Learning Specialist, School of Medicine

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: OMESA: Student Success
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Admissions & Student Life
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


The Learning Specialists will serve on the School of Medicines Center for Holistic Student Success Team. The position will focus on 1:1 academic student support meetings, workshops, and community-building events. The Learning Specialist will provide support to the Center for Holistic Student Success in three primary areas: improving access to mental health resources; improving access to academic support; and improving trust and sense of belonging for all students in the School of Medicine.



  • Assess the academic progress of at-risk students and assist them in developing individualized study and remediation plans.
  • Create proactive student success interventions and analyze student outcome data.
  • Collect relevant programmatic data through the monitoring of trends in student needs.
  • Assist with the training, development, and organizing of EUSOM tutors.
  • Facilitate workshops focused on academic support interventions within or across 6 academic programs.
  • Collaborate with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), religious and spiritual life as well as community providers to ensure optimal mental health offerings across SOM.
  • Advocate for issues important to the students and community as a whole.


  • Masters degree required.
  • 1-3 years of related experience required.
  • Experience providing services in at least three of the following areas required:
    • Experience advising students in their study strategies: didactic, clinical and standardized testing.
    • Licensure examination preparation experience in any of the following or related health science fields: Step 1 and Step 2 preparation for MD students; PANCE for Physician Assistant (PA) students; National Physical Therapy Examination for Physical Therapy (DPT) students; American Board of Genetic Counseling Certified Genetic Counselor Examination for Genetic Counseling (GC) students; National Board of the Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA) Examination
    • Work/life integration and time management
    • Clinical, basic science, and higher education experiencing specifically in medical and/or health science education.
  • In the absence of health science specific, experience with high achieving learners.
  • Experience working with students with disabilities and the didactic and clinical accommodations needed.
  • Experience working with diverse student learners including but not limited to students underrepresented in medicine, international students and students with English as a second language.


NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University locationRemote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee. 

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.
Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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