Academic Specialist - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States


Detailed Job Description

Quinnipiac University invites applications for the position of Academic Specialist for the Learning Commons on the Mt. Carmel campus. This position reports to the Director of the Learning Commons and is a resource to students, faculty, and staff in implementing retention strategies specific to the university. This position serves as a nexus for retention strategies, academic outreach and academic resources for first-year students, transfer students, and the faculty and staff who work with these two audiences.

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities byU.S. News & World Reportand recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For byThe Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.


Identify and support at-risk and transfer students.

Support a wide range of individual and transfer students in learning skills.

Promote the Learning Commons through classroom presentations, open houses, faculty orientations, and other opportunities.

Interact with other professional support services on campus and in the community where deemed appropriate.

Assist faculty and staff with academic intervention and support strategies.

Identify support opportunities and recommend appropriate responses.

Attend conferences, workshops, and meetings pertinent to the responsibilities of this position.

Analysis data and make proposals on support opportunities.

Assume additional responsibilities as deemed necessary by the director.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

Master’s degree in an appropriate field.

Three to five years’ experience in post-secondary education that must include teaching, academic counseling, and skills assessment;

Additional experience evaluating instructional techniques and student development plans;

Superlative interpersonal and oral/written communication skills;

Proven organizational ability;

Experience developing and evaluating instructional technology;

Competency with a Windows-based platform and applications; a working knowledge of Datatel is advantageous.

Experience with professional organizations such as NACADA, CRLA, or NCLCA is advantageous.

For this position, Quinnipiac University is only considering applicants who have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment-based visas for this position.


Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position, and explaining how your background and experience qualify you for this position.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

Job Code: 2015-1775

Keyword Phrases

  • Academic Affairs
  • Academic Specialist
  • Diversity
  • sensitivity to students and spirit of community
  • beautiful campus
  • Student Affairs and Services
  • Academic Advising
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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