Student Program Assistant
Student Program Assistants assist Student Disability Services with the provision of academic accommodations by serving as readers/scribes and/or assisting with alternative text conversion. Pay for this position begins at minimum wage. To apply, please complete the Student Program Assistant application form and return it to Student Disability Services, 103 Student Health Center. Your name will be placed on a list of students interested in working as Student Program Assistants. As the needs of students vary from semester to semester, there is no guarantee that you will be hired.
- Meet one-on-one with clients enrolled in the Weekly Mentoring Program to assist with develop of time management, organizational, prioritization and goal setting skills.
- Create monthly newsletters informing students, faculty and staff of office policies and procedures as well as issues regarding students with disabilities in higher education.
- Assist in the administration of academic accommodations including meeting with returning clients to complete accommodation forms, assisting in the conversion of books in alternate format, and arranging and providing exam accommodations.
- Assist in organizing educational events during Disability Awareness Month including the annual open house and "In My Shoes" event.
- Assist in advising the student organization Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities (AID).
- Assist in maintaining office database and creation of annual reports.
- Other duties as assigned by the Coordinator or Disability Specialist.
- Candidate must be a full-time degree-seeking student in a graduate program (postsecondary education/student affairs, counseling, or related field preferred);
- excellent written and oral communication skills;
- strong interpersonal and organization skills;
- demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and to conduct oneself in a highly professional and ethical manner.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Publisher, Excel, and Word is desirable.
Application Process and Deadline:
As part of the admissions process to the Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs program, you are required to submit the following documentation in addition to your personal statement: Resume, cover letter, and the Application for Graduate Assistantship Stipend to Dr. Michael Waggoner (Mike.Waggoner@uni.edu).
If you are not a graduate student in the Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs program, please submit your resume and cover letter to SDS no later than the first week of March the semester before you would like to begin.
*Please note that the availability of this position is dependent upon vacancy and funding