Graduate Learning Support Specialist - Student Affairs for Health Professions

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Marian University has an opening for a Full-Time Graduate Learning Support Specialist. This position reports to the Director of Academic Support Services and provides a variety of academic support initiatives such as transition and development programs; intervention for at risk students; and tutoring and mentoring programs. In addition, the Specialist will both collaborate with faculty advisors and work one-on-one with struggling and at-risk students to build individualized learning plans and strategies. The Specialist will serve the needs of the doctor of osteopathic medicine, master of biomedical science, and doctor of nursing practice student populations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Facilitate one-on-one and group academic support and cognitive skills development sessions with graduate & professional students.
  • Facilitate a system for identifying at-risk and academically struggling students.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of new and continuing student orientation activities for the health professions.
  • Provide appropriate referrals to mental health counseling services as well as learning disorder and disability assessment when needed.
  • Assist in the outreach and intervention programs for student who have failed medical licensing exams or are at risk for failure.
  • Consult regularly with faculty from each academic program and department to share information about struggling students and to develop academic support experiences that promote student success.
  • Provide one-on-one academic counseling for students in the areas of study skills, test-taking strategies, licensing exam preparation, anxiety reduction, long-term recall, priority management and others.
  • Maintain accurate records of individuals and groups utilizing Academic Support Services. Utilize these records to generate reports that have value to institutional management & planning.
  • Serve as an integral member of student success teams or committees as assigned in designing support interventions for struggling or at-risk students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    University Expectations:

  • Knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of Marian University
  • Adheres to Marian University’s policy and procedures
  • Shows courtesy and respect in interactions with fellow employees, students subordinates, and supervisors
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about Department issues
  • Meets department productivity standards
  • Participates in developing department goals, objective, and systems
  • Assists to establish department measurements that align and support the accomplishment of the University’s strategic goals
  • Adheres to the department budget
  • Requirements:

    Master’s degree required in psychology, counseling, education, or related field. Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University. Previous experience in a counseling, academic support, or tutoring setting within an institution of higher education desired. Previous experience working with graduate and professional students desired. Excellent verbal, written, collaborative, and interpersonal skills. Strong computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office. Ability to prioritize and perform multiple projects concurrently, and work under minimal supervision Understanding of Student Affairs/Student Development philosophy and how it applies to Academic Support Services. Communicate effectively with internal & external groups. Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Midwestern rankings to be named #6 Most Innovative Regional University, #15 Best Value University, and #30 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a current resume, a cover letter, and names and contact information of three current references. Only complete applicant packets submitted to [email protected] will be considered.

    Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 8/20/2020
    Application Due: 11/18/2020
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