Learning Specialist
Hofstra University

Hempstead, New York

Posted in Education and Training

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About Hofstra
Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers. Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.

Reporting to the Director of Student Access Services (SAS), the Learning Specialist will support the Division of Student Affairs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Provides individualized weekly one-on-one skill development sessions for a cohort of students in the Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS) and Academic Coaching programs.
* Works as a liaison between PALS students, professors, administrators, and parents.
* Develops and implements individual action plans in collaboration with students in the Academic Coaching program.
* Conducts individual needs assessments or consultations for other students registered with SAS and makes referrals as needed.
* Interviews prospective candidates for the PALS program.
* Maintains accurate records of student interactions, including meeting notes in Navigate.
* Collaborates with other offices in the Division of Student Affairs to develop programming to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.

* Master's Degree in special education, disability services, or a related field required.
* Three to five years of experience working with high school or college age students, preferably in a teaching capacity.
* Demonstrated ability to teach reading and writing skills, as well as alternative learning strategies.
* Ability to work with students from diverse populations and demonstrate cultural competence.
* Experience working with students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Collaborative, organized, and detail oriented.
* Demonstrated knowledge of assistive technology and its application in the classroom.
* Experience working with students on the autism spectrum.
* Experience in interpreting disability related diagnostic testing.

Application Instructions:
For consideration, please send a cover letter with salary requirement and resume to:


Please indicate "Learning Specialist" in the subject line.

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