Academic Enrichment Specialist

Riverside, CA
Sep 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

Commensurate with Experience

Position Information
The UCR School of Medicine (SOM) is seeking an experienced individual with an interest in helping learners at various levels to be academically successful. The Academic Enrichment Specialist will report to the Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs and be primarily responsible for enhancing the education of pre-medical and medical students, and to assist these students and medical/surgical residents in preparation for the MCAT and United States Medical Licensing Examinations. S/he will be responsible for developing and implementing new and innovative programming for student/resident success and retention in addition to increasing the academic success of an increasingly diverse and disadvantaged student population in the medical school and SOM-supported pre-medical academic enrichment programs. In collaboration with the Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs, the Academic Enrichment Specialist will conduct research on current best practices for student pedagogy and for addressing the barriers and obstacles impeding academic success and obtaining medical licensure. S/he will also assist in actively seeking and submitting grant proposals to help fund new and existing pre-medical academic enrichment programs for the SOM.

Minimum Requirements
Advanced knowledge of research methodologies and research designs.
Knowledge and experience in working with historically underrepresented ethnic minority communities, first generation college students.
Knowledge of and experience in conflict management and intervention strategies.
Advanced experience in group dynamics, facilitation, and training; comprehensive assessment of academic preparation and personal competencies.
Demonstrated experience in planning, developing, and administering evaluative instruments for measuring program effectiveness.
Experience in establishing and implementing short and long term program goals and objectives; demonstrated effectiveness in mediation and conflict resolution.
Demonstrated competencies and advanced knowledge in theories of multicultural counseling, learning, identity development, human and career development.
Knowledge of academic curricula; strong knowledge of the organizational climate, structure/organizations, and culture.
Knowledge and experience in researching, compiling and analyzing data, and generating reports; extensive experience in developing evaluative instruments specific to programs/projects goals and objectives.
Advanced experience in planning, developing, and administering enrichment programs/projects, academic and personal development seminars, courses, and workshops.
Knowledge in the methodologies used to enhance student achievement, such as collaborative teaching/learning models, strategies for effective counseling and peer mentoring, small group facilitation and training, coaching, mentoring and advocacy.
Extensive experience in multicultural competencies, and personal and academic crisis intervention; working with students to assist in clarification of ethics and values.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Familiarity with disability laws, FERPA and HIPAA rules and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge and experience in managing funds designated for special programs.

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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