The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the universitys missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.
This position reports to (supervisor): Constance Tucker, Vice Provost of Educational Improvement and Innovation
The mission of Student Academic Support Services at OHSU is to provide comprehensive academic support services that inspire, challenge and empower learners to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and well-rounded scholars. Additionally, Student Academic Support Services aims to work with faculty to foster and cultivate a supportive learning environment for all learners.
The Educational Specialist will develop and facilitate programs, services, and resources that support student retention, academic success, and individualized support through all of OHSUs programs. In addition, the Education Specialist will provide essential, high-quality academic coaching for all learners.
The Educational Specialist reports to the Vice Provost for Educational Improvement and Innovation.
Develop and implement advanced individualized study plans based on interviews, test reviews, and documentation from other service providers. Provide information about available resources on campus and in the community.
Develops high-quality workshops and other resources to assist learners in gaining the necessary skills and learning strategies to be successful within their OHSU programs.
Maintain organized student records including student release of information, intake, and disclosure forms.
Regularly review student promotion and retention data among other learning outcomes, to innovate academic support program and implement strategies to achieve optimal academic outcomes.
Develop an annual report to include programming, usage data, trends, impact of services on learners, and recommendations for future services.
Coordinate and collaborate on programming, faculty development, and academic committees with OHSUs academic programs, support offices, and student groups.
Other duties as assigned.
A successful applicant will have/be:
A good understanding of thinking and learning processes and counseling/consulting skills to assess these processes and teach new strategies on an individual basis.
Experience teaching a wide-variety of active learning strategies to help learners develop these skills, and the patience and empathy to discern the students skill level and to build on the students individual strengths.
Knowledge and experience in consulting with faculty and collaborating with colleagues on academic support programs.
Well-versed in the foundations of curriculum and instruction and ability to bridge theory and practice for diverse learners.
A strong commitment to social and ecological justice in education.
Knowledge of teaching and coaching multi-lingual learners and culturally diverse populations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide variety of groups and individuals.
Comfortable in asynchronous and face-to-face student interactions.
Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, student success, and working with a broad community.
Commitment to serving a diverse population and advancing student success through highly engaged and high impact educational practices.
Master's degree in in education, student affairs, counseling, or a related field with applied knowledge of adult learning theory and educational psychology.
Deep understanding of learning theory, processes, and methods relevant to post-secondary education.
Minimum of two years of experience advising or teaching diverse adult learners in higher education, health science university, or medical education settings.
Strong commitment to diversity in education, including in race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural background, disability status, and learning preference/style.
Skill in developing strategies and implementing programming in an educational setting
Ability to make judgments on sensitive and confidential student issues.
Excellent and effective communication skills, both in one-on-one interactions, in small groups and in public presentations; experience developing written communications.
Ability to utilize and manage technological applications (e.g., learning management system).
Ph.D. or Ed.D in education, student affairs, counseling, or a related field with applied knowledge of adult learning theory and educational psychology with a documented history of student support success.
Experience in higher education classroom, clinical, and/or online teaching.
3-5 years of experience conducting individualized consultations with learners on a variety of academic topics.
Record of active participation in professional organizations devoted to post-secondary learning and teaching.
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm