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Assistant Learning Specialist

Company: The University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: June 13, 2021

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Assistant Learning Specialist


Athletics Student Services

About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the states oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The Universitys main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The Universitys enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Athens Area

EOO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (


Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.


Each Assistant Learning Specialist will be responsible for providing individualized instruction and academic coaching for student athletes with learning disabilities and other academic needs. Each Assistant Learning Specialist will:

1. Collaborate with a professional Learning Specialist in working with their caseload of students each semester
2. Be directly supervised by a professional Learning Specialist
3. Attend weekly Learning Specialist/Assistant Learning Specialist staff meetings
4. Have opportunities for professional development/career exploration in student athlete academic services (some consideration provided to applicants who are able to make a two-year commitment)

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Student Assistant



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Position Summary

University of Georgia Athletic Association is seeking current graduate students to fill several Assistant Learning Specialist positions. The Assistant Learning Specialist will assist Learning Specialists as they support academically at-risk student athletes. The position has a commitment of at least 15 hours a week for one full academic year. The position will include training and ongoing professional development, and it is a great opportunity for anyone interested in careers in education, student services, student athlete academic services, or collegiate athletics.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

To be considered for the position, the applicant should meet the following:

Attending weekly LS/ALS meetings
Attendance at regularly-scheduled supervision meetings with LS
Available for at least 15 hours per week (evenings and Sundays included) for individual student appointments and Structured Study Hall
Enrollment in a UGA graduate program preferred (students from Mary Frances Early College of Education strongly encouraged to apply)

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Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job; the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision, and peripheral vision.

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