as assigned by the Assistant Director and/or Director.
Responsible for regularly communicating the progress, outcomes, and direction of work to the Assistant Director. Make recommendations concerning improvement of programs and services.
Support department and divisional student success efforts through participation in a variety of department activities and committee work.
Maintain a thorough understanding of NCAA, Pac-12 Conference and University rules and regulations.
Lead and/or actively engage in meetings and other interactions with staff, coaches, and campus colleagues.
Guide part-time academic staff (as assigned) to assist designated student-athletes.
Represent C.A.T.S. Academics through a variety of department events and outreach efforts.
Meet with prospective student-athletes during their official visits to campus when needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrates excellent oral, written and presentation skills.
Ability to be proactive, empathetic, solution-oriented and have a growth-mindset.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse student populations, university personnel, and community representatives.
Demonstrates organizational skills, attention to detail, and high degree of openness to new approaches and new ideas.
Knowledge of NCAA and PAC12 Conference rules and regulations governing, but not limited to, academics, satisfactory progress, and eligibility.
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Proficiency in using computer software such as Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Publisher, etc.
Proficiency and/or familiarity with the PeopleSoft software, Teamworks, and Retain.
Minimum Qualifications 
 Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, higher education or related field(s).
At least one year of experience providing academic support for a diverse student population.
Preferred Qualifications Master's degree or in process of completing a grad program in education, counseling, or related fields.
Atleast one year of experience in academic support for student-athletes at the D1 level.
Experience leading or actively engaging with staff, coaches, and/or... For full info follow application link.

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Job Posting: 5559639

Posted On: Nov 23, 2022

Updated On: Nov 23, 2022