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              Learning Specialist / Counselor

              Posting Details

              Posting Details

              Position Number: 100054
              Title: Specialist
              Functional Title: Learning Specialist / Counselor
              Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
              Applicant Search Category: Staff
              University Authorized FTE: 1.000
              Unit: PRES-ICA-Support Services
              Campus/College Information:

              Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

              Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

              As a member of a progressive Academic Support Team, the Learning Specialist/Counselor will manage a caseload of at-risk student-athletes from the football program. 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 all other duties as assigned.

              Minimum Qualifications:

              Bachelor’s degree in Education, English, Counseling or a related academic field.
              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.

              Additional Certifications:
              Additional Information:
              Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position
              Physical Demands

              The scope of the position requires occasional weekend and evening work (Non-standard work hours) as well as some travel. While performing the essential functions of the job, the employee operates a computer and other office devices such as telephones, copy machines, fax machines, etc; constantly moves about the facility and campus; constantly communicates via telephone, email and in-person with others to exchange accurate information. Standing, walking, kneeling/crouching, balancing and lifting up to 25 pounds.

              Posting Date: 11/22/2019
              Closing Date:
              Open Until Filled Yes
              Best Consideration Date 12/01/2019
              Diversity Statement:

              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.

              Applicant Documents

              Required Documents
              1. Resume
              2. Cover Letter
              3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
              Optional Documents

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