Coordinator III - Learning Specialist

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Posting Details

Posting Information

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Requisition201900241STitleCoordinator III - Learning SpecialistFLSA statusExemptHiring Salary

$3,958 – $5,102 per month

Occupational CategoryProfessionalDepartmentCollege of Osteopathic MedicineOpen Until FilledYesEducational and Experience Requirement

Bachelor’s degree in Education or closely related field. Master’s degree preferred. Three years of experience in teaching and/or academic counseling. Evidence of initiative and experience in higher education, medical education, education, a health care field, or professional school preferred. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Serves the Proposed Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (candidate status – seeking accreditation) by providing academic counseling related to the development of effective learning skills, study strategies, time management, and test preparation on an individual and group basis..

Primary Responsibilities

Assists students with identifying potential learning disabilities, responsible for monitoring student academic performance, and manages the tutoring program. Provides various workshops for students to assist with test anxiety, time management, organizational skills, stress management, and exploration of learning styles. Teaches students how to generate study plans that increase academic success. Develops individualized strategies for more effective learning, test-taking, and remediation strategies. Identifies and counsels both academic and non-academic at-risk students. Works with students to determine barriers that hinder academic performance and teaches students how to overcome those barriers. Assesses individual student’s needs and teaches students how to interpret assessments and make necessary adjustments in study habits and plans. Connects students to campus resources. Creates electronic student success resources and makes recommendations for additional academic support resources. Maintains electronic files for all students that utilize academic support services. Collaborates with the SHSU main campus to share programs and services that support student learning and success. Supervises, trains, and coordinates peer-tutoring programs. Assists with maintaining and assigning students, advisors, and mentors to their learning communities. Prepares reports and assists with examination accommodations as needed. Provides instruction to faculty and students related to test-taking skills and test preparation. Works with faculty to help them become better advisors to students in their courses. Teaches faculty and staff how to recognize students who are at-risk academically or non-academically and how to submit an early alert concern. Helps students prepare for licensure examinations using best practices. Participates in appropriate committees and activities to gain a better understanding of the educational process. Assists with recruitment and interacts with faculty, staff, and students. Conducts research to track the success of academic support efforts across the continuum from undergraduate medical education (UME) to graduate medical education (GME). Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws. Ability to supervise business functions. Communicates with other university departments, personnel, and other agencies.

This position is located at Sam Houston State University’s main campus in Huntsville, Texas, until the Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine facility opens in Fall 2020 in Conroe, Texas.

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Teaching Portfolio
Screening Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  3. If your response to the question above was "Other" please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)




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Posted: 8/28/2019
Application Due: 12/6/2019
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