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Harvard University Part-time Learning Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

62510BRAuto req ID:62510BRJob Code:S0358P FSS Student Services Officr IV Department Office Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Part-time Learning SpecialistSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Part-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Masters in Education strongly preferred

  • 4+ years of experience at the college level and above

  • 3+ years of experience with medical and dental students preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent materials development and project management skills

Additional Information:Please also note this is a part-time, 21 hours (.6 FTE) per week position.

This position is based in Boston and some in-person on-campus work will be required, and flexible/remote work is an option. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Department:Program in Medical Education - Learning Resources and SupportPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Faculty & Student Services School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant work experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting using near vision use for reading and computer use for extended periods of time

  • Lifting (approximately 20 to 30 pounds), bending, and other physical exertion

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office setting

  • May be required to work nights and weekends

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of the Office of Learning Resources and Support in the Program of Medical Education at Harvard Medical School, the Learning Specialist will be responsible for the educational evaluations of struggling medical students during all phases of the medical education curriculum. Based on the educational evaluations, the incumbent will also develop remediation plans, coach on executive function skills, determine appropriate knowledge content support and assist with preparing for medical licensing examinations, shelf examinations, Step 1 examinations, and Step 2 examinations.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • The development of core academic skills such as strategic reading, effective study strategies, and exam preparation;

  • coaching/training medical students on executive function skills such as time management, attention/concentration, personal accountability, and motivation;

  • and meeting one-on-one with students whose individual academic challenges are better addressed outside group instructional setting to assist students in developing academic plans and setting goals.

The Learning Specialist will also work collaboratively with the Director of Disability Services, Society Advisors, teaching faculty, Offices of Student Affairs and Recruitment, and Multi-Cultural Affairs to address not only the academic needs, but emotional needs of the students. The incumbent will maintain records, provide reports and perform other activities and duties as assigned.Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values ( Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)