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Learning Specialist

Apply now Department: 3670001110 K-State Athletics Inc (Agcy)
Job no: 513300
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Professional, Office / Clerical, Student Affairs / Services, Athletics
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

K-State Athletics is seeking qualified applicants for a LEARNING SPECIALIST in our Evans Student-Athlete Success Program, which is a full-time, salaried, benefits-eligible position.

An example of job duties includes but are not limited to:

  • Provide intensive academic support to an assigned group of student-athletes. This includes one-on-one tutoring and skill building, evaluating, and monitoring academic plans for students, assisting students in developing self-advocacy skills and self-awareness, providing appropriate referrals to the Student Access Center. 
  • Provide interpretation and helps determine need for psychoeducational testing and/or ADHD testing through intake interview, evaluation of previous testing records, information gathering such as working with student one-on-one, and/or obtaining feedback from counselors, coaches, sports psych and/or team physicians. Interpret all forms of disability documentation and communicate that information to other parties. Schedule all testing appointments and complete all paperwork for testing including referral forms, payments, and requests to release information.
  • Provide leadership and assistance with the Specialized Learning & Tutorial program. Assist in development of appropriate study strategies/individualized learning strategies
  • Act as the liaison to Student Access Center; coordinate mandated SAC services for specified student-athletes, including clarifying and instructing use of needed support services and accommodations; development of appropriate study strategies/individualized learning strategies.

Why Join Us:

K-State Athletics is a proud member of the Big 12 Conference, and we are looking for applicants who are passionate about student-athlete academic support and want to become a member of our staff to help advance our program through hard work, knowledge, and dedication.   

Our mission is to foster a culture in which our student-athletes have every opportunity to reach their maximum potential academically, athletically, mentally and socially while operating an organization that is anchored by a genuine commitment to K-Stat, our supporters and each other.

For more information on K-State Athletics, please visit

For more information on Manhattan, KS and the University, please visit

The 2021 annual survey by Forbes magazine, "America's Best Employers by State List", finds Kansas State University rates among the Top 3 employers in the state and is the best university employer in Kansas.

Manhattan was ranked # 19 in "Best Small Cities (under 75,000 population) in the U.S. by for Quality of Life, Economic Health, and Affordability while named Manhattan the #1 College Town in America in 2018.  K-State Athletics is also a proud member of the Big 12 Conference.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in special education, educational psychology, academic advising, college student development, curriculum/instruction, or closely related field.
  • Two years working as a learning specialist and/or in closely related position such as a graduate assistant/intern with time spent with learning specialist program, or in a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Knowledge of diagnostic placement testing/learning assessments and interpretation of disability documentation.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules, and experience working with NCAA student-athletes with documented learning disabilities.
  • Experience working in secondary or post-secondary education as a teacher or paraprofessional.

Other Requirements:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer proficiency
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

This position holds expectations of compliance with all NCAA, Big 12 Conference, Kansas State University and K-State Athletics, Inc. rules and regulations.

How to Apply:

To be considered for the position, please complete the online application and submit/upload the following documents:

  1. Cover letter indicating your qualifications for the position
  2. Resume with three professional references that includes contact information (name, title, phone number and email address)

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled



  • Medical, dental and vision health plans
  • Retirement plan
  • Earned leave plan – vacation and sick
  • Parental leave plan
  • Term life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Long term disability insurance
  • Paid KSU designated holidays

K-State Athletics Local Agency Employee Benefits Information:

Salary Rate / Pay Rate:

 $42,000 to $45,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.  If position is in development, business office or ticket office, the background screen will include a credit check.

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