Intervention Learning Specialist/Academic Coordinator - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID: 2548 - FT - Unclassified (salaried)

The Learning Specialist functions as an important part of the Services for Student Athletes team by providing direct assistance to student athletes to facilitate positive academic performance.  This is done by teaching specific organizational and learning strategies and by helping students to understand their unique learning strengths and weaknesses.  Most commonly this involves providing assistance with time management strategies, general study skills, tutoring assistance, and active utilization of cognitive strengths to improve academic performance and may also include some course specific tutoring, as well as monitoring student progress.


Learning Specialist:

Assist high risk student-athletes and those students that may have learning disability or special learning needs

Provide study skill assistance to identified student athletes

Assist with the process of registering for academic accommodations with the Disability Resource Center and help the student-athletes understand how to utilize them.

Teach student-athletes specific study strategies and techniques that would best assist them to learn in the way that is best for them.

If there are any reading/writing deficiencies for student-athletes or those who do not have a diagnosed learning disability, the learning specialist can help by using remediation techniques.

Participate in all orientations for students.

Academic Coordinator:

Coordinate and prescribe support systems and services for student athletes (i.e., tutoring, learning disabilities, student counseling, SEP, academic support courses, etc.)

Assist in coordinating that ALL student-athletes meet with their on campus adviser

Counsel and advise student athletes regarding coursework, coping strategies, social environment and graduation.

Monitor and supervise academic progress of assigned student athletes through one to one meetings, coordination of support services and academic evaluations to professors.

Assist in teaching Summer Bridge topics and teaching KNH 112 "Transitional Skills for the New College Student."

Monitor academic progress of all student athletes through academic evaluations to professors.

Monitor Academic progress through the parameters of NCAA rules

Assist in the advising process at orientation sessions

Meet with recruits to discuss the academic services office and the Miami experience.

Help in the initial identification of students who may benefit from further diagnostic testing

Coordinate and collaborate closely with other staff in Services for Student Athletes, Intercollegiate Athletics, Academic Learning Services and Disability Services

Serve as a liaison and coordinate with appropriate professionals for Learning Disability testing

Work with student-athletes on strategies designed to enhance academic performance and eventual graduation from the university

Assist student-athletes with time management and organizational skills relevant to academic performance to help them succeed

Provide academic skill evaluation testing for student athletes

Monitor and track student-athlete progress in all classes

Serve as a resource to the tutoring and advising staff on relevant learning strategy issues

Assist with the development of programs aimed at improving retention and graduation rates

Work on other projects and programs as needs dictate

Participate in ongoing evaluation of the academic support programs for student-athletes

Attend all ICA related meetings, events, workshops, orientations and trainings

Assist with Books and work with University Bookstore

Serve on university committees

Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with 1-3 years’ experience working with college students and diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s in Education or Special Education, Student Affairs and Higher Education,

Counseling, Social Work or a closely related field or Master’s degree and 1-3 years

teaching experience.

Teaching experience in higher education; an understanding of student development and learning theories; substantial experience working with at-risk, multicultural, first generation, and international students.  

Experience providing individual tutoring support, study skills assistance, time management strategies or other learning support instruction to high school or college students with specific emphasis on working with student athletes in an academic setting.

Experience working with students experiencing academic challenges for any reason, including but not limited to, a lack of academic preparation, skills, or motivation, or a diagnosed learning disability, Attention Deficit Disorder, etc.

Demonstrated ability to motivate students to learn

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse educational, cultural, and economic backgrounds

Strong written, oral communication and computer skills

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Athletic Department & Coaching
  • Student Affairs and Services
  • Tutors and Learning Resources
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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