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Temporary Assistant Learning Specialist- Athletics

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Boulder, Colorado

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Temporary Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder Athletics Department encourages applications for a Temporary Assistant Learning Specialist! The position works one-on-one with small groups of student-athletes who have educational impacting disabilities and deficiencies or are otherwise at high academic risk. Through the creation and implementation of individualized academic plans, the Specialist instructs students how to be successful in the classroom and in academic environments. 

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

As one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff, and students work with the broader community to establish outstanding connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

At Risk Student-Athlete Planning and Coaching:
  • Work closely with each Learning Specialist regarding students on their caseload that you will be working with in terms of: Creating and implementing strategy planning designed for at-risk student- athletes including study skills/strategy development (note-taking, test-taking, reading comprehension, and time management), motivational techniques, and learning techniques in order to improve the performance and achievement of student-athletes with learning challenges and foster autonomous learners.
Documentation and Communication: 
  • Provide clear, consistent communication on a frequent basis with Learning Specialists and Herbst Academic Center staff.
  • Complete documentation of individual sessions and progress of assigned student-athletes after each meeting.

What We Can Offer

  • The hourly compensation is $15.00. 


Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave. 

Be Statements

Be Accomplished. Be Genuine. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education/Special Education or comparable field.
  • Experience teaching or providing academic support services for students with learning deficiencies or disabilities. Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute. 

What You Will Need

  • Knowledge of regulations and laws associated with ADA and accommodations for the learning disabled. 
  • Knowledge of formal and informal diagnostic and assessment instruments and techniques for academic and career testing.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience working with student-athletes in an academic support services setting.
  • Knowledge of formal and informal diagnostic and assessment instruments and techniques for academic and career testing.
  • Experience in providing advising or counseling services and programs for students in areas of study skills, academic survival skills, time­ management skills, and literacy remediation.
  • Master's Degree in Education/Special Education or comparable field.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by June 21, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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