Specialist, Strategic Learning
University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ

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Department

8403-Salt Ctr Learning Disabilities

College/Division

Student Affairs

Posted Rate of Pay

$36,000 annually

Exempt / Non-Exempt

Exempt

Category

Appointed: Professional

Departmental Contact

Alma Vejar

Departmental Contact Phone

621-9217

Departmental Contact Email

avejar@email.arizona.edu

Job Open Date

02-28-2013

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Review begins on (Continues until position filled)

03-11-2013

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time

Days and Schedule to be Worked

M - F 8:00am - 5:00pm; May include evening and weekend hours.

Number of Hours Worked per Week

40

Limited to current UA employees only

No

Documents required to be attached electronically with this application

Letter of Interest Resume

Documents that may be attached electronically or mailed directly to department per instructions below

Additional application instructions (include instructions for submission)

Position Summary

Coordinate and implement support services for a specific caseload of students with learning and attention challenges according to the policies of the Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center of the University of Arizona. Knowledge of psychological evaluations and other documentation in order to determine individual strengths and weaknesses, make recommendations for success strategies and to create educational plans leading to successful degree completion. The successful candidate will be skilled at creating rapport and building productive relationships with students while participating in programs that support our values of quality service provision to students. Provide departmental information to University staff and faculty as needed. Collaborate with other professionals on conference presentations, workshops, research and other projects. Provide professional training to academic and student personnel.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, monitor, evaluate and adjust personalized learning plans based on the individual needs and abilities of each student. Recommend service delivery plans for each student and coordinate development opportunities. *Develop rapport and productive relationships with students by creating engaging, responsive, and welcoming environments for students to grow and gain new skills. *Maintain and document all contact with students resulting from standing appointments, phone, walk-ins, and email. *Review documentation of learning history and challenges in confidential psychological files to determine appropriate, individualized learning plan. *Identify, instruct and monitor the use of essential academic strategies for each student. *Understand, incorporate, and direct students to appropriate University policies to assist students in reaching their educational goals. *In an identified area of specialty, design, implement and participate in the development and evaluation of projects consistent with articulated department goals. *Provide on-going consultation to faculty and staff and networks professionally to the benefit of the students in the department. Provide technical and problem solving assistance through the interpretation of program goals and policies. Make referrals as appropriate. *Evaluate effectiveness of students' educational programs, devise evaluation methodology, and compile data and reports on results. Recommend and/or take action to alter results as desired. *Prepare reports, both individual and by cohort, periodically. Reports reflect activities, progress and status for the benefit of future administrative planning. *Participate in research goals of department through program development, implementation, evaluation, and modification. Participate in writing research proposals, final reports, and professional papers resulting from research. *Develop learning seminars, recreational, cultural or other activities for the holistic benefit of program students. *Represent department at professional functions and organizations, orientation activities, on campus committees and at state- and nation-wide meetings and conferences. Create and give professional training and research presentations. *Responsible for regularly communicating the progress, outcomes, and direction of work to Coordinator, Student Programs and Services. Make recommendations concerning improvement of programs and services. *Support department through participation in a variety of department activities and committee work. *Perform other duties as assigned.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Not applicable for this position.

Additional Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Special Education or related field. *Two years of direct experience working with students in an educational setting. * Knowledge of issues pertaining to learning and attention challenges. * Knowledge of academic study skills and learning strategies. * Knowledge of evaluations of learning history and related information. * Strong communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills. * Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and presentation skills. * Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and high degree of openness to new approaches and new ideas.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of experience in Student Affairs. *Master's degree in Education, Special Education or related field and two years of direct experience working with individuals who have learning and attention challenges. *Knowledge of 504/ADA requirements. *Ability to design and implement educational programs and services. *Knowledge of FERPA and ethical principles in working with students.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.

What kind of criminal background check is required for this position?

This position is security sensitive based on the job duties and requires a finger-print criminal background check

Supplemental Pre-Employment Screening

None

Job Category

Administrative and Professional

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