Academic Enhancement Specialist

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
23 Sep 2017
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21 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Tracking Code 9049/I2217

Job Description

The Academic Enhancement Specialist reports to the Director of Academic Enhancement and the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.

Functional Responsibilities will include: Provide group and individual academic advising to students enrolled in the medical school.

Develop academic intervention and strategies for at-risk students and students seeking to enhance their academic experience.

Recognize barriers to academic success and suggest effective strategies. Manage and analyze student data to identify and advise at-risk and non-traditional students.

Work collaboratively with the Director of Academic Enhancement, other OSA deans, faculty, and staff to develop content-specific learning programs and services.

Independently design and implement academic enhancement workshops, track student participation and evaluate the effectiveness of workshops in an ongoing fashion.

Participate in the development and presentation of materials for BUSM1-IV orientation sessions.

Working in collaboration with members of the OSA, responsible for the further development and oversight of day to day operations of department programs including, but not limited to: Peer Tutoring, Careers in Medicine, and USMLE Programs.

Make timely student referrals for learning disability and neuro- psychological evaluations and/or personal counseling.

Work collaboratively with the Office of Disability Services to communicate and facilitate implementation of approved accommodations for students with documented disabilities.

Act as a liaison between students and faculty members to arrange appropriate testing accommodations outlined by the Office of Disability Services.

Work closely with the Associate Dean of Student Affairs or designee to provide appropriate support for students.

Participate in evening and weekend school events, as required. Key Skills and Personal Characteristics: Exhibits a strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

Reliable, dependable and with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Demonstrated commitment to student success.

Ability to think creatively and effectively.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Commitment to working effectively with a diverse population.

Energetic approach to student enhancement and student learning, demonstrating appropriate initiative.

Ability to work collaboratively with members of the OSA team of faculty and staff.

Excellent understanding of educational assessment, technology, statistical software and data analysis.

Exceptional database and word processing skills.

Strong mentoring and coaching skills.

Required Skills

Masters degree in educational/counseling psychology, higher education, student affairs, or related field and a minimum of three years of post- degree experience providing a diagnostic/prescriptive approach to learning skills assistance with students, educational counseling and academic advising required.

Experience working in post-secondary education setting (with medical professionals preferred).

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular