Learning Specialist

3 weeks ago(12/29/2017 12:11 PM)
Job ID
Wilf-Amsterdam Ave & 185th St
Employee Classification
Student Affairs
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.  


We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.


The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.


The Position:


The Learning Specialist will provide proactive individualized and group academic support to students on the Wilf campus.  


  • Responsible for implementing instructional materials and methods to improve the study skills of undergraduate students
  • Identify at-risk students, diagnose learning problem and implement appropriate tools to overcome challenges
  • Support programming to reflect the mission of the Office of Academic Support
  • Instruct students in effective learning strategies
  • Develop and implement study skills workshops
  • Help to develop new programs to support student retention and academic success
  • Help create new opportunities to enhance the connections among professors and students
  • Work cooperatively with other student life administrative functions and faculty / advisors; and serve as a resource for academic advising issues
  • Perform other assignments as appropriate


Experience and Educational Background:


  • Master's degree in Education with concentration in the field of learning development and/or special education
  • At least two years’ experience offering academic support to high school or college aged students

Skills and Competencies:


  • Knowledge of student development and literature on college student success is desirable


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