Learning Specialist/Academic Counselor

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

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

The 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 Associate 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, and
coordinate study table, mentoring, and tutorial services.  This position will travel with athletic teams
as needed.

As an Academic Counselor, this position will be the academic
counselor for a Football position group and 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.

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 to assist with
educational assessments, evaluations, and testing referrals while interpreting
diagnostic reports and collaborating with the Connors Family Learning Center.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $56,650 to $70,800; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree required Education, Counseling, Sports
    Management, English or related field
  • 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; Knowledge of NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference rules and
    requirements; Ability to work evenings, weekends and travel as needed with
    athletic team; Must be able to demonstrate professionalism and effectively
    interact with a diverse population of students, coaches, and university

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-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook

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 https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

Boston College’s Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.