Job Description

Grand Canyon University! One of Arizona’s leading institutions of higher learning.

Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University.

Grand Canyon University’s Athletic Department is passionate about helping student-athletes achieve their highest level of excellence. The Athletic Department uses intercollegiate sports as a platform for developing our student-athletes on integrity and personal growth. Are you passionate about helping student-athletes achieve their highest level of excellence? Then this position is for you! Grand Canyon University is seeking a Learning Specialist in Athletics.

What you will do:

  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of the Office of Student-Athlete Development.

  • Advises enrolled student-athletes on university, college/department academic requirements, including admission/general education requirements and specific program majors and minors.

  • Provide intensive academic support and learning assistance to specific student-athletes.

  • Work one-on-one to develop and implement learning strategies and effective study skills within the framework of the student’s academic and athletic time demands.

  • Conduct intake assessment on student-athletes to identify areas of academic strengths and weaknesses.

  • Monitor academic performance, prepare, and implement individualized plans for at-risk student-athletes, and ensure student-athletes meet institutional and NCAA eligibility requirements.

  • Facilitate study hall.

  • Assist in monitoring student-athlete class attendance.

  • Schedule tutor appointments.

  • Prepare weekly coaches' reports detailing academic progress and issues.

  • Assist with the registration process, certification for competition, and Academic Progress Rates (APR) data collection.

  • Evaluate student transcripts and/or records pre-registration and during the student academic cycle to ensure appropriate program selection and accurate course selection for graduation requirements. Reconcile textbooks ordered from third-party providers.

  • Recruiting visits as requested by a head coach.

  • Other duties as assigned.

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution required, preferably in the disciplines of Education, Counseling, or Sports Administration.

  • Previous experience working with students at collegiate level.

  • Must possess ability to clearly establish and maintain appropriate boundaries with student athletes.

  • Must pass a background check including fingerprinting.

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Why work at GCU:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events

  • Free covered parking

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses, and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

  • Free on-site gyms on campus

Application Instructions

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