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Learning Specialist/Academic Counselor

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Academic Advising
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

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.

Under the
supervision of the Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services, the
Learning Specialist/Academic Counselor (LS/AC) will deliver comprehensive academic
services to Football 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, mentoring and tutorial services. This position will travel with athletic teams
as needed.

As a
Learning Specialist, this position will provide direct support to
student-athletes with learning disabilities and other academic challenges. It
will develop individualized academic plans to provide compensatory strategies
and support student-athletes towards becoming independent learners. Also
included in responsibilities will be assisting with educational assessments,
evaluations, and testing referrals while interpreting diagnostic reports and
collaborating with the Connors Family Learning Center.

As an
Academic Counselor, this position will monitor student-athlete academic
progress by meeting with student-athletes, communicating with faculty, and
reviewing academic progress and tutorial reports. The position will develop
graduation and student-athlete success plans by collaborating with campus
advisors and other campus partners.


degree required; Master's degree preferred; 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 and GradesFirst/Navigate; Knowledgeable of NCAA and Atlantic Coast
Conference rules and requirements.

Ability to work evenings, weekends and
travel as needed with athletics team; Must be able to demonstrate
professionalism and effectively interact with diverse populations of students,
coaches, and university administrators.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored403bRetirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sickand Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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