Job Function Reporting to the Associate Director of the Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services, the Part-Time Graduate Assistant for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services will assist with the successful operations of the CARDS Testing Center, schedule exams, assist with proctoring remote and/or in person exams as applicable, assist in recruiting for note-taking services, help provide administrative support, assist with research regarding accommodations, and facilitate communications with students, faculty, and staff. The Part-Time Graduate Assistant will assist with the creation, implementation, and management of new communication platforms, as well as with maintaining current communications platforms. These may include social media, blogs, websites, letters, and other forms of internal college communications. This person will support the work of the entire Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services staff.
Department Disability Services
Reports to Title Associate Director, Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services
Full or Part Time Part Time
Number Of Months 10 months/year
Work Schedule 20 hours per week, Academic Year
Position Summary Information
Essential Duties Summary 1. Work with current staff to assist in handling the needs of the department 2. Conduct research as assigned on issues pertaining to accommodations. 3. Assist with updates for the website and assess whether other media platforms are appropriate for improving communications with students, faculty, and staff. 4. Assist with coordinating note-taking services. 5. Staff the CARDS Testing Center and assist with exam scheduling and proctoring, particularly during peak times such as final exams. 6. Produce letters or other written promotional materials for the department. 7. Provide office and student support with assistive technology (i.e. text to speech readers, PDF remediation, audiobooks, speech to text software, etc.) 8. Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities •Outstanding writing skills. •Excellent communication skills. •Comfort with using social media and a variety of communications tools. •Must be comfortable with research and have some research experience. •Friendly demeanor; good social skills; ability to be part of a team. •Must take direction and feedback well.
Required Qualification Summary
•The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in disability services, disability studies, and/or higher education. In addition s/he should have the following: o currently enrolled in a graduate degree program; o prior experience working in an educational environment, preferably in higher education; o prior experience working with disability services or other supportive services in an educational setting.
Posting Detail Information
EEO Statement Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Open Date 06/21/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Additional Information We are looking for a candidate with flexible hours willing to work between 15 to 20 hours per week. Please provide your availability in terms of days/hours free in your cover letter.
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