Position:  Assistive Tech Graduate Assistant
Location:  River Forest, IL
Job Id:  639
# of Openings:  0

POSITION: Graduate Assistant – Assistive/Adaptive Technology
DEPARTMENT: Student Success and Engagement
REPORTS TO: Disability Support Services Coordinator/LD Specialist
DATES OF EMPLOYMENT August 1, 2018 – May 15, 2019
The AT Graduate Assistant in collaboration with the DSS coordinator oversees the implementation of academic accommodations and adaptive technology for students with documented disabilities including training and support for the needs of users.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Assigns and implements software and hardware training and goals for students who are referred through the DSS Office.
  • Working closely with the Information Technology Department, will identify and recommend accessibility software for campus-wide technical support.
  • Responsible for assisting students in obtaining alternate format curriculum material and maintaining an institutional archive for converted documents.
  • Maintain, update and modify the DSS website.
  • Assist with data tracking and policy development. Conduct workshops and presentations to the university community on Universal Design in Education.
  • Research grants designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
(Required knowledge, skills, abilities)
  1. Familiarity with Microsoft office suite.
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of learning based assistive technology as it relates to disability services and improving student learning (ie: Kurzweil, Dragon, Sonocent, Livescribe etc.)
  5. A clear knowledge and understanding of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508 of the HEOA, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other related laws as they apply to post-secondary education.
  6. Sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of university students.
  7. Strong computer literacy and research skills.
  8. Ability to communicate and collaborate with campus constituents, community resources, students and parents.

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