Graduate Assistant

Location
Edinburg, TX
Posted
Sep 17, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Title Information

Assistantship TitleGraduate AssistantJob Class Code00096FLSAExemptMinimum Qualifications

1. Currently admitted to the Graduate School
2. Be in good academic standing
3. Be registered full-time for the respective semester (nine semester credit hours during the fall
semester, nine semester credit hours during spring semester, six semester credit hours during the
summer session(s)), or in the required number of semester credit hours to fulfill the only remaining requirements on the degree plan.

Position Information

Posting NumberA0271Working TitleGraduate AssistantLocationEdinburg, Texas CollegeGraduate CollegeDepartmentStudent Accessibility ServicesDivisionDivision of Academic AffairsFTE.5Scope of Job

The Graduate Assistant for Student Accessibility Services (SAS) will work as a member of a team to provide support services to college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and similar disabilities who are registered with SAS. Responsibilities will include working with students to enhance their personal, social, and academic growth through the delivery of one-to-one and small group supports. The candidate will also be responsible for collecting data, creating case notes, and generating reports, and must be highly organized and able to function independently. Some travel is required to Brownsville. Position will begin in Fall 2019. Preference will be given to applicants who are available to work during the 2019-2020 academic year and who have experience with adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

Excellent oral and written communication skills; Effective office, time-management, and organizational skills; Self-motivated; Ability to work independently as well as in teams; Strong analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills; Computer literacy (well versed in the following: Microsoft Windows, word processing, spreadsheet manipulation, desktop publishing, and database management) is required. The Graduate Assistant will also need to become proficient in the records management software utilized by Student Accessibility Services (mySAS).
Prior experience with and/or an interest in assistive technology for people with disabilities is valued.
The position requires a commitment to student confidentiality and may require occasional evening and/or weekend hours. Some travel is required.
1. Currently admitted to the Graduate School
2. Be in good academic standing
3. Be registered full-time for the respective semester (nine semester credit hours during the fall semester, nine semester credit hours during spring semester, six semester credit hours during the summer session(s)), or in the required number of semester credit hours to fulfill the only remaining requirements on the degree plan.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with young adults with autism, leading social skill development groups, and/or mentoring

Salary Number of Vacancies1Desired Start Date09/23/2019 Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Open Date09/14/2019Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number
*Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

Quick Linkhttp://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/22595Posting Supplemental Questions

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume
    2. List of 3 References
    Optional Documents
    1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    2. Reference Letter 1
    3. Reference Letter 2
    4. Reference Letter 3
    5. Multi Media
    6. Certifications and Licenses
    7. Other Document

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