GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The Learning Specialist will be responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the appropriate services for student-athletes with learning disabilities, students suspected of having learning disabilities and any students deemed at-risk. Position will also ensure that approved accommodations are implemented and maintained appropriately throughout the students’ time at Kansas State University and assist with all training and administrative tasks as it relates to the SAS Tutorial Program. Responsible for specialized teaching duties and supporting administrative, supervisory, and public relations tasks. Responsible for coordination and execution of workshops on topics related to student success skills and learning outcomes (i.e. study skills, learning and test-taking strategies, time management).
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Provide intensive academic support to an assigned group of student-athletes. Advise, evaluate, and monitor academic plans for students. Assist students in developing self-advocacy skills and self-awareness. Assist in development of appropriate study strategies/individualized learning strategies. Evaluate effectiveness of accommodations and strategies used. Act as a liaison to the Student Access Center (SAC). Coordinate testing services and other SAC-mandated services for student athletes. Determine need for testing through intake interview and/or review of previous testing records. Coordinate and provide diagnostic placement testing, administration, and interpretation. Clarify and instruct use of needed support services and accommodations; provide appropriate referrals for student-athletes. Assist in collection and evaluation of ADHD documentation as it relates to NCAA requirements. Interpret all forms and results of disability testing and ADHD documentation. Maintain confidential files of ADHD documentation and disability testing information; communicate with Sports Medicine staff. Provide leadership and assistance with the SAS Tutorial Program, including tutor training, payroll, scheduling tutor sessions through use of Student Success Collaborative (SSC) software. Provide leadership and assistance with various staff and student-athlete training sessions (i.e. GA Bootcamp, Summer Bridge program). Provide to faculty, staff, students and tutors information and education as it relates to Specialized Learning program topics; consult and collaborate with these groups as needed. Recommend purchase of assistive technology programs and devices for students with learning disabilities. Participate in professional development activities. Remain current and ensure compliance with all applicable University, Big 12 Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Director and Director of Specialized Learning. Position requires working evenings and weekend hours as required. This position holds the expectation of compliance with all NCAA, Big 12 Conference, Kansas State University and K-State Athletics, Inc. rules and regulations.
SCREENING OF APPLICATIONS BEGINS: Immediately. NOTE: Acceptance of applications will end when enough qualified applications have been received to fill the position.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's Degree in special education, educational psychology, counseling, curriculum and instruction or closely related field;
Must have at least two (2) years of collegiate experience as a learning specialist within an athletics department or related specialized learning area; and
Excellent written and oral communication skills, computer proficiency, and excellent organizational skills.
Knowledge of testing/learning assessments
KNowledge of NCAA rules and work experience with NCAA student-athletes with learning disabilities
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Please submit the following documents with your application:
Resume that includes the contact information for three professional references
Letter of introduction
BACKGROUND SCREENING STATEMENT: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience
About K-STATE ATHLETICS, INC. / KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
With an unprecedented combination of Championship Athletic Performances and academic accomplishments, K-State Athletics Inc. is accelerating towards its Vision of a Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program, including its top goal of providing a World Class Student-Athlete Experience. In support of K-State's 2025 plan to move the Kansas State University into the ranks of the top 50 public research ...institutions, K-State Athletics has completed $210 million in facility improvements since 2010 benefiting each of K-State's 16 sports and 450 student-athletes, while earning national recognition as one of America's most financially solvent programs.
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