Coordinator, Learning Specialist
Posting Number: req9927
Department: Think Tank
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
The Learning Specialist Coordinator is responsible for the oversight and the delivery of a learning strategies curriculum provided by Learning Specialists. Under the direction of the Associate Director, this position leads, coordinates, and supervises various programs and activities in relation to Learning Specialists programs, assuring fulfillment of departmental goals and objectives. The position will manage the Academic Skills Tutoring, Academic Recovery & Interventions, and strategic outreach efforts in relation to Learning Specialist programming. The position is highly administrative and includes supervisory duties and responsibilities. The Learning Specialist Coordinator serves as a main point of contact and liaison with components of both the Academic Skills Tutoring program and campus partners involved in the Academic Recovery & Intervention efforts. The Learning Specialist Coordinator will also work to ensure the professional and personal needs of the Learning Specialist team are effectively addressed. The Coordinator leads the team in curriculum development, academic coaching practicum, and professional development. The person selected for this position will be expected to be optimistic, innovative, flexible, forward thinking, and adaptable.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide leadership and supervision to the Learning Specialist staff at the THINK TANK; establish work priorities
- Coordinate development, delivery, and evaluation of Academic Recovery & Interventions and Academic Skills Tutoring programming.
- Coordinate development and implementation of study skills curriculum through workshops, credit bearing classes, or online venues to serve diverse departmental and student needs.
- Coordinate and deliver specialized student services for target populations and work with academic colleges, academic advisors, and campus departments.
- Coordinate development and delivery of educational programs and workshops upon request from departments within the division, student clubs/organizations, faculty or classroom instructors.
- Devise evaluation methodology and evaluate effectiveness of student academic support programs, compile data, and report results.
- Initiate and manage programmatic assessment and produce and compile semester and annual reports.
- Participate in research goals of department through program development, implementation, evaluation, and modification.
- Responsible for regularly communicating the progress, outcomes, and direction of work to supervisor. Make recommendations concerning improvement of programs and services.
- Support students in Schedule for Success, a comprehensive support program for students who place into pre-college level math at the University.
- Support students who self-select to meet with a Learning Specialist as part of the THINK TANK's Academic Coaching fee-based program.
- Support students who are referred to THINK TANK Learning Specialists through academic recovery & intervention programs.
- Develop, monitor, evaluate and adjust individualized learning plans for students on their various rosters
- Understand, incorporate, and direct students to appropriate university resources, policies, and professionals to assist students in reaching their educational goals.
- Prepare reports based on individual student progress toward academic goals.
- Develop rapport and productive relationships with students by creating welcoming environments and implementing coaching strategies for students to grow and gain new skills.
- Create engaging educational materials for one-on-one student meetings
- Identify, instruct and monitor the use of essential academic strategies for each student.
- Maintain and document all contact with students resulting from standing appointments, phone, walk-ins, and email.
- Work with supervisor and other staff to ensure educational services are delivered in an efficient, effective manner and streamlined for students.
- Support divisional student success efforts through participation in a variety of department activities and committee work.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of academic study skills and learning strategies
- Knowledge of student development theory and practice
- Knowledge of leadership, management, and supervision principles and practices
- Strong communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
- Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
- Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and high degree of openness to new approaches and new ideas
- Knowledge of university systems, procedures, business rules in order to support the implementation of programmatic opportunities to students being served
- Knowledge of FERPA and ethical principles in working with students and families
- Knowledge of and experience implementing Academic Coaching principles, tools, and resources
- Commitment to creating an environment sensitive to student diversity
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.
- Experience in developing learning support services
- Experience coordinating educational plans and services
- Experience supervising professional staff members
- Experience applying effective communication with a diverse campus and community, including strong consultative, collaborative and mediation skills; excellent presentation, public speaking and writing skills; proactive and responsive interpersonal skills
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Student Services
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: $46,000 - $48,000
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Career Stream and Level
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
(520) 626 -1904
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
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