LEARNING SKILLS SPECIALIST ­ P12jan ­ 050663 ­ (Job ID# 1174) ­ Altshuler
Learning  Enhancement Center ­ (Salary commensurate with experience) -

This is a 10 month position. The learning specialist will provide one-to-one
academic counseling and teaching, including assessing studentsı strengths
and weaknesses in reading and learning and then designing a personalized
program for improvement and consulting on progress. Primary duties and
responsibilities include, but are not limited to: teaching during fall and
spring semesters includes ORACLE, a one-credit reading/learning strategies
course, and a variety of learning strategy workshops; providing individual
academic counseling and problem solving; assisting with daily A-LEC
operations and collaboration with A-LEC staff; collaborating with faculty
and staff in other departments; and other duties as assigned. Masterıs
degree is required, preferably in education, psychology, or a related
academic discipline. Experience in counseling, advising, or teaching at the
secondary or post-secondary level is strongly preferred. Candidates must
demonstrate strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the
ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a
wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must also demonstrate
strong instructional skills. Candidates must demonstrate strong problem
solving/critical thinking skills to effectively solve issues students
encounter in their coursework and the ability to creatively  develop student
centered solutions. Knowledge of reading and learning strategies,
metacognitive processes, instructional software, and preparation of
instructional materials is essential. Candidates must possess strong
project-management and organizational skills to effectively work on several
simultaneous projects. Must also possess ability to work well as part of a
team and in an independent role with minimal supervision. A strong working
knowledge of computers and software (e.g. MS Office) is essential.
Experience in meeting the academic support needs of a wide variety of
students is strongly preferred, including first year students with
undeveloped learning skills, transfer students adjusting to the university,
and juniors or seniors preparing for graduate school.

SMU is AA/EO employer committed to excellence through diversity.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 16, 2009. Please visit our website  <>  to apply.

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