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Study Skills Learning Specialist

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Study Skills Learning Specialist

Job no: 533665

Work type: Officer of Administration

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Student Life/Services

Department: UESS Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $52,000 - $59,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2023-2024
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

May 5th, 2024; open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents with your online application:
  • A resume
  • A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills and experience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, and qualifications outlined in the job posting.
  • The names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers

    Department Summary

    The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS) promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement, and achievement for the student scholar. UESS programs focus on the educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives and intellectual development. UESS departments and programs serve the entire population of UO undergraduate students and partner closely with other campus units to support student success and engagement.

    At the Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center (TAEC) students find resources and services to enhance their learning and academic performance through tutoring, classes and workshops, individual learning consultations, graduate school test prep, and supplemental instruction. These resources are instrumental in helping students fill in critical subject and skill gaps, strengthen their academic performance, and help them make solid progress toward achieving their educational goals.

    Position Summary

    The Study Skills Learning Specialist position provides direct student support and coordinates program services to help students improve their learning and enhance their academic success. This position brings expertise and leadership in the area of general academic and learning support and will guide the growth of these services within the TAEC and across campus.

    Specific duties will include providing individual consultation and guidance to students to improve their learning and enhance the quality of their coursework, and teaching workshops and courses on a variety of topics related to student learning and academic achievement. This position will teach credit course(s) based on the needs of the department. Additionally, this position will coordinate TAEC program services and resources, including peer-led academic coaching, graduate school test prep, and annual workshop series. The Study Skills Learning Specialist will recruit, hire, and supervise tutors in coordination with Tutor Coordinator and TAEC team. This position will develop, facilitate, and plan peer tutor training, aligned to CRLA certification and program needs. Furthermore, the Study Skills Learning Specialist will develop and expand learning strategy and academic support services to further meet student needs, narrow resource gaps, and integrate campus support.

    This position will be responsible for maintaining student contact records and reporting data on program use and effectiveness. The Study Skills Learning Specialist will also be expected to participate in staff meetings and program evaluations.

    The Study Skills Learning Specialist must be culturally competent and able to work with first-generation, low-income, underrepresented, international, and transfer students. The position requires skill in addressing the needs of all students, from high performing to academically vulnerable. The Study Skills Learning Specialist must also demonstrate respect for all individuals, welcome diversity among students and colleagues, and actively work toward an inclusive workplace.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree.
  • One year of experience teaching in group or individual settings.
  • One year of experience implementing academic support and strategies to enhance student learning.

    Professional Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of student learning and teaching theory and research, with awareness of evidence-based strategies including reading, writing, note-taking, studying and preparing, test-taking, time management, and goal setting.
  • Commitment to, experience with, and ability to work effectively with people from a variety of diverse backgrounds and cultures in support of a welcoming and inclusive environment.
  • Ability to work individually and collaboratively in a team setting.
  • Ability to establish priorities, maintain schedules, and manage time effectively.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching or providing learning support at the university level.
  • Experience coordinating events, programs, or services.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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