The Athletics department is seeking a Learning Performance Specialist/Academic Advisor performs day-to-day operations of the UVU Athletics Wolverine Mentor Program which provides intensive academic support to assigned student-athletes across all sports, including management of mentor advisors and tutors. Responsibilities will include one-on-one instruction in study skills and learning strategies to identify at-risk student-athletes who are academically unprepared, including students with learning disabilities and/or accommodation needs. Works as a member of the Athletic Advising Team and requires strong communication and frequent collaboration about student-athlete progress and needs while adhering to NCAA Academic regulations and eligibility standards regarding Educating Impacting Disabilities assessment. Responsible for working with assigned teams for NCAA eligibility.
Knowledge of NCAA rules and Family Educational rights to Privacy Act (FERPA).
Knowledge of higher education system and advisement of student-athletes, preferably at the NCAA Division I level.
Knowledge of and compliance with NCAA, WAC, Big 12 and UVU policies and procedures.
Leadership and supervisory skills to supervise both part time staff.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Possess effective interpersonal skills.
Ability to direct employees in critical work paths to increase academic proficiency.
Ability to problem solve with attention to detail being stressed.
Ability to review educational evaluations and assess individual learning needs.
Ability to interact with individuals from diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
Internal Number: A97008
About Utah Valley University
UVU is a teaching institution where students learn, do and become. With nearly 40,000 students, UVU is now the largest institution of higher learning in Utah. As a teaching institution that educates more Utahns than any other university, UVU's primary focus is on student success--the academic, professional and personal success of its students. The Wolverines have achieved great success in the WAC and Big 12 with the addition of Men’s Soccer in 2014, UVU competes in 16 different sports at the Division I level.