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0100,0100,0100Times New RomanPOSITION: Learning Specialist (new position) This position reports to the Director of the Learning Assistance Program. INITIAL CONTRACT PERIOD: December 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000; annually renewable twelve month contract. POSITION DUTIES: 1. Serve as an initial and on-going contact for students utilizing the services of the learning assistance programs, (i.e., early warning, at-risk, and disability students). 2. Assist in the evaluation and assessment (the learning styles) of students and provide an intervention program; also provide hands-on tutorial services; serve as a liaison in communication with faculty and staff; develop a tracking system to monitor student progress. 3. Provide in-take assessment, appropriate referral, case management, and intervention for individual students. 4. Identify academic, personal and professional needs related to affective, psychomotor, and cognitive abilities and maintain proactive intrusive intervention with students utilizing the services of the learning assistance programs. 5. Participate in academic reinstatement of dismissed students and prescribe appropriate interventions. 6. Remain knowledgeable of laws and regulations that guide “reasonable accommodations” for disabled students; inform appropriate faculty and staff of changes. 7. Recruit, hire, and train student staff (i.e., tutors, note takers, readers, proctors, etc.); supervise and make appropriate assignments; review applications and verify eligibility for employment. 8. Meet with students as part of their prescribed needs; maintain one-to- one relationships through effectively organized contact management and open communication. 9. Provide information on personal learning styles, associated, effective academic/study strategies and skills via assessment, and one-to-one intervention. 10. Coordinate tutoring services as defined by the College’s tutoring program. 11. Coordinate supplemental instruction in targeted courses; provide appropriate training for student staff. 12. Assist Director with maintaining system for prioritizing student requests for tutor services. 13. Assist Director with maintaining system for identifying courses as “retention-risk” courses and with developing appropriate interventions in conjunction with faculty members. 14. Develop and deliver workshops and seminars related to learning skills training for students. 15. Work collaboratively with academic advisors and serve as a resource person for instructors. 16. Provide appropriate reports and data as needed. 17. Other duties as assigned. MAJOR WORK QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree in a field related to adult education, disabilities, developmental education, or college student personnel administration preferred. A minimum of one to two years of program development in college support services, developmental education, expertise in assessing needs of and developing individual educational plans for students, and a proven record in working with faculty/staff in meeting educational needs are expected. Must be well versed in the understanding of methodologies and techniques used in learning. Capable of recognizing learning disabilities in order to develop developmental applications to maximize student learning. Excellent written and oral communication skills needed. Teaching experience and working knowledge of computer assisted instruction desirable. Experience in college-level advising, tutoring or teaching; familiarity with administrative software preferred. Familiarity with a developmental proactive approach to serving students, communication skills and demonstrated knowledge of organizational skills a must. Proven ability to design, implement and assess learning style programs and a demonstrated aptitude for acquiring new skills desired. SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience; including full benefits package. TO APPLY, SEND A LETTER OF APPLICATION AND RESUME TO: Learning Specialist, c/o Human Resources, Lima Technical College, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, Ohio 45804. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ADA EMPLOYER, M/F, V/D Arial Learning Assistance Program Lima Technical College Lima, OH 45804 (419) 995-8049 "If you want to go places you've never been, you must do things you've never done."