Learning Specialist I

Institution & Website West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine www.wvsom.edu
Job Title Learning Specialist I
Salary  This is a full-time non-classified position with full state benefits and is exempt from FLSA provisions regarding overtime.  As a non-classified employee this person will serve at the will and pleasure of the President of WVSOM.  The minimum starting salary for this position is $50,000 and will be commensurate with education and experience.
Duties & Responsibilities Under supervision, this position creates, develops and implements academic intervention programs for groups of students and provides individual academic skills consultations to facilitate success in medical school.   This position works on a flexible schedule to accommodate students’ class, exam and rotation commitments. This position makes proper referrals to confidential mental health counseling, as needed.

Specific Job Functions:

  • Provide individual academic skills assessments and consultations with students under both voluntary and mandatory attendance conditions.  Meet with students to assess their need for academic support services and help them develop effective habits and active learning strategies for medical school study and exam-taking. Reach out to students demonstrating academic difficulty and offer assistance.  Help students with disabilities (e.g., ADHD, learning disabilities) make arrangements to apply for academic accommodations in accordance with WVSOM policy.  Follow up with students as needed and maintain appropriate documentation.  
  • Non-academic issues must be referred to a Learning Specialist/Student Counselor II. Determination for referrals may include the use of appropriate assessments. Maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Under supervision, assist with the creation, development and implementation of academic support and intervention programs for groups of students, faculty and staff, for example: Learning Enhancement and Proficiency (LEAP) for repeating students, including sessions on active learning, concept mapping, test-taking and time management; mandatory classes on active learning strategies for all first year students; and workshops on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, learning strategies, test-taking, learning styles, and COMLEX preparation.
  • Develop academic tools and resources for student use to be accessed via the ASPIRE website.
  • Manage the peer tutoring program, including the development of group tutoring and facilitated study group components.
  • Engage in and/or develop other special projects based on institutional need and individual interest and expertise (i.e., reading program, Title IX investigation)
  • Participate in departmental and, as appropriate, institutional committees and groups that develop programs, responses and interventions for students with academic needs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Requirements Earned Master’s degree in psychology, education or related field with a minimum of one year of recent and related experience in advising college and graduate student populations with academic issues on an individual basis. As a significant majority of the incumbent’s time will be spent in teaching active learning skills, experience in this area is required.  A combination of education and experience may be considered.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching active learning skills in small groups and classroom settings in addition to work with individual students.
  • Experience in planning support programs for at-risk students.
  • Experience in working with students who have been diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities or other academic concerns.
  • Experience with making referrals to licensed mental health professionals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong ability to establish rapport with adult medical students.
  • Experience working with individuals exhibiting testing and learning problems, which may be present in a medical student class.
  • Skills with learning assessment tools and procedures.
  • Familiarity with report writing for educational evaluations.
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with team of faculty and staff in the best interests of our students.
Starting Date & Posting Dates
Submit the Following Information: To apply for this position, please visit http://www.wvsom.edu/employment

Applications are considered confidential, and references will not be contacted without notifying the applicant.  The search committee will begin its review of applications upon receipt. 


