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Position Title:

Learning Specialist, Football 

Position Description:

The University of California, Berkeley, is the preeminent public university in the country. We’re also one of the leading employers in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are currently seeking a Learning Specialist who will work within the department’s Football unit.

Description of the Position: This position oversees programs and services designed to support the academic and degree progress of our football team members. Responsibilities emphasize the design and implementation of specific, individualized plans for the development of academic skills, including (but not limited to) reading and writing competencies, time management and enhanced study habits. In addition, the programming provided by this position addresses learning techniques such as note taking and test preparation. This staff person works collaboratively with the Academic Advisor assigned to football on course selection, declaration of degree programs and necessary eligibility requirements. Oversight of tutorial assistance and study hall programs for student-athletes will be core to this position, including both direct provision of tutorial and supervision of tutors (in collaboration with tutorial coordinator). As necessary, this position provides individualized support to selected members of the team.

Responsibilities: --Oversees and provides necessary support to the football team, such as tutorial services, study hall, exam preparation, writing skills, etc. –Identifies individual student needs for appropriate programs and services and develops services to enhance study skills, such as reading, writing, test and note taking. –Collaborates with Academic Advisor on course selection, and the determination of a designated major, based upon each student’s academic goals, strengths and weaknesses. Reviews alternative academic options, dealing with scheduling conflicts, and similar issues. –Works with Disability Services Director to provide academic accommodations for students with learning differences. –Communicates and works with football coaching staff to keep them informed and involved with the academic and degree progress of their student-athletes. Advises and updates coaches on any concerns of truancy, misconduct, or lack of motivation of any football students. Brainstorms remedies and interventions.

Requirements -Basic knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. –Knowledge of learning theory and its practical application in competitive settings. –Knowledge of teaching and leaning techniques and strategies. –Ability to design and execute individualized learning plans for students who need to develop academic skills (reading, research, writing and revision, notetaking, test taking and preparation, study habits, time management). –Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving. –Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original idea to solve problems. –Strong written and verbal communication skills, including active listening. –Ability to multi-task. –Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, particularly those related to academic support and integrity. –Must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the Pacific-12 Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the Berkeley campus of the University of California adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards. -Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in a related field.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply online at, indicating job # 15050. Please include a cover letter, resume, and three references submitted as a single attachment with your application.

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Human Resources


University of California, Berkeley





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