Utah State University

Learning Specialist

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/6/2021 6:52 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Student Athlete Services
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Learning Specialist will work with colleagues in Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) and across campus to meet the academic support needs of student-athletes.  Specifically, the Learning Specialist will work in conjunction with the Associate Athletics Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services to oversee and implement a Learning Enhancement Assistance Program for select student-athletes and student-athletes with learning disabilities


  • Provide intensive academic support and learning assistance to specific student-athletes (e.g. individual study skills instruction).
  • Coordinate the Academic Tutoring Program for student-athletes: hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating tutors.
  • Coordinate the Academic Mentoring Program: hiring, training, and evaluating Academic Mentors.
  • Conduct intake assessments on student-athletes to indentify areas of academic strengths and weaknesses.
  • Teach a section of USU 1730, Strategies for Academic Success.
  • Work collaboratively with student services departments (e.g. Disability Resource Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Academic Success Center, etc.), faculty, and other campus personnel to obtain resources and services for student-athletes.
  • Provide consistent and frequent feedback to Academic Coordinators concerning the progress of identified student-athletes.
  • Evaluate and assess learning programs on frequent basis.
  • Other duties as assigned by Associate AD of Student-Athlete Academic Services. 
  • Provide learning assistance as needed on evenings and weekends.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, counseling, or related field.
  • Experience in teaching or counseling a culturally diverse population at the university or high school level.
  • Strong commitment to academic and personal integrity.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Education and Experiences:

  • Master’s degree in education, psychology, counseling, or related field.
  • Knowledge of disability regulations and laws associated in higher education.
  • Experience working with student-athlete populations at the university level in an academic capacity.
  • Experience teaching learning strategies and developing academic intervention strategies at a university level to enhance learning for academically under-prepared students and students with learning disabilities.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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