The CUNY School of Medicine (CUNY SoM) at The City College of New York (CCNY) located in the heart of Harlem, is the only medical school in the City University of New York system and the only public medical school in Manhattan. Building upon 50 years of success as the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, we transitioned to the CUNY School of Medicine in 2017. The CUNY SoM offers an accelerated BS/MD (7-year program) and a Physician Assistant Master's Degree (27 months program). True to its legacy of access, opportunity, and community transformation, the medical school's mission remains to recruit highly talented students as diverse as New York City itself. CUNY School of Medicine as the home of healers and leaders, places a special emphasis on the recruitment of those who are underrepresented in the field of medicine, and on training high quality, culturally competent health professionals and scientists equipped to address the healthcare needs of New York's medically under-served communities.
As a major priority, CUNY School of Medicine also seeks to enhance the recruitment and retention of senior leadership, faculty, and staff to more closely reflect the diversity of our student body. The Academic Senior Advisor (Learning Specialist) will report to the Director of the Learning Resource Center at the CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM). The ideal candidate is a dynamic individual with excellent interpersonal and group communication skills. We are looking for someone who sees an opportunity in every challenge, who is an innovator, proactively seeks to identify student needs, open to change, takes initiative, is a self-starter, and an effective problem-solver. We seek candidates that are passionate about our students, understands their unique needs, and thrives in a collaborative environment. This individual should be a lifelong learner who seeks constructive feedback and new learning opportunities for growth.
Responsibilites include but are not limited to:
Explore student's individual learning preferences during one-on-one meetings, and develop strategies for improvement appropriate to students learning needs.
Collaboratively work with students to design specific study plans based on individual needs.
Develop and implement course review sessions, innovative workshops, and dynamic online modules to improve and enhance learning strategies in a diverse and young student population.
Evaluate and address common issues that individual students experience, such as test taking skills and test anxiety, effective study skills and strategies, learning process skills, adjustment to medical school workload, organizational skills, and stress and time management.
Participate in early identification of students with academic difficulty.
Monitor student academic progress for students at risk and/or on academic probation, or prescription year.
Serve as Tutor Coordinator ??? assign and oversee student study groups and tutoring sessions, conduct tutor training workshops, manage tutoring evaluations, and supervise tutors. Maintain good communication with tutees.
Work with other Learning Specialists and faculty in the implementation of the Summer Sophie Davis Pre-Matriculation Program for incoming CSOM students.
Collaborate with faculty to ensure appropriate referrals to various university support services such as, tutoring, personal counseling and/or mental health services, Disability Resources Center, academic advising, and career advice.
Conduct appropriate academic and cognitive assessments and evaluations.
Identify supplemental course materials and learning resources.
Maintain comprehensive records of all student contacts and counseling sessions.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.
Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office.
Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.
Master's degree preferred.
Excellent communication and time management skills and be well organized.
Familiarity advising medical students.
Experience working in medical education.
Experience with Microsoft Office suite, Access; Experience with or able to learn academic learning management systems such as Blackboard??, LEO??. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff from a wide range of disciplines and cultural backgrounds.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Provides expert and/or specialized academic counseling a diverse student population.
Offers comprehensive advisement to full-time and part-time students
Works with other academic affairs staff as well as enrollment and student affairs to assist students to declare majors and select appropriate courses
Monitors students' performances and takes appropriate action if necessary; resolves students' problems regarding curricular requirements
Develops academic plans and performs graduation audits
Provides information to students regarding student support services, college policies and program procedures and guidelines
Facilitates workshops; assists with other department activities such as course scheduling
Establishes and maintains student advisement files; prepares activity reports and analyses
May supervise extramural activities, such as internships and community service; may assist with accreditation efforts as needed
May provide career and transfer services and/or specialized program counseling
May supervise junior advising and/or clerical staff
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: Senior Academic Advisor
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID (25153) or Title (Academic Senior Advisor). Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.
Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).
October 22, 2022
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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
There is a continuing shortage of primary care physicians in this country, creating an urgent need for more family practitioners, general internists, pediatricians and obstetricians/gynecologists in many communities. The shortage of African-American, Hispanic, Native Americans and other underrepresented medical professionals in inner-city areas is particularly acute. Thus, recruiting and training a diverse workforce that represents the diversity of the patients being served in such communities is of utmost importance and ensures health equity across the continuum of care. Over forty years ago, CUNY and City College decided to make a difference by developing the most unique physician and physician assistant training programs in the nation – The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. Since its founding in 1973, The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, now known as the CUNY School of Medicine/Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program continues its original mission to recruit underrepresented populations into medicine, increased medical services in underserved areas, and increased the availability of primary care physicians and physician assistants that reflect the divers...ity of our surrounding communities. This mission is currently served with an 85% enrollment rate of students from backgrounds that are Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM; e.g., African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American), greatly exceeding the current U.S. medical school average of 43%. The CUNY School of Medicine encompasses an innovative accelerated BS/MD program that combines a Bachelor of Science degree and an M.D. degree in seven years and a 28-month Physician Assistant Program that leads to a Masters degree in P.A. Studies and eligibility to take the physician assistant national certification examination (PANCE).