Learning Specialist

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
Job Description

This position is responsible for providing academic counseling and support for student-athletes to
ensure that they achieve satisfactory / appropriate academic progress towards graduation and meet all university, conference, and NCAA
eligibility requirements. This includes counseling student-athletes concerning the institution’s academic requirements and student support

Additionally, this position will implement comprehensive educational programming specifically targeting those student
-athletes deemed most at-risk, including those diagnosed with education impacting disabilities.  

Essential duties of this position
will include; 1) Mentoring and tutoring student-athletes with education impacting disabilities; 2) Monitoring and developing success plans
to assist student-athletes in fulfilling educational deficiencies; 3) Collaborating with staff on the development of short and long range
goals, and the coordination of the recruiting, training, continued education and evaluation of the Enhanced Learning Program; 4) Servicing
as the liaison with the Office of Disability Services; 5) Working together with Student-athlete Academic Services staff members to ensure
transparency and develop a holistic approach for student-athlete academic development through orientation sessions, facilitating /
recommending tutoring for students, monitoring class attendance, and preparing periodic reports; participating in on-campus recruiting
activities and other duties as assigned by the Director.


Salary is commensurate with education and

Salary Range: $48,900 – $88,730

GGS Grade: 10


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Monday thru Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm; Nights and weekends as required


A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of
experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary. 


Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree, knowledge of NCAA and SEC rules and regulations,
experience in developing and implementing successful programs for at risk students and/or student-athletes, excellent verbal and written
communication skills and attention to detail is critical. The candidate should possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills. An
ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds as well as faculty, coaches and administrators is a necessity.

applicants will have a master’s degree and 2-4 years’ experience as a learning specialist for student-athletes or related experience working
with individuals with educational impacting disabilities.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and
people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse,
inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every
qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a
comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For
additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of
Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek
individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and
applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their
race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability,
protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a
manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the
Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and
Labor Relations at 573-884-2577.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at


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