As a member of a progressive Academic Support Team, the Learning Specialist / Academic Counselor will manage a caseload of at-risk student-athletes, as well as, serve as Academic Counselor for an assigned sports team. This individual will be responsible for developing and implementing individualized learning plans for assigned student-athletes for the purpose of providing support, developing academic skills, and engaging ongoing academic assessment. Specific duties will include, but are not limited to: participating in the recruitment, orientation, pre-registration, and enrollment of student-athletes and acting as a liaison to faculty, administrators, and coaches regarding student-athlete academic matters. Tracking and monitoring student-athlete progress toward degree while adhering to university, Big Ten Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations; meeting regularly with a caseload of student-athletes in order to assess academic needs; working individually with assigned student-athletes to enhance academic skill development; working cooperatively with Athletic Academic Counselors and Program Coordinators while providing comprehensive academic support to student-athletes; conducting assessments and evaluations for all incoming student-athletes and others, when needed; acting as a liaison with the Office of Accessibility and Disability Services on campus; and performing all other duties as assigned.
To Apply: Submit applications electronically at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Search for position number 112912. For best consideration applications should include (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information of at least three references.
Best Consideration Date: Apply by April 8, 2021.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, English, Counseling or a related academic field required. One (1) to (3) three years of related experience.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population, excellent communication and organizational skills.
Must maintain strict adherence to NCAA and Big Ten Conference rules and regulations affecting the GSAC (Gossett Student-Athlete Center), ICA (Intercollegiate Athletics), and University.
Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
Master’s degree preferred along with experience working in academic support services in athletics; experience in teaching learning strategies and other study skill instructional techniques; experience working with various components of the GradesFirst software preferred.
Internal Number: 112912
About University of Maryland - College Park
The University of Maryland is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is located on a beautiful campus located eight miles north of the nation's capital in College Park, which was recently rated "Best place to Raise Kids in Maryland" by Bloomberg.com. The campus is also near Columbia, Maryland, which was listed as the #2 “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine. The Athletic Program has won 20 national championships over the last 15 years and is a charter member of the Big Ten Conference. Currently, 78 of the University's academic programs are ranked in their respective Top 25 nationally.