Job Family: Administrative Professional - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The College of Medicine Learning Specialist leads, supervises, and provides individual and group learning support to MD students in all four years. This includes support for needs related to the pre-clerkship curriculum as well as national board exam support. The Learning Specialist develops and identifies tools and resources to assist students in their learning. The Learning Specialist will collaborate with the WSU Spokane campus tutoring program to assist in connecting medical students with student tutors. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs but works closely with the Associate Dean for Accreditation, Assessment, and Evaluation.
Duties and Responsibilities
40% Academic Advising:
Provide academic advising for MD students that assists with identifying and resolving academic difficulties.
Assess student academic needs and provide students with intellectual and academic support that will contribute to their success through graduation.
Provide learning skills education and assessment: general areas of instruction include time management, knowledge organization, reading efficiency, study and test-taking skills. Monitor academic progress of students.
Develop, organize, and execute effective, individual educational plans with schedule review, time management, organizational strategies, self-assessment, goal setting, and overall tracking of academic progress as a focus.
Collaborate with WSU Spokane student tutoring program to connect medical students with student tutors. Collaborate with the WSU Access Office to manage academic support for students with documented disabilities.
Manage all working relationships with student and staff in a confidential manner.
35% ?Development and Delivery of Academic Support Programming
Develop, implement, and execute programs to identify and assist students who may be at risk for academic difficulty.
Develop and deliver individual, large and small group sessions for medical students on learning, study and success strategies. This may include study strategies, time management, test-taking skills, requesting feedback, learning theory, etc.
Manage academic support services developed within the College of Medicine for students, including those with course content deficiencies.
Provide individual evaluation and academic support for preparation for both classroom and national exams such as the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2.
Communicate with and support students who have been identified as having academic difficulty, including those who fail an exam or course.
Participate in appropriate College of Medicine committees and activities to gain a better understanding of the educational process.
20% Develop and Oversee Resources
Work with Associate Dean for Accreditation, Assessment, and Evaluation and the Associate Dean for Curriculum to develop academic support resources.
Develop website content with support resources and program offerings.
Determine support services needed via feedback from medical students.
Utilize feedback from Assessment, Student Affairs and College Faculty members to provide relevant resources to medical students.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Positions require a Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Demonstrated excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office including Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and positively in a diverse environment.
Experience advising/counseling students.
Experience or knowledge of coordinating student services programs.
Experience analyzing, evaluating, using professional judgment and/or applying a comprehensive depth of knowledge of student issues.
Master's degree in related field.
Previous work experience at an institution of higher education.
Previous work experience with students in health professions.
One or more years of experience advising/counseling students in a higher education setting or equivalent.
Experience working with diverse faculty, students and staff.
Familiarity with Washington State University academic rules and regulations.
Professional experience related to the design, implementation, and evaluation of academic programs and strategic planning at college.
Area/College: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Department Name: Student Affairs City, State: Spokane, WA Department Link:https://medicine.wsu.edu/ Monthly Salary: $3,000-$3,648 commensurate with education and experience FTE: 1.0 Permanent/Temporary/Project: Permanent Screening Begin Date:June 7, 2021 Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check. Application Instructions: Applicants must attach 1) resume and 2) cover letter to their online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
The screening of applications will begin June 7, 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.
Required Documents: Resume and Cover Letter
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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