The Writing & Academic Support Specialist will develop writing, reading, and ESL programs for students from all schools: workshops, individual assistance, a conversation partners program, and more. The Specialist will also manage all peer learning partner programs for all schools and supervise the expansion of the program in all schools. In addition, the Specialist will organize, lead and/or participate in (alongside the Academic Support staff) workshops throughout the year, summer orientation programs, grant writing as needed, and other current and future academic support programs. The Specialist will also provide academic and special counseling to students on study skills, test anxiety, and time management. Ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree and experience in academic support/learning theory, particularly in teaching students reading and writing skills appropriate for scientific and technical material, based on the principles outlined in “Make it Stick” by Peter Brown.
(A) Education requirement:
Bachelors required. Masters preferred.
(B) Licenses or certifications:
(C) Technical/computer skills:
Must be proficient with Excel, Outlook and other Microsoft Office programs. Experience with Banner a plus, but not required.
(D) Prior experience:
Experience teaching students how to read and write technical and scientific material is essential. Experience working with ESL students is also essential. The ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate and work as part of a team, relate well with students and colleagues, and demonstrate discretion and sound judgment when handling confidential issues.