Learning Skills Specialist Brody School of Medicine Academic Affairs
Learning Skills Specialist Brody School of Medicine Academic Affairs Please see Special Instructions for more details. East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents: Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest List of Three References (noting contact information)Sample of written communication skillsSample of oral communication skills, workshop or seminar outline or slidesStatement of student support philosophy which includes prior experience in academic counseling with adult learners on learning skills Posting DetailsJob TitleLearning Skills Specialist Brody School of Medicine Academic AffairsPosition Number 001948Vacancy Open to All Candidates Department HSH BSOM Academic AffairsDepartment Homepage https://medicine.ecu.edu/studentdevelopment/Advertising Department ACADEMIC AFFAIRS-BSOMDivision Health SciencesClassification Title SpecialistWorking Title Learning Skills SpecialistNumber of Vacancies 1Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0Full Time or Part Time Full TimeRecruitment RangeCommensurate with QualificationsPosition Location (City) GreenvillePosition TypeNon-FacultyJob Category Non-Faculty Instructional & ResearchOrganizational Unit Overview
The role of the Office of Student Development and Academic Counseling is to provide academic support, student development, and career planning assistance to Brody medical students with an emphasis on maximizing the overall educational experience and the achievement of expected learning outcomes. Our mission is to deliver personalized, proactive, and holistic support that empowers and inspires each learner to reach academic, personal, and professional goals and to flourish at Brody and beyond.Job Duties
The Learning Skills Specialist will join an academic support team that includes a Learning Skills Specialist, Academic Support Specialist, Basic Science Liaison, Exam Performance and Medical Technology Advisor, and Administrative Support Associate to promote the academic success, professional/personal development, and wellness of learners enrolled in the M.D. program through a full range of services. Reporting to the Interim Assistant Dean of Student Development and Academic Counseling, this position will work collaboratively with offices across the Academic Affairs units to: develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based strategies to enhance the learning and performance of Brody medical students.
• Provide individualized academic support/assessment related to medical student learning, test-taking skills and preparation for course exams, licensure exams such as USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 1 CS/CK, and other high stakes testing.
• Provide academic counseling/coaching intervention related various factors that impact academic preparation and success.
• Identify and respond to students with academic difficulties to develop academic interventions designed to improve performance.
• Facilitate small group learning opportunities for students to enhance learning skills, professional development, and wellness.
• Monitor changes in students’ academic performance to: identify students at risk for underperforming, determine students’ need for support, and identify appropriate resources as needed.
• Collaborate with and support faculty and administration in developing effective remediation strategies and policies.
• Provide operational and evaluation support for peer tutoring and peer-assisted learning programs for such as Medical Student Peer Tutoring, P.A.S.S., and Step 1 Coaching.
• Counsel medical students who have disabilities or require test accommodations and facilitate students’ introduction/referral to ECU Disability Support Services and NBME Testing Accommodation Services.
• Maintain files for each student who receives services.
• Serve as a resource to Curriculum and Promotion/Review Committees and report on issues that impede student progress.
• Collaborate in research efforts regarding medical student learning, success, development, and/or retention.
Master’s Degree in Adult Education, Educational Psychology, Learning Disabilities/Special Education, Student Affairs/Higher Education, or related field with knowledge of learning assessments.
Two years of experience working in a post-secondary education setting.
Experience in an academic setting providing academic support interventions to diverse adult learners.
Experience in conducting educational workshops, seminars, and/or small group sessions.
Experience in organizing or managing tutoring and/or peer assisted learning programs.
Understanding of cognitive development and emotional intelligence.
Exceptional interpersonal skills that can build working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and leadership across the curriculum of undergraduate medical education.
Exceptional computer, organizational, data entry and project management skills.
Demonstrated skills in Microsoft software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, REDCap, Qualtrics, and Canvas.License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation
nonePreferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the following:
Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively as part of a diverse team of professionals.
Demonstrated ability to manage a busy student caseload with spontaneous work demands and minimal supervision and to work flexible hours to accommodate student needs.
Experience in working effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds
Knowledge of how to apply discretion and sound judgment when handling confidential student situations
Experience working with medical students or other professional students.
Detail-oriented and excellent time management skills.
Demonstrated ability to engage in and facilitate sensitive and complex problem-solving related to student support needs.
Experience with providing academic support for standardized examinations (e.g., NBME Subject examinations, USMLE Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3) is a plus.
Commitment to continuing professional development and education to develop familiarity with medical school curriculum content/methodology.
Demonstrated commitment to service excellence standards and the scholar-practitioner model in student academic support/counseling/advising as well as strong self-initiative.Special Instructions to Applicant
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Letter of Interest
List of Three References (noting contact information)
Sample of written communication skills
Sample of oral communication skills, workshop or seminar outline or slides
Statement of student support philosophy which includes prior experience in academic counseling with adult learners on learning skills
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.Job Open Date 10/14/2020Open Until FilledYesJob Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.Initial Screening Begins 10/28/2020Rank LevelQuick Link for Direct Access to Posting http://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/38191AA/EOE
East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 328-9861 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.Office of Human Resources Contact Information
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- Curriculum Vitae/Resume
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- List of References
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