Lead Academic Coach

Institution & Website University of Idaho https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/16628
Job Title Lead Academic Coach
Salary  $13.50 – $16.65/hour
Duties & Responsibilities Position Responsibilities Internal Posting? Position Summary The Lead Academic Coach, within Tutoring and College Success (TCS), is the lead of a three-person team of academic coaches responsible for the Academic Coaching program at the University of Idaho. To result in overall increased student retention and graduation rates, the Academic Coaches provide individualized academic support to students (i.e. work with individuals on skills such as time management, critical thinking, reading, test preparation, test anxiety, note taking, metacognition, resource/service navigation, etc.); teach a College Success Strategies course; develop, market, and present workshops on academic success strategies; serve as a liaison with academic advisors and additional retention offices; and work interdependently within the TCS team, which also includes a Manager, Tutoring Coordinator, Supplemental Instruction Coordinator. The Lead Academic Coach has additional responsibilities in leading the communication and marketing of the Academic Coaching program as well as the program’s assessment and evaluation. All Academic Coaches will have specific populations and emphases including, but not limited to, working with students in STEM fields, student athletes, underrepresented students, and specific living groups. The Lead Academic Coach reports to the Tutoring and College Success Manager. Responsibilities Job Duty Function Provide individualized academic support to students by : Job Duties/Responsibilities – Regularly meeting with students for academic success coaching/consultation, resource referral and academic success plan development, with the goal of increasing student retention and graduation rates. Student meetings and success plans include specific strategies for the student to learn and practice such as time management, critical thinking, reading, test preparation, test anxiety, note taking, metacognition, resource/service navigation, etc. – Developing rapport and productive relationships with students by creating engaging educational materials and welcoming environments for students to grow and gain new skills. – Maintaining and documenting all contact with students resulting from standing appointments, phone, walk-ins, and email. – Working with academic colleges, academic advisors, and campus departments to deliver specialized student services for target populations. Job Duty Function Teach the College Success Strategies course by: Job Duties/Responsibilities -Designing an academic success strategies course curriculum with the Academic Coach team adhering to UI learning outcomes and mission in consultation with the TCS Manager, with the goal of increasing student retention and graduation rates. -Developing and implementing strategies aimed at increasing student engagement in the course. -Delivering the course content to students with the Academic Coach team. -Evaluating and grading students on their performance in the course. -Contributing to the course’s assessment plan to determine the course’s effectiveness. -Impeccably practicing ethical teaching conduct. Job Duty Function As an Academic Coach team, provide regular and by-request workshops on academic success strategies to the campus community by: Job Duties/Responsibilities -Performing a needs assessment on strategies and information students at UI would like/need/are lacking. -Developing workshop topics and content to deliver to UI students. -Determining the ideal venue, methods, and manner to deliver workshops. -Presenting workshops during the typical Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM work week as well as some presentations after hours and on weekends. -Contributing to the assessment plan pertaining to academic success workshops to determine their effectiveness. Job Duty Function Lead the Academic Coach team by: Job Duties/Responsibilities -Serving as the lead spokesperson for the Academic Coach team. -Developing and leading the Academic Coaching program’s marketing and communication plan to engage students in academic coaching. This includes communication with academic departments, student support/retention offices, student groups, students directly, and through social media platforms. -Leading the Academic Coaching program’s evaluation and assessment plan in collaboration with the TCS Manager. Job Duty Function Support the Academic Support & Access Programs by: Job Duties/Responsibilities – Actively participating in ASAP meetings, trainings, and orientations. – Maintaining networks on and off campus, and continuing professional development. – Actively participating in regional and national professional associations. – Providing excellent customer service to internal and external parties. -Helping to maintain and promote social media outlets; – Supporting cross-area work efforts during recruitment and retention events activities, which may include work after hours and on weekends. -Completing other duties as assigned by ASAP Director or TCS Manager.
Requirements Position Qualifications Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor’s degree Experience: A minimum of two years experience in academic support at the post-secondary level or related field working with diverse students. Knowledge of: • Theories, models and practices of college learning, academic success strategies (study skills, time management, organization, test taking, note taking, etc.); • Typical barriers and resources needed for at-risk students to become successful. Skills: • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including tact, diplomacy and presentation skills for small and large groups; • Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through; • Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials; • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills; • Demonstrated understanding of academic coaching and quality assurance needs; • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office and general computer software and research skills. Preferred Qualifications Education: • Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, social work •Master’s degree in related field such as counseling, education, adult education, educational leadership, higher-education administration, etc. Experience: •Working collaboratively, as well as independently; •Experience with academic coaching or similar type of college level academic support models; •Three years or more experience teaching at the college level, preferably with academically at-risk college students; • Experience developing procedures • Identifying, assessing, developing, promoting, and presenting programs • Experience managing a caseload and case files. • Experience with Blackboard/BbLearn or other online learning management system. Knowledge of: • Developmental education and First Year Experience literature.
Starting Date & Posting Dates  Posting Date: 01/19/2017 Open Until Filled Applications submitted before February 8, 2017 will be given first priority.
Submit the Following Information:  1. Resume/CV 2. Letter of Qualification 3. Web Application

