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The Academic Performance Specialist works with student-athletes with significant learning challenges and/or learning disabilities. The Academic Performance Specialist’s primary responsibilities include: academic skill development, individualized support of academic success plans, tracking and monitoring individual progress, and teaching. The Academic Performance Specialist must possess strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective interaction with a diverse population of challenged adult learners.
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.
Master’s degree in related field.
Evidence of ability to work effectively in a team setting.
Three years experience in an academic service area assisting student-athletes with: time management, organizational strategies, self-assessment, goal setting, and overall tracking of academic progress as a focus.
Excellent interpersonal skills, good decision-making, and problem solving skills in academic support settings.
Two years of academic support experience working specifically with college football student-athletes.
Work experience that demonstrates an ability to work with students, coaches, administrators, university programs and staff in a broad range of situations.
Experience that demonstrates genuine concern and interest for welfare of student-athletes and the ability to work with a diverse student population.
Work experience that demonstrates excellent communication and report writing skills, and the ability to initiate and complete projects with specific deadlines.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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