SAS Graduate Assistant (2/3) - Center for Teaching and Learning

Arlington, VA
Mar 06, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Category Graduate Assistantship

Posting Number M00888

Department Center for Teaching & Learning

Reports To Learning Specialist - Student Access Services

Point of Contact Kaylynn Smoot


Marymount Graduate Students who are taking at least 6 graduate credits each semester are invited to apply for a part-time (2/3) Graduate Assistantship position in Student Access Services ( SAS ) which exists within the CTL department.

A 2/3 Graduate Assistant works a total of 210 hours during the semester. 14 hours of service per week across a 15 week semester.

Duties may include:
  • Researching accessibility resources to include costs and best practices.
  • Researching successful strategies for supporting and accommodating students with disabilities.
  • Researching disability compliance and policy, as well as disability legal precedents and court cases.
  • Meeting with students to co-strategize their academic progress by providing educational coaching that may include: learning awareness / metacognition, and stress management techniques related to learning and self advocacy.
  • Assisting SAS staff with student case file management.
  • Assisting SAS staff with creation and administration of accommodation letters ( Faculty Contact Sheets) to support and accommodate students with impairments that qualify as disabilities.

The 2/3 GA receives waiver of 6 graduate credit each semester of the assistantship.

This position reports to SAS Staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Accepted into a Marymount graduate program for the Fall 2018 semester
  • Enrolled in at least 6 graduate credits for the Fall 2018 semester
  • For current students, graduate GPA must be at least 3.0. For entering graduate students, undergraduate GPA must be at least 3.0.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An enrolled full-time Marymount graduate student in Education, School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling .
  • Excellent academic record. Community service and or professional experience.

Special Notes to Applicants

Application materials must be received by

Open Until Filled Yes

University Profile

Marymount is a comprehensive Catholic university that emphasizes the liberal arts, career preparation, and personal and professional development. A diverse and welcoming learning community, Marymount serves nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university's location in suburban Arlington, Virginia, offers easy access to the rich resources of the nation's capital. Marymount University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Job Duties

Percent of total time 30

Responsibility / Duty

GA will be expected to meet with selected students registered with Student Access Services and document those meetings in a case management format to:
  • Assist with transition into and performance at Marymount.
  • Identify and develop a plan to manage academic concerns regarding completion and submission of assignments.
  • Advise on organizational skills regarding academic activities (i.e., reviewing syllabus, creating and following a study schedule).
  • Advise on using appropriate University resources (i.e., CTL tutoring, Counseling Center).
  • Advise student on developing skills for self-monitoring and self-advocacy (i.e., using Canvas to track their own academic progress, seeking assistance when necessary).
  • Document student meetings in a case-management style format.

Percent of total time 40

Responsibility / Duty

GA will be expected to research topics that may include:
  • Disorders and impairments to include evaluation methods, manifestation and expected duration of symptoms.
  • Medications used to mitigate the impact of various disorders / impairments and what the secondary disabling impact may be on the user of that medication.
  • Current disability law, best practices, legal trends and legal precedents.
  • Disability compliance policy as it relates to higher education.
  • Available in house, and local external resources and services available for students with disabilities.
  • Comparative analysis of accessibility models and practices used in other US and international institutions.

Percent of total time 20

Responsibility / Duty

GA will be expected to assist SAS staff with administrative duties to include:
  • Maintenance and organization of student case files that include disability documentation.
  • Creation and administration of SAS student accommodations letters (Faculty Contact Sheets).
  • Locating and coordinating note-taking services for SAS registered students.
  • Locating and or identifying resources to develop alternative formatted texts, sign language interpreting reservations, and other auxiiary services.
  • Developing or updating resource lists, SAS announcements, disability awareness, and event information.
  • Proctoring exams for SAS students approved for testing accommodations.

Percent of total time 10

Responsibility / Duty

Other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Will you be enrolled in at least 6 credits each semester of the assistantship?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you been accepted into a Marymount University graduate degree program?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least a 3.0 GPA?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents


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