Academic Counselor/Coach

Institution & Website University of Maryland, College Park
Job Title Academic Counselor/Coach
Duties & Responsibilities The Learning Assistance Service of the Counseling Center at the University of Maryland is seeking an academic counselor/coach. The academic counselor/coach provides educational skills-based counseling to enhance student learning and success through individual and group interventions, teaching, and outreach. The academic counselor/coach provides training and supervision for undergraduate and graduate assistants in the Learning Assistance Service
Requirements Education: Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Educational Psychology, College Student Personnel, Student Affairs, or a related field. Experience: At least two years of progressive experience in higher education. Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities · Experience serving racially, culturally, and academically diverse students. · Knowledge of college student development, learning theory, and/or cognitive development. · Skilled in the understanding and implementation of learning strategies. · Experience in the use of instructional technology and online teaching methods. · Experience in college-level teaching · Demonstrated experience in program development · Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite · Strong interpersonal communication skills
Starting Date & Posting Dates  Posting Date: 04/22/2016 Closing Date: 05/20/2016 Best Consideration Date 05/13/2016
Submit the Following Information:  For complete details of the Academic Counselor/Coach (position #121948) including the description, requirements, UMD diversity statement, and to apply, go to https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/42240.

Learner Mentor

Institution & Website Richard Bland College of William & Mary http://www.rbc.edu/
Job Title Learner Mentor
Salary $40,000
Duties & Responsibilities BROAD FUNCTION As a direct report to the Assistant Dean of Academic Success, this position manages all aspects of being a student-centered Learner Mentor for each assigned Richard Bland College student in his/her roster. A Learner Mentor fosters a student-centered learning environment to advance the College mission, vision, and strategic goals while acting as an “account manager” for individual students throughout their experience at RBC, functioning as their primary advisor while acting as the expert guide to the “back office” transactions of the institution (Bursar, Financial Aid, and the like) so that they are invisible to the student. Learner Mentors are responsible for compliance with all pertinent policies and regulations, plan-driven resource management, outcomes-based assessment and continuous improvement within their designated area of responsibility. They provide direct service and effective day-to-day oversight of their functional area(s), maintain a consistently high-performance environment and operate effectively within the shared governance structure of the College. Learner Mentors lead by example, represent the College, its values and brand in all behaviors and actions. Learner Mentors work collaboratively with multiple internal and external constituencies that foster student success and contribute to the College mission, vision and goals. This position has direct and-in some cases indirect-supervisory responsibility for part-time staff support positions. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LEARNER MENTOR * To assist students with developing an individualized, well-planned academic and personal plan to facilitate each student’s successful choice of transfer institution major and career. * To act as an “academic concierge” that facilitates every “back office” function of the College so that it is invisible to the student, assisting in the successful navigation throughout the College onboarding process and with the appropriate office (Financial Aid, Bursar, Registrar et al) and to appropriate sources of information and services. * To assist students in academic, transfer and career planning * To help students identify a transfer school and major as early as possible in the learner journey * Each Learner Mentor’s roster will be divided into lists of students, with the expectation that the Learner Mentor will have regular contact with their students. Learner Mentors will also meet individually with students requiring more assistance (as often as every week or two) as the key to student success. * To help students plan a suitable schedule of classes throughout their time at Richard Bland College, with the aim of successfully graduating from Richard Bland College in a timely manner * To be knowledgeable about the program(s) for which he/she is advising. * To be familiar with published academic rules and regulations of the College and to maintain an up-to-date academic advising reference file containing current program area, College and transfer institutional partner materials pertinent to advising. * To inform students of degree and transfer requirements. * To communicate and emphasize the responsibility of the student for satisfying applicable degree requirements. * To discuss an individual student’s academic performance and its implications, so that the student may create a revised timeline and plan of action-in order to succeed at Richard Bland College. * To monitor learning systems including Canvas and Dropout Detective and intervene where appropriate with face-to-face meetings and follow-up including documentation. * To utilize university resources, including student information systems and the degree audit system, in the course of advising. * To determine if other advisors or academic tutors are assisting his/her students, and, if so, to coordinate with them regularly. * Lead and manage all essential information, answer questions, counsel and provide problem resolution for new, current, and former students, parents/families, faculty, staff, and other collegiate units in the areas of financial aid, student communications, advising, counseling, tutoring or any business office function. * Work closely with the Marketing and Communications office to ensure that student communications are accurate and timely. * Raises concerns and makes recommendations for continual improvement of policies, procedures, and systems in order to better serve RBC students. * Provide an integrated approach to proactively improve the RBC student experience, respond to issues, assess communication needs and tactics, generate awareness and increase the utilization of divisional programs and services, and plan for future initiatives. * Negotiate escalated student/family situations appropriately. * For each student on the Learner Mentor’s roster, issue periodic surveys to evaluate and assess levels of student service and satisfaction and gather feedback for improvement, both at the conclusion of the onboarding process and also every semester. * Meet regularly with administrative personnel and colleagues to work collaboratively on cross-functional process and projects as applicable. * Analyze and evaluate the current process flows with the intent of advancing efficiencies, utilizing technology and improving service levels to students. * Assist with commencement and other college ceremonies on an as needed basis. * Responsible for planning, executing, and leading a retention plan to meet the goals outlined in in the college strategic plan. * Perform other duties, responsibilities, or special projects as assigned. Required qualifications: * Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, with course work in counseling, social work, higher education or other related field. * Demonstrated experience in a secondary or higher education setting as a school counselor, student advisor or similar position. * Effective interpersonal and communication skills, a collaborative working style and the ability to work effectively across functional areas to achieve established goals is essential. * Enthusiastic commitment to the Richard Bland College mission, vision and RBC-19 goals PREFERRED QUALIFICACTIONS: * Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, or related field. * Experience working with at least one of the following; First Year Experience, Tutoring Centers, Orientation, ADA (Americans with Disabilities), Career Advising. * Banner experience.
Starting Date & Posting Dates
Submit the Following Information:  https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/40244

