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Columbia University Student Acad Support Worker (SHPEP & MedPrep Preceptor) in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 525579

  • Work Type: Part Time

  • Location: Campus|Medical Center

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: General Administration

  • Job Type: Short Term Casual

  • Bargaining Unit:

  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary

  • End Date if Temporary: 8/05/22

  • Hours Per Week: 10

  • Salary Range:

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) and the Northeast Regional Alliance MedPrep HCOP Academy Program (MedPrep) are designed to support undergraduate students who are economically disadvantage and/or identify with groups that have been historically underrepresented within the health professions. The support provided for participating scholars help them to become more competitive applicants to health professions schools. Each year, SHPEP serves 80 scholars while MedPrep is offered to 20 scholars who will be rising college sophomores and juniors at the time of program participation.

A major component of the programs is centered on academic enrichment with a focus on improving of scholars’ performance in pre-health science courses. Supplemental courses are also offered to help scholars strengthen their learning and study skills. Alongside their coursework, scholars participate in practical experiences and career exposure seminars. The programs will be held from June - August.

Position Summary

SHPEP and MedPrep Preceptors will lead pre-health science courses for class sizes of approximately 20-45 scholars. The cohort will consist of undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who generally have varying skillsets and require guidance for education advancement and career exploration. Ideal candidates for the SHPEP and MedPrep Preceptor positions are those interested in working with students who fit the demographics previously described. The Preceptor role provides a platform to exercise curriculum construction, provide course instruction, and establish differentiation skills. Preceptors will be paid at a rate of $32.14 per hour .

Courses offered include-

  • Abnormal Psychology

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Biology

  • Biochemistry

  • General Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Physics

  • Statistics

  • Narrative Medicine

Responsibilities

SHPEP and MedPrep Preceptors will be required to:

  • Understand the overall goals and objectives of the programs

  • Attend job orientation and training sessions (dates to be determined)

  • Develop syllabus for assigned course(s) to be approved by Course Director

  • Attend programs’ briefing and debriefing sessions as well as special program ceremonies

  • Conduct meetings with Program Facilitators to discuss progress and other feedback related to the respective course(s) as well as course management updates to prepare for upcoming class sessions

  • Prepare lectures and related materials prior to each scheduled course session

  • Lead the execution of lessons planned for each scheduled course session and arrange for a substitute if a session must be missed

  • Host office hours to meet with program scholars throughout the duration of the program

  • Prepare, administer, and grade a pre-test, mid-term exam and final exam for evaluation of scholars and provide grades for progress assessments

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalency.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Affiliation with Columbia University by means of a graduate-level program

  • Education and training in science and/or mathematics

  • Previous teaching experience

  • Demonstration of leadership and organizational skills

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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