Learning Specialist

Institution & Website Lasell College
Job Title: Learning Specialist
Duties & Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of the Academic Achievement Center, the Learning Specialist will be responsible for the following functions, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, coordinate and implement proactive intervention strategies designed to identify, assess and provide academic supports for new and returning students who may need specifically targeted and structured academic assistance.
  • Facilitate regularly scheduled, proactive and intensive small group supports for new students identified as academically vulnerable.  These sessions are designed to help students integrate and apply effective study skills, learning strategies, active reading/note-taking, time management and organization skills to their specific courses throughout their first academic year. Work with students to create and apply a personalized learning approach and proactive plan of support relevant to students’ individual needs in areas of connecting with faculty, seeking academic support, academic advising, career counseling, personal counseling, etc.
  • Work with new and returning students to help them assess their learning needs, set short-term goals to address immediate needs, discuss long-term goals for ongoing academic development and assist them in reaching those goals.
  • Be responsive to the needs of all students as they develop their skills and progress through their studies by closely tracking their progress and adapting responsive strategies to address their changing needs.
  • Communicate with faculty, advisors and others as needed regarding student progress.
  • Work in partnership with faculty, advisors and other staff to facilitate the academic success of all students.   
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Education required; preferred concentration in Reading, English, Math or Education;

Preferred Knowledge and Abilities  

  • Experience working with students who are academically vulnerable;
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, communication and technological skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to a culturally and socio-economically diverse learning environment.
Posting Dates  Application Deadline: The position will remain open until filled, but to be guaranteed full consideration, candidates should apply by November 15, 2016.    

 Starting Date:

January/February 2017

Submit the Following Information: Lasell College offers a competitive salary and benefits package for eligible employees.  This includes but is not limited to outstanding time off benefits, health, dental and vision insurance, a 403B with a matching contribution after one year of service, tuition benefits and more.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume and the information of three (3) references using the forms on our website.

Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Lasell College is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Candidates who believe they will contribute to that commitment are encouraged to apply.

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Coordinator of Academic Support Programs

Institution & Website University of West Georgia http://www.westga.edu
Job Title Coordinator of Academic Support Programs
Salary $33,137 – $46,729.00
Duties & Responsibilities This position will serve as primary academic coach/learning specialist to provide individualized academic support to students who are assigned to work with a professional staff member. This includes guiding students through the process of setting and attaining individual academic goals and utilizing appropriate campus resources; promoting the development of college success skills; and facilitating holistic student development essential to student success and retention. Coordinate programming and outreach supporting academic success, including the Study Blitz, Open Houses, Academic Success Workshop Series, classroom presentations, and communication with incoming and returning at-risk students. Serve as a committee member for the review of financial aid appeals, and for the Transfer Advocacy Group. Assist in the facilitation of Center for Academic Success Academic Recovery Programs. Support Center at new student orientations, first year seminars, academic classes, and admissions events.
Requirements  Bachelor’s required, At least 1 year of experience working with college students. Knowledge of learning and student development theory. Excellent communication skills, written as well as verbal and nonverbal; Ability to work well in team environment and collaborate well with colleagues; Master’s Degree Preferred
Starting Date & Posting Dates  Open until filled; preferred starting date January 2017.
Submit the Following Information:  Apply online at jobs.westga.edu with resume and cover letter


Institution & Website University of Pittsburgh at Bradford  www.upb.pitt.edu
Job Title: RETENTION SPECIALIST (10 months-August 1 through May 31)
Duties & Responsibilities: Responsible for delivering direct academic support services, in individual, group and classroom settings, to eligible students. Assist Program Manager with data tracking and entry, program development, grant compliance and student retention activities. Coordinate and supervise the TRIO SSS Peer Mentor Program.
Requirements  Master’s degree in higher education, social work, education or related fields from an accredited college or university. Minimum of two years’ experience working in a TRIO federal program or similar related program/project for under-represented and at-risk college students. Experience effectively maintaining a caseload of project participants and providing them with services and activities as indicated on individual academic plans. Experience advising college students with academic and non-academic matters. An individual with experience related to multiculturalism and/or issues related to campus diversity is of particular interest.Experience providing course instruction, group and workshop facilitation, counseling, and knowledge of the ADA and Section 504 preferred.  Applicants must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and data entry software and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
Starting Date & Posting Dates The position is open until filled with the review of applications beginning Monday, February 8, 2016.
Submit the Following Information:  Candidates must apply directly through PittSource at http://www.pittsource.com/posting/110836.Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.  Individuals with experience in a setting committed to multiculturalism and/or campus diversity are of particular interest.  The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.