The Learning Skills Specialist will join an academic support team that includes a Learning Skills Specialist, Academic Support Specialist, Basic Science Liaison, Exam Performance and Medical Technology Advisor, and Administrative Support Associate to promote the academic success, professional/personal development, and wellness of learners enrolled in the M.D. program through a full range of services. Reporting to the Interim Assistant Dean of Student Development and Academic Counseling, this position will work collaboratively with offices across the Academic Affairs units to: develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based strategies to enhance the learning and performance of Brody medical students.
Provide individualized academic support/assessment related to medical student learning, test-taking skills and preparation for course exams, licensure exams such as USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 1 CS/CK, and other high stakes testing.
Provide academic counseling/coaching intervention related various factors that impact academic preparation and success.
Identify and respond to students with academic difficulties to develop academic interventions designed to improve performance.
Facilitate small group learning opportunities for students to enhance learning skills, professional development, and wellness.
Monitor changes in students' academic performance to: identify students at risk for underperforming, determine students' need for support, and identify appropriate resources as needed.
Collaborate with and support faculty and administration in developing effective remediation strategies and policies.
Provide operational and evaluation support for peer tutoring and peer-assisted learning programs for such as Medical Student Peer Tutoring, P.A.S.S., and Step 1 Coaching.
Counsel medical students who have disabilities or require test accommodations and facilitate students' introduction/referral to ECU Disability Support Services and NBME Testing Accommodation Services.
Maintain files for each student who receives services.
Serve as a resource to Curriculum and Promotion/Review Committees and report on issues that impede student progress.
Collaborate in research efforts regarding medical student learning, success, development, and/or retention.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest List of Three References (noting contact information) Sample of written communication skills Sample of oral communication skills, workshop or seminar outline or slides Statement of student support philosophy which includes prior experience in academic counseling with adult learners on learning skills
Master's Degree in Adult Education, Educational Psychology, Learning Disabilities/Special Education, Student Affairs/Higher Education, or related field with knowledge of learning assessments.
Two years of experience working in a post-secondary education setting.
Experience in an academic setting providing academic support interventions to diverse adult learners.
Experience in conducting educational workshops, seminars, and/or small group sessions.
Experience in organizing or managing tutoring and/or peer assisted learning programs.
Understanding of cognitive development and emotional intelligence.
Exceptional interpersonal skills that can build working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and leadership across the curriculum of undergraduate medical education.
Exceptional computer, organizational, data entry and project management skills.
Demonstrated skills in Microsoft software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, REDCap, Qualtrics, and Canvas.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 001948
Organizational Unit Overview:
The role of the Office of Student Development and Academic Counseling is to provide academic support, student development, and career planning assistance to Brody medical students with an emphasis on maximizing the overall educational experience and the achievement of expected learning outcomes. Our mission is to deliver personalized, proactive, and holistic support that empowers and inspires each learner to reach academic, personal, and professional goals and to flourish at Brody and beyond.
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.