The Office of Accommodations and Accessibility invites applications for a full-time, 9-month Learning Specialist to provide individualized, comprehensive, academic support to students enrolled in the Learning Support Program.
Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, Counseling, College Student Personnel, or related field. Experience working with adolescent or college aged students preferred. Background and experience in writing, editing, and researching college level papers and other written projects. Ability to provide emotional support for students struggling to adjust to college and refer to Counseling Services as appropriate. Must be able to communicate with and build positive relationships with all stakeholders including faculty, staff, students, and parents/guardians. Background in reading and literacy preferred. Computer competence and excellent time management skills required.
Teach time management and organizational skills, as well as study skills and test-taking strategies.
Provide direct assistance with all aspects of the writing process.
Assist students with transition to college and development of self-advocacy skills.
Review student documentation and conduct intake with students to evaluate learning needs and to design and implement appropriate accommodations and services to support the student academically, socially, and emotionally.
Provide academic advisement assisting with course selection and make referrals to academic advisors regarding major/minor requirements.
Work with faculty and staff to provide appropriate accommodations and monitor academic progress.
Communicate with parents as needed to support students’ success.
Refer students to campus resources including, but not limited to, the Writing Center, the Academic Learning Center, the Center for Advising and Academic Services, the Math Lab, Counseling Services, the Health and Wellness Center, and Career Services.
Assist in the development and execution of programs and workshops, which support students in the Learning Support Program and educate faculty and staff regarding disability related issues.
Other duties as assigned.
About the Department:
The mission of the Office of Accommodations and Accessibility is to support students with documented disabilities in becoming empowered, independent learners by providing the appropriate accommodations and services necessary to access the educational opportunities at Marist College.
The Office of Accommodations and Accessibility provides a comprehensive range of academic support services and accommodations that promote the full integration of students with disabilities into the mainstream college environment. Services and accommodations are individualized to meet the needs of each student and may vary depending upon the disability and/or course content.
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.
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About Marist College
Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the College. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.