Learning Specialist

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Education
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Posted on July 7, 2021

Job Description

The Learning Specialist will work with colleagues in Student Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) to meet the academic support needs of student-athletes. Specifically, the Learning Specialist will work in conjunction with the Assistant Director of LAP to design and implement academic coaching and support services for student-athletes with disabilities and other learning differences. In this capacity, the Learning Specialist must be professionally qualified for the job duties listed below.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Special Education, Education or a related field required;
• Ability to effectively interact with individuals from various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds, including those with education-impacting disabilities or students who are underprepared for college.
• Experience teaching learning strategies and developing academic intervention strategies to enhance learning for students with education-impacting disabilities, students with attention problems, or students who are underprepared;
• Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and handle confidential information with discretion and according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) ADA, and HIPPA guidelines.
• Strong communication and computer skills.
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends to fulfill professional responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working with student-athletes in a NCAA Division I academic environment;
• Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act;
• Experience with assistive learning technologies;
• Experience with the EAB/SSC platform;
• N4A Membership.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisha Farrier at lfarrier@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.