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. 


Academic Coach

Institution & Website Trinity University http://www.trinity.edu
Job Title Academic Coach
Duties & Responsibilities TRINITY UNIVERSITY JOB DESCRIPTION Title: Academic Coach Contract: 12 Months Department: Student Success Center – Academic Support SUMMARY Trinity University seeks qualified applications for the position of Academic Coach. This newly created position supports the operations of the Student Success Center – Academic Support. The Academic Coach provides individualized academic support to students; teaches an Academic Success one credit course; creates, markets, and facilitates workshops on academic success strategies; and assists in the management of the Supplemental Instruction program. The Academic Coach reports to the Director for Academic Support. DUTIES 1. Meet regularly with students for academic success coaching, creating academic success plans, and making referrals as appropriate. 2. Develop rapport and productive relationships with students by creating engaging educational materials and environments for students to grow and acquire new skills 3. Document and maintain all contact with students resulting from scheduled appointments, e-mail contact or walk-ins. 4. Teach a section of the Academic Success Course for first generation, underrepresented students (FGUS) and first-year students on academic probation 5. Provide outreach programming on behalf of Academic Support in collaboration with faculty and staff colleagues 6. Develop and present workshops on topics such as time management, reading strategies, note taking, test preparation, test anxiety, critical thinking, etc. 7. Assist in the training of tutors and Supplemental Instruction facilitators. Serve as point of contact for departments in facilitating the on-going training of tutors to achieve nationally recognized certification. 8. Assist in the evaluation and assessment of programs and services offered by Academic Support 9. Cooperates and collaborates with other employees in the spirit of teamwork and collegiality. 10. Complies with all Trinity University policies and guidelines. 11. Performs other related duties as assigned. The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents. SUPERVISION The Academic Coach reports to the Director of Academic Support.
Requirements EDUCATION Required: A Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, social work, or closely related field Preferred: A Master’s degree in higher education, college student personnel, education, or closely related field MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Applicants should have prior experience working in a learning center and/or in academic support in a higher education setting working with diverse students. Prior experience as a tutor is encouraged but not required. Experience in designing and facilitating workshops is preferred. Working with students from diverse backgrounds, including those with learning differences. Knowledge of: Theories, models and practices of college learning, academic success strategies (study skills, time management, organization, test taking, note taking, etc.) Knowledge of and ability to apply current best practices in student development theory when working with students Typical barriers and resources needed for at-risk students to become successful Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including tact, diplomacy, and presentation skills for small and large groups Effective organization skills with attention to detail and follow through Maintaining confidentiality of student information Experience developing procedures Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office and other software and research skills PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Demonstrated understanding of academic coaching or similar type of college level academic support models Experience teaching at the college level, preferably with at-risk, first-generation and underrepresented student populations Experience managing a caseload and case files Identifying, assessing, developing, promoting and presenting workshops Working collaboratively as well as independently PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Usual office conditions. May work under pressure to meet office deadlines and the needs of students. ATTENDANCE STANDARD Maintaining and satisfying minimum attendance requirements is an essential function of this position, including working all regular hours as established for this position and any scheduled evening or weekend commitments. All employees in this job classification are required to satisfy this requirement. This job classification may not include “light duty” work or allow unpredictable or unrestricted absences.
Starting Date & Posting Dates  Posted: 2/23/2017  Starting:  June 1, 2017 (negotiable)
Submit the Following Information:

Assistant Director, EOF (EOF Manager)

Institution & Website Rutgers University-Camden https://jobs.rutgers.edu
Job Title Assistant Director, EOF (EOF Manager)
Salary Competitive
Duties & Responsibilities The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program is a state-supported student success program that provides New Jersey residents holistic support services including comprehensive academic, personal, and financial advising as well as financial assistance in the form of grants. Under the supervision of the EOF Director, the Assistant Director is responsible for administrative and programmatic support to the Educational Opportunity Fund Program on the Rutgers University– Camden campus. The EOF Assistant Director develops and implements student academic success and retention initiatives; initiates collaborations with high schools and community agencies; develops leadership programming activities to promote student achievement; serves on University committees; and coordinates the EOF recruitment plan delivered in conjunction with the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Civic Engagement. This individual coordinates and monitors the EOF grant award and compliance processes. Further, the Assistant Director takes a lead role in managing the annual EOF Summer Institute program for new first-year students. A strong candidate for the EOF Assistant Director position will be a proven leader with significant experience serving underrepresented populations, developing and implementing student success initiatives, and possessing a deep knowledge of student development theory and best practices in academic advising/coaching. This individual will have demonstrated experience in program planning, cross-campus collaboration, recruitment initiatives, student advising/counseling, and assessment. In order to succeed in the Assistant Director role, this individual must be highly detail-oriented, creative, and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and student success that supports EOF students, the EOF office, and the Rutgers University–Campus as a whole. All applicants must answer the following question and submit with your application: “The Rutgers University–Camden Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program serves first-generation, low-income students from often academically disadvantaged backgrounds in New Jersey. As Assistant Director, you will be expected not only to provide holistic student support, but also you will be responsible for helping to recruit and enroll new students each year. In 500-1000 words, please describe the potential challenges and opportunities you expect to face in recruiting and enrolling new EOF students, and provide examples of at least three recruitment strategies you would plan to employ in this role.” Special Note: There is a NJ residency requirement for this position. Please see website for further details.
Requirements Master’s degree (higher education, college student personnel, counseling, psychology, social work or related area strongly preferred) required. The EOF Assistant Director should have significant (3-5 years) experience in advising, counseling, program evaluation, or otherwise providing holistic student development support in a collegiate environment. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills required. The Assistant Director must be highly detail-oriented, a creative problem solver, and an excellent collaborator. Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite programs (especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) required.
Starting Date & Posting Dates
Submit the Following Information:  Resume, cover letter, and writing sample to https://jobs.rutgers.edu

