University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Education Specialist III

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 3 months ago(3 months ago)
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  • Overview

    Purpose of the Center for Academic Achievement

    The purpose of the Center for Academic Achievement is to provide academic support to students from the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing, and the Graduate School of Biological Sciences. The Center supports students in groups and individually, including one-on-one remediation, as well as by developing materials and structures supporting students, the curriculum, learning environment, and the faculty.


     Essential Functions

    • Provide one-on-one academic enrichment support for students with academic challenges and/or ADA accommodations tailored toward their individual needs. Follow-up with students to ensure appropriate case management
    • Develop or implement advanced individualized study plans based on interviews, test reviews, and documentation from other service providers. Refer to, or communicate with, appropriate mental health personnel as needed
    • Provide individual and group assistance to students preparing for standardized certification and course exams, addressing study skills, organization, time management, study planning, and test taking.
    • Provide appropriate learning and time management strategies to all students with specific strategies to meet individual needs
    • Document in writing student plans, progress, and outcomes. Track and report program outcomes and quality measures
    • Develop and disseminate materials, resources and curricular content, including online offerings, to enhance academic enrichment access and support for learners and faculty
    • Provide academic enrichment support for UMMS pipeline programs designed to enhance diverse learner recruitment and retention, including non-traditional learners and those from groups underrepresented in medicine
    • Actively participate on institutional teams representing the department
    • Pursue opportunities to advance the field through scholarship and extramural collaborations
    • Perform other duties as required.



    • Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, or equivalent experience
    • 3 years of relevant job experience
    • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communications skills
    • Familiarity with interviewing techniques
    • Ability to utilize and identify resources to gain familiarity with curriculum, as well as to design intervention programs
    • Coaching skills to facilitate student ability to implement learning plans
    • Knowledge of educational software platforms and Microsoft Office Suite

    Additional Information


    • PhD in Education/Psychology
    • Familiarity with FERPA, confidentiality, and other laws governing communication in an educational setting.
    • Experience developing interventions in an educational setting
    • Knowledge of Blackboard and other computer programs used in service to students
    • experience working with graduate level learners



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