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Specialist, Educational Iii

Company: UMass Med School
Location: Worcester
Posted on: March 16, 2023

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Specialist, Educational Iii

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1 month ago(2/8/2023 4:44 PM)

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Job Summary:Purpose of the Center for Academic Achievement:The purpose of the Center for Academic Achievement is to provide academic support to students from the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing, and the Graduate School of Biological Sciences. The Center supports students individually, including one-on-one remediation, as well as by developing materials and structures supporting the curriculum, learning environment, and the faculty.


Essential Functions

Provide one-on-one academic enrichment support for students with academic challenges and/or ADA accommodations tailored toward their individual needs. Develop or implement advanced individualized study plans based on interviews, test reviews, and documentation from other service providersProvide individual assistance to students preparing for standardized certification and course exams, addressing study skills, organization, time management, study planning, and test taking. Identify students with mental health needs and refer to, or communicate with, other support personnel when appropriateProvide academic enrichment support for UMass Chan programs designed to enhance learner recruitment and retention, particularly for those individuals and groups at risk for academic difficulty including non-traditional learners and those from underrepresented groups in medicineFollow-up with students to ensure appropriate case management.Develop and disseminate materials, resources and curricular content, including online offerings, to enhance academic enrichment access and support for learners and faculty. Actively participate on teams representing the department as assigned.Track and report program outcomes and quality measures. Perform other duties as required.


Master's degree in Education/Psychology, or equivalent experience3 years of relevant job experience.Excellent verbal and interpersonal communications skills.
Comfort querying students about sensitive issuesFamiliarity with interviewing students to arrive at appropriate individualized interventionsAbility to utilize and identify resources to gain familiarity with curriculum, as well as to design intervention programsWritten communication skills required include:
Effectively write case notesClearly document intervention recommendationsWrite up case progress summaries for others involved in student supportUsing email to efficiently to arrange meetings, provide case follow-up, and share information as needed with othersSeeking input to further develop skills and assist studentsCoaching skills to facilitate student ability to implement their learning plans. Familiarity with ethics related to FERPA, confidentiality, and other laws governing communication in an educational settingFamiliarity with Outlook (scheduling and email), Excel, Word, Power Point, and other computer programs used in service to studentsExperience developing interventions in an educational settingKnowledge of Blackboard Learn or another similar educational platform PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
PhD in Education/Psychology, or equivalent experienceExperience working with graduate level learners

Keywords: UMass Med School, Worcester , Specialist, Educational Iii, Other , Worcester, Massachusetts

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