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Job ID: 221475

Learning Specialist
Tufts University

Date Posted Sep. 15, 2023
Title Learning Specialist
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Educational Services


The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is responsible for all student support services and the enrollment management of 800 medical students. One of the primary goals of the OSA is to deliver academic support services to our 800 medical students, as well as students enrolled in other School of Medicine graduate programs. In addition, the OSA provides a multitude of additional services to students, as well as faculty members, the TUSM clinical affiliates and TUSM academic and administrative offices. OSA provides academic support, oversees the coordination and delivery of the clinical curriculum, manages the career advising and residency application process for medical students, plans and executes many events including orientation programs for 1st, 2nd & 3rd year students, White Coat ceremony, Match Day and Commencement activities. 

What You'll Do

Reporting to the Academic Support Director, the Learning Specialist (LS) will be responsible for assisting in the provision of academic support for students in the School of Medicine, as they adapt their study and personal habits, and their test-taking skills, to the demands of professional education. The Learning Specialist will primarily develop and implement academic support programming to enhance the learning and retention of students enrolled in the M.D, MBS, and PA programs. A particular emphasis of this position will be providing academic support to the students enrolled in our hybrid Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. This includes individual support to students and group level support around time management, study techniques, high volume learning and test-taking strategies.  The Learning Specialist will work with the Academic Support Director to facilitate academic support for students in the School of Medicine around National Board examinations, such as the Step I, Step II, and NPTE exams. The Learning Specialist will be an academic resource for students in traditional, hybrid, and accelerated School of Medicine academic programs. 

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • 2-4 years post-degree experience providing academic support to higher ed students; experience with medical or other health profession students strongly preferred.
  • Experience conducting educational workshops, seminars, groups in front of large audience.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication skills. Experience working with diverse student populations in accelerated and hybrid academic programs.
  • Master’s degree
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; Proficiency presenting and managing group presentations via zoom

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Experience providing academic support to graduate or professional degree students in a health science setting is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with graduate or professional degree students in accelerated/hybrid formats is strongly preferred.

Pay Range

Minimum $52,600.00, Midpoint $65,750.00, Maximum $78,900.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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