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Assistant Director of Learning Services, Bridge Coordinator


Assistant Director of Learning Services, Bridge Coordinator

  • R0042902
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Athletics
  • The University of Virginia
The University of Virginia (UVA) is a highly competitive Division I program committed to the academic and athletic experience of student-athletes. The Department of Athletics is seeking an Assistant Director of Learning Services to support student-athletes through management of the Cavalier Academic Support Team (CAST), direct service to a caseload of students, and development of student support programming. The Learning Services team is tasked with implementing quality tutoring and academic mentoring support services for all of UVA’s student-athletes. These services are highly individualized and responsive to student needs. The Assistant Director will oversee the Bridge Program, which is designed to help students adapt to college classes, develop essential study, reading and note taking skills and strategies, as well as introduce them to resources on Grounds. This program will be heavily concentrated in the summer sessions but will continue throughout the year. They will also directly work with a small caseload of at-risk student-athletes to enhance academic strategy development and support student success and help to oversee the CAST Program; our program of mentors, tutors and study hall monitors. The Assistant Director will demonstrate expertise in evidence-based learning and study strategies and their application to diverse learner profiles. In collaboration with the Learning Services staff and Academic Coordinators, they provide comprehensive academic support and encourage the growth of students as learners by teaching skills to effectively engage with academic material and resources at the University. Their work is mainly independent, with some oversight and with a strong emphasis on communication, attention to detail, integrity, and collaboration.

The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Director include:
  • Developing, implementing, and overseeing the Learning Services Bridge Program.
  • Assisting in helping to supervise the CAST Program.
  • In collaboration with the Director, conducting ongoing needs assessment; proposing and implementing solutions to meet evolving needs of our population and to continually elevate our services.
  • Supporting a diverse, at-risk caseload of student-athletes with daily academic strategy instruction, skill development, and course-driven task completion.
  • Collaborating with internal and external constituents (e.g., Academic Affairs staff, Learning Services team, CAST team members, etc.) to develop and implement educational supports and programming for student-athletes.
  • Monitoring student-athlete academic progress and varying support strategies, as needed.
  • Contributing to the collective work of the Learning Services team, including performance analysis.
  • Upholding NCAA, ACC, and University rules and regulations.
  • Compiling and maintaining appropriate reports and records.
  • Performing miscellaneous administrative related duties when necessary.
  • This position will work 40 hours a week, Sunday through Thursday. A regular schedule will include some non-traditional hours, including weekend and evening hours depending on program needs.

  • Commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in both individual work and programmatic efforts.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of learning strategies and study skill development techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach college learning and study skills to at-risk student-athletes.
  • Knowledge of current evidence-based practices for at-risk populations.
  • Ability to instruct others who are working directly with students and to hold others accountable.
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing skills and competencies around serving diverse communities.
  • Attention to detail in reporting and communication.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with students and staff in understanding and applying specific strategies to improve/enhance learning of both individual student-athletes and larger identified cohorts.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for creative problem solving.
  • Ability to develop programming, maintain quality, and analyze effectiveness over time.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Awareness and sensitivity to the academic, athletic, and social pressures faced by student-athletes at the college level.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, maintain records, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to analyze, solve problems, and use independent judgment to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Responsiveness to ever-changing needs of both students and programs.
  • Knowledge of collegiate academic structures/processes.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
  • Working knowledge of NCAA academic eligibility and recruiting rules and regulations.
  • A strong commitment to the highest level of academic integrity.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $47,000 - $51,000, dependent upon qualifications. The selected candidate will pass a background check. This is a full-time position with UVa benefits. Employees benefits package highlights include:
  • Moving and relocation reimbursement assistance
  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off
  • Parental and Community Service Leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement benefits
  • Tuition and professional development benefits
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year.

Required Qualifications:
  • Education: A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience: Some related experience working in academic advising, teaching, counseling, student affairs, or a related field is required.
  • Availability: 40 hours a week from Sunday through Thursday. A weekly schedule will include weekend and evening hours to meet the needs of students and the CAST program.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Master's degree.
  • Prior experience in education or counseling.
  • Prior experience working with adult learners in a college environment.


Please do not submit application materials directly to staff of the Department of Athletics, as only applications received through this system will be accepted. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs’ and search for R0042902. Complete an application online with the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three references

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. For questions about the application process, please contact Michele Jarman, Academic Recruiter.

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Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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