Assistant Learning Specialist

Oneonta, New York
May 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Description: Under the Supervision of the Director of AccessAbility Services, the Assistant Learning Specialist is responsible for managing student requests regarding accommodations in accordance with the ADA and Section 504. This position’s primary role is to serve students who have disabilities. These duties include, reviewing submitted confidential documentation that outlines diagnosis and learning needs, meeting with prospective and new families, coordinating and supervising the note-takers,  completing alternate format requests, orienting students to assistive technology and study skills strategies, assisting in the coordination of exam scheduling in the Center for Student Success, and one-on-one meetings with students eligible for adjustments/modifications. This is a full-time, 10-month position. Hours for this position: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the Director in evaluating documentation to determine disability status and accommodation eligibility of students.
  • Assist the Director in researching and data-gathering information regarding disability services.
  • Coordinate test-taking accommodations, note-takers, and alternate text requests.
  • Train DSS students, peer tutors, staff and faculty on adaptive/ assistive technology.  Research and implement assistive technology for students with disabilities.
  • Provide guidance and resources to staff and faculty regarding students with disabilities. Provide workshops on learning support related topics. 
  • Provide 1-1 academic and success coaching to students with disabilities. 
  • Assist with early alert, 4 and 7 week grade and recruit back outreach for students with disabilities. 
  • Serve on College-wide committees as determined by the Director of AccessAbility Services and/or Dean of Student Success
  • Participate in major campus events, including Commencement Weekend
  • Expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations
  • As a representative of the College, expected to comport him/herself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus

Qualifications: Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of one-three years’ experience working in higher education or a related field. Candidate must have relevant experience in working with students with disabilities; commitment to excellence; and the ability to work in a diverse environment. 

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,400 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce.

Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to "be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning."

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening "the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community." Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references in one document (pdf or MS Word preferred) to Jarvis McCowin, Coordinator of Inclusion, at Applications may also be mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P.O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820, or faxed to 607-431-4329.

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