Quinnipiac University

Academic Specialist

1 month ago(12/18/2017 4:16 PM)
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Academic Innovation and Effectiveness - Learning Commons


Quinnipiac University is seeking applicants for the position of Academic Specialist for our Learning Commons to provide retention strategies and academic outreach for our students. This position consults with students, faculty, and staff in implementing data-based retention and curriculum strategies. The Academic Specialist will serve as a contact point for one or more of the schools and/or college for retention strategies, outreach opportunities, and academic resources for students. This work will be informed by data gathered locally and research into best practices.


About Quinnipiac University


Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit www.qu.edu.



  • Identify and support at-risk students
  • Support a wide range of individual students in learning skills
  • Using local data and research, identify support opportunities and recommend appropriate responses
  • Assist faculty and staff with academic intervention and support strategies
  • Interact with other professional support services on campus and in the community where deemed appropriate
  • Promote the Learning Commons through classroom presentations, open houses, faculty orientations, and other opportunities
  • Attend conferences, workshops, and meetings pertinent to the responsibilities of this position
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

  • Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, Counseling or a related field
  • Experience may substitute for some education qualifications
  • Three to five years of related experience in teaching, academic counseling, or skills assessment
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Competency with a Windows-based platform and applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds


Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.
Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form. 


Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who would enhance that diversity.


Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Code: 2017-2353


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