Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
North Chicago, IL, US
Under the supervision and in coordination with the Director of Academic Support, the Assistant Director of Academic Support is responsible for coordinating and providing academic support programs and services for all Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) students. S/He will also be responsible for wellness programming initiatives within the Division of Student Affairs and Inclusion and will assist in other University-wide events
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Required Education & Experience
- Implement, lead, and coordinate Learning Center and Large Group Tutoring sessions which enhance learning within the classroom environment.
- Hire, train, and oversee all student tutors and learning coaches and responsible for the budget management of the Peer Tutoring and Learning Center programs.
- Oversee peer tutoring programs including the administration of tutoring assignments, tutor timesheets.
- Create professional development opportunities to assist peer tutors and instructors on teaching pedagogy techniques for interactive learning.
- Work closely with each individual academic program to establish specific needs for academic support opportunities. Provide individual academic advising and counseling for students in academic difficulty.
- Monitor individual student progression and evaluations.
- Serve on the academic progression boards within the academic departments.
- Provide academic support services including, but not limited to, time management, study skills, test-taking skills, and school-life balance.
- Assist students with career exploration and career preparation (CVs, Personal Statements, etc.)
- Develop new academic support programming based upon the needs of the student community.
- Lead, develop, and implement the Wellness Programming initiatives for students within the Division of Student Affairs and Inclusion.
- Develop learning outcomes and assessments for wellness related programming within the Division of Student Affairs and Inclusion
- Co-lead the Student Health Assessment administered to all students every other academic year, including analysis of data and developing strategies for addressing any areas of concern.
- Must be comfortable with public speaking and large group presentations.
- Co-coordinate new student orientation sessions throughout the year, the largest of which includes approximately 600 new students.
- As a member of the Division of Student Affairs and Inclusion, s/he will work cooperatively in Division-wide and University-wide programming efforts (graduation, annual ceremonies, etc.)
- Serve on Division and University committees.
- Perform other related duties as assigned or delegated
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Master's degree.
- Prior student affairs experience working in a medical/health care educational setting and/or experience working with professional or graduate level students.
- Significant experience as a student affairs professional in the area of academic support.
- 3-5 years of experience in teaching and learning techniques and methodology.
- Strong foundation in student development theory.
- Exceptional organizational and planning skills.
- Computer skill proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to give interactive and engaging presentations to large and small groups of people.
- Knowledge of events planning, marketing and implementation concepts and techniques.
- Knowledge of applicable university, state and federal laws, regulation, policies and procedures (including FERPA).
- Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to effectively work with a diverse population
Typical Physical Demands & Working Conditions
- Master's degree in Student Affairs Administration, Education or related field.
- Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.