Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 16,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.
The Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Office of Medical Education is seeking a full-time Learning Specialist. He/she will report directly to the Director of Curriculum and Student Development, and will provide academic advising related to the development of effective learning skills, study strategies, assessment of learning styles, time management, test preparation, and USMLE Step 1 and 2 preparation on an individual and group basis. He/she will assist in the integration of current learning support activities and the development of activities to improve the students? academic achievement and academic progression. The Learning Specialist will coordinate all academic success programs to improve student success.
Examples of job duties:
· Meet with CMSRU medical students to develop and monitor proactive plans for ongoing academic success.
· Collaborates with the staff in the Office of Student Affairs.
· Establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, staff, and faculty.
· Works with Office of Student Affairs to operationalize academic accommodations provided to students.
· Administer the peer tutoring program.
· Administers and interprets learning and developmental assessment tools.
· Administers standardized tests to evaluate learning styles.
· Assist with program development that supports academic achievement.
· Collaborates with learning support staff with the design and development of learning support programs, learning support materials and reports.
· Participates in orientation and other interactions with Office of Student Affairs related to student academic support.
· Maintains accurate and confidential records of interactions with students.
· Adapt to an ever-changing higher education environment.
· Meet with students individually or in small groups to provide support that meets the needs of the students and enhances academic skill development.
· Attends educational workshops to enhance learning.
· Maintains a daily calendar of daily activities.
· Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Curriculum and Student Development and the Associate Dean of Medical Education.
· BA, BS, BSW degree required in the fields of education, medical education, social work, counseling, or related field.
· Minimum of two (2) years of direct service in academic support at a medical school setting or in the field of academic support in K-12 or higher education.
· Demonstrates ability to work closely with others and maintain collegiality.
· Ability to work independently and autonomously with minimal direction.
· Ability to interact successfully with individuals and groups at all levels for the institution.
· Strong attention to detail self-motivated and demonstrates organizational skills.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, learning management systems, and Excel or SPSS statistical package.
· Strong organizational management skills.
· Strong oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.
· Commitment to diversity, personal mentorship, professionalism, collaboration, mutual respect, and student advocacy.
· Knowledge of academic success skills such as but not limited to learning styles, test taking skills, time management, and conflict resolution.
· MA, MS, MSW, MEd preferred in the fields of counseling, psychology, social work or closely related field.
· Three (3) years? experience of direct service in academic support at a medical school setting or in the field of academic support in other higher education settings
· Experience working in K-12 or higher education with students needing academic support, accommodations, and/or having academic difficulty.
· Working knowledge and understanding of academic accommodations.
· Experience in learning and remediation strategies
· Experience in working with tutoring programs
· Experience with active learning strategies
· Experience with time management strategies
· Experience with USLME Step 1 and Step 2 examinations
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. As such, the incumbent will perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Curriculum and Student Development, or Associate Dean for Medical Education. Work hours are typically between 8AM and 5PM with flexibility for evening or weekend hours based on department needs.
All applications must be submitted through Rowan University online applicant tracking system. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita/resume, and two letters of recommendation.
Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.