Learning Specialist

Vacancy # 14E010
Position # 1436

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, one of seventeen constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina, has a student population of over 12,000 and for fourteen years has been ranked in the top ten, and currently fourth, of public master's universities in the South by US News and World Report.  For the eighth consecutive year, UNCW has received the "Best in the Southeast" designation by The Princeton Review.  Further information about UNCW and its rankings can be found at http://www.uncw.edu/aboutuncw/   and http://www.uncw.edu/aboutuncw/points.html   Located in the historic, coastal, seaport community of Wilmington, the university is ideally situated between the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean.  Wilmington has an active arts, cultural, and business environment that serves both year round residents and vacationers, and is recognized for its significant health care resources that include research, education, and clinical services.    

The Athletics Department is seeking applicants for a Learning Specialist. This position will provide general oversight, support and direction of the academic preparation and performance of at-risk students and those with learning differences.  The university holds membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Colonial Athletic Association, and Eastern College Athletic Conference. Varsity intercollegiate teams are fielded for men in basketball, cross country, baseball, golf, soccer, tennis, swimming and diving, and indoor/outdoor track and field. Varsity intercollegiate teams for women are fielded in basketball, cross country, softball, golf, soccer, tennis, swimming and diving, volleyball, and indoor/outdoor track and field.

Qualifications:   Required: Master’s degree and minimum two years’ experience working with NCAA division I student-athletes (diagnosed with learning differences and/or are considered “at-risk”) in an academic role.  Knowledge of effective learning strategies, assessment tools, motivational technique and student skill development. Demonstrated ability to build trust and strong professional interpersonal relationships with student-athletes and demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and process confidential information with utmost discretion necessary.

To apply, please complete the online application at http://consensus.uncw.edu. Letter of application, curricula vitae, and contact information for three professional references should be addressed to the search committee chair and attached to the online application - not e-mailed or mailed.  MS Word or Adobe PDF attachments are specifically preferred. Priority consideration will be given to online applications received by August 23, 2013, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filledFor questions regarding the online application process, please contact Katie Lange at 910-962-3571 or langek@uncw.edu

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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