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Assistant Director of Academic Support - Programs

Rosalind Franklin Univ. of Medicine & Science
North Chicago, IL 60064
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Rosalind Franklin Univ. of Medicine & Science

Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Location: North Chicago, IL, US

Position Summary:

Under the supervision and in coordination with the Executive Director of Accessibility and Academic Services, the Assistant Director of Academic Support is responsible for coordinating and providing academic support programs and services for all Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) students. S/He will also be responsible for wellness programming initiatives within the Division of Student Affairs and Inclusion and will assist in other University-wide events.

Who We Are:

Rosalind Franklin University is comprised of five Schools: the Chicago Medical School, College of Health Professions, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, the College of Pharmacy, and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Rosalind Franklin University enrolls approximately 2,000 students per academic year and is supported by 850 full and part-time faculty and 338 staff members. Founded in 1912, Rosalind Franklin University has educated more than 16,000 medical and advanced health sciences degree graduates in the United States and worldwide.

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Implement, lead, and coordinate Learning Center and Large Group Tutoring sessions which enhance learning within the classroom environment.
  • Hire, train, and oversee all large group student tutors and learning coaches and responsible for the budget management of the Large Group Peer Tutoring and Learning Center programs.
  • Oversee peer tutoring programs including the administration of tutoring assignments, tutor timesheets.
  • Create professional development opportunities to assist peer tutors and instructors on teaching pedagogy techniques for interactive learning.
  • Work closely with each individual academic program to establish specific needs for academic support opportunities.
  • Provide individual academic advising and counseling for students in academic difficulty.
  • Monitor individual student progression and evaluations.
  • Serve on the academic progression boards within the academic departments.
  • Provide academic support services including, but not limited to, time management, study skills, test-taking skills, and school-life balance.
  • Assist students with career exploration and career preparation (CVs, Personal Statements, etc.)
  • Develop new academic support programming based upon the needs of the student community.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and large group presentations.
  • Develop, plan, and implement new student orientation sessions throughout the year, the largest of which includes approximately 600 new students.
  • As a member of the Division of Student Affairs and Inclusion, s/he will work cooperatively in Division-wide and University-wide programming efforts (graduation, annual ceremonies, etc.)
  • Serve on Division and University committees.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or delegated

Required Education and Experience:
  • Masters degree.
  • Prior student affairs experience working in a medical/health care educational setting and/or experience working with professional or graduate-level students.
  • Significant experience as a student affair professional in the area of academic support.
  • 3-5 years of experience in teaching and learning techniques and methodology.
  • Strong foundation in student development theory
  • Must achieve satisfactory results from a background check.
  • Must have proof of COVID19 vaccination or a university-approved exemption

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills.
  • Computer skill proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to give interactive and engaging presentations to large and small groups of people.
  • Knowledge of events planning, marketing, and implementation concepts and techniques.
  • Knowledge of applicable university, state, and federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures (including FERPA).
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively work with a diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in Student Affairs Administration, Education, or related field.

Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
  • Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work is performed in a typical office environment and will be conducted in a climate-controlled office with extensive use of computers, telephones, and other office equipment.
  • Work is of a light physical demand with duties being performed while sitting, standing, or occasionally stooping.

EOE, including Disability / Vets


Posted: 2021-10-13 Expires: 2021-11-14

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