At DMU you will make a meaningful contribution to the dynamic future of Medicine and Health Sciences. DMU is seeking an Accommodations and Educational Support Specialist. This position will empower both students and faculty to reach their potential by offering support for academic success and opportunities for increased skills in teaching and learning. They develop and direct a comprehensive program of preventive, remedial, and developmental services to enhance the academic success and promote the professional growth of Des Moines University students, both on and off campus, and evaluates the effectiveness of such efforts. This position offers expertise, consultation and direct support for instructional design, faculty development, student support, educational innovation, educational research, assessment and evaluation principles. This position also provides support, guidance and education to members of the university community on educational technology and best practices related to instruction and implementation in DMU programs, with a focus on accommodations for students with disabilities. The position offers individualized, small-group and large-group initiatives, sessions and experiences for students, faculty and staff, to foster academic excellence, outstanding student service, educational innovation and continued quality improvement of academic services.n
This is a great opportunity to join our very talented CEE team as we build and prepare for our new innovative campus launch in West Des Moines in summer 2023!
Education and/or Experience:
Master’s degree is required in educational psychology, counseling, adult education, reading, or related field.
Minimum five years’ professional experience, preferably in an academic health science center or university setting providing student or adult education services.
Administrative experience in college or university center; experience developing programs for health professions/graduate students is preferable.
Expertise in the area of learning, reading, or study strategies as demonstrated by previous work record or academic training.
Experience in working with adult students.
Must have a working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Certificates in student accommodations, research/educational scholarship, assessment/evaluation, and related areas preferred.
Understand and advocate the guiding philosophy of “One University.”
Able to train staff, faculty, and students.
Knowledge of all academic programs on campus, and familiarity with their policies and procedures as defined in student handbooks.
A thorough understanding of learning theories, learning strategies, and individualized diagnostic-prescriptive academic counseling is essential.
Commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively across disciplines with administrators, faculty and/or students.
Our employees are what make DMU special, so we treat them well! Our Total Rewards reflect this commitment. Qualified faculty and staff enjoy outstanding health/medical benefits, a 10% retirement match, flexible work arrangements, tuition assistance, professional development funding, and access to wellness facilities with programs that promote a well-balanced lifestyle. Visit dmu.edu/employment to learn more about our benefits.
Founded in 1898, Des Moines University is a premier medical and health sciences institution comprising three colleges– College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and College of Health Sciences – offering nine graduate degree programs. Join us as we impact the future of medicine and healthcare in our new state-of-the-art campus opening in West Des Moines in 2023.
Resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references required at time of online submission. Apply at www.dmu.edu/employment.
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8 – 4:30 Hybrid Potential
May be required to work before or after regular hours, to accommodate specific service audiences, and/or on weekends
Founded in 1898 in Iowa’s capital city, Des Moines University is a postgraduate medical university comprised of three colleges – College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and College of Health Sciences – that offer nine graduate degree programs. Des Moines University combines the top advantages in medical education available today: an expert faculty, a rigorous and relevant curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, a dynamic and diverse research environment, and a supportive, inclusive community of students and faculty active in learning and service. By consistently producing outstanding graduates who excel in their careers, DMU maintains one of the strongest reputations in the sphere of American medical education.