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Director, Academic Development and Student Affairs

Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
Closing date
Jan 27, 2023

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Student Affairs
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Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, this position will conduct diagnostic interviews, counseling/advisement, assist in the development of study skills strategies and provide individual consultation to all four years of medical school students. He/she will plan and implement a well-organized program designed to provide support services for students in need of academic counseling, test taking strategies, time management application and preparation for examinations as it pertains to the student's individualized plan. This individual will work with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs in identifying students at risk, serve as a liaison with other services (Student Mental Health), manage retention and reporting outcome driven data to demonstrate student success and progress. Academic rank and salary will be based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Specific duties include: 1) Conduct diagnostic interviews and provide individual consultation in the areas of learning and test taking strategies, time management, and preparation for licensure examinations and board certifications. 2) Participate in orientation and board review activities: Plan and teach group sessions as it relates to study skills and test-taking strategies. Work with students in developing study plans to prepare them for exams. 3) Attend classes and other educational activities to gain thorough exposure to current educational content and methodology; review course and clerkship materials, books, websites, practice examinations, etc. for effective student assistance. 4) Work with Office of Student affairs to track academic progress of all students, assess students having academic difficulty and develop plans of intervention which may include accommodations. 5) Meet individually with students who fail an exam or course to assess current learning strategies and level of academic functioning and provide services/interventions as appropriate. 6) Maintain current knowledge of medical education and institutional curricular demands. 7) Develop and implement programs that will enhance our faculty's capacity to assist student learners and address their academic needs in collaboration with the Office of Education. 8) Participate in professional activities within the medical school and in the broader medical education community, including serving on committees, and engaging in educational scholarship. 9) Identifies student variables that predict success or failure in medical school curriculum. Conducts assessments to determine the educational needs of medical students; works cooperatively with faculty and staff to develop appropriate education and training programs to successfully meet those needs. 10) Develop, implement and monitor curricula aimed at enhancing medical student's psychological health and well-being, conduct workshops, prepare written materials, arrange for small group discussions and work with course directors to integrate specific materials into courses. 11) Serve as the Director of the Collaborative Approach to Learning Medicine (CALM) Program working closely with the CALM student tutors to ensure student's academic needs are being met. 12) Counsel students on issues pertaining to leaves of absence: monitor students who are on leaves of status; coordinate return to active status. 13) Works closely with the academic departments and course/clerkship coordinators to assure that the cross-cultural content of the curriculum is relevant to the goals and objectives of the course/clerkship in keeping with our accreditation body, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. 14) Teach groups and provide individual consultation to students attending summer enrichment programs, including effective learning and test-taking strategies, time management, and preparation for standardized exams e.g., MCAT, and GRE. 15) Maintains and applies knowledge of best practices in the field as well as all relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs/policies for meeting compliance. 16) Understands and adheres to Rutgers' compliance standards as they appear in RBHS's Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct, and Conflict of Interest Policy. 17) Performs other related duties as assigned.

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