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Coordinator III - Learning Specialist at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 3/27/23

Job Description

Requisition 202300043S

Position Title Coordinator III - Learning Specialist

FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary This position is a pay grade 17. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category Professional

Department COM Educational Affairs

Division of Academic Affairs

Educational Requirements for the Position

Bachelor’s degree in Education or closely related field. Master’s degree preferred. Three years of experience in teaching and/or academic counseling or related field. Evidence of initiative and experience in higher education, medical education, education, a health care field, or professional school preferred.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Serves the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine by providing academic counseling related to the development of effective learning skills, study strategies, time management, and test preparation on an individual and group basis.

Primary Responsibilities

Assists students with identifying potential learning barriers, responsible for monitoring student academic performance, and assists with the peer tutoring program. Provides various workshops for students to assist with test anxiety, time management, organizational skills, stress management, and exploration of learning preferences. Teaches students how to generate study plans that increase academic success. Develops individualized strategies for more effective learning, test-taking, and remediation strategies. Identifies and counsels both academic and non-academic at-risk students. Works with students to determine barriers that hinder academic performance and teaches students how to overcome those barriers. Assesses individual student’s needs and teaches students how to interpret assessments and make necessary adjustments in study habits and plans. Connects students to campus resources. Creates electronic student success resources and makes recommendations for additional academic support resources. Maintains electronic files for all students that utilize academic support services. Collaborates with the SHSU main campus to share programs and services that support student learning and success. Assists with the training and coordination of the peer-tutoring programs. Works in collaboration with maintaining and assigning students, advisors, and mentors to their learning communities. Prepares reports and assists with examination accommodations as needed. Provides instruction to faculty and students related to test-taking skills and test preparation. Works with faculty to help them become better advisors to students in their courses. Teaches faculty and staff how to recognize students who are at-risk academically or non-academically and how to submit an early alert concern. Helps students prepare for licensure examinations using best practices. Participates in appropriate committees and activities to gain a better understanding of the educational process. Assists with recruitment and interacts with faculty, staff, and students. Conducts research to track the success of academic support efforts across the continuum from undergraduate medical education (UME) to graduate medical education (GME). Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws. Ability to supervise business functions. Communicates with other university departments, personnel, and other agencies.

This position is located at the College of Osteopathic Medicine facility in Conroe, Texas.

Full Time

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...