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Learning Specialist/Academic Advisor (UCP VII)

Student-Athlete Success Program

University of Connecticut

Division of Athletics

The University of Connecticut Student-Athlete Success Program (SASP) is now accepting applications for a full-time position for a Learning Specialist who will also serve as the academic counselor for a specific cohort of football students and work with an additional Olympic sport. SASP academic counselors coordinate and carry out appropriate academic support and intervention strategies; provide feedback to coaching staff and administrators; monitor academic progress in accordance with NCAA and University rules; work in conjunction with other University personnel and programs; and develop and implement academic enhancement programs that promote retention and graduation. This position will also assist the Learning Services Coordinator with student support, programmatic assessment, and supervision of graduate students. In addition, this position will assist in the implementation of intervention services for student-athletes diagnosed with specific learning disabilities or ADHD or considered to be high risk academically due to their educational background, as well as assisting with the coordination and supervision of academic mentors and coaches, and assist with assessment practices.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Master's Degree in Counseling or appropriate discipline.

2. At least 5 years of experience advising and counseling collegiate students within the past 8 years.

3. Proven ability to work effectively with student-athletes from diverse ethnic, educational and cultural backgrounds, and familiarity with the academic and social issues faced by students.

4. Knowledge of a wide range of learning strategies, motivation enhancement strategies, and study skills development techniques.

5. Experience in communicating with faculty, staff, coaches, and members of the university community.

6. Specific experience in teaching students' strategies to improve/enhance learning, study skills, and motivation.

7. Available to work non-traditional hours, including frequent evenings and occasional weekends/travel.

8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience advising and counseling Division I intercollegiate student-athletes.

2. Experience teaching study skills to specific at risk populations.

3. Working knowledge of relevant NCAA rules and regulations pertaining to student-athletes as well as federal and state laws pertaining to higher education and disability rights for students in general.

4. Familiar with academic support services for Division I student-athletes with education-impacting disabilities.

To Apply: candidates must submit letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to: http://www.jobs.uconn.edu. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2017343)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on May 11, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp .


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.