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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT, School of Medicine, Student Affairs (22500392860302)

Boston University
South Boston, MA
Closing date
Jan 23, 2023

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Student Affairs
Position Type
Assistant Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
The Assistant Director of Academic Enhancement (ADAE) in the Student Affairs Office will be a dynamic individual with excellent interpersonal and group communication skills. We are looking for someone who sees an opportunity in every challenge, who is an innovator, proactively seeks to identify student needs, open to change, takes initiative, is a self-starter, and an effective problem-solver. We seek candidates that are deeply invested in our medical students, understands their unique needs, and thrives in a collaborative environment.

Essential Functions:
  • Provide individual and group academic advising to students enrolled in the medical school: develop academic intervention and strategies for at-risk students and students seeking to enhance their academic experience; recognize barriers to academic success and suggest effective strategies; and manage and analyze student data to identify and advise at-risk and non-traditional students.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Academic Enhancement, Deans, faculty, and staff to develop content-specific learning programs and services; independently design and implement academic enhancement workshops, track student participation and evaluate the effectiveness of workshops in an ongoing fashion.
  • Oversee Peer Tutor program: supervise tutor coordinators; manage the BUSM on-line tutor database, working closely with the developer to update, maintain, and manage the on-line tutoring system; provide tutor orientation program for all tutors and tutor coordinators; work closely with course and clerkship directors, tutor coordinators, and tutors, to ensure that the tutoring program is running efficiently and effectively; manage payroll associated with the Tutor Program.
  • Work collaboratively with the Office of Disability Services to communicate and facilitate implementation of approved accommodations for students with documented disabilities; act as a liaison between the student and their faculty members to arrange appropriate testing accommodations outlined by the Office of Disability Services; make timely student referrals for learning disability and psychological evaluations and/or personal counseling.
  • Be an integral part of the Wellness team to create and facilitate wellness activities.
  • Oversee day to day operations for additional Student Affairs department programs including, but not limited to White Coat ceremony, Match Day, Careers in Medicine, USMLE Programs, and Commencement; develop materials and lead sessions for BUSMI-IV orientation and class meetings.
  • Participate in evening and weekend school events, as required.

Key Skills:
  • Commitment to working effectively with diverse populations
  • Ability to work collaboratively and think creatively
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Energetic proactive approach to student engagement, enhancement, and student learning
  • Excellent understanding of educational assessment, technology, statistical software and data analysis
  • Strong mentoring and coaching skills

Required Skills
  • Masters degree in educational/counseling psychology, higher education, educational coaching, or related field.
  • Minimum of three-five years post-degree experience providing diagnostic/prescriptive approach to learning skills assistance with adults, educational counseling and academic advising.
  • Experience working in post-secondary education setting (with medical students preferred).

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University's COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University's response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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