Learning Specialist (multiple positions)

Institution & Website University of Arizona https://uacareers.com/postings/8838
Job Title: Learning Specialist (multiple positions)
Salary  $45,000 – $50,000
Duties & Responsibilities: Meet with students individually and in groups to identify student needs, build rapport, and help students connect with resources and the campus community. Pinpoint potential barriers to academic success and help students identify ways to address those barriers; review student work products, converse with students, and engage in inquiry that helps identify barriers to student success. Provide concrete assistance with learning strategies; help students monitor and adjust strategies in the interest of reaching academic goals. Review student exams and work products. Help students analyze their performance, identify barriers to academic success, and develop strategies to optimize academic performance. Use D2L and other technologies as needed. Analyze curriculum and learning tasks and build customized learning supports for target population and courses; work with students, staff, and faculty to identify content or concepts that are difficult to master and help students, staff, and faculty identify means by which students can learn content successfully. Help create, offer, evaluate, and revise classes, workshops, and information resources that help students learn about, try, assess, and revise study strategies and processes that help them become self-regulated learners. May include teaching, co-teaching, or assisting with courses related to student success, such as academic inquiry, academic writing, concepts in mathematics, statistics, and science, or other courses Help develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based initiatives that help students connect with each other and the institution and that enable academic success, such as seminars, learning communities, research projects, service learning, etc. Keep accurate, thorough, up-to-date, accessible records of student contacts and student growth and progress using student tracking software. Keep accurate, thorough, up-to-date records of activities. Work with the university community (such as Learning Specialists, advisors, faculty, etc.) to contribute to a customized set of services that meets the needs of a specific department or target population. Contribute to needs assessment and the ongoing development/evolution of effective learning support services through inquiry among students, advisors, faculty, department representatives, etc. Contribute to departmental knowledge base about evidence-based practice in areas such as: study strategies, academic success strategies; the science of teaching and learning; programming that supports academic success and helps build connections among students, faculty, staff, and the institution. Collaborate with and build rapport with university community in a way that facilitates, invites, and deepens the development and use of student support services. Contribute to your own and other’s knowledge creation, knowledge building, and professional development.
Requirements  Master’s degree or higher in education, psychology, human development, or related field completed by summer, 2016.
Starting Date & Posting Dates  Posted now. Review begins in two weeks. Open until filled.
Submit the Following Information:  Full application instructions are available at: https://uacareers.com/postings/8838