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Beyond Access Program Assistant (Student Services Program Assistant 2)

University of Connecticut
Storrs Campus

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Search #: 497327
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services


Under the direction of the Assistant Director, the Beyond Access Program Assistant provides program support to the Beyond Access (BA) and UConnGPS programs, and manages a small caseload of students in the BA program. The BA program provides an opportunity for students to work smarter, not harder, in a competitive academic environment while also preparing for life beyond college. Students enrolled in BA work closely with a trained Strategy Instructor (SI) to design and customize their program based on their individual goals and learning profile. UConnGPS is a summer program that provides new UConn students (first-year and transfer) an opportunity to learn about the University and facilitate a smooth transition by helping students create an individualized plan based on their needs and assisting them in identifying campus resources.

The UConn Division of Student Affairs is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations; and awareness of how issues of difference, power, and privilege manifest in higher education environments. The ideal candidate promotes equity and inclusion by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness.


  1. Provides program support to the Beyond Access and UConnGPS programs, including developing, planning, budgeting, scheduling, and marketing the programs.
  2. Assists with public relations and promotional activities for the Beyond Access and HuskyGPS programs; reviews recruiting and promotional strategies and materials.
  3. Assists with planning and implementing services and activities within the UConnGPS program in accordance with program goals and objectives; supervises the day-to-day delivery of program content for the UConnGPS program.
  4. Manages a caseload of assigned students within the Beyond Access program and provides one-on-one strategy instruction in the areas of time management, memory and concentration, study skills, test, organization and notetaking strategies, and other academic skill areas and/or social areas to promote student development and self-determination in social, emotional, academic and daily living realms; encourages and promotes goal setting with students.
  5. Assists in the training of graduate assistants who provide strategy instruction within the Beyond Access program for students with disabilities.
  6. Serves as a resource to prospective students and families and the public regarding services offered by the enhanced services programs.
  7. Assists with planning and organizing workshops, courses, curricula, and training materials, in accordance with goals.
  8. Supports new initiatives and programs intended to promote diversity, inclusion, equity, and life transformative education.
  9. May assist with Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) registration and guide students to connect with campus resources as they relate to procedures for campus change, readmission, and University appeals (e.g. dismissal and academic adjustments).
  10. May assist with operational functions at the CSD as needed: in particular during peak times such as finals week. Tasks may include: answering phones, greeting students and visitors to the Center, copying, filing, and other related duties.
  11. May assist with the coordination of approved accommodations as needed; in particular during peak times such as finals week. Tasks may include: exam administration, proctoring exams, scribing or reading an exam, hiring note-takers, and other related duties.
  12. Assists with supporting special projects, which may be ongoing and require planning, coordination, and supervision.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two to three years’ graduate or professional experience working with students with disabilities. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate information effectively to groups with different backgrounds and experiences (i.e. students, parents/guardians, colleagues, secondary school personnel/consultants).
  • Demonstrated experience identifying strategies and training students on the use of strategies to address functional limitations, including learning strategies, social skills development strategies, and executive function-related strategies.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary for effective work relationships.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, gained through education and/or experience, of the unique needs of persons with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and stated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues.

  • Three to five years of graduate and/or professional experience working with students with disabilities in higher education, specifically students with autism spectrum disorder, students with psychiatric conditions, or students with learning disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
  • Experience marketing and talking to various constituent groups.
  • Experience working with graduate student staff.
  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with the use and applicability of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities.

This is a full-time, permanent position. The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #497327 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on April 14, 2023.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Mar 24 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Apr 14 2023 Eastern Daylight Time


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