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Learning Skills Interventionist

Florida Memorial University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 9, 2023

A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing academic success. The Learning Skills Interventionist shall have the primary responsibility for providing learning support for undergraduate students in support of the University’s retention initiatives and those of the Office of Academic Engagement and Student Success. This customer-centric role is responsible to deliver service excellence support to meet the needs of our University community. Demonstrates the professionalism needed to handle sensitive and confidential matters.

Essential Functions:
  • Provides tutorial services and academic coaching for students, through individual and group sessions. Should have some area expertise related to general education core subjects such as Math or English (writing).
  • Collaborates with Advisors and other campus partners to assist students in academic need and identify appropriate institutional resources.
  • Outreaches to campus community and at-risk students, especially, to promote academic support opportunities.
  • Develops academic skills workshops for students and faculty, as part of the first- and second-year experiences, including New Student Orientation.
  • Collaborates with special populations (Athletics, Band, etc.) to support the development of quality learning support systems (i.e., Study Hall, workshops, etc.).
  • Communicates with faculty as needed to assist students in resolving conflicts.
  • May serve as University leads for learning skills and technology.
  • Proficient in student support services through Jenzabar and other emerging technologies.
  • Assists in the preparation of Skills Lab reports for assessment and institutional effectiveness.
  • Provides support in this capacity to the AVP for Academic Engagement and Student Success
  • Contributes to committee and teamwork for the good of the department.
  • Maintains regular office hours per a schedule approved by the AVP of Academic Engagement and Student Success
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the AVP of Academic Engagement and Student Success
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Effective pedagogical techniques including instruction and classroom management.
  • Project management and promotions.
  • Diplomatic, solution-orientated, and student-centered service skills, especially in discussing academic responsibilities and consequences with students.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills with diverse faculty, staff, and students; ability to understand open-ended questioning, non-verbal cues, and active listening. Large group presentations are sometimes required. Social media savvy is highly desired.
  • Strong analytical skills and decision-making skills; ability to read and interpret reports and data to make recommendations for University or programmatic action.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to manage, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks/projects in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability; dependability, attention to detail, and adaptability are critical.
  • Flexible to changes in unit mission.
  • Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner and in accordance with FERPA. Maintain the privacy and confidentiality of information, protect the assets of the institution, act ethically and with integrity, and adhere to FMU’s Code of Conduct and policies and procedures.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified as essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.
  • Bachelor's degree in education, mathematics, English or reading, psychology or related field and three or more years of experience (preferably) working preferably in a postsecondary institution and understanding current trends in tutoring and content reinforcement and higher education.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Strong technology skills in students’ Microsoft Office products and advising software.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience. In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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