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The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for the position of Learning Specialist/Tutor Coordinator to support the Academic Affairs office.
The Learning Specialist/Tutor Coordinator will report to the Director of Learning Services. The primary responsibilities of the Learning Specialist/Tutor Coordinator include: providing special support services to assigned student-athletes with identified learning disabilities and/or other learning needs; collaborating with academic entities in addressing specific learning needs and identified interventions; coordinating with other internal and external constituencies to design educational plans for identified student-athletes; monitoring student-athlete progress; and compiling and maintaining appropriate files and records. In addition, this position will oversee the Cavalier Academic Support Team (C.A.S.T.) Program for the University Of Virginia Department Of Athletics in the Academic Affairs Office. Duties include recruiting, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating all C.A.S.T. employees, including tutors, mentors, and study hall monitors. The Learning Specialist/Tutor Coordinator will work within all UVA, ACC, and NCAA rules and regulations as well as within the University of Virginia's Honor Code.
The position will remain open to applications until filled. To apply, create an application at: https://jobs.virginia.edu by searching under Posting Number 0620462. In addition, please attach a cover letter and CV/Resume.
The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required qualifications include: A Bachelor's Degree and some (up to 4 years) experience working in academic advising, teaching, counseling, student affairs, or a related field. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are also required:
Knowledge of a wide range of learning strategies and study skills development techniques,
Ability to teach college learning and study skills to at-risk student-athletes,
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community,
Ability to train staff, tutors, and students in understanding and applying specific strategies to improve/enhance learning,
Awareness and sensitivity to the academic, athletic, and social pressures faced by student-athletes at the college level,
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing,
Ability to collaborate and balance differing viewpoints,
Ability to gather data, compile information, maintain records, and prepare reports,
Ability to analyze, solve problems, and use independent judgment to manage and impart confidential information,
Knowledge of collegiate academic structures/processes,
Strong organizational and time management skills,
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel,
Knowledge of lesson plan development and implementation,
Knowledge of assessments for identifying individual learning needs,
Strong knowledge of current evidence-based practices for at-risk populations, and
Working knowledge of NCAA academic eligibility and recruiting rules and regulations.
Preferred qualifications include: A Master's Degree in Higher Education, Counseling, or a related field, experience working with a Division I-A institution, and prior experience working with adult learners in a college environment.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications.
About University of Virginia Department of Athletics
The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The University, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a selective public institution known for its teaching, research, and public service. The University of Virginia sponsors a twenty-five sport intercollegiate athletics program, which includes approximately 650 student-athletes.