Associate Director for Student Success

Institution & Website UNC Charlotte – uncc.edu University Center for Academic Excellence – ucae.uncc.edu
Job Title Associate Director for Student Success
Duties & Responsibilities The University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks an Associate Director for Student Success in the University Center for Academic Excellence (UCAE). This is a full-time, 12 month position. The Associate Director for Student Success leads programs within the University Center for Academic Excellence (UCAE) focused on the success and retention of academically at­risk students. This includes the 49er Rebound program, UCOL 1300 Academic Success Seminar course support and faculty development, Students Obtaining Success (SOS) peer mentoring, and the 49er Focus educational workshop series. The Associate Director focuses on developing strategies to help at­risk students learn skills and strategies to succeed in courses, attain academic success, and progress to graduation. The Associate Director is a member of the Senior Staff of the UCAE, providing leadership to the development, administration, evaluation, and research activities related to students’ success; additionally, the Associate Director participates in university, division, and departmental committees and activities. For more information about the UCAE office and programs, please visit ucae.uncc.edu. The UCAE strives to develop a deep understanding of and respect for diversity among students and colleagues. Therefore, we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal.
Requirements Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, or related discipline from an accredited university required. Minimum of five years of experience in higher education or relevant field required. Experience with program development, administration, and evaluation required. Experience working with at-risk students and with academic support and retention programs strongly preferred. Supervision and training experience required. Strong analysis and oral and written communication skills are essential.
Starting Date & Posting Dates  Review of applications will begin August 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
Submit the Following Information:  Only electronic submissions will be accepted. To apply, visit jobs.uncc.edu and search for posting number 001356 under EPA Staff. Attach the following with application: letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references. UNC Charlotte is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Finalists are subject to criminal background check. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (uncc.edu) is a diverse campus with 28,000 students and a wide range of bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs. UNC Charlotte is located in a dynamic urban region of 1.8 million people.

Assistant Director, Student Success Center

Institution & Website University of Houston-Clear Lake http://www.uhcl.edu
Job Title Assistant Director, Student Success Center
Salary $3,524.64 – $4,582.03 per month commensurate with qualifications
Duties & Responsibilities Responsibilities: The Assistant Director is responsible for oversight of the tutorial and supplemental instruction programs and serves as the primary contact for faculty and students who utilize the early alert referral system, Academic Support Referral (ASR). In the absence of the Director, the Assistant Director will be responsible for the daily operations of the Student Success Center. Supervises the recruiting, hiring, and training of staff for the tutoring and supplemental instruction programs as well as one graduate assistant. Also responsible for developing comprehensive assessment plans and reporting the findings. Will actively participate in campus outreach, orientations, and recruitment events. It is expected that the Assistant Director will develop strong partnerships with faculty, students, and staff across the university to strengthen the programming of the Student Success Center. Oversee the daily operations of the tutoring and supplemental instruction programs. Prepare and monitor tutor schedules and tutor/SI session attendance records to optimize tutor and SI availability to students and to ensure tutors remain current on various learning skill development and student support practices. Evaluate tutorial and SI activities by developing tools in which feedback is available and interpreted to ensure the tutoring and SI programs remain relevant on campus. Develop and maintain a comprehensive programmatic assessment plan for both tutoring and supplemental instruction programs. Align program goals and learning objective with those of the Student Success Center, Division of Student Services and the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Participate in the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of tutoring and supplemental instruction staff. Build relationships with faculty across campus to enhance tutoring and supplemental instruction programs by developing a current working knowledge of student academic support needs. In the absence of the Director, oversee the daily operations of the Student Success Center. Enact innovative marketing program for Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction programs. Participate in Student Success Center outreach to students referred through early alert, mid-term grade, and academic probation counseling programs. Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Education, or a closely related field. Five years of experience working in an academic support department/program at an institution of higher education including working with peer tutoring, supplemental programs, and institutional retention initiatives such as early alert.
Starting Date & Posting Dates
Submit the Following Information:  Applications accepted only online at https://jobs.uhcl.edu. To apply, please complete an online application and attach a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references.