Assistant Director, Learning Services - Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Athens or Dublin)
Location: Athens, Ohio
Internal Number: 46001
About the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine:
We pride ourselves on our strong focus on our mission: training osteopathic primary care physicians to serve Ohio.
Our medical school educates physicians committed to practice in Ohio, emphasizes primary care, engages in focused research, and embraces both Appalachian and urban communities. Integral to this mission, our college community commits itself to: provide a clinically integrated, learning-centered, osteopathic medical education continuum for students, interns, residents and primary care associates; embrace diversity and public service; and improve the health and well-being of underserved populations.
The Heritage College is recognized as the national leader in training osteopathic primary care physicians and the number one producer of primary care physicians in the country.
These fundamental principles form the foundation of the culture at our college: wholeness and balance within each person; integrity; community of mutual respect; acceptance of others and embracing diversity; pursuit of excellence; a climate of scholarship; and commitment to service, generosity and compassion.
The Assistant Director, Learning Services works in conjunction with a team of other Assistant Directors of Learning Services across the Heritage College's three campuses and is essential in providing learning services as part of the medical student experience. This position plays a critical role in ensuring student success across Heritage College's multiple campuses by serving as a leader; campus advisor; and advocate of learning programs, intervention, and academic support strategies.
This position provides individualized longitudinal support and student engagement during Years 1-4 of the medical school program with the development of individual learning and preparatory skills that enhance overall academic performance. This position develops and makes revisions to campus learning service programs offered throughout the multi-campus environment, ensuring continuity of approach and site-specific program execution. Additionally, dependent on the campus location, this position may be required to assist with Student Affairs and campus programming activities promoting student engagement, health and wellness.
Serve as primary contact and manager of programming for the learning services within the Heritage College. Provide holistic advising with students (Years 1-4) to identify barriers that hinder academic outcomes. Oversees and implements learning services that result in increased student academic performance and student retention, which is critical to the mission of the Heritage College. Direct students to the appropriate resources as warranted to improve academic performance, such as behavioral health services.
Designs and makes revisions to individualized medical curriculum study plans that increase academic success and promote student wellness. Establish measures and prioritize means of direct student follow-up. Conduct one-on-one advising appointments on medical knowledge, course management, study skill effectiveness and learning styles. Generate detailed progress documentation as reference to student performance, coaching and advising. Prepare, empower and counsel students in prep for high stakes examinations, board/licensing exams and curriculum/course final assessments.
Responsible for developing and implementing high-stakes remediation and directed study plans for struggling students to cultivate comprehension of medical school curriculum, course concepts and academic learning objectives. Establish further objectives for assessing and coaching measures to aid student retention. Advise Heritage College Student Affairs and Academic Affairs leads on student progress and retention status. Collaborate with Heritage College faculty and course leads to develop and advance areas of aid, resource or support to student academic development.
Serve as primary campus contact and manages programming of a site-specific academic center that is tailored to advise and advance medical student academic performances. Identify, recruit, hire and supervise multiple student employees to function as medical student tutors and facilitators of learning community activities. Assess and match medical students to tutor resources based on content knowledge, individualized areas of curriculum support, and/or preparation for high-stakes standardized board exams. Identify content leads and schedule group tutoring opportunities.
Research applicable study aid resources, learning approaches and applications to support learning community activities. Implement approaches to incorporating learning applications and resources into student advising sessions and individualized academic study plans. Collaboratively develop, plan and execute programs and support measures across the Heritage College multi-campus environment. Design learning services promotional materials and present group workshops that increase students' awareness and understanding of learning approaches, studying, test taking skill and preparation for assessments. Disseminate information and departmental communications regarding course resources, academic aids and approaches to aligning learning objectives to methods that increase overall medical knowledge.
Manage, plan, and execute student programming, orientation, and campus outreach activities in conjunction with site staff, Heritage College Student Affairs and Office of Medical Education. Advance innovative activities to enhance the campus culture and educational experience. Dependent on the campus location, this position may be asked to work with local vendors, area primary and secondary schools, partnering physicians, medical education specialists, professional organizations and OHIO departments on programming, events and outreach initiatives. Provides budget guidance for resources needed to implement learning services programming for respective academic campus.
Participate in Heritage College Admissions student interview days, identifying and establishing basis for supported learning services. Engage with pipeline programs developing and preparing students for success within the college's multi-campus environment.
Promote and refer students to partnering OHIO departments and external campus resources for medical or psychological assistance, assessment for disability and/or cognitive assessment. Serve as campus liaison in identifying specific approaches and applicable student resources related to test anxiety, accessibility services, ELL, physical wellness, behavioral health and counseling support.
Master's Degree in Education, Cognitive Psychology, Reading, or related field
6 years related experience
2 years experience implementing the diagnostic/prescriptive approach to learning skills assistance with adults
2 years experience working with adults concerning cognitive skill development
1-2 years management experience
Planning Unit: Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Department: HCOM - Admissions and Student Affairs
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Bailey Shooner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment Type: full-time regular
Minimum salary is $58,972.00. Pay is commensurate with experience and credentials and is accompanied by our generous university benefits such as tuition for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to health, prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan including company contributions, parental leave, adoption reimbursement, and more. OHIO is also proud to offer wellness programs, on-site wellness facilities, and a generous employee assistance program. Additional Information is available at: https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits/.
Ohio University is home to one of the nation’s friendliest and most picturesque campuses. But more importantly, it’s where you can become part of a two-century tradition of excellence and embark upon a rewarding career that will make a real difference. From teaching and research to admissions, facilities maintenance, and residence life, our faculty and staff propel Ohio University’s mission of helping students become their best selves. OHIO offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity affirmative action institution. For more information about Ohio University’s policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, visit www.ohio.edu/equity.