| This position will report to the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Athletic Academic Services. It is a 12 month full-time, full-benefits position. Please read complete description/requirements of this position. |
Major/Essential Duties of Job:
Develop, coordinate and implement individualized academic support plans for identified student-athletes including the assessment and evaluation of individual students to determine learning needs and additional support; Conduct one-on-one academic meetings with a caseload of students, teaching learning strategies and address academic needs; Act as resource and provide training as needed for staff and coaches in the areas of learning development, learning strategies and disability identification; Serve as liaison to the office of Disability Resources for students and help coordinate intake interviews, learning disability testing, and follow-through with accommodations and services; Work with academic counselors to review student athletes' class scheduling, degree plans, tutorial services, Utah State University and NCAA academic standing and progress toward degree; Assist in evaluation of course enrollment to assess tutoring needs; Provide consistent and frequent communication, verbally and written, with academic staff and coaches regarding the progress of assigned student-athletes; Recruit, hire, train, coordinate and evaluate tutors; Develop and facilitate workshops for small groups of students on a variety of study skills topics; Assist with orientation, summer programs, recruiting and other programs as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director.
All of the above should be in accordance with rules and policies of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Utah State University, the Mountain West Conference, the NCAA and all other governing bodies.
|Required Education and Experiences: |
A Master's Degree in Special Education, Education, Educational Psychology, Psychology or a related field; Outstanding communication skills both oral and written, including skill in writing memos/reports; Knowledge and expertise in effective learning strategies, assessment tools, motivational techniques and study skill development; Demonstrate ability to exercise sound judgment and handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and according to FERPA guidelines; Ability to work independently and following through on duties with minimal direction; Ability to counsel and advise students with professional, academic, and/or personal questions and concerns; Interact diplomatically with individuals of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds; Ability to establish and interact collaboratively and effectively with other staff, student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and the Utah State University community; Knowledge of regulations and laws associated with ADA and accommodations for the learning disabled; Outstanding listening, analytical, and problem-solving skills in work with academic staff and student-athletes; 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.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Preferred Qualifications Preferred Education and Experiences:
Three years' experience in working with high risk/learning disabled students in an educational environment; Experience coordinating academic tutoring; Experience working with student-athletes in an NCAA Division I or II environment; Special Education certification or teaching credentials in a related field; Experience working with GradesFirst
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience and qualifications