Student Employment Opportunities
The Office of Accessibility offers employment opportunities for students. We employ student assistants, notetakers, and test proctors. 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
The Office of Accessibility is currently seeking to hire an Accessibility Assistant. You can apply online at: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3142937/share_preview, or drop off a physical copy of your application and resume in Simmons Hall 105.
All applications must be submitted, with a resume, by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17th, 2019.
Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.
The Office of Accessibility is not currently hiring for the position of Student Proctor.
To apply to be a notetaker, visit STARS and sign in with your UANET ID and password to sign up to be a notetaker.
Positions and Job Descriptions
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: 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.
- Must be a current, full-time student and maintain at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA.
- Able and willing to work 10-20 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 on computers and in an office environment preferred.
Student proctors for the Office of Accessibility serve in an as-needed capacity as readers and scribes for students taking exams in the Office of Accessibility. Student proctors will submit their availability before the start of the semester, with the knowledge that they may be called upon to read and/or write for an exam during the times they provided.
- Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior
- Credit Requirements:
- Undergraduate Students: 12 credit hours
- Graduate Students: 9 credit hours
- GPA Requirements: 2.7 cumulative GPA
- Ability to read aloud clearly, and for long periods of time
- Ability to write legibly and quickly
- MUST be punctual, flexible, and maintain great attendance
- MUST be able to work during finals week
- MUST have availability of at least two hour blocks of time; three hour blocks of time preferred
- MUST be able to maintain high levels of confidentiality
- MUST be able to read and speak test questions written in English in a way the average person is able to understand
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.
Sophomore, Junior, and Senior members of Greek Life at The University of Akron are welcome to sign up for the Office of Accessibility’s Volunteer Proctor Program. This program was designed in partnership with UA Greek Life to provide service opportunities to members of Greek Life, while also fulfilling a growing need for test proctors in the Office of Accessibility. The mission of the Volunteer Proctor Program is to create a mutually beneficial relationship with Greek Life in an effort to help spread awareness and understanding in reference to students with disabilities at The University of Akron.
To sign up and view a full description of the Volunteer Proctor Program, click here.