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Grad Ed Learning Spec

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Position Information

Title Grad Ed Learning Spec
Location Middletown
Department Osteo Manipulative Medicine
Position Number 1F9283
Job Description

The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Middletown, NY invites applications for a fulltime Learning Specialist. The broad focus of the Learning Specialist will be to work with faculty and students in order to maximize educational outcomes for our enrolled graduate and medical students.

Job Duties

• Work with college administration to identify struggling students, especially those early in their academic tenure, and to help these students develop and implement strategies which lead to academic success.
• Synergize with the efforts of the campus Social Worker to address problems such as exam and performance anxiety.
• Provide faculty development workshops that support best practices in teaching, academic advisement, and learning support.
• Provide workshops to students on developing effective study and learning strategies based upon one’s learning preferences.
• Assist students with the development and implementation of strategies for preparing for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners licensing exams.
• Maximize the use of student tutors to support learning outcomes.
• Run the TouroCOM REACH program, a program which integrates the practice of study and learning strategies with the review of specific course content.

Required Qualifications

Education, Preparation, and Training

• Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Educational Psychology, or related field required, Doctorate preferred
• Knowledge of learning theories and adult developmental theories.
• Demonstrated experience in teaching in a university setting, working with graduate and/or professional students, managing a tutoring program.
• Preference will be given to candidates with familiarity with medical school curricula and standardized exams of the type given by the NBOME.
• The ideal candidate will also possess knowledge of learning disabilities and provisions of reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Required Core Competencies:
• Enthusiasm for learning and achievement
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication skills
• Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast paced environment
• Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office products
• Conceptual, analytical and organizational skills
• Innovative and solution-oriented approach
• Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and productive relationships with various constituency groups.
• Familiarity with FERPA and applicable laws and regulations regarding student record, confidentiality, and student’s rights and responsibilities.
• Experience with and enthusiasm for working with a diverse student, staff and faculty population within a university setting.
Computer Skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook

Work takes place in Administrative Offices

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands


Special Conditions for Eligibility
EEO Statement

Touro College and University System is committed to providing all persons equal opportunity in education and employment, and to ensuring a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment in compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), the New York State Education Law, and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the College to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment and in the administration of College programs, services, activities, and admissions on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

FLSA Exempt
Salary Detail

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00100P
Open Date 09/11/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicant

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents