Professional Skills Learning Facilitator

Tucson, AZ
Apr 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Vet Med Administration

Department Website Link:


Outside of Tucson


1580 E Hanley Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737-9525 USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona's College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for the position of Professional Skills Learning Facilitator. In collaboration with the Professional Skills Course Directors, this position will be responsible for facilitating learning and development of professional skills within the pre-clinical curriculum. The Learning Facilitator will support the development of communication skills to develop relationship-centered client partnerships that are culturally responsive.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Tracks student growth and progress in developing effective communication skills to build relationship-centered partnerships with clients, including analyzing learning needs.
  • Works collaboratively to develop curricula, materials, and programs to develop student’s skills in emotional literacy, social intelligence, cultural humility, culturally responsive communication and relationship building, and self-reflective learning processes and practice.
  • Coordinates and supports standardized client encounters for veterinary medical students and serves as onsite resource and coach.
  • Provides written and oral feedback to students during individual coaching meetings, through grading of written assignments, in small groups, and during in class sessions.
  • Participates in and contributes to research and publications on effectiveness and learning within the Professional Skills curriculum.
  • Acts ethically, with integrity, and is authentic and self-aware; adheres to the college’s and the university’s values. Interacts with others in a way that engenders confidence in them and in the organization.
  • Co-teaches within the Professional Skills course.
  • Supports development of graduate students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated effectiveness relating to students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Ability to develop an inclusive, open, and positive learning environment.
  • Ability to develop individualized coaching and support.
  • Ability to provide culturally responsive teaching and coaching, with an emphasis on cultural humility.
  • Ability to demonstrate and support development of emotional literacy and social intelligence within professional skills curriculum for veterinary medical students.
  • Ability to handle sensitive or confidential matters with the highest degree of discretion and professionalism.
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy, perspective-taking, regard, openness, and willingness to give and receive feedback.
  • Ability to maintain equilibrium while managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment in a newly established college.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize projects and needs.
  • Ability to collaborate with staff, faculty, and students to support success, advancement, and development of students within the College.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • 5 years minimum of relevant work experience, including experience working with diverse learners/professionals to develop client-centered, culturally responsive communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Experience developing and implementing culturallyresponsive curricula for a broad range of students.
  • Experience working in a veterinary medical educationsetting.
  • Experience working one-on-one and in small groups todevelop an environment where individuals learn to create client-centeredrelationships and understand their role in serving diverse constituents.
  • Experience working with graduate/professional students.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Student Services

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Student Support

Job Function:

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Sara Saeed
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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