Stanford's Schwab Learning Center (SLC) seeks an Associate Director with senior level expertise as a clinical learning specialist and a passion for how people learn. This is a high-exposure position that requires working with SLC learning specialists, tutors and teaching staff on campus in areas pertinent to cognition and learning or How People Learn.
Our team needs a self-starter to move and expand SLC programs provide complex support to students, identify and resolve problems, and manage a team of learning specialists, as well as work closely with the Executive Director to implement Universal Design for Learning on campus with Stanford faculty. If you are highly-motivated, up for a challenge and know how to get things done, this position may be the right career opportunity for you!
The Schwab Learning Center is proud to be part of Student Affairs, which advances student development and learning; fosters community engagement; promotes diversity, inclusion and respect; and empowers students to thrive. Your Responsibilities: You will independently and expeditiously manage the processes and newly designed programs for SLC students. A keen understanding of cognition and how it plays out in college, work and the lifespan is required so that we can expand our work with all Stanford students in addition to SLC students and Stanford faculty. This position is critical to the mission of the SLC which works to promote the fostering of expert learners who are prepared for the 21st century workforce.
Manage processes and programs to implement SLC's goals, especially the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) studio. Supervise, evaluate, coach and mentor staff.
Identify, clarify and resolve program issues and concerns with substantial significance in accordance with established policies and procedures which may span multiple areas using advanced technical, professional and clinical knowledge.
Develop long range plans to advance the mission of SLC. Work with the Assistant Director and Executive Director to design new programs, such as classes and workshops for students with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Dyslexia. Work with the Executive Director in the design, development and implementation of systematic protocols and programs in collaboration with other units, such as Counseling and Psychological Services.
Respond to inquiries that pertain to students with learning differences when high level discernment or judgment must be exercised. Ensure the delivery of high quality services with limited staff.
Work with SLC students 1-1 in areas related to how people think and prepare them for success across the lifespan through 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:
A Bachelor's degree and 5 years of relevant experience
Relevant experience should include:
administering standardized educational tests and instruments that include reading, executive functioning, and information processing (e.g. Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement and Cognitive Ability)
reading and interpreting psych-educational evaluations and neuropsychological evaluations
working with secondary teachers or college faculty on Universal Design for Learning
Advanced verbal and written communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate to internal and external audiences, students, faculty and all levels of management
Superb organizational and project management skills; strong attention to detail
Demonstrated experience managing people
Exceptional student service and interpersonal skills
Advanced computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications required
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
Master's Degree in Learning Sciences, Instructional Technology, School Psychology, Educational Therapy or Special Education with expertise in a clinical setting
Experience in higher education
Strong presentation skills
Ability to translate research into practice
Experience teaching others how people learn to foster self-awareness, self-efficacy and wellness
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Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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