Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Stanford, California, United States
Stanford University is seeking two Learning Specialists with expertise in supporting how people learn. If you are highly-motivated to advance your skills and shift your thinking about how to support students who are diverse learners, this position may be the right career opportunity for you! The Stanford Learning Lab is a new unit within Student Affairs which advances student development and learning; fosters community engagement; promotes diversity, inclusion and respect; and empowers students to thrive. This position reports to the Director of the Stanford Learning Lab.
You will provide 1:1 support to students with learner variability based on specific recommendations of the Director. This position is critical to the mission of the Learning Lab within Student Affairs, which works to promote the fostering of expert learners who are prepared for the 21st century workforce.
Inclusion and diversity are integral to Stanford's commitment to excellence. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students and staff from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives in their work. We seek candidates who can support Our Most Important Work
. In this role, you will: Serve as the case manager within Freshmen and Sophomore tiered support cohorts, documenting goals, progress and communications amongst constituents. Collect and provide data on all student interactions for reporting purposes. Provide Learning Specialist advising and support for students who are diagnosed with Learning Variability such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and other processing differences. Work with the Learning Lab Director to create and implement video and website content related to Learning Strategies and Study Skills. Deliver workshops and programming to support student learning variability throughout Student Affairs. Perform other duties as assigned, such as student registration and reporting. Participate in outreach activities and represent the center at various events across the University. Administration and management duties as assigned, such as student registration and reporting Demonstrate your interpersonal and strong communication skills by proactively learning about the Director's priorities and professionally representing them to various leaders across the department and University. Administration and management duties as assigned, such as student registration, reporting, Demonstrate your interpersonal and strong communication skills by proactively learning about the Director's priorities and professionally representing them to various leaders across the department and University. Work with SLC students in areas related to how people think and prepare them for success across the lifespan. Provide recommendations for school, work, and home through tech tools, self-awareness of cognition, wellness and self-efficacy, and how to access academic resources. To be successful in this position, you will bring
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
- A Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience in learner variability as part of a hospital case management program, clinic for neurodiverse individuals or school learning support program
- Excellent awareness of how people learn through cognitive behavioral science and neuroscience
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent ability to implement appropriate and individualized strategies to students, based on their learner profiles.
- Superb organizational and attention to detail
- A dedication to ongoing professional development in the areas of cognition and learning
- A large repertoire of ways to support individuals who are neurodiverse beyond standard learning strategies, study skills and coaching techniques
- Exceptional student service and experience preparing students for school to work transitions
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodations to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job. WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Master's Degree in Learning Sciences, Special Education, Instructional Technology Certificate in Educational Therapy
- Mild-Moderate Credential
- Experience teaching young adults or college students how to use assistive technology
- Experience working 1-1 with college students who are neurodiverse and demonstrate learner variability
- General awareness of Universal Design for Learning to foster expert learning across a variety of academic domains.
Some work may be required on weekends and evenings. How to Apply:
Please write a cover letter that highlights your interest in the position for further consideration. Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks
empower you with:
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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