Assistant Learning Specialist
Description of Work Unit
Colorado State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Learning Specialist for Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS). The performance of student-athletes in their sports is one measure of their success. Equally, if not more important, is the academic achievement of student-athletes in the classroom and their overall University experience. The mission of SASS is to help student-athletes become independent and self-reliant learners. In an environment that promotes student-athlete development, the staff provides support for all student-athletes from the time they arrive on campus for a recruiting visit until they graduate.
The staff provides resources, experience, and knowledge empowering each student-athlete to reach his/her academic and personal potential.
Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) is part of the Division of Student Affairs, and reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs in close collaboration with Athletics. Working with all departments across the Institution, the Division of Student Affairs at Colorado State University encompasses a wide array of departmental services and programs addressing the needs of a student body of approximately 33,000.
Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a city of 151,000. Located 65 miles north of Denver, the city is nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with the amenities of a larger city including a strong public school system, various recreational opportunities, cultural offerings, and dining venues. Residents experience a moderate 4-season climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year.
This position is a one year internship where the successful candidate will work as an Assistant Learning Specialist. In this role, the Assistant Learning Specialist will get a range of experiences in preparation for both learning specialist and tutor coordinator roles by assisting with execution, management, assessment, and development of both Learning Resources and tutoring services. Evening study hall monitoring and some weekend work is required.
Required Job Qualifications
- Master’s degree in area of education, psychology, counseling, student affairs/services, social work, or related field
- At least one academic year of experience in collegiate athletics, special education, counseling, and/or teaching
- Attention to detail
- Excellent written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Demonstrated direct experience working with diverse populations (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, ability, etc.)
Preferred Job Qualifications
- General knowledge of education-impacting disorders, related assessments, and/or experience with IEPs/504 Plans
- Interest in pursuing a career in student-athlete support services with particular interest in pursuit of a learning specialist role
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and meet established work deadlines
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
- Experience with student information systems such as DARS, Banner, GradesFirst/EAB, etc.
Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.
Job Duty Category Assistant Learning Specialist Duty/Responsibility
- Meet with a caseload of student-athletes to promote academic skill development, realistic goal setting, self-assessment, and self-advocacy, including utilization of assistive technology and accommodations if applicable
- Assist the Learning Specialist with development of individualized learning plans, including risk assessment review
- Development and facilitation of academic workshops
- Assist with recruiting, hiring, training, and management of Learning Resource staff
- Partner with the Learning Specialist to assess and adjust Learning Resources services as needed
Percentage Of Time 60
Job Duty Category Assistant Tutor Coordinator Duty/Responsibility
- Manage matching, scheduling, and day-to-day logistics for tutor sessions
- Assist with recruiting, hiring, training, and management of tutor staff
- Partner with the Learning Specialist to assess and adjust tutoring services as needed
Percentage Of Time 30
Job Duty Category Other tasks as assigned Duty/Responsibility
- Supervise night time study hall
- Perform routine duties such as data entry, filing, copying, answering telephones and directing calls, assisting visitors, etc.
- Participate in monthly trainings on topics such as initial/continuing eligibility, professional values, advising philosophy, etc.
- Other duties assigned by the Learning Specialist
Percentage Of Time 10
Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested applicants should upload a resume, and a cover letter that addresses how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. 3 professional references are also required. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) on June 10th, 2018 for full consideration.
Applicants needing assistance submitting materials may contact Cheryl Walther at Cheryl.Walther@colostate.edu
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Cheryl Walther (970) 491-8349 firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.
Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.