Learning Specialist Coordinator

45056, Oxford
Mar 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 4005 - FT - Unclassified (salaried)

The Learning Specialist/Coordinator is responsible for implementing academic support and services for students in the areas of effective learning strategies and to offer leadership and coordination of a major program within the Rinella Learning Center.  

As a Learning Specialist the position provides direct service to students through individualized academic counseling with a focus on learning, time management, and organization strategies; content specific tutoring; college transitions; navigating the university system; and self-advocacy. As a Coordinator the position oversees, coordinates, monitors, and assesses the effectiveness of a learning center program (e.g., tutorial services, supplemental instruction, and/or teaching/outreach).  This is a full-time, 12 month position.


  • Provide individual academic counseling/coaching for students experiencing academic difficulty.
  • Manage daily operations for a learning center program (e.g., tutorial services, supplemental instruction, and/or teaching/outreach).
  • Teach a study strategies course and/or a tutor training course.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve conflicts related to learning center program.
  • Serve as student advocate and assist in resolving student concerns.
  • Document all contacts with students including letters, telephone calls, conferences, consultations, etc.
  • Participate in professional and campus activities and research related to academic support and learning strategies.
  • Consult and meet with families, university professionals, and mental health/medical professionals when necessary.
  • Consult with and advise university staff and faculty on issues related to student academic support and students with unique learning challenges.
  • Develop and implement assessments and evaluations to determine effectiveness of service.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Rinella Learning Center and other university offices.
  • Develop and implement materials on learning/study strategies and other topics relevant to student learning needs.
  • Prepare reports pertaining to position responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Student Affairs/College Student Personnel, educational psychology, counseling, social work, or related field; and two years of direct experience working with college student populations.  Additional qualifications include:

  • Strong communication skills to effectively communicate information to multiple audiences (i.e. students, faculty, parents, and other helping professionals).
  • Predisposition toward stewardship and collaboration, within and across the Division of Student Affairs.
  • An inclination toward and ability to define goals and assess outcomes.
  • A service orientation and a commitment to working in a team.
  • A willingness to not only adjust to but seek out and initiate change in the quest for continuous improvement.
  • Facility with new and changing technologies (specifically assistive technologies).

 The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices.  Requests for reasonable accommodations/or disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560.  Miami University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://miamioh.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/. Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke and tobacco free campuses.

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