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Learning Specialist

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please attach a list of contact information for five (5) professional references. An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position. Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Learning Specialist
Department Athletics
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

The incumbent in this position provides assistance to academically at-risk student athletes. Incumbent develops, manages, implements, and monitors a strategic study program to include providing mentors and tutors to student athletes with learning disabilities. Duties will include assessing the needs of at-risk student athletes and developing success plans.

Job Responsibilities

Develops and implements programs and services designed to meet the needs of academically at-risk student athletes.

Develops and implements academic support plans for under-prepared and learning challenged student athletes as well as developing and implementing programmatic and training initiatives for the tutorial program.

Serves as liaison between the academic counselors, faculty, Student Disability Services, and coaches to enhance the academic success of student athletes.

Identifies students-athletes individual needs. Develops and delivers support programs and services.

Develops and teaches decision making, time management, reading skills, and study skills.

Provides mentors and tutors for at-risk students.

Supervises and provides training to tutors and mentors.

Maintains confidential records and other documentation

Essential Functions
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

1. Develops and implements programs and services designed to meet the needs of academically at risk student athletes.

2. Coordinates and participates in assigned special and recurring projects and programs to include planning, development, implementation and evaluation of tutorial program.

3. Determines the curriculum for tutorial trainings in compliance with the Athletic Department’s Compliance Office and NCAA.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in education or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university.

AND

Experience:
One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement:
Related education and related experience may be substituted on a basis set forth by the Department of Human Resources.

Special instructions to applicants

Please attach a list of contact information for five (5) professional references.

An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Work Schedule Monday -- Friday (some evenings and week-ends)
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary Actual salary will depend on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget.
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program provides a 15.75% employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://www.olemiss.edu/hr/benefits.html).

Job Open Date 03/10/2017
Employee Category Professional / Administrative
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Clerical skills testing None

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have at least a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university in a related field and one (1) year of experience OR at least nine (9) years of related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Describe your demonstrated experience developing and implementing programs, individualized educational programs (IEP’s,) and services designed to meet the needs of academically at-risk students.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your demonstrated experience identifying students-athletes individual needs, developing and delivering support programs and services.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your demonstrated experience developing and teaching decision making, time management, reading skills, and study skills.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe your demonstrated experience supervising and providing training to tutors and mentors.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Describe your demonstrated experience serving as a liaison between academic counselors, faculty, Student Disability Services, and coaches to enhance the academic success of student athletes.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References