The Student-Athlete Success Program (SASP) is searching to fill a position for a Learning Services Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing intervention services for student-athletes diagnosed with specific learning disabilities and/or challenges. This individual will work with all athletic teams, acting as a student advocate monitoring academic progress in accordance with NCAA and University rules and working in conjunction with other University personnel and programs to coordinate the development and implementation of academic enhancement programs. Responsibilities include: develops and implements intervention services for student-athletes diagnosed with specific learning disabilities or ADHD, or considered to be at high risk academically due to their educational background; assesses student-athlete learning needs and implements academic plans and intervention strategies; coordinates the identification of student-athletes who may be at academic risk and determines need for diagnostic testing; schedules assessment and feedback sessions with student-athletes, SASP counselors and other parties as appropriate; accompanies student-athletes to testing as needed; communicates frequently and consistently with SASP academic counselors and SASP Director regarding student-athlete progress, including maintaining meeting notes in SASP Advising online database and preparing summary reports as needed; administers, scores and interprets screening protocol for all incoming student-athletes to assess for risks related to reading skills, attention problems, learning and study strategies, and other areas; prepares academic profile based on screening results and admissions data to assist academic counselors in advising student-athletes; recruits, interviews, hires, trains and monitors Academic Mentors (graduate students who assist in supporting student-athletes); serves as liaison to the Center for Students with Disabilities to facilitate accommodation requests and academic adjustment petitions as needed; and perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned or requested.
Master’s Degree in School Psychology, Special Education, Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology.
At least five years of experience advising and counseling working in public or private school systems preferably with academically at-risk students.
Proven ability to apply a range of concepts, techniques and practices to carry out technical program objectives for at risk populations.
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.
Knowledge of a wide range of learning strategies, motivation enhancement strategies, and study skills development techniques.
Experience in communicating with faculty, staff, and members of the university community.
Experience in counseling/advising skills with a range of students at the collegiate level.
Specific experience in teaching students strategies to improve/enhance learning, study skills and motivation.
Knowledge of and experience with the use of assistive technologies to enhance learning.
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, document work consistently and appropriately, and handle confidential information with discretion and in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.
Available to work non-traditional hours.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Doctoral Degree in School Psychology, Special Education, Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology.
At least one year of experience working with academically at risk Division I intercollegiate student-athletes.
Experience teaching study skills to specific at risk populations.
Working knowledge of relevant federal and state laws pertaining to higher education and disability rights.
Familiar with academic support services for Division I student-athletes with education-impacting disabilities.
Formal training in educational, psychological or neuropsychological assessment and ability to interpret assessment reports and evaluate for quality and compliance with institutional documentation guidelines.
To Apply: Candidates must submit letter of application, resume, and the names of three references to: UConn Jobs, http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. 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 #2018541)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on May 25, 2018.
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