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Director, Academic Development and Student Affairs

Rutgers University
Newark, NJ
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

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Recruitment/Posting Title Director, Academic Development and Student Affairs Department NJMS-Office of Education Salary Commensurate With Experience Posting Summary

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.

Position Status Posting Number 22FA0996 Posting Open Date 08/29/2022 Posting Close Date


Minimum Education and Experience

PhD degree in educational or cognitive psychology with specialization in learning and remediation. Experience involving the review, analysis and evaluation of academic outcomes assessment is highly desired. Must possess leadership, coaching and team building skills to foster supportive working relationships with students, staff and administration. Must be able to problem solve and make decisions using strategic and analytical thinking skills. Previous experience working with adult learners required; experience in medical education preferred. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) essential.

Certifications/Licenses Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Good knowledge of computer software programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.

Equipment Utilized Physical Demands and Work Environment

Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 20 lbs.

Overview Statement

Posting Details

Special Instructions to Applicants Quick Link to Posting Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS) City Newark State NJ Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

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  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application

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