- Provide intensive academic support to an assigned group of student-athletes.
- Advise, evaluate, and monitor academic plans for students.
- Assist students in developing self-advocacy skills and self-awareness.
- Assist in development of appropriate study strategies/individualized learning strategies.
- Evaluate effectiveness of accommodations and strategies used.
- Act as a liaison to the Student Access Center (SAC).
- Coordinate testing services and other SAC-mandated services for student athletes.
- Determine need for testing through intake interview and/or review of previous testing records.
- Coordinate and provide diagnostic placement testing, administration, and interpretation.
- Clarify and instruct use of needed support services and accommodations; provide appropriate referrals for student-athletes.
- Assist in collection and evaluation of ADHD documentation as it relates to NCAA requirements.
- Interpret all forms and results of disability testing and ADHD documentation.
- Maintain confidential files of ADHD documentation and disability testing information; communicate with Sports Medicine staff.
- Provide leadership and assistance with the SAS Tutorial Program, including tutor training, payroll, scheduling tutor sessions through use of Student Success Collaborative (SSC) software.
- Provide leadership and assistance with various staff and student-athlete training sessions (i.e. GA Bootcamp, Summer Bridge program).
- Provide to faculty, staff, students and tutors information and education as it relates to Specialized Learning program topics; consult and collaborate with these groups as needed.
- Recommend purchase of assistive technology programs and devices for students with learning disabilities.
- Participate in professional development activities.
- Remain current and ensure compliance with all applicable University, Big 12 Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Director and Director of Specialized Learning.--Position requires working evenings and weekend hours as required.
With an unprecedented combination of Championship Athletic Performances and academic accomplishments, K-State Athletics Inc. is accelerating towards its Vision of a Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program, including its top goal of providing a World Class Student-Athlete Experience. In support of K-State's 2025 plan to move the Kansas State University into the ranks of the top 50 public research institutions, K-State Athletics has completed $210 million in facility improvements since 2010 benefiting each of K-State's 16 sports and 450 student-athletes, while earning national recognition as one of America's most financially solvent programs.For the second year in a row, Kansas State University is Money magazine’s choice as the best college in Kansas. And, the Princeton Review, Business Insider and SmartAsset, just to name a few, all rate K-State as Kansas' best.
Cindy Williams, HR Manager
- Master’s Degree in special education, educational psychology, counseling, curriculum and instruction or closely related field;
- Must have at least two years of collegiate experience as a learning specialist within athletics department or related specialized learning area; and
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, computer proficiency, and excellent organizational skills.
- Knowledge of testing/learning assessments preferred; and
- Knowledge of NCAA rules and work experience with NCAA student-athletes with learning disabilities