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*DESCRIPTION*

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) at the Universities at Shady Grove
(USG) provides academic support to students. 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 STEMM population 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 STEMMSpecialist will also be responsible for designing and leading
workshops and supervising peer leaders in student-led academic support
programs.

*Minimum Qualifications:*

Education:

   - Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience:

   - 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.

*Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:*

   - Advanced knowledge in mathematics/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 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.

*How to Apply:*

Please visit: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ejobs.umd.edu_postings_58355&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=yBiE514ByeBuT9iMcmLL81H9l3w_eWJJCNWWYb5qET4&m=dDlzJdYs6RvzchQ4lsdwdjU74X2cN0W34NiI-DVfYIM&s=8rxs65JLxnuPqT97xMIB17fOhZ_Ec2pAq3ZMyx4JJC4&e=

Best Consideration Date: March 27, 2018

Closing Date: April 6, 2018

*Annie Foster Ahmed, Ed.M.*
Director
The Center for Academic Success

*The Universities at Shady Grove*
9636 Gudelsky Drive, Building III, Room 1118
T:301-738-6328
shadygrove.umd.edu/cas

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