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Learning Specialist

Apply now Posting Number: 493317
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Learning Specialist


Accommodations & Accessibility

Job Summary:

The Office of Accommodations and Accessibility invites applications for a full-time, 9-month Learning Specialist to provide individualized, comprehensive, academic support to students enrolled in the Learning Support Program.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, Counseling, College Student Personnel, or related field. Experience working with adolescent or college aged students preferred. Background and experience in writing, editing, and researching college level papers and other written projects. Ability to provide emotional support for students struggling to adjust to college and refer to Counseling Services as appropriate. Must be able to communicate with and build positive relationships with all stakeholders including faculty, staff, students, and parents/guardians. Background in reading and literacy preferred. Computer competence and excellent time management skills required.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach time management and organizational skills, as well as study skills and test-taking strategies.
  • Provide direct assistance with all aspects of the writing process.
  • Assist students with transition to college and development of self-advocacy skills.
  • Review student documentation and conduct intake with students to evaluate learning needs and to design and implement appropriate accommodations and services to support the student academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Provide academic advisement assisting with course selection and make referrals to academic advisors regarding major/minor requirements.
  • Work with faculty and staff to provide appropriate accommodations and monitor academic progress.
  • Communicate with parents as needed to support students’ success.
  • Refer students to campus resources including, but not limited to, the Writing Center, the Academic Learning Center, the Center for Advising and Academic Services, the Math Lab, Counseling Services, the Health and Wellness Center, and Career Services.
  • Assist in the development and execution of programs and workshops, which support students in the Learning Support Program and educate faculty and staff regarding disability related issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & 3 Professional References

About the Department:

The mission of the Office of Accommodations and Accessibility is to support students with documented disabilities in becoming empowered, independent learners by providing the appropriate accommodations and services necessary to access the educational opportunities at Marist College.

The Office of Accommodations and Accessibility provides a comprehensive range of academic support services and accommodations that promote the full integration of students with disabilities into the mainstream college environment. Services and accommodations are individualized to meet the needs of each student and may vary depending upon the disability and/or course content.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit

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M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM

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Marist College Main Campus

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.





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