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Instructional Specialist Senior

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Instructional Specialist Senior


Campus: Tempe

Instructional Spec Sr PRN

Job Description

Sun Devil Athletics seeks Senior Instructional Specialists who, under the direction of the Associate Director for the Office of Student-Athlete Development, provides academic mentoring support to student-athletes. Adheres to NCAA and PAC-12 rules and regulations, as well as the policies and procedures of the department, the university, and the Arizona Board of Regents.

Job Family

Student Advancement

Department Name

SDA Administration



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$17.00 per hour

Close Date

29-April-2024 is the initial close date; applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed every two weeks until the search is closed.



Essential Duties

  • Provides academic mentoring support to a select group of student-athletes with a focus on the development of academic skills to foster and encourage independent learning.
  • Develops and/or strengthens academic skills including time management, organization, study skills and prioritization across all related subject areas.
  • Monitors, creates and presents regular progress reports.
  • Maintains accurate records of tutor sessions, enter information into the ARMS systems.
  • Attends regular meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Days and Schedule: Schedule varies as needed. This is not a full-time position

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years of instructional or subject work experience; OR, Six years of progressively responsible instructional or subject work experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in mentoring, counseling, instructing, tutoring, and or teaching in a secondary and/or post-secondary educational environment
  • Experience in interacting with diverse student populations
  • Experience in mentoring at-risk students
  • Experience in assisting student-athletes academically and motivating students academically
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting.
  • Required to stand for limited lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Periodic bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Communicate to perform essential functions.
  • Schedule varies; may include evenings.

Department Statement

The Sun Devil Athletics (SDA) programs are elite, high profile Division I programs. By definition, Division I programs are the "best of the best" and the ladder by which athletes ascend to the world of professional sports and international competitions, such as the Olympics and World Cup. Moreover, Arizona State University and SDA compete in the PAC-12 conference.

The vision of SDA is to be a comprehensive perennial top ten NCAA Division I athletics program that empowers Sun Devils to maximize human potential and make a positive impact on our university, community and the world.

The mission of SDA is to provide opportunities for student-athletes to achieve at the highest levels of both academic and athletic excellence, thereby providing them with opportunities for personal growth, offering a unifying force to the campus community, and creating a source of pride among and support from the external constituencies of the university. SDA promotes identity, inclusion and expression to build a strong Sun Devil Community reflective of ASU’s charter.

SDA affirms ASU’s commitment to equal employment and is fully committed to the principles of student-athlete welfare, competing with integrity, gender equity and inclusion, ethnic diversity, and sportsmanship. This commitment includes creating an environment where student-athletes contribute to a winning tradition while enhancing the campus and local community and competing in a program having integrity and high ethical standards. SDA is committed to a leadership role within the university, community, the PAC-12 Conference, and the nation.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

To be considered, your application must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references (personal references are not accepted)

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.