The Learning Specialist reports to the Associate Deans leading the Office of Academic Success (OAS) at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine (SOM). The successful candidate in this role works collaboratively with our students, faculty/administration and the Office of Student Affairs to develop strategies to enhance student learning. The Learning Specialist will respond to student concerns and develop academic interventions designed to improve performance in addition to being responsible for supporting the development and implementation of study skills programs, study plans, addressing time management and/or stress management concerns, and helping to provide organization and learning interventions in order to prepare students for course work, standardized examinations, and build a foundation that will help enhance their ability to learn in the clinical environment. In addition, the Learning Specialist will be expected to interpret professional review assessments and apply them in the form of learning/study strategy recommendations for students and assist with a range of concerns related to learning, attention, anxiety and a range of other items that may be identified. The Learning Specialist works with the administrator of the OAS to manage appointment scheduling, appropriate student follow up and data collection to continuously evaluate our students needs and proactively provide feedback and potential solutions to be reviewed by OAS leadership.
Master’s degree in educational or cognitive psychology with specialization in learning and remediation; enrolled in graduate study or completion of Ed.D. or Ph.D. preferred. Two years of experience working in a professional academic setting with previous experience working with adult (college age or older) learners; required. Experience in medical education preferred. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) and the ability to identify and solve problems; essential. Excellent knowledge of computer software programs (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint) required. Must have proficiency in public speaking and facilitating and conducting small and large group sessions with students. Must demonstrate cultural competence and the ability to work with students from diverse populations. Must be able to handle a busy caseload and spontaneous work demands while also overseeing long-term projects that require advanced planning. Must demonstrate a commitment to proactive student development, have a strong work ethic, be team-oriented and willing to collaborate. Familiarity with ethics related to FERPA, confidentiality, and other laws governing communication in an educational setting; preferred.
For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to: School of Medicine Search Committee: SOMrecruit@hofstra.edu
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