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Learning Specialist/Sr. Learning Specialist, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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Four-Year Institution

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About Hofstra:

Hofstra University is nationally ranked and recognized as Long Island’s largest private university located in Hempstead, N.Y. When you work at Hofstra, you join a team of talented professionals committed to preparing students for the challenges of tomorrow, in an environment that cultivates learning through the free and open exchange of ideas for the betterment of humankind. The work we do at Hofstra supports the education and well-being of our students, and the workforce of the future. While working towards this mission, employees can take advantage of many enriching experiences on campus. Whether it’s a lunchtime lecture, a Division I NCAA athletics game, a musical concert, a theatre performance, or a visit to one of our two accredited museums, there is always something exciting to do at Hofstra. Enjoy the ease of going to the fitness center, taking a swim, or grabbing a bite to eat without having to leave our beautiful campus! Hofstra University is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a highly qualified and diverse academic community of students, faculty, staff, and administrators respectful of the contributions and dignity of each of its members. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Position Title:

Learning Specialist/Sr. Learning Specialist, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Position Number:



School of Medicine


Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Department of Academic Success

Full-Time or Part-Time:



Reporting to the Director of Academic Support, the Learning Specialist is a hands-on instructional role, focused on developing and implementing academic interventions to improve student academic performance and manage the accommodations process. In partnership with the Director of Academic Support, the Learning Specialist will provide academic counseling, education on learning strategies, and tools to face common challenges such as time management, organization, and test-taking issues. This position requires the use of independent judgment in planning, prioritizing a diversified workload, and discretion in regular communications with students, faculty, physicians, and administrators at Hofstra University, the Zucker School of Medicine, and Northwell Health. This position requires a flexible work schedule, including some early morning and late evenings to support extended student services.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides individualized academic support services, including consultations on study plans, academic skills, learning strategies, time management, school/life balance, etc.
  • Provides academic support services to the medical student population, including co-teaching sessions in the curriculum on learning and study skills, conducting workshops, developing resources, and growing digital content to address current and emerging learning concerns.
  • Provides academic support services to students experiencing academic difficulty, including in-depth advising on learning skills, study strategies, test taking, school/life balance, alternate paths to graduation, etc.
  • Interprets professional psychoeducational evaluations and applies them in the form of learning/study strategy recommendations for students.
  • Manages the applications for and implements disability-related accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Updates and maintains databases of records related to monitoring student progress, academic support services needed and provided, and related outcomes.
  • Works closely with other student support services, course directors, and faculty members to triage students to all areas of support.
  • Refers students to additional services as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree required.
  • 3-5 years of related experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) and the ability to identify and solve problems is essential.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must have proficiency in public speaking and facilitating and conducting small and large group sessions with students.
  • Must demonstrate cultural competence and the ability to work with students from diverse populations.
  • Must be able to handle a busy caseload and spontaneous work demands while also overseeing long-term projects that require advanced planning.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to proactive student development, have a strong work ethic, be team-oriented and willing to collaborate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in educational or cognitive psychology with specialization in learning and remediation preferred.
  • Experience in medical education or other health sciences education.
  • Familiarity with ethics related to FERPA, confidentiality, and other laws governing communication in an educational setting.


Open Until Filled

Date Posted:


EEO Statement:

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Salary/Salary Range:

$65,000 - $80,000


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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