Job Type: Staff Job Description: The Learning Specialist assists with the University's learning enhancement program, serves as liaison and/or advisor for College of Medicine students and faculty, and helps ensure effective delivery of student services. The Learning Specialist will engage students, individually and with group learning activities. The position will work collaboratively under the direction of the Director of Advising and Learning Enhancement and to ensure access to academic support is integrated and equitably available to all medical students.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Assists with the University's learning enhancement program by providing academic support and direction to students, sharing pertinent information with faculty and administration, mentoring students in preparation for exams, and providing support for special programs.
Maintain student records in compliance with FERPA and keep accurate documentation of sessions, meetings, and other communications as appropriate.
Serves as liaison and/or advisor for and between students and faculty, facilitating enhanced learning, ensuring effective transition to medical/graduate school, providing workshops and sessions enhancing the learning experience for students, helping ensure effective delivery of student services, assisting with student orientation, and contributing to team effort by performing other duties as assigned.
Contribute as an active member of/and collaborator for the Learning Enhancement team.
Represents the University favorably and in accordance with established Core Values and expectations.
Performs other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization
Bachelor's degree in counseling, education or related discipline. Master's degree preferred.
Five years of experience working with medical/graduate students.
Five years of experience speaking in front of groups and/or serving in leadership roles.
Familiar with learning and study strategies
Experience with student counseling and advising
Excellent organizational and communication skills essential.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively and work diplomatically with students and faculty. Interpersonal, listening, and advising skills critically essential.
Must be detail-oriented and have excellent follow-through.
Must be cooperative, team-oriented, and able to work with all levels of constituents.
Demonstrated ability to assess situations, problems, and issues quickly and appropriately, and respond promptly, concisely, and properly.
Must be highly motivated, dependable, and committed to serving the University community.
Proficiency in using word processing, spreadsheets, and course management systems.
Equal Opportunity Employer
KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.
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About Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences. At KCU, we: - Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas - Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 58 percent of our more than 7,100 practicing alumni in primary care specialties - Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 19 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwideLearn more at www.kcumb.edu.