Specialist – Advisor-Fixed Term – East Lansing, MI

Specialist – Advisor-Fixed Term

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI


Working/Functional Title

Learning Specialist

Position Summary

The Learning Specialist (LS) is responsible for prescreening, evaluating, identifying and providing resources to facilitate the academic success of student-athletes who require special accommodations while upholding and maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity and adhering to University, conference, and NCAA academic conduct and regulations.     

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct individual one-on-one sessions with students to help them develop academic skills and learning strategies
  • Provide assistive technology training and guidance for qualified students
  • Serve as a certified scribe for eligible student-athletes
  • Assist Executive Director with projects as needed and assigned

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Counseling, Education, or related field

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree in Counseling, Education, or related field required. 
  • Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required.
  • A minimum of 1 year working in a Division I Intercollegiate Athletics program preferred. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience successfully providing academic support to collegiate student-athletes who qualify for learning assistance is preferred.
  • Candidate must have proven written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of computer technology designed for word processing and database management.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends when necessary.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Contact information for three references

Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.



MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.


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