Washington State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is accepting applications for the position of Learning Specialist/Academic Advisor (Student Services Coordinator/Advisor 1). This position works with student-athletes with significant learning challenges and/or learning disabilities. The Learning Specialist/Academic Advisor’s primary responsibilities include: academic skill development, individualized support of academic success plans, tracking and monitoring individual progress, and teaching. This position also serves as the University advisor for assigned first and second year student-athletes. The Learning Specialist/Academic Advisor must possess strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective interaction with a diverse population of challenged adult learners.
Minimum Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year?for?year basis.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated work experience in learning assessment and developing individual academic success plans. Demonstrated success in developing and teaching literacy, learning strategies and study skills. Demonstrated ability to identify and assess individual learning styles; and implement Individualized Education Plans. Advanced degree in special education or education (teaching and learning) or related area. Experience working with academically under-prepared students, specifically student-athletes within an intercollegiate athletic department: time management, organizational strategies, self-assessment, goal setting, and overall tracking of academic progress as a focus. Excellent interpersonal, decision-making, problem solving and teamwork skills in an academic setting. Work experience that demonstrates strong time management, excellent written communication, and strong organizational skills. Demonstrates the ability to work with students, coaches, and administrators in a broad range of situations. Work experience that demonstrates genuine concern and interest for welfare of student-athletes and the ability to work with a diverse student population.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Washington State University Athletics
The Pullman campus of Washington State University straddles College Hill in Pullman, a college town of 30,000 located among the rolling hills of the Palouse region of eastern Washington. The University is the largest residential university west of the Mississippi, which enhances the friendly, traditional collegiate atmosphere for which WSU is known. WSU is located within easy traveling distance of Spokane and Coeur d' Alene to the north. Seattle and Portland are less than 300 miles to the west. The education provided at WSU includes the skills vital to be critical thinkers and initiators. Students can immerse themselves in a variety of learning situations, ranging from high levels of interaction with professors to hands-on research projects and community and public service activities. The newest technology, numerous leadership opportunities, and study abroad programs further enrich the WSU college experience. WSU is a member of the Pac-12 Conference.