Barnard College Graduate Assistant, Office of Disability Services in New York, New York

Job Function

Reporting to the Director of the Office of Disability Services, the Part-Time Graduate Assistant for Disability Services Office will assist in oversight of note-taking services, assist with proctoring exams during peak volume times, assisting with research regarding accommodations, and 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 include social media, blogs, websites, letters, and other forms of internal college communications. This person will support the work of the entire Disability Services staff.

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. Create plans with current staff for improving note-taking services.
  5. Sharing responsibilities of exam scheduling and coordinating.
  6. Produce letters or other written promotional materials for the department.
  7. Provide proctoring support as needed during peak times, especially final exams each semester.
  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:

  • currently enrolled in a graduate degree program;

  • prior experience working in an educational environment, preferably in higher education;

  • prior experience working with disability services or other supportive services in an educational setting.

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.

Additional Information

We are looking for a candidate with flexible hours. Our current needs for academic year 2017-2018 are for between 15 to 20 hours per week. Please provide your availability for academic year 2017-2018 in terms of days/hours free in your cover letter.

Position Title: Graduate Assistant, Office of Disability Services

Type of Position: Other

Department: Disability Services

Reports to Title: Director of Office of Disability Services

Full or Part Time: Part Time

Number Of Months: 10 months/year

Work Schedule: 20 hours per week, Academic Year

Posting Number: 2017 -00941- AS

Open Date: 07/13/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes