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Learning Specialist

Categories: South Central Region 7


K-State Athletics Student-Athlete Services


Kansas State University

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Position Description



  • 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. 

Application Information

Institution Information

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.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Cindy Williams, HR Manager

(785) 532-6586


Required Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of testing/learning assessments preferred; and
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and work experience with NCAA student-athletes with learning disabilities