The Learning Specialist will work with assigned students on an individual and/or small group basis to teach learning strategies and study skills, to support the student-athlete in successfully completing their academic coursework. The Learning Specialist will evaluate, advise, and monitor academic plans for students in this assigned group and will work with the Athletics Academic advising staff in providing proactive academic support for an assigned group of student- athletes. Other responsibilities include: Evaluate both the learning style of each assigned student athlete and the effectiveness in their use of available accommodations and advised strategies. Monitor and provide academic support to assigned student-athletes. Document and report weekly student-athlete progress to Assistant Athletics Director, Academic Coordinator, respective coaches, and sport supervisors. Develop specific programs and individualized learning plans to support each student-athlete in the assigned group. Recommend the purchase of assistive technology programs and devices for approved student-athletes. Determine the need for diagnostic evaluation/testing by reviewing standardized testing records, interviews, and personal observation of each assigned student-athlete. Coordinate with the various entities on diagnostic placement testing, evaluation of the testing results, and accommodation support based on the testing results. Serve as the liaison with the Academic Resource Center, Katz Family Learning Program, and Disability Support Services as each of these areas provides different support services to the student-athlete population. Other responsibilities as assigned.
Typically a Master’s degree in education, psychology, counseling, or related field.
Minimum 3 years experience in teaching or counseling at the university or high school level.
Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
Strong commitment to academic and personal integrity.
Experience working with student-athlete populations at the university level in an academic capacity.
Experience teaching learning strategies and developing academic intervention strategies at a university level to enhance learning for academically under-prepared students and students with learning disabilities.
Exemplary communication skills (both written, oral and interpersonal).
Knowledge of disability regulations and laws associated in higher education.
Demonstrated computer competency and knowledge of student records systems.
About Loyola Marymount University
Loyola Marymount University
With the sweeping vistas of downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean, Loyola Marymount University inspires and prepares future leaders by educating the mind, heart and spirit to serve the world. Students choose Loyola Marymount because it offers challenging academics grounded in sound values and a safe and supportive environment in one of the world’s most dynamic cities.
LMU's Jesuit and Marymount Catholic educational traditions focus on developing the “whole person” – mind, heart and spirit – through the liberal arts and sciences. We develop students to be fulfilled in their own lives and careers, and to be compassionate and involved in their communities. Our student count on one-on-one time with dedicated faculty and the learning that occurs outside the classroom to complete their educational experience.
For the 6,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students at LMU and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles is a laboratory for understanding the complexity of cultures, industries, images and opportunities that the Southland embraces. LMU has one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse student bodies of any private university. In this setting,... our graduates build their lives and their careers on shared values of respect, social justice and ethics.
LMU is also home of the Lions, offering 20 varsity sports, 19 of which compete at the Division I level within the NCAA. The athletic history at LMU spans more than 90 years, bringing a new level of success each year. Recently, the Lions have sent 30 teams to the NCAA tournament while winning over 25 conference championships since 2000. In the same time, over 50 student-athletes have earned All-America honors. In 2005-2006, the Lions won the West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Cup as the best all-around athletics program. Over 100 years ago the Lions began Building Champions. The work continues in 2017.
The LMU benefits program allows each faculty/staff member to select his/her own personalized package by choosing from a variety of benefits. The University pays a portion of the cost of the faculty/staff member's health care, employee life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term disability plans.
Loyola Marymount University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, age of 40 or over, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, military leave, veteran status, or any other status protected by law, in matters pertaining to employment.
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