As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who
represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University
seeks a Director of Academic Support, Health
Professions. Reporting to the Assistant Dean
of Student Affairs, this position mill promote our Catholic
Franciscan mission and identity by providing a comprehensive
academic support program for the student populations of the
graduate health professions, including the Doctor of Osteopathic
Medicine (DO), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Master of
Biomedical Science (BMS) academic programs. The Director will
partner with faculty and staff in providing a variety of support
initiatives and services such as transition and development
programs; intervention for at risk students; and tutoring and
mentoring programs. In addition, the Director will work one-on-one
with struggling and at-risk students to build individualized
learning plans and strategies. The position also supervises the
Graduate Learning Support Specialists.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of
Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and
honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through
transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through
service, integrating faith and life, and institutional
- Facilitate one-on-one and group cognitive skills development
sessions with students.
- Create and facilitate a system for identifying at-risk and
academically struggling students.
- Directly collaborate with the Asst./Assoc. Deans of Academic
Affairs and Clinical Affairs in facilitating the building of
individualized student learning plans and strategies.
- Oversee all aspects of new and continuing student orientation
activities for the health professions.
- Assess academic support programs and their achievement of
identified key outcomes.
- Provide appropriate referrals to mental health counseling
services as well as learning disorder and disability assessment
- Organize ongoing workshops, presentations, and correspondence
regarding preparation for standardized examinations (ex. COMLEX,
- Directly collaborate with the Director of Graduate Medical
Education Advising in an effort to co-deliver resources and content
to students related to academic achievement and career
- Supervise the Graduate Learning Support Specialist(s).
Additional Responsibilities include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
- Consult regularly with faculty from each academic program and
department to share information about struggling students and to
develop academic support experiences that promote student
- Provide one-on-one academic counseling for students in the
areas of study skills, test-taking strategies, licensing exam
preparation, anxiety reduction, long-term recall, priority
management and others.
- Provide group academic support sessions and workshops as
- Identify and oversee the implementation of learning assessment
- Coordinate the faculty advisor program inclusive of trainings
- Serve as integral member of student success teams or committees
in designing support interventions for struggling or at-risk
- Coordinate peer tutoring for graduate programs in Health
- Maintain accurate records of individuals and groups utilizing
Academic Support Services. Utilize these records to generate
reports that have value to institutional management and
- Conduct a comprehensive review of all programs and services
currently provided and determine appropriate key learning outcomes
or performance indicators.
- Oversee department budget for all programs and services.
- Master's degree required in psychology, counseling, education
or related field
- Previous experience in a counseling, academic support or
tutoring setting within an institution of higher education
- Previous experience working with graduate and professional
- Proficient with the administration and evaluation of various
types of learning assessment tools.
- Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication
- Computer skills to include a working knowledge of database
management and reporting.
- Ability to function independently as well as part of a
- Understanding of Student Affairs/Student Development philosophy
and how it applies to Academic Support Services.
- Communicate effectively with internal and external groups.
- Maintain confidentiality and discretion in dealing with
Apply online here: https://marian.peopleadmin.com/postings/406
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter, a
current resume, contact information for three professional
references, and responses to the supplemental mission
Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All
individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with
disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.