Tracking Code005772 Job Description
Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence (CLIE) is the student affairs division of the University of Denver. CLIE includes Housing and Residential Education, Academic Resources, Student Engagement, Health and Counseling, and the Center for Multicultural Excellence. We are committed to providing students with the support and skills needed to become empowered citizens that positively impact the communities they are a part of, now, and in the future. We do so by challenging student to:
Reflect on their values and identities;
Recognize their strengths and acknowledge areas for further growth;
Understand the importance of needing support and seeking it;
Cultivate their passions; and
Foster the public good.
The Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP) is a fee for service program that provides individualized support to University of Denver students with learning disabilities, ADHD, on the Autism Spectrum, or with a history of learning differences. The mission is two-fold: to support and serve University of Denver Students and to serve as a resource to the University community.
The LEP Academic Counselor will provide academic support to a caseload of students by meeting with each student for an hour each week and being available during normal work hours by phone and email. The academic counselor will work with the student on the Four Cornerstones of the Learning Effectiveness Program: Self-awareness, Self-advocacy, Self-determination, and Accountability; as well as assisting the student in navigating the 10-week quarter, connecting with the appropriate resources, planning, organization, time management etc. The academic counselor will develop and maintain positive and productive working relationships with students assigned to their caseload and as appropriate, with their families. The academic counselor will demonstrate a commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence through involvement and participation in university/division-wide projects and initiatives, and demonstrate a desire to continue to learn and grow by taking advantage of professional development opportunities.
During the summer months the main responsibility of this position will be to create and write a Student Social Skill building curriculum and prepare to train the LEP staff and other University staff on the curriculum so that it can be implemented in our work with students. The curriculum will need to be implemented into the other services provided by LEP including our JETT welcome weekend in the form of leading workshops and trainings.
This position will also assist with updating marketing materials, the website, providing LEP updates for the area newsletter, assistance with producing, implementing, and reviewing the results of the yearly assessment including the writing of the annual assessment report, and will participate in Journey to Empowerment Through Transition.
This is a 12-month full time, benefitted position. This position reports to the Associate Director of the Learning Effectiveness Program.
Education and Training
Actively engage in professional development at the university, division, and department levels. Conduct trainings on UDL, executive functioning, time management, organizational skills, working with students with learning differences, learning styles, stress and anxiety management, etc.
Attend conferences for professional development and to represent LEP and the University
Special Projects and Other Duties as Assigned
LEP orientation and JETT, Eye to Eye and the ADDventure Conference, Prospective Student Visits, teamwork and "buddy interaction".
Other duties as assigned
Banner notes entered within 24 hours.
Assessment including data collection, surveys, analyzing results and writing for the final report.
Contract renewal completion no later than May 31.
Answer emails and voice messages within 24 hours.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to work one-on-one with students.
Ability to equip students to be successful.
Ability to collaborate with other staff for the benefit of the student.
Ability to build a trusting and caring relationship with students.
Ability to interact effectively with student's families.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Ability to collaborate with a team of counseling professionals and university faculty and staff for the benefit of the student.
Ability to keep accurate and thorough notes.
Understand the importance of confidentiality.
Bachelor's degree in psychology, special education, or closely related field.
Experience working with students with learning challenges in an academic environment.
Specialized Training in learning disabilities.
Experience Writing Curriculum.
Up to date on the current research on Social Development of college students.
Experience leading workshops and trainings.
Experience with assessment and writing assessment reports.
Knowledge of the concepts of Universal Design for Learning.
Master's degree in psychology, education, special education, counseling.
Experience working with college students with learning challenges in an academic environment.
Ability to coach college students in an academic environment.
Background in Social Development.
4:30pm with some weekends, evenings and holidays. Some flexibility is possible.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 5, 2018. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until position is filled.
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.
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The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
DepartmentLearning Effectiveness Program (112600)Position TypeFull-Time/Regular
University Of Denver