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Academics Internship / College Sports

University of Minnesota

The selected individual will assist the Coordinators of Learning Services with mentor and subject tutor scheduling of student-athletes on a daily basis. This person will also work with student-athletes to make sure they are making progress in their courses. This position may require work in the evenings, weekends, and on holidays.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate daily changes to the tutor schedule and effectively communicate to all parties in a timely fashion
  • Maintain communication with mentor tutors and subject tutors through email and face-to-face meetings
  • Provide assistance to designated student-athletes regarding specific coursework
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a thorough and informative tutor training and orientation curriculum to be presented prior to the start of each semester
  • Develop and implement programmatic and training initiatives for the tutorial program
  • Assist, support and maintain a study environment conducive to learning
  • Address student-athletes creating disturbances or behavior issues
  • Identify and locate proper IT professional who can help with printer, computer, or network issues
  • Assist and support our academic advising unit on an as needed basis.

    Approximate Start Date:

    August 15, 2017 (or earlier if preferred)


    A masterís degree in a liberal arts discipline, education, counseling or a related field. This position will require the ability to accomplish tasks in a timely fashion, be extremely organized and pay close attention to details. The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively to students and supervisors. The selected individual must be able to develop and implement academic success strategies such as time management, learning style, critical reading, note taking and test taking strategies for individual students.

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