Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The responsibilities of this position are to carry out the Office of Student-Athlete Academic Services' mission of supporting the Boston College academic community and Athletics Department in our mission to pursue student-athlete excellence, student-athlete formation, and a just society by remaining committed to integrity, ethics, and honesty.
The Learning Specialist/Academic Counselor (LS/AC) will deliver comprehensive academic services to Football & Men's Basketball student-athletes by facilitating educational, personal, and career development services. The position will work collaboratively with colleagues to develop individualized academic plans, coordinate study table, and tutorial sessions. The position will travel with assigned athletic teams as needed and appropriately communicate with coaches and administrators.
The position will provide direct support to student-athletes with learning disabilities and other academic challenges. Through the development of individualized academic plans, the position will provide compensatory strategies and the goal of developing independent learners.
The position will assist with educational assessments, evaluations, and testing referrals while interpreting diagnostic reports and assisting student-athletes with obtaining approved accommodations through the Connors Family Learning Center.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $53,900 to $67,400; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Master's degree required; Counseling, Education, Higher Education Administration, Sports Administration or related field.
1-2 years of experience required, 3-4 years preferred; Teaching, Higher education, academic advising, counseling, academic support services or related field.
Demonstrated ability to work with academically challenged students and students with learning disabilities; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to various audiences; Strong computer skills; Must be proficient in Microsoft Office; Knowledge of NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference rules and requirements; Ability to work evenings, weekends and travel as needed with athletic team; Ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students, coaches, staff, and university administrators; Must possess the ability to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries with student-athletes.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Internal Number: 3375
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.