The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the worldâs leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles and a global center for arts, technology, and international business, USC is also one of the largest private employers in the City of Los Angeles.Â The university is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse and inclusive work culture that respects the dignity of everyone, regardless of ability, ancestry, religion, race, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, medical condition, or veteran status to help us fulfill our mission: Developing individuals and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. As an employee of USC, you will be part of a world-class research university and a member of the âTrojan Family,â which is comprised of the faculty, students, and staff that makes the university a place where each personâs contribution is valued.
One of USCâs pillar achievements, the USC Department of Athletics is proud to support 9 intercollegiate menâs athletic teams and 13 intercollegiate womenâs teams across twelve venues. As a member of the Pac-12 conference, USC teams have won 134 team national championships, making the USC Trojans one of the most successful college athletic programs of all time. From football, baseball, and basketball to golf, diving, swimming, and tennis, to name a few areas of excellence, USC athletes compete at the highest levels.
USC Athletics is now looking to hire a Learning Specialist.Â The role of the Learning Specialist, Student Athlete Academic Services is to provide individualized educational assistance for student athletes who are academically at-risk and to facilitate studentsâ development as self-regulated learners. The candidate will also assist with coordination of academic support services for student athletes. This position may require evening or Sunday hours.
Provide formal and informal assessment of studentâs educational strengths and weaknesses.
Develop a supportive, individualized approach for assisting the student academically. This includes but is not limited to:
Work with student on remediation of fundamental skills needed for academic success. Providing structure, organization, time management, planning assistance (academic coaching) Providing assistance/additional instruction for academic course work â includes help w/ organizing, planning, editing and revising assignments, preparation for exams, developing strategies to help the student complete assigned coursework independently.
Assist students in social/emotional areas that impact learning by assessing studentâs needs and making appropriate referrals when necessary.
Assist student in accessing available resources to improve his/her academic situation â i.e. LD assessment, disability accommodations, instructional assistance. Interpret and make recommendations for student based on testing results.
Work collaboratively w/ other professionals and staff involved in the development of student athletes â i.e. academic counselors, coaches, instructors, professors, tutors, learning assistants.
Assist with coordinating academic support services for student athletes including tutorial, learning assistance, and disability services.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time
Qualifications: Masterâs Degree and three years of experience in special education, learning disabilities, educational therapy, teaching or counseling preferred.Â Licensing or certifications requirements may exist for some positions based on program content and services. Experience working in higher education and/or a sports-related field helpful, but work experience outside of these fields is welcomed. Demonstrated effective oral and written communications skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.
All candidates must submit: (1) resume or curriculum vitae, (2) and cover letter addressing the candidateâs demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. All USC employees will undergo reference checking and background screening prior to hire.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.
We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at [email protected] Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.
Minimum Education:Bachelor's degreeCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:2 yearsPreferred Education:Master's degreePreferred Experience:3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise:Directly related professional experience in program specialization, e.g., counseling orteaching.Preferred Field of Expertise:Special education, licensing or certification requirements may exist for some positionsbased on program content and services
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.