Learning Support Specialist


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Deerfield Academy
7 Boyden Lane
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Company Description:
Deerfield Academy is an independent secondary school committed to high standards of scholarship, citizenship, and personal responsibility.

Through a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, extensive co-curricular program, and supportive residential environment, Deerfield encourages each student to develop an inquisitive and creative mind, sound body, and strong moral character.

Set in a historic village bounded by river, hills, and farms, Deerfield inspires reflection, study and play, abiding friendships, and a defining school spirit.
Learning Support Specialist
Part Time
Bachelor's Degree

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Reporting to the Director of Academic Support and collaborating with the Academic Affairs Office, the Learning Support Specialist tutors individual students and develops and delivers programming to encourage effective study skills for underprepared students.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with self-identified or Academy-identified students who seek to develop fundamental study skills to support their academic objectives:
    • Meet with designated students weekly to support study skills development (e.g., executive function, organization, time management, note-taking, test preparation, etc.);
    • Provide student reports as necessary;
    • Provide specific support and guidance with student writing (e.g., organization, argument, audience awareness, conventions of academic writing, etc.).
    • Communicate progress with students and parents regularly.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Academic Support on a study skills program to support underprepared students:
    • Teach a course to help students develop executive function and study skills to support academic success;
    • Collaborate on alternative resources, workshops, and programs to help students develop learning skills.
  • Manage Peer Tutors:
    • Support and collaborate with the Director of Academic Support to deliver a training program for peer tutors to help them work effectively with peer students;
    • Ensure that peer tutors understand academic integrity guidelines when working with peer students.
  • Other duties to support the Academic Affairs Office:
    • Proctor evening study-hall, cataloging attendance, monitoring progress, and proctoring assessments as requested;
    • Perform special assignments determined by the Academic Dean;
    • Maintain active awareness of office processes to seek improvements and synergies where possible;
    • Meet regularly with the Director of Academic Support
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, learning behavior specialist or equivalent degree preferred
  • 3 - 5 years teaching and/or experience working with adolescents who are overcoming academic-related challenges
  • Excellent organization, oral and written communication skills
  • Diplomacy to manage challenging interpersonal interactions
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community
  • Ability to manage, and sensitivity to, highly confidential information
  • Excellent technical (MS Office), and data entry skills
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Ability to work independently with initiative, as well as be a part of a team
  • Detail-oriented



The successful candidate will receive a $1,000 sign-on bonus ($500 paid at time of hire and $500 paid at the end of 90 days of employment.

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