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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Center for Academic Success (CAS), a department within the Student and
Academic Services Office, provides academic support to students attending
USG.

Through customized academic programs, CAS strives to empower all students
to develop effective learning strategies, self-efficacy, persistence, and
leadership. In addition to supporting the larger mission of CAS, that all
students will have the skills and self-awareness to achieve their academic
goals, the incumbent will be key in developing programmatic support for
science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical (STEMM) students
at USG. Over the next five years, USG’s STEMMpopulation will grow
substantially, and the incumbent will be critical in supporting current
STEMM initiatives as well as identifying and growing appropriate services
for USG’s population of regional transfer and graduate students in these
fields. The incumbent must possess a familiarity with teaching strategies,
both for one-on-one and large and small group interventions, which actively
engage students in the learning process and promote long-term learning. In
particular, the STEMM Specialist should bring expertise in teaching and
learning strategies specific to a variety of STEMM majors, including health
professions, engineering, research statistics, and biological sciences. The
STEMM Specialist will also be responsible for designing and leading
workshops and supervising peer leaders in student-led academic support
programs.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required.

At least three (3) years of professional experience teaching or providing
academic assistance in science, mathematics, statistics, engineering, or
related fields.

Working knowledge of SPSS or related analytical software.
Preferences:

Master’s Degree preferred.

Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics, and/or
Medicine, strongly preferred.

Work with college level students, strongly preferred.

Advanced knowledge in math and science.

Knowledge of teaching and learning strategies and resources that can be
applied to a wide range of academic disciplines, but especially STEMM
 disciplines.

Excellent teaching and motivational skills; ability work both one-on-one
with students and with small groups, adapting to individual and diverse
learning needs.

Demonstrated knowledge of learning strategies and tutoring methodologies.

Ability to take a collaborative approach in working with students, faculty,
and colleagues to provide integrated services.

Ability to assess, plan, organize, and deliver academic assistance
activities to individuals and groups.

Sensitivity to the unique experiences and background of diverse students,
with varying levels of preparation and confidence.

Knowledge of the use of technology in assisting and enhancing student
learning.

Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to interact
effectively with students, staff, faculty, alumni and parents.
Strong presentation and public speaking skills.

Ability to meet deadlines and to work flexibly, energetically and
creatively in small, collaborative learning environment.
Additional Certifications:

Additional Information:

   - Please attach a list of three references along with your cover letter
   and resume.


   - *This position will work with Graduate and Undergraduate students.*

*This position may require some evening and weekend hours.

   - The salary range for this position is $48,000 – $55,000.

Posting Number: E0005977
Posting Date: 11/21/2016
Closing Date: 12/21/2016
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date 12/05/2016
Physical Demands

This position requires working some evening and weekends.

Professional, office working environment. Limited physical activity
includes transporting informational materials to and from various outreach
events.
*Annie Foster Ahmed*
Director, Center for Academic Success
Department of Student and Academic Services
Universities at Shady Grove
Email: [log in to unmask] Phone: 301-738-6328
www.shadygrove.umd.edu/cas

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