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Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York

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Four-Year Institution
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About Hofstra:

Hofstra 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.


Reporting to the Intake and Accommodations Manager, 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.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Ensure that accommodations are provided consistently.
• Support students effectively during testing sessions.
• 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.
• Provide advice, training and technical support to faculty and administrators related to the needs of students with disabilities.
• Communicate with faculty to make necessary arrangements for exams to be delivered and returned while maintaining security.
• Receive and process sign-up forms.
• Coordinate student support staff as needed.
• Promote the application of Universal Design in all campus programs and services.
• 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 Department of Student Affairs and University-wide events.
• Other duties as required.


• Bachelor’s degree.
• 3-5 years’ experience working with students with disabilities or 3-5 years’ experience working in a higher education setting.
• Demonstrated knowledge of assistive technology and its applications in a higher education setting.
• Collaborative, organized, and detail oriented.
• Proactive self-starter who is comfortable in a fast-paced collaborative environment.
• Demonstrate cultural competence and the ability to work with students from diverse populations.
• An established record of accomplishment promoting student development programs and cultivating positive relationships in a comprehensive student-centered organization.
• Passion for and experience with working with students, families and colleagues of diverse backgrounds
• Strong quantitative and analytical skills and experience with technologies including Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel.

• Experience using Ellucian Banner.

Application Instructions:

Please send a resume, cover letter and three references (including student) to: [email protected]

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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