Providing leadership in curriculum development, program evaluation, student assessment and medical education research and scholarship.
Identifying and responding to students with academic difficulties to develop academic interventions designed to improve performance.
Providing academic counseling related to the development of effective learning skills, study strategies, creation of personal study materials, note-taking instruction, and assessment of learning styles, time management, and test preparation, and plan and lead group sessions on the above skills.
Monitoring changes in students' academic performance to: identify students at risk for underperforming, determining student's need for support and identifying appropriate resources as needed
Counseling students needing remediation on an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE), or needing remediation plans for USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, Step 2CS or NBME Clerkship Subject Exams or other exams as needed.
Evaluating program effectiveness
Conducting individual diagnostic interviews and consultative activities for medical students to identify strategies for academic success.
Meeting individually with students who fail an exam or course to assess the student's current learning strategies and level of academic functioning and provide services/interventions as appropriate.
Assisting students to identify and develop learning strategies for potential learning disabilities or differences and making referrals to disability services when appropriate
Maintaining files for each student who receives services or participates in programs from OSDAC.
Serving as a resource to Curriculum and Promotion/Review Committees, working closely with the Office of Medical Education to report on issues that impede student progress.
Assisting with the formation of Academic Support Teams for learner remediation, forming Individualized Learning Plans and other academic needs
Working closely with the Office of Admissions to determine learning styles and needs of learners as they matriculate into the medical program
Working with pipeline and outreach programs around evaluation and academic development of pre-college and undergraduate learners around health professions program preparedness
Working with the Office of Faculty Development to co-sponsor workshops and offerings to help faculty learn how learners learn
Working the Learning Skills Specialists and others across the school of medicine to promote wellness, leadership and professional development for learners
Special Instructions To Application:
In addition to submitting a CV or resume, please submit: Sample of written communication skills, published article is preferred
Sample of oral communication skills, workshop or seminar outline or slides
Statement on prior experience in counseling or working with students on study skills
Master's or other advanced degree in Academic Counseling, education, higher education, Educational Psychology, Special Education, or a related field and has specialization in the process of learning and remediation.
Experience in an academic setting providing intervention strategies to diverse learners.
Experience in conducting educational workshops, seminars, and small group sessions.
Understanding of cognitive development and emotional intelligence
Demonstrated strong self-initiative
Exceptional computer, organizational, data entry and project management skills, including demonstrated skills in Microsoft software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Knowledge of Access is a plus.
Experience in working with tutoring and/or peer assisted learning program, research, educational assessment, learning skills development and career development experience
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 950040
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Brody School of Medicine Office of Student Development and Academic Counseling (OSDAC) is looking to hire an Academic Support Specialist. The OSDAC's role is to provide academic counseling, career guidance, student development and related support services to our learners with emphasis on maximizing the overall educational experience and the achievement of expected learning outcomes. The Academic Support Specialist will join a team of Learning Skills Specialists to promote the academic success, wellness and development of learners through a full range of services. This position will work collaboratively with offices across the Academic Affairs units to develop strategies to enhance students' learning, development and wellbeing.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.