Athletics Learning Specialist

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Athletics Learning Specialist  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

51600 - Gen Athletics

Advertised Salary: $30,000-$31,600 Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements.  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Part-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 10 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Work closely with Academic Affairs division and academic advisors and professors to support the implementation of EAB Navigate software. In this temporary part-time internship Grant funded position that will assist coaches in identifying at risk student-athletes and supporting academic advisors in assisting athletes in finding services available both on and off campus to help them be more successful in the classroom. This position will be responsible for documenting and collecting data related to student-athlete success focusing on the academic achievement gap of minority student-athletes as compared to other student athletes, all minority students and the general student population. Develop a minority student-athlete mentoring program in consultation with the Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Services.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree  
Required Work Experience: Demonstrated experience working with student athletes  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Balancing
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Preference given to someone with either Education or Social work background. Preference given to former student-athletes  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: *Work with Case Management Working group on implementation of EAB Navigate to track athlete’s academic progress
*Develop a minority student-athlete mentoring program in consultation with the Office of Multi-cultural Student Services.
*Document and collect data related to student-athlete academic success specifically around achievement gap of minority student athletes
*Support Academic Advisors for at risk student-athletes in finding services available both on and off campus to help student-athletes be more successful in the classroom
*Provide information to student-athletes who may need to seek help for mental or medical care.
*Attend University provided training as directed.
*Attend NCAA administrative professional development opportunities for Diversity/Inclusion, NCAA Compliance, etc.
*Assist compliance office in tracking NCAA Sexual Violence Attestation requirements
*Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
*Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: *Attend university DSAA meetings as necessary
*Provide back up assistance to other staff
Skills and Abilities: *Ability to work with diverse constituents from student-athletes to academic advisors and university administration
*Ability to multi-task, coordinate work efforts, meet deadlines and successfully complete detailed work
*Demonstrate commitment experience and understanding for diversity, equity and inclusion
Required Documents:
  • Resume 
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcript 
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • This is a temporary part-time internship Grant funded position.
  • Housing up to $10,000 will be provided if the individual lives on campus.
  • Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Bachelor’s degree.
  • Transcript must include Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
May 30, 2022  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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