Montana State University Academic Support Learning Specialist in Bozeman, Montana
Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 22334
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Kayla Ouert firstname.lastname@example.org 406-994-4411
Classification Title Student Support Specialist
Working Title Academic Support Learning Specialist
Brief Position Overview
Provide academic support to Montana medical students in the WWAMI Program to help them master the material necessary for becoming a physician. Utilize evidence-based learning science to improve student outcomes. Work with faculty to provide coordinated support for students in need of improvement.
Position Number 4C0516
Department WWAMI Medical Educ Program
Division WWAMI Medical Education Program
Appointment Type Professional
Contract Term Fiscal Year
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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.
Contract Type LOA
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Recruitment Type Open
The WWAMI Medical Education Program provides education at MSU Bozeman for first and second year medical students in partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Duties and Responsibilities
Meet with all first-year medical students to determine their current learning strategies and help them adapt these to the demands of medical school. This may involve:
Efficient previewing and reviewing of information
Encoding and memory techniques
Flipped classroom techniques
Test-taking strategies, including managing test anxiety
Step 1 Licensing Exam Prep
Meet with all second-year students to develop a study plan for the Step 1 Licensing Exam
Stay current with latest Step 1 exam prep resources
Be available extra hours during January, February, March to advise students.
With all students:
Monitor grades on weekly or biweekly tests; reach out as necessary.
Provide referrals to meet with faculty, tutors, mental health counseling, medical consultants, disability services, and career advising as needed
Give 6 presentations/year to students on academic skills, preparing for board exams, resources, timelines for completion.
Participate in faculty meetings to stay updated on curriculum changes; and to update others on current trends, available services, and resources.
Participate in student progress meetings with faculty at the end of each semester.
Attend monthly Academic Support Meetings with Learning Specialists at other WWAMI sites.
Attend professional development trainings
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Graduate degree in medicine, education, counseling, psychology or other related discipline
Experience advising students and/or teaching, preferably at the graduate or professional school level
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Advising or counseling experience
Medical School Experience
Experience advising medical students or taking medical board exams
Doctoral degree in relevant discipline (e.g. medicine, education, counseling, etc.)
The Successful Candidate Will
Have demonstrated commitment to student success
Have a desire to learn about and implement best practices in the field
Have the flexibility to arrange work hours to accommodate student schedules
Build good relationships with students and faculty
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
This position has supervisory duties? No
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search
Position End Date (if temporary)
Applications will be:
Screening of applications will begin on May 16, 2022; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.
MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: https://www.montana.edu/hr/recruitment/dualcareer.html