VPSA JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Business Title: Learning Specialist Department: Schwab Learning Center
Appointment Duration: This is at two-year fixed term position The Schwab Learning Center seeks a learning specialist with expertise to support how people learn. If you are highly-motivated to advance your skills and shift your thinking about how to support students who are diverse learners, this position may be the right career opportunity for you!
The Schwab Learning Center (SLC) is proud to be part of Student Affairs, which advances student development and learning; fosters community engagement; promotes diversity, inclusion and respect; and empowers students to thrive. This position reports to the Associate Director, SLC. Your Responsibilities: You will provide 1-1 support to students with learner variability based on specific recommendations of the Associate Director, SLC. This position is critical to the mission of the SLC which works to promote the fostering of expert learners who are prepared for the 21st century workforce.
Work with SLC students in areas related to how people think and prepare them for success across the lifespan. Provide recommendations for school, work, and home through tech tools, self-awareness of cognition, wellness and self-efficacy, and how to access academic resources.
Function as the case manager for up to sixty SLC students and ensure proper documentation of interaction between students and the SLC.
Work with the SLC managers to learn and advance your skills on how people learn and the relationship between the environment and cognition
Collect and provide data on all student interactions for reporting purposes.
Demonstrate your interpersonal and strong communication skills by proactively learning about the SLC Director's priorities and professionally representing them to various leaders across the department and University.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
A Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience in learner variability as part of a hospital case management program, clinic for neurodiverse individuals or school learning support program
Excellent awareness of how people learn through cognitive behavioral science and neuroscience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Superb organizational and attention to detail
A large repertoire of ways to support individuals who are neurodiverse beyond standard learning strategies, study skills and coaching techniques
Exceptional student service and experience preparing students for school to work transitions
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
Degree in learning Sciences, Special Education, Instructional Technology
A Master's degree
Certificate in Educational Therapy
Experience teaching young adults or college students how to use assistive technology
Experience working 1-1 with college students who are neurodiverse and demonstrate learner variability
General awareness of Universal Design for Learning to foster expert learning across a variety of academic domains.
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Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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