Testing Accommodations Assistant
Testing Accommodations AssistantSchool/Division:Division of Student AffairsOffice:Student Access ServicesFull-Time or Part-Time:Part-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:The Testing Accommodations Assistant will be responsible for the implementation of testing accommodations for all students registered with Student Access Services. This includes communicating with students and faculty to make all appropriate arrangements, maintaining academic integrity and exam security, proctoring and supervising all testing services. The Testing Accommodations Assistant will also be responsible for maintaining all computer equipment and assistive technology utilized in the testing center.
The Testing Accommodations Assistant will be responsible for the implementation of testing accommodations for all students registered with Student Access Services. This includes communicating with students and faculty to make all appropriate arrangements, maintaining academic integrity and exam security, proctoring and supervising all testing services. The Testing Accommodations Assistant will also be responsible for maintaining all computer equipment and assistive technology utilized in the testing center.
•Receive and process sign up forms from students
•Communicate with faculty to make necessary arrangements for exams to be delivered and returned while maintaining security
•Insure that accommodations are provided consistently
•Support students effectively during testing sessions
•Coordinate student support staff as needed
•Provide advice, training and technical support to faculty and administrators related to the needs of students with disabilities
•Promote the application of Universal Design in all campus programs and services
•Work collaboratively with other members of the university, serving as an advocate for issues regarding students with disabilities
•Keep current on new research and developments in disability services, including the legal aspects of this work
•Support the programming efforts of the university and of the Division of Student Affairs, including Family Weekend, Fall Open House, Orientation, Commencement, etc.
•Serve on divisional or university-wide committees, as needed
•Actively support and attend DSA and University-wide events
•Perform other duties as required
Direct supervisor: The Testing Accommodations Assistant reports to the Intake and Accommodations Manager
Supervisory responsibilities: The Testing Accommodations Assistant has no supervisory duties
Master’s degree in Special Education, Disability Services or related field is required. Candidate will have experience working with students in a higher education setting.
Candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of assistive technology and its applications in a higher education setting. Candidtate will be collaborative, organized, and detail oriented. The candidate will be a proactive self-starter who is comfortable in a fast-paced collaborative environment. An established record of accomplishment promoting student development programs and cultivating positive relationships in a comprehensive student-centered organization. Candidate will have a passion for and experience with working with students, families, and colleagues of diverse backgrounds. Candidate will have strong quantitative and analytical skills, and have comfort with appropriate technologies including Banner, Access Databases and Microsoft Excel.
Application Instructions:Please send a resume, cover letter and three references (including student) to: [email protected] Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open Until FilledDate Posted: 08/19/2020Posting Number: 897097-20