Major/Essential Duties of the Job: The Learning Specialist Intern will manage a caseload of at-risk student-athletes while developing and implementing individualized learning plans for assigned students with the purpose of developing academic skills and providing support, while continuing to assess and modify educational plans as needed. Specific job responsibilities included, but are not limited to, meeting individually with assigned students on a daily/weekly basis to identify individual learning needs and develop academic skills and communicating regularly with the appropriate stakeholders student’s progress, assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Learning Center, and working collaboratively with staff of the Lindahl Academic Center to foster an environment conducive to learning for all student-athletes; individuals will also work closely with the Disability Resource Center Liaison to assist students with the registration process for accommodations through the University; and all other duties as assigned. This position will require flexible hours including some nights and weekends.
Additional Information: The Lindahl Academic Center is a student-athlete focused environment dedicated to guiding student-athletes to graduation, building positive relationships, and enhancing their overall experience. We strive to serve the University and our constituents with integrity and professionalism.
Chosen candidate must successfully pass a criminal background check.
To Apply: To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references by e-mail to: Stephanie Shuey, Coordinator of Learning Services – Learning Specialist at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Required Education and Experiences:
Master’s Degree in Education, Psychology, counseling, or related field.
Preferred Education and Experiences:
This position will require the ability to accomplish tasks, a desire to work in college athletics and academic support for student-athletes, with minimal supervision, excellent listening, written, and verbal skills.
About University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.