The Learning Services Coordinator will be charged with developing, evaluating and implementing the Learning Services Program. This position will also be responsible for supporting department programming by identifying student-athletes' academic skill sets as well as designing and implementing systems to assist student-athletes in obtaining desired academic outcomes.
Vanderbilt University's Athletics Department prepares student-athletes to become leaders and champions in life by placing the highest values on integrity, character, sportsmanship and victory. Vanderbilt is a charter member of the Southeastern Conference and is the conference's only private school. The university fields 16 varsity teams (6 men's teams and 10 women's teams, a total of 351 student athletes), 14 of which compete in the Southeastern Conference.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in the development, evaluation, and implementation of the Learning Services Program.
Review background information and current academic performance of referred student-athletes and determine if specialized assistance is needed.
Conduct initial assessments and coordinate educational testing for learning disabilities of incoming student-athletes.
Implement academic support plans for student-athletes who have learning challenges by collaborating with student services coordinators to design and implement academic success plans for underprepared students.
Determine the need for diagnostic evaluation/testing by reviewing standardized testing records, interviews, and personal observation of each assigned student-athlete.
Work with individuals and groups of student-athletes to teach and develop successful academic skills in the areas of reading, writing, organization, time management, testing and learning strategies and other general study skill areas.
Coordinate the recruitment, training, continued education, and evaluation of learning support program staff.
Serve as the liaison with the University Counseling Center, Center for Student Well-Being, Student Access Services, and other campus departments offering learning support.
Collect and report academic data as needed (e.g., SEC for Academic Honor Roll, Vice Chancellor/Athletics Director, Provost's Office, Board of Trust, etc.)
Monitor evening study halls as assigned
Serve as a mentor and role model for student-athletes in terms of upholding integrity, cooperation, self-reflection and stressing the importance and benefits of education
Work in a cooperative, team atmosphere to support student-athletes' needs
Comply with all NCAA and SEC rules and regulations
Work in conjunction with the department's compliance office to stay current on all rules and regulations to ensure we are operating with the highest level of integrity
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Services or Athletics Senior Management team
A Master's Degree is necessary.
Minimum 3 years of full-time experience with an academic unit in athletics is necessary.
Teaching and/or tutoring experience is necessary.
Experience developing, evaluating, and implementing a Learning Services Program is preferred.
Organized, detail oriented and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision is necessary.
Knowledge of NCAA Division I and SEC rules and regulations is necessary.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10001028
About Vanderbilt University
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