Graduate Assistantships in Disability Services

Disability Services is currently seeking a graduate assistant with stellar organizational skills and superb attention to detail to assist with front desk/office management responsibilities, provision of accommodations which may require use of assistive technology (for example, captioning, and transcript development), and general assistance of day-to-day functions in our office.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual committed to promoting equity and respect for students with disabilities.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Providing accurate and timely information about the Office of Disability Services to current and prospective students, answering basic questions about procedures and escalating inquiries and requests to Disability Services staff as necessary
  • Assisting students in the Disability Services application process and communicating with students prior to, during, and after the intake process as directed by Disability Services staff
  • Answering phones, transferring calls, taking messages, and communicating effectively and professionally with students, faculty, staff, and members of the community as a representative of the Office of Disability Services
  • Scheduling and maintaining records of accommodated testing services through the AIM system on a daily basis, including printing exams and accompanying instructions and ensuring accuracy of details (including start/stop/test instructions/special instructions) on paperwork and in the system
  • Proctoring accommodated testing as necessary
  • Scanning, uploading, and verifying documents in the AIM system
  • Providing training on use of assistive technology available through our office (Smart pens, Read & Write Gold, captioning, and transcript development)
  • Captioning and transcript development, with potential for oversight of student workers who will be performing these tasks
  • Assisting Coordinator of Disability Services with procurement of e-books and other online materials
  • Assisting Coordinator of Disability Services with obtaining and training qualified notetakers and ensuring quality control and follow through
  • Driving students who are provided courtesy golf cart transportation to and from agreed upon locations at intervals throughout the day, as scheduling allows
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Admission as a degree seeking student in the Arkansas Tech University Graduate College
  • Successful completion of a background check
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills, as well as basic computer literacy skills
  • Flexibility in work assignments and environments and ability to multitask
  • Ability to maintain a pleasant demeanor and calm disposition even in momentarily stressful circumstances
  • Preferred qualifications: Experience working in an office setting a plus; individuals with a background or undergraduate degree in rehabilitation science or communications are strongly encouraged to apply; flexibility in schedule a plus
  • Must be available to begin work on July 1, 2017

Compensation:

  • $1,000 per month stipend
  • 18 hours of tuition (out-of-state portion waived) per year

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Holli Weiss, Director of University Testing and Disability Services, hweiss@atu.edu 

For further information, please call 479-968-0302