Graduate Medical Learning Specialist, Office of Student Affairs, College of Medicine

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With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCOM) is seeking a full-time Learning Specialist. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, the incumbent has overarching responsibilities that include individual learning consultations for first-fourth year medical students, evaluating and enhancing academic interventions and programming, and collaborating with academic and administrative leadership in the offices of Student Affairs, Medical Education, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to ensure effective student academic support and success.


The successful candidate will provide academic counseling for medical students related to the development of effective learning skills, study strategies, assessment of learning styles, time management, and test preparation on an individual and group basis. Assist in the integration of current learning support activities and the development of activities to improve the students’ academic achievement and academic progression.

Essential Functions

  • Provide academic coaching and support for students on an ongoing basis, provide individualized student outreach to students who are identified at risk, connect students to relevant campus resources, support academic intervention programs for medical students and faculty and monitor and track progress of students.
  • Maintain communication with faculty and staff in support of students. Collaborate with the Assistant Dean for Academic Support in providing learning assistance and skills to students not previously available.
  • Assess student learning styles in order to prescribe individual academic work plans through the administration and interpretation of learning and developmental assessment tools. Assess, identify, and resolve academic deficiencies to enhance or remediate academic performance issues. 
  • Provide learning skills assessments and education to students. Provide training for students in general areas of instruction including study and test-taking skills, time management, knowledge organization, and reading efficiency.
  • Work with individual course directors to be familiar with course content and structure in order to provide optimum academic support to students. Attend educational workshops to enhance learning.
  • Facilitate proactive learning skills development workshops, prior to and within the initial week of orientation for the first- and second-year students of medical school, and throughout the academic year for ALL students inclusive of URMS (Underrepresented Minority Students) and academically disadvantaged students, as a cornerstone of student success.
  • Design program initiatives for the success of students across the four years of medical study specifically focusing on preparation for standardized test taking.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Master's Degree in Education.

Required Experience

Two (2) years of relevant work experience in providing academic support in a medical school setting or in the field of academic support in other higher education settings.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Doctoral degree in Education, Educational Psychology, or related field.
  • Experience providing learning support in Allopathic school of medicine.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $60,503.95 - $73,405.50 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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REQ: 96305 


Graduate Medical Learning Specialist, Office of Student Affairs, College of Medicine

Date:  Jul 9, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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