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Office of Accessibility

Student employment opportunities

Student Employment Opportunities

The Office of Accessibility offers employment opportunities for students. We employ student assistants and note takers. If you are interested in learning more about our current job openings or to fill out an application, please check our postings for job availability on this page.

Current Job Openings

Accessibility Assistant

There are no current positions open.

Notetaker

To apply to be a notetaker, visit the STARS website and select Sign up as a Notetaker.

Positions and Job Descriptions

Accessibility Assistant

Characteristic duties and responsibilities of the Office of Accessibility’s Accessibility Assistant include:

  • Customer Service: Provide quality customer service for parents, students, and the campus community on a timely basis using all resources to assist client’s questions.
  • Student Service: One-on-one interaction with students with disabilities as a reader and/or scribe. Participate as a peer mentor in office’s Peer Assistance for Support and Success program. Train and support students with disabilities on adaptive technology and software. 
  • Recruitment: Assist Notetaking Coordinator with recruitment of notetakers
  • Administrative Duties: Will be responsible for answering the phones, filing, copying, and recording confidential files in absence of Office Assistant. Process alternative format requests listed in office database. Conversion of textbooks to alternative media.  
  • Learn about the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act in higher education.

 Qualifications:

  • Must be Undergraduate Student and maintain 2.25 cumulative G.P.A.
  • Able and willing to work 15-20 hours/week.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills.
  • Must have experience using Microsoft Office.
  • Must be responsible, conscientious and reliable.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of the student and the office.
  • Ability to provide polite and friendly customer service and display a positive attitude toward the Office of Accessibility, its mission, and The University of Akron.
  • Experience working computers and in an office environment preferred.

Office Assistant

Characteristic duties and responsibilities of the Office Assistant include:

  • Customer Service: Provide quality customer service for parents, students, and the campus community on a timely basis using all resources to assist client’s questions.
  • Scheduling: Assist Office Manager, as needed, with testing requests.
  • Administrative Duties: Responsible for greeting students and visitors, answering the phones, filing, copying, and recording confidential files.
  • Learn about the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act in higher education.

 Qualifications:

  • Must be Undergraduate Student and maintain 2.25 cumulative G.P.A.
  • Able and willing to work 20 hours/week.
  • Must have experience using Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrates leadership ability.
  • Must be responsible, conscientious and reliable.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of the student and the office.
  • Ability to provide polite and friendly customer service and display a positive attitude toward the Office of Accessibility, its mission, and The University of Akron.
  • Experience working in an office environment is preferred.

Notetaker

Notetakers are students that are hired to take notes in their classes, for a student with a disability. Notetakers must attend all class sessions and provide reliable, comprehensive notes to the student. The notes need to be provided to the student within 24 hours after class. Notetakers will receive a stipend at the end of the semester for providing notes to the student.

Contact Information

Office of Accessibility
Simmons Hall 105
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio 44325-6213

Phone: 330-972-7928
TDD:    330-972-5764
Fax:     330-972-5422
E-mail: access@uakron.edu


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