Academic Support Specialist at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC

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Vacancy #: 950040
Recruitment Range: Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview
The Brody School of Medicine Office of Student Development and Academic Counseling (OSDAC) is looking to hire an Academic Support Specialist. The OSDAC's role is to provide academic counseling, career guidance, student development and related support services to our learners with emphasis on maximizing the overall educational experience and the achievement of expected learning outcomes. The Academic Support Specialist will join a team of Learning Skills Specialists to promote the academic success, wellness and development of learners through a full range of services. This position will work collaboratively with offices across the Academic Affairs units to develop strategies to enhance students' learning, development and wellbeing.

Job Duties

  • Providing leadership in curriculum development, program evaluation, student assessment and medical education research and scholarship
  • Identifying and responding to students with academic difficulties to develop academic interventions designed to improve performance
  • Providing academic counseling related to the development of effective learning skills, study strategies, creation of personal study materials, note-taking instruction, and assessment of learning styles, time management, and test preparation, and plan and lead group sessions on the above skills
  • Monitoring changes in students' academic performance to: identify students at risk for underperforming, determining student's need for support and identifying appropriate resources as needed
  • Counseling students needing remediation on an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE), or needing remediation plans for USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK, Step 2CS or NBME Clerkship Subject Exams or other exams as needed.
  • Evaluating program effectiveness
  • Conducting individual diagnostic interviews and consultative activities for medical students to identify strategies for academic success
  • Meeting individually with students who fail an exam or course to assess the student's current learning strategies and level of academic functioning and provide services/interventions as appropriate
  • Assisting students to identify and develop learning strategies for potential learning disabilities or differences and making referrals to disability services when appropriate
  • Maintaining files for each student who receives services or participates in programs from OSDAC
  • Serving as a resource to Curriculum and Promotion/Review Committees, working closely with the Office of Medical Education to report on issues that impede student progress
  • Assisting with the formation of Academic Support Teams for learner remediation, forming Individualized Learning Plans and other academic needs
  • Working closely with the Office of Admissions to determine learning styles and needs of learners as they matriculate into the medical program
  • Working with pipeline and outreach programs around evaluation and academic development of pre-college and undergraduate learners around health professions program preparedness
  • Working with the Office of Faculty Development to co-sponsor workshops and offerings to help faculty learn how learners learn
  • Working the Learning Skills Specialists and others across the school of medicine to promote wellness, leadership and professional development for learners

Minimum Education/Experience

  1. Master's or other advanced degree in Academic Counseling, education, higher education, Educational Psychology, Special Education, or a related field and has specialization in the process of learning and remediation.
  2. Experience in an academic setting providing intervention strategies to diverse learners.
  3. Experience in conducting educational workshops, seminars, and small group sessions.
  4. Understanding of cognitive development and emotional intelligence
  5. Demonstrated strong self-initiative
  6. Exceptional computer, organizational, data entry and project management skills, including demonstrated skills in Microsoft software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Knowledge of Access is a plus.
  7. Experience in working with tutoring and/or peer assisted learning program, research, educational assessment, learning skills development and career development experience

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
The successful candidate should:

  1. Be team oriented and user friendly to students, faculty and staff
  2. Be prepared to handle a busy caseload and spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advanced planning and the ability to work at a fast pace
  3. Be culturally competent, possess a strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate
  4. Have proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking and leading group discussions

Special Instructions to Applicant
In addition to submitting a CV or resume, please submit:

  • Sample of written communication skills, published article is preferred
  • Sample of oral communication skills, workshop or seminar outline or slides
  • Statement on prior experience in counseling or working with students on study skills

Additional Instructions to Applicants
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 950040 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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