Job Positions

Learning Strategist

Categories: International

Department:

Educational Services

Institution:

St. George's University

Date Posted:

Oct 20 2021 11:36AM

Close Date:

Nov 13 2021
 

Position Description

The Department of Educational Services (DES) at St. George’s University is seeking a candidate for a permanent faculty position at the level of Instructor to serve as a member of the Learning Strategist team. In this position your role is to advise students on their approach to learning in the Health Professions. The position is targeted to commence January 7, 2022. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Duties

The Learning Strategist Responsibilities include the following:
Meet individually with students for general, enhanced, and remediation academic support.
Document student meetings, progress and plans into the student support database (Insight).
Collaboratively create individualized learning and action plans with students to support the development of their academic goals and school/life balance.
Monitor student progress and use of services, follow-up and report to key stakeholders as needed.
Proactively and responsively identify needs and develop resources and initiatives to enhance student performance. Design and develop individual and group academic support services (programs, presentations, workshops, handouts, online resources) for students assisting them in identifying problems with their study approach and helping them develop more efficient and effective strategies and to improve their exam performance.
Give presentations and facilitate workshops for audiences ranging in size from 3 to 1200.
Collaborate with colleagues, leadership administration, content faculty and faculty in other support service units in developing and implementing programming.
Be up to date on relevant research pertaining to supporting students and adult learning theory.
Be informed of and skilled in research and techniques relating to improving time management; focus; approaches to learning; memorizing; building long-term memory; integration of content; test preparation; multiple-choice test-taking for university and national standardized exams, such as the USMLE; learning styles assessments and applications; information processing and selecting the main idea. Work on special projects and tasks, including possibly teaching, as requested by the Director of the Learning Strategies Unit and/or by the Chair of DES.
Participate in the Learning Strategist’s Individual Growth and Development Program (IDGP) Participate in professional development activities that contribute to professional learning.
Work collaboratively with others in the DES team on departmental initiatives. Be willing and able to work evenings and weekends periodically.

Application Process

The position is a 10-month annually renewable appointment, paid over 12 months. The schedule is determined in collaboration with the Director of the Learning Strategies Unit. The Learning Strategist becomes an integral member of the Department of Educational Services and is expected to contribute proactively to the departmental mission. To submit an application, please click on the following link: https://sgu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/5/home/requisition/777?c=sgu

Institution Information

St. George's University (SGU) is a leading center of international medical education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies. SGU has helped change lives through its more than 21,000 alumni, which include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world.

Additional Information

This is a full time position in the Caribbean island of Grenada. Candidates must be fully vaccinated with a WHO approved vaccine, and be willing to show proof of vaccination to be considered for employment. To ensure full consideration, complete application materials including CV, Cover Letter and names and email address of three references must be submitted. Salary is competitive and paid in US dollars. Review of applicants will be ongoing until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Human Resources: facultyrecruitment@sgu.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree required, with preferred emphasis on education or educational psychology. 3-5 years of experience in student support services or higher education.
Strong science background, particularly in anatomy, neuroscience, biochemistry, physiology.
Strong commitment to student development.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong computer skills and the ability to quickly learn new technology.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Familiarity with standardized test preparation and programs.
Familiarity with adult learning theory and practice. Self-regulated with ability to take initiative, manage multiple ongoing tasks and projects, and reflectively make adjustments.
Strong work ethic, able to work collaboratively with a team and work independently.
Work with faculty, staff, and students in a congenial and professional manner and maintain confidentiality.
Cognizant of his/her/their role in projecting a positive image of SGU and DES.
Committed to ongoing professional development as an individual and with the learning strategies team.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree in Education or Educational Psychology