Learning Specialist

  West Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 12/02/21

Job Summary

The Learning Specialist is challenged with maximizing the academic successes of identified student-athletes while enhancing retention and graduation rates.  Strict adherence to University, Pac-12 Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations is required.    



  • Work specifically with student-athletes from the women's basketball team and assigned Olympic sport student-athletes;
  • Actively/effectively communicate with student-athletes, coaches, athletics academic advisors, and members of the athletics department while respecting/protecting the privacy of student-athletes;
  • Develop, document, and implement individualized learning plans for identified student-athletes while discussing academic strengths and weaknesses and the importance of setting achievable goals and objectives; 
  • Assist student-athletes in developing effective study skills and habits with the goal of becoming independent learners; 
  • Assist with recruiting efforts while meeting with prospective student-athletes, as required, to discuss the goals, vision, and philosophy of learning support services; 
  • Engage in annual professional development opportunities both within and outside of N4A and the NCAA;
  • Collaborate and work cooperatively with an industry-leading team of learning specialists;
  • Work evenings, early mornings, and weekends as required while performing additional duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in a related area or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.  

  • Previous experience in an advising, counseling or teaching environment is preferred.  

  • Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

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