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Math Learning Specialist

Job Description

Position Number:

125595

Title:

Coordinator

Functional Title:

Math Learning Specialist

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:

Staff

University Authorized FTE:

1

Unit:

SVPAAP-Teaching and Learning Transformation Center

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the stateís flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nationís legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nationís capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Learning Success, The Math Learning Specialist (MLS) will provide comprehensive academic coaching to build understanding of mathematical concepts and support successful course completion. The MLS will support studentsí success through a wide range of evidence-based programming and interventions, including individual consultations, small-group workshops, credit-bearing courses, and online training. The MLS will stay current with research related to math learning strategies and metacognition to plan, develop, implement and assess evidence-based math skills (and quantitative reasoning) training and support. The MLS will collaborate with academic units, student support offices, and tutoring service providers. The MLS will collaborate with academic advising units and the math department to provide holistic support for students who are struggling academically.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:
Masterís degree, or equivalent experience, in math education, mathematics, statistics, or a related discipline.†

Experience:
  • Demonstrated excellence in the design and implementation of evidence-based math learning strategies applicable to higher education.
  • Three years of formal experience providing math learning support for college students and/or adult learners.
  • Experience designing and providing training related to math learning skills in both in-person and online formats.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Demonstrated contribution to advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives through academic programming and resources.
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills for a wide range of audiences.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to quickly build rapport and trust with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; superior ability to lead, develop and administer academic programs.

Preferences:

Preferences:
  • Full-time higher education experience serving as a math learning specialist.
  • Experience developing academic support programming for undergraduates.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in mathematics (e.g., pre-calculus, calculus 1, calculus II, statistics)
  • Experience supporting students with disabilities related to academic learning and performance.
  • Experience supporting and meeting the needs of diverse students.

Additional Information:

The salary range for this position is $56,000 Ė $70,000.

Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

  • Sedentary work.
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • The employee will have to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
  • The ability to travel across campus to various meetings and functions relevant to the position.

Posting Date:

05/11/2023

Closing Date:

06/01/2023

Open Until Filled

No

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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