The Learning Specialist Coordinator is responsible for implementing academic support and services for students in the areas of effective learning strategies and to offer leadership and coordination of at least one of our support initiatives (e.g. teaching, Supplemental Instruction, virtual resources). As a Learning Specialist the position provides direct service to students through individualized academic counseling with a focus on learning, time management, and organization strategies; advising and mentoring to special student populations; instruction through online and face-to-face support courses; content specific tutoring; college transitions; navigating the university system; and self-advocacy. As a Coordinator the position administers, coordinates, monitors, and assesses a center-wide program and/or initiative. Coordination could include supervision and training of undergraduate and graduate staff.
Provide individual academic counseling/coaching for students experiencing academic difficulty. Teach study strategies courses and other support courses as needed. Manage daily operations for one or more office wide support initiatives. This includes troubleshooting and resolving conflicts. Where appropriate, hire, train and supervise student staff. Participate in professional and campus activities and research related to academic support and learning strategies.
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Master’s degree in education, educational psychology, student affairs, counseling, social work, or related field; AND two years of experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong skills to effectively communicate information to multiple audiences (i.e. students, faculty, parents, and other helping professionals). Predisposition toward stewardship and collaboration, within and across the Division of Student Life. An inclination toward and ability to define goals and assess outcomes. A service orientation and a commitment to working in a team. A willingness to adjust to and seek out and initiate change in the quest for continuous improvement. Facility with new and changing technologies.
“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission. Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, with regional campuses located in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a center in Luxembourg. Known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Miami, the nation's tenth oldest public university, is recognized for its striking red brick Georgian-style architecture and tree-shaded lawns. Take a Virtual Tour from our website.”