UNT competes as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and C-USA. North Texas' athletic programs are classified as NCAA Division I, the largest and highest division among all colleges and universities. The 46,000 square-foot Athletic Center located off South Bonnie Brae Street is the centerpiece of North Texas athletics. Athletics strives to conduct a competitive athletics program that promotes faculty, staff, student and community affiliation and participation with North Texas Athletics. Also, to provide facilities which attract the highest level of talent and allow student athletes to perform at the highest level in practice and in competition.
The Athletics Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Learning Specialist to join our team.
Learning Specialist works directly with student-athletes who have diagnosed educational impacting disabilities. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: * Develop, coordinate and implement individualized evidence-based academic support plans for identified student-athletes. * Coordinate the assessment and evaluation of individual students to determine learning needs and additional support. * Conduct one-on-one academic meetings with a caseload of students teaching learning strategies and address academic needs. * Act as resource and provide training as needed for staff and coaches in the areas of learning development, learning strategies and disability identification. * Serve as liaison to the Office of Disability Services for students and help coordinate registration, learning disability testing, and follow-through with accommodations and services. * Work with academic counselors to review student athletes' class scheduling, degree plans, tutorial services, University of North Texas, C-USA and NCAA academic standing and progress toward degree. * Provide consistent and frequent communication, verbally and written, with academic staff and coaches regarding the progress of assigned student-athletes. * Work with the Tutorial Coordinator to recruit, hire, train and evaluate tutors and mentors * Assist with the scheduling of tutoring for student-athletes using Grades First. * Assist with orientation, summer programs, recruiting and other programs as assigned by the Assistant Director of Student Services and/or the Senior Associate Athletic Director.
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
The successful candidate will possess a Master's Degree and four years of experience in student affairs, student services, counseling, professional academic advising, or related experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: * Considerable knowledge of University policies and procedures related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate). * Current knowledge of student development and counseling theory. * Strong presentation skills. * Strong problem solving skills. * Strong critical thinking skills. * Strong counseling skills including career development and group facilitation. * Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing. * Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships. * Ability to work independently. * Remains active in professional development.
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
* Experience working with student-athletes in a NCAA Division 1 environment. * Special Education certification or teaching credentials in a related field. * A working knowledge of University of North Texas Intercollegiate Athletics, the University of North Texas, C-USA, and NCAA policies, rules, and regulations. * Experience working with Grades First, web-based student performance monitoring system.
Internal Number: 153143
About University of North Texas
The University of North Texas System is a publicly funded institution with five locations in one of the nation’s 10 largest metro areas. Almost 10,000 faculty, staff and student workers are employed in the cities of Dallas, Denton and Fort Worth.
Many employees are recognized scholars and teachers whose work supports student success, creates healthier communities and serves the needs of the North Texas region and beyond. Many are skilled staff whose contributions are in administration, maintenance and construction, food service, computer technology, and finance and accounting, among others.