The Student Success Navigator – Access and Accommodation Coordinator supports the Office of Student Affairs’ strategic programming initiatives to foster student’s success. The Student Success Navigator – Access and Accommodation Coordinator executes and facilitates initiatives to support medical student academic success at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. Applying best practices in adult learning, the Student Success Navigator – Access and Accommodation Coordinator will deliver innovative preparation and intervention strategies to enhance student learning and success within the curriculum. The Student Success Navigator- Access and Accommodation Coordinator works directly with the TCU Office of Student Access and Accommodation to direct, review, evaluate, and implement requests and documentation for access and accommodation and to support students with disabilities within the school of medicine. The Student Success Navigator – Access and Accommodation Coordinator also supports the team by delivering programming by providing proactive, early, sustained and individualized support related to metacognition, learning skills, time management, and test preparation on an individual, group and walk-in basis. The Student Success Navigator - Access and Accommodation Coordinator also supports the school of medicine tutoring program with coordination, scheduling and training of tutors within the program.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
1. Designs and implements individualized academic support plans for medical student trainees at the school of medicine. 2. Works directly with the TCU Office of Student Access and Accommodation, under direction of the Assistant Director for Student Success, to initiate, review, evaluate, and complete requests and documentation for access and accommodation within the medical school. 3. Advises and provides guidance to students with disabilities and works directly with TCU’s Office of Student Access and Accommodation and school of medicine faculty and staff to evaluate, implement, and facilitate access and accommodations in the classroom/clinical environment. 4. Delivers workshops and individual advisement on Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS planning, CV and personal statement writing, and other needs-based workshops for all academic years. 5. Assists students with disabilities with guidance for applying for accommodations with the USMLE or other SOM-specific graduation requirements. 6. Serves as a student advocate and resource as needed on school of medicine standing committees. 7. Coordinates schedules and training of tutors to support the tutoring program for SOM medical students. 8. Counsels and provides a safe space for discussing sensitive student issues, including, but not limited to: time management, transition challenges, performance anxiety, professionalism, communication, and stress management in order to promote personal and professional success. 9. Determines best practices for making appropriate referrals for needs or services that exceed the scope of the Student Success, Student Access and Accommodation Program. 10. Participates in planning and presents relevant information in admission and orientation activities. 11. Maintains information for LCME and other accreditation materials related to the efforts of the Student Success, Student Access and Accommodation Program within the Office of Student Affairs. 12. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
• Master’s degree in education/special education, and/or clinical/school/educational psychology, and/or vocational rehabilitation counseling, and/or social work, and/or student development or related field of study. • Two years of post-degree experience providing educational assessment and intervention assistance to adult learners within higher education. Experience must include utilization of assessment techniques and conducting educational workshops/training. • Three years of experience working with people with disabilities and disability accommodation (can be concurrent).
Preferred Education & Experience:
• Doctoral degree in education/special education, and/or clinical/school/educational psychology, and/or vocational rehabilitation counseling, and/or social work and/or student development • One or more years of experience in medical education setting working directly with students. • One or more years of experience in a medical education setting working directly with students with disabilities
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, cultures, and stakeholders and to foster an inclusive learning and work environment. • Knowledge of teaching principles, practices, and procedures related to adult learning. • Knowledge of curriculum development, educational and training resources. • Knowledge of medical school curriculum and medical student licensure requirements, including knowledge of processes involved with USMLE Step 1, 2, and 3 examinations. • Strong working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. • Skill in strategic planning, organizational management, project planning, and analytical problem-solving. • Skill in office-based software applications. • Skill in program development, coordination and delivery of effective learning services. • Ability to communicate in writing and orally, including public speaking. • Ability to foster and maintain effective relationships with students, staff, and faculty including student mentoring and staff development in a rigorous academic setting. • Ability to be keenly sensitive to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information. • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication. • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions. • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting. • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours. The majority of work occurs in an office environment; however, time will also be spent at affiliated sites and in the community. • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job. • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
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