Requisition ID: 2020-7047 Position Type: Full-Time Schedule Shift: Day Hours Per Week: 38 Travel: None Category: Student Services
Overview Reporting to the Director of Student Success, the Learning Specialist is responsible for developing learning and retention strategies and solutions for adult learners in graduate professional programs of TUC's three colleges: College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Education and Health Sciences. The Learning Specialist works directly with students who are challenged by their coursework, testing, and board exams and provides remedial assistance to understand and overcome their deficits. Students self-refer and are referred by faculty. In addition to one-on-one advising, the Learning Specialist delivers workshops and teaches classes on learning strategies, study skills, test-taking skills, time management, stress reduction, and other topics related to learning outcomes. Touro has peer tutoring, study hall monitoring, food distribution and note taking programs that are supervised and managed by the Office of Student Success. Additionally, this person is responsible for supporting the review of requests for accommodations that are submitted by students and ensuring that approved accommodations are implemented and maintained throughout the students' time at Touro.
Direct academic support services to the diverse student population
Teach and develop learning strategy and time management courses, presentations, and workshops in virtual synchronous and asynchronous learning environments and in person learning environments.
Provide students with strategies on how to efficiently study based on their own learning preferences, including how to improve or adapt their own strategies for different course.
Assist and support the various programs in providing accommodations to students with documented disabilities.
Assist with University events such as Orientation, Commencement, and White Coat Ceremonies
Attend department, program, and university meetings and committees.
Coordinate and supervise virtual and on campus study hall
Supervise student Peer Tutors, Food Distribution Support and Study Hall Monitors
Coordinate peer tutoring program and provide orientation and training
Assess student learning styles, study skills and test-taking skills
Develop individualized study plans
Maintain case files for all students receiving academic services
Work with Director to develop and implement early alert systems and programs to identify and assess students who are academically at risk.
Monitor student academic progress directly with students and colleges
Incorporate findings for annual program evaluation for continuous improvements
Assist the Director in the review of requests for accommodations and consult with the Associate Dean of Student Affairs to determine eligibility
Work with faculty and staff to implement accommodations and ensure that confidentiality is maintained
Demonstrate the Universitys core values of social justice, intellectual pursuit and service to humanity through their work.
Show a capacity to support and empower students from a variety of identities (race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, sex, age, etc.)
Serve as a designated Campus Security Authority and Responsible Employee under the Clery Act and Title IX regulations, respectively.
Must be able to work flexible hours if necessary, some evenings and Sundays.
Supervise student Work Study workers
Supervise volunteers for food distribution events
Excellent written and oral communication skills; able to communicate complex material to small and large groups
Excellent on line teaching skills
Must possess ability to present material to high-achieving graduate students and faculty.
Excellent problem solving; analytical skills and organizational skills, detail-oriented
Knowledge of Active Learning Theories
Must possess standard Microsoft Office Suite computer skills
Must have capability to work in an integrated database environment
Ability to create content and use social media platforms
Ability to create and maintain collaborative and productive relationships with various constituency groups
Experience and enthusiasm in working with a diverse student, staff, and faculty population in a growing university setting
Familiarity with FERPA, and applicable laws, rules and regulations regarding student records.
Bachelors degree required (degree in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Psychology or English preferred)
Masters degree preferred with a concentration in the field of adult learning, or counseling
Four years of experience in adult learning and assessment of learning deficits
Experience working with graduate level students to improve their study effectiveness, time management skills, and testing abilities
Experience working with graduate/professional level students
Experience with on line teaching environment
Experience with graduate level life sciences or health sciences preferred
Touro College and University System provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to ensuring a productive and non-discriminatory work environment in compliance with the Higher Education Act and Amendments, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the New York State Education Law, New York Human Rights Law and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the Touro College and University System to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.
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