Boston University
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Tracking Code9286 Job Description

The Assistant Director of Academic Enhancement (ADAE) in the Student Affairs Office will be a dynamic individual with excellent interpersonal and group communication skills. We are looking for someone who sees an opportunity in every challenge, who is an innovator, proactively seeks to identify student needs, open to change, takes initiative, is a self-starter, and an effective problem-solver. We seek candidates that are deeply invested in our medical students, understands their unique needs, and thrives in a collaborative environment. Essential Functions: 1.Provide individual and group academic advising to students enrolled in the medical school: develop academic intervention and strategies for at-risk students and students seeking to enhance their academic experience; recognize barriers to academic success and suggest effective strategies; and manage and analyze student data to identify and advise at-risk and non-traditional students. 2.Collaborate with the Director of Academic Enhancement, Deans, faculty, and staff to develop content-specific learning programs and services; independently design and implement academic enhancement workshops, track student participation and evaluate the effectiveness of workshops in an ongoing fashion. 3.Oversee Peer Tutor program: supervise tutor coordinators; manage the BUSM on-line tutor database, working closely with the developer to update, maintain, and manage the on-line tutoring system; provide tutor orientation program for all tutors and tutor coordinators; work closely with course and clerkship directors, tutor coordinators, and tutors, to ensure that the tutoring program is running efficiently and effectively; manage payroll associated with the Tutor Program. 4.Work collaboratively with the Office of Disability Services to communicate and facilitate implementation of approved accommodations for students with documented disabilities; act as a liaison between the student and their faculty members to arrange appropriate testing accommodations outlined by the Office of Disability Services; make timely student referrals for learning disability and psychological evaluations and/or personal counseling. 5.Be an integral part of the Wellness team to create and facilitate wellness activities. 6.Oversee day to day operations for additional Student Affairs department programs including, but not limited to White Coat ceremony, Match Day, Careers in Medicine, USMLE Programs, and Commencement; develop materials and lead sessions for BUSMI-IV orientation and class meetings. 7.Participate in evening and weekend school events, as required. Key Skills: Commitment to working effectively with diverse populations. Ability to work collaboratively and think creatively. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Energetic proactive approach to student engagement, enhancement, and student learning. Excellent understanding of educational assessment, technology, statistical software and data analysis. Strong mentoring and coaching skills

Required Skills

Masters degree in educational/counseling psychology, higher education, educational coaching, or related field. Minimum of three-five years post-degree experience providing diagnostic/prescriptive approach to learning skills assistance with adults, educational counseling and academic advising. Experience working in post-secondary education setting (with medical students preferred).

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

A Community Unlike Any Other

As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

Extraordinary teaching: When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations. That’s why we reward our best teachers with BU’s most prestigious honor: The Metcalf Cup and Prize.

Groundbreaking research: With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by over $350 million a year in sponsored program revenue.

World-class students: Elite students from all 50 states and 135 countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in L.A., D.C., and more than 30 other cities on six continents.

A city within a city: Today, 80% of our undergrads live on campus, which could explain the 525 student activity groups alone.

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