Staff Associate (Temporary)
The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Temporary Staff Associate for the Student Disability Services Department. This Staff Associate position will require a detail-oriented individual who is able to perform a variety of challenging administrative duties.
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.
The Staff Associate will:
- Support the retention and access of all students with disabilities through active and focused engagement. Promote the services of SDS to the university community through various communication strategies. Monitor the note-taking system, the Peer mentoring system, the student database, and the overall office operations and organization. Organize files and complete necessary documentation.
- Support campus-wide programs and services for all students with disabilities. Assist by doing intakes, reviewing requests, documents, and eligibility for academic accommodations.
- Assist in Communicating information to the supervisor about program concerns regarding faculty, staff, students, and guests with disabilities to ensure programmatic and physical access to the university. Provide support for periodic workshops, and other appropriate means, including but not limited to forums, speakers, classroom presentations, and newsletters. Support includes set up training rooms, maintain schedules of presenters, etc.
- Monitor and inform supervisors of issues regarding universal design American Disabilities Act conflicts. Proctor tests as needed on behalf of students with disabilities. May have to travel to another campus to do C-Print Captioning. May occasionally travel to other campuses for training and best practices updates.
- In conjunction with C-Print Captionist duties, they will periodically attend professional conferences to stay current on issues affecting students with disabilities. Help organize division or university committee functions as needed. Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Must have strong knowledge of office and administrative practices and principles
- Some knowledge of, or willing to learn about the Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Some knowledge and willingness to learn of Assistive Learning Technology, including hardware and software for students with disabilities.
- Working knowledge of most computer office software, including BANNER, Windows, and Microsoft Office.
- Excellent computer skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent customer-service and interpersonal skills; outstanding organizational and time-management skills; and excellent problem-solving skills.
- Certification in C-Print Captioning or be willing to obtain.
- Strong administrative skills and be able to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, parents, and students, to include individuals with a wide range of disabilities. Communication should include referring students and faculty to the appropriate Disability resources.
- Ability to present with a friendly and welcoming demeanor.
- Ability to multi-task under pressure of deadlines; ability to work well with people from different racial, cultural, and other backgrounds.
- High school or equivalent, with at least 3 years’ experience, Associates Degree preferred
- Some disability related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Have some working knowledge of the American Disabilities Acts (including ADAAA) as well as 508 and 504 compliance.
Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Please submit contact information for three professional references.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.
We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.
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