Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) is dedicated to fulfilling Georgetown University's mission of promoting intellectual, ethical and spiritual understanding through serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs. Embodying this spirit of the University, Georgetown's Qatar campus undertakes education, research, and service in order to advance knowledge and provide students and the community with a holistic educational experience that produces global citizens committed to the service of humankind. We demonstrate the values of Georgetown University; seek to build upon the world-class reputation of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; and work with our partner, Qatar Foundation, in its endeavors to achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030.
The Office of Academic Services is looking for collaborative and inclusive colleagues to join our academic support team in the roles of Economics Specialist, Writing Specialist, and Accessibility Specialist in support of Georgetown University in Qatar's (GU-Q's) diverse and ambitious undergraduate learners.
The Office of Academic Services (OAS) is a dynamic academic support unit providing a variety of programs and services to enhance learning for all students at GU-Q. OAS offers individual and group tutoring in academic reading and writing across the disciplines; Arabic as a heritage or foreign language; French as foreign language; and economics. In addition, OAS leads a variety of workshops and programs throughout the year to help students develop their academic skills and aspire to excellence.
OAS is currently seeking an education professional to serve as a part-time Accessibility Specialist, with responsibility for ensuring equitable access and inclusion of students with disabilities or learning differences at Georgetown.
This is a term, part-time position scheduled to work 20 hours per week throughout the academic year. The preference is for the position to start as soon as possible in the fall semester. The appointment will be subject to renewal for the next academic year.
As this position is based in Doha, Qatar and offers no relocation assistance, GU-Q is looking for locally based candidates only. This is a non-sponsored position that requires all applicants to already have the necessary sponsorship to live and work in Qatar.
Implement academic accommodations as determined by Student Wellness and Counseling Center to meet the needs of students with disabilities, learning differences, or chronic health conditions aligned with U.S. laws protecting the rights of people with disabilities
Onboard and orient new students with disabilities about accommodations and the processes for receiving disabilities support through OAS
Provide one-on-one assistance to students, including training students to use assistive technology
Communicate and make arrangements with faculty and relevant staff to meet student learning needs
Collaborate with university faculty and academic services staff to prepare course materials in accessible formats
Advise and/or assist faculty and university staff with the conversion or creation of alternative and accessible formats of class materials
Maintain the client management system used by students, faculty, and staff for enrollment and managing accommodations like note taking and alternative testing
Provide administrative support such as printing or scanning documents
Provide guidance to various stakeholders on the use of assistive technology
Arrange alternative testing with students and faculty, proctor exams as needed
Design and deliver programs to promote the use of the Universal Design for Learning framework
Participate in relevant training sessions and meetings
Other similar duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in a related discipline required, Master's degree preferred
2+ years of relevant work experience in education or disabilities services
Superior academic performance and/or engagement as an undergraduate student
Previous experience working with undergraduate students as a tutor, teaching assistant, learning specialist, or advisor preferred
Knowledge of disabilities services, accessibility, assistive technology, learning differences
Proficiency and familiarity with Learning Management Systems like Blackboard and Canvas
Familiarity with screen reading, text-to-speech, captioning, reading software and add-on features
Knowledge of eBooks, audio books, settings, and tools
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Adobe, including assistive technology features
Excellent keyboarding skills, knowledge of typing, keystrokes, and shortcuts
Appreciation for equity, uniqueness of the individual, and a commitment to collaborative problem solving
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The review of applications will begin on October 4, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
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Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University in Qatar, you must submit a cover letter and resume/CV for each position of interest. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.
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