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Learning Specialist

Company:
Franklin Cummings Tech
Job Location:
Category:
Tutors and Learning Resources
Type:
Full-Time
Job Type

Full-time

Description

Who We Are

Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology (Franklin Cummings Tech) is a private, non-profit, two-year technical college located in Boston. Founded in 1908, the college proudly continues a long tradition of educating students for high-demand technical careers in a variety of industries, including automotive, advanced manufacturing, computer technology, engineering and construction management. With a mission to deliver transformative technical and trade education that leads to economic advancement, our unique mixture of 1, 2, and 4-year programs are delivered both in-person and on-line to appeal to student's demand for flexible program delivery.  

Our graduation and job placement rates are among the best in the nation among two-year colleges. Because of our impact and outcomes, Franklin Cummings Tech received the largest gift in its history: $12.5 million from the Cummings Foundation to continue to advance its leading-edge work in creating technical career pathways for students typically underrepresented in post-secondary education. 

In FY22, Franklin Cummings Tech was the academic home to almost 900 learners. Half of those learners were students enrolled in traditional credit-bearing programs. The balance enrolled in a combination of continuing education and contract education programs. In the coming years, the College seeks to boost the number of students in credit-bearing courses, while also expanding continuing education and contract education so that we are educating more than 1,000 learners a year by FY25. 

All employees of Franklin Cummings Tech are expected to be passionate advocates for students and actively lead and contribute to institution-wide efforts to further improve graduation, retention rates, and career placement of our student body. Furthermore, all staff and faculty across the institution collaborate to support student recruitment, retention, and success.

Position Summary

The Learning Specialist is an innovative, passionate advocate for students and actively leads and contributes to institution wide efforts to further improve graduation and retention rates of our student body, particularly those from the Boston

neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan. The Learning Specialist coordinates disability support services,

serves as an Academic and Career Success Coach for a cohort of students and coordinates virtual and in-person tutoring. The Learning Specialist reports to the Executive Director of Student Affairs and collaborates closely with all members of the Student Affairs team, as well as members of Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management, and faculty. 

All employees of Franklin Cummings Tech are expected to be passionate advocates for students and actively lead and contribute to institution-wide efforts to further improve graduation, retention rates, and career placement of our student body. Furthermore, all staff and faculty across the institution collaborate to support student recruitment, retention, and success. 

Requirements

Key Responsibilities:
  • Accept and review disability documentation submitted to determine student eligibility for accommodations and make recommendations of reasonable accommodations for student diagnosis.
  • Working with student and faculty, put appropriate, reasonable accommodations in place for the classroom.
  • Ensure Franklin Cummings Tech's academic instruction follows ADA (American with Disabilities Act) law and guidance via use of accommodations & teaching recommendations that support student learning.
  • Maintain records of student disclosures of disability and accommodation requests.
  • Investigate, pilot, and adopt practices and policies that provide and/or improve upon timely reasonable accommodations.
  • Leads faculty recruitment and maintenance of records for both in-person and online tutoring in the Kraft Center for Student Success.
  • Work as a hands-on advisor, mentor, and coach to a cohort of students.
  • Serve on institutional committees, including the institution's CARE committee, and participate in institutional activities as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Special Education, Psychology Counseling, Social Work or related field, and two years of related experience.
  • Understanding of and experience working with students with documented learning disabilities, including familiarity with federal non-discriminatory mandates of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the American with Disabilities Act and its amendments.
  •  Knowledge of and familiarity with various assistive and adaptive technologies.
  •  Ability to work with sensitive issues and confidential records and materials in a professional manner.
  •  Experience working with and a demonstrated sensitivity to understanding the needs and concerns of a diverse urban student population, many of whom are first generation college students.
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong presentation skills with demonstrated ability to develop interpersonal and organizational relationships.
  •  Self-motivated, leadership and teamwork skills with the ability to work independently, manage, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
  •  Knowledge of Microsoft Office, student information, customer relationship management, and early alert systems such as Canvas, Signal Vine and Jenzabar.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Special Education or Higher Education, or related field
  • Three to five years of experience in disability support services. 
  • Experience creating or running reasonable accommodation programs in a college setting.  
Application Process: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants who may not exactly meet these qualifications are encouraged to describe in writing why they would nonetheless contribute substantially to the success of the college and would carry out the requirements of the job. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology complies with all state and federal guidelines that pertain to Covid-19. All employees must be fully Covid-19 vaccinated upon hire. Employees are expected to comply with current Covid precautions which are subject to change.   

Equal Opportunity Employer: Franklin Cummings Tech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee on any grounds protected under federal, state, or local law, including race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, disability (including those related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other characteristic or activity protected under federal, state or local law. 
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