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Learning Specialist

University of Illinois, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

August 28, 2018
Job location:
Champaign, Illinois

income: Commensurate with qua
Full-time - practiced
Collegiate Sports
Operations, Operations - Academic Support


NOTICE OF POSITION VACANCY University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics Position: Learning Specialist, All Student-Athletes, 12 month, 100% Academic Professional Appointment Primary Position Function/Summary: Responsible for design and implementation of specific, individualized academic development plans for assigned student athletes. Major tasks and Job responsibilities: 1. Develop, design and implement specific, individualized plans for the development of academic skills, which include, but are not limited to, reading and writing competencies, time management and enhanced study habits. 2. Identify, develop and share learning techniques such as note taking and test preparation 3. Responsible for the assessment and coordination of all aspects of academic services for student-athletes with learning disabilities; work on the needs specifically designed for the learning of assigned student-athletes 4. Collaborate with other Academic Services staff in the development and delivery of learning strategy programming individually tailored to each student-athlete 5. Implement an individualized program to meet the desired academic and personal development goals, teaching compensatory techniques to help student-athletes understand their learning strength and weaknesses to foster learning 6. Collaborate with staff of assigned programs, along with other staff in Academic Services in coordinating campus visits with prospective student-athletes in areas related to academics. 7. Supervise graduate tutors assigned to specific caseload, including scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, and serving as intermediary between student-athlete and graduate tutor 8. Participate in the summer and fall orientation programs for student athletes in assigned sport programs 9. Work compatibly and cooperatively with all personnel within the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and on the University of Illinois campus 10. Evening and weekend hours may be required. 11. Maintain expertise of and compliance with specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules that relate to this position is required.
income: Commensurate with qualifications Starting Date: As soon as possible after closing date Application: In order to receive full consideration, a letter of application, resume, and names of three references must be received by September 7, 2018. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. Candidate must upload a letter of application and resume. Online application will require the names and contact information for three references. For more information regarding application procedures, contact: Annie White, Interviews may take place before closing date but no selection will be made until after the closing date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To lgain more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

suitable education
Master’s degree in education or closely related field required.

Strong written and oral communication skills required

Demonstrated capability to design and execute individualized learning plans for students who need to develop academic skills in areas such as reading, research, writing and revision, note-taking, test-taking and preparation, study habits, time management
Demonstrated teaching skills, especially utilizing learning accommodations for students with disabilities and/or deficiencies
practice working with college student programming and/or learning resource centers is preferred. practice with football, men’s or women’s basketball.

Internal Number: A1800448

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About University of Illinois, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a member of the Big Ten Conference and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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