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Thu Jun 9, 2016 - 71 weeks ago

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Learning Specialist

The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Middletown, NY invites applications for a part-time Learning Specialist. The broad focus of the Learning Specialist will be to maximize educational outcomes for our enrolled graduate and medical students.

The specific responsibilities of the position include:
• Working with college administration to identify students struggling academically and to help these students develop strategies which lead to academic success.
• Synergize with the efforts of the campus Social Worker to address problems such as exam and performance anxiety.
• Provide faculty development workshops that support best practices in teaching, academic advisement, and learning support.
• Provide workshops and one-on-one instruction to students on developing effective study and learning strategies based upon one’s learning preferences.
• Assist students with the development and implementation of strategies for preparing for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners licensing exams.
• Maximize the use of student tutors to support learning outcomes.
• Run the TouroCOM REACH program, a program which integrates the practice of study and learning strategies with the review of specific course content.

Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Educational Psychology, or related field required, Doctorate preferred
• Knowledge of learning theories and adult developmental theories.
• Demonstrated experience in teaching in a university setting, working with graduate and/or professional students, managing a tutoring program.
• Preference will be given to candidates with familiarity with medical school curricula and standardized exams of the type given by the NBOME.
• The ideal candidate will also possess knowledge of learning disabilities and provisions of reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Required Core Competencies:
• Enthusiasm for learning and achievement
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication skills
• Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast paced environment
• Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office products
• Conceptual, analytical and organizational skills
• Innovative and solution-oriented approach
• Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and productive relationships with various constituency groups.
• Familiarity with FERPA and applicable laws and regulations regarding student record, confidentiality, and student’s rights and responsibilities.
• Enthusiasm for working with a diverse student, staff and faculty population within a university setting.

To apply, please submit a resume or CV electronically (MS Word or PDF) to Jodi Shepard-Cheatham (Jodi.Shepard-Cheatham@touro.edu). Qualified applicants will be invited for an on-site interview. The position will be filled as soon as a qualified applicant is identified. Part-time position requires 3 days (or 22.5 hrs) per week on a 12 month contract. Salary is commensurate with experience. Start date is immediately. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Touro College is Equal Opportunity Employer.

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