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The Research Foundation for SUNY Learning Specialist - SUNY Purchase in Purchase, New York

Location: Purchase, NY Category: Administrative Posted On: Wed May 1 2024 Job Description:

The Office of Disability Resources at SUNY Purchase College is actively recruiting an individual to join our team as a Learning Specialist for Cornerstone Connect. This specialized service is designed to assist students in need of executive functioning support, with the primary goal of enhancing their overall learning experience and educational journey.

As part of the Cornerstone Connect students will have the option to register for weekly coaching sessions. During these coaching sessions, students will collaborate with a highly trained learning specialist to outline and work towards achieving 2-3 specific goals that are directly related to their academic, personal, and/or career development. The Learning Specialist will work under the supervision of the Director of the Office of Disability Resources, who is part of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

Job Duties and Functions (include but are not limited to):

  • Provide one-on-one targeted intervention with students, which may include skills related to: time management and organization, study strategies, stress management, social interactions, health and wellness, role playing and social scripts, self-advocacy, daily living skills, etc.

  • Assist students in developing individualized goals using student questionnaires and behavior rating scales; monitor progress towards goals and provide students with a summary of their progress at the end of each semester.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to facilitate access for students in the program, as appropriate.

  • Provide leadership and supervision of the office peer mentor program, including but not limited to recruitment and onboarding of peer mentors, expectations of peer mentor program etc.

  • Review applications and conduct interviews with prospective students on a rolling basis.

  • Work with the Director to send out acceptance letters and manage cohort numbers.

  • Make appropriate referrals to on-campus resources (e.g. tutoring services)

  • Coordinate with ODR staff to facilitate campus wide program events and social activities.

  • Organize and lead weekly groups for students based on interest/need

  • Create weekly workshop curriculum for weekly group(s)

  • Collaborate with the Career Development Center and outside agencies to assist students in developing skills for internships and employment.

  • Provide outreach to prospective students and families and represent Cornerstone at college events.

  • Collaborate with ODR to provide advocacy and training within the community.

  • Participate in a summer orientation program for new students enrolled in the program.

  • Assist the Director of Disability Resources in program assessments, including yearly data collection, analysis, and reporting related to the Cornerstone Program.

  • Maintain student records, schedules, and correspondence in computer software (Accommodate).

    Job Requirements:

Required Education/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5-7 years of relevant Higher Education and/or Disability Services work experience

  • Knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to persons with disabilities.

  • Strong attention to detail, proven experience managing complex assignments and meeting required deadlines.

  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite.

Preferred Education/Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Disability Services, Social Work, Special Education, School Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, or other related field

  • Experience with disability inclusion in higher education, preferably in a college or university setting;

  • Preferred Education/Qualifications:

  • Experience providing executive functioning or academic coaching, disabilities services, or related experience with Autism Spectrum Disorders preferred, preferably in a college or university setting.

    Additional Information:

The compensation for this role is between $55,000 and $62,000. The pay will depend on a variety of factors that may include but are not limited to experience, education, training, and certifications.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy-related conditions, reproductive health decisions, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, familial status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic characteristics/genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, military status or service, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state or local law.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. The Research Foundation for the State University of New York operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding.