Job Positions

Graduate Assistant, Academic Support

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Office of Disability Services


Messiah College

Date Posted:

Feb 8 2018 10:00PM

Close Date:

March 2, 2018

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Disability Services , the graduate assistant will perform duties related to the College's diversity and retention plan This is a two year, 20 hours/week, appointment not to exceed 800 hours/year. Commitment runs from approximately August 4th - May 29 each of the two years.


  • Work with the Director in developing a comprehensive service program for students with disabilities, which emphasizes academic support services, advocacy and disability awareness
  • As needed, meet with students to enhance their educational performance. Such meetings will focus on developing organizational skills, prioritization skills, time management skills, study skills, writing skills, etc.
  • Participate in student orientation, chapels, and workshops as requested.
  • Assist in development of promotional and educational materials for the department
  • Assist with the alternative text process for students with disabilities, including work with the university bookstore and book publishers to obtain alternative formatted textbooks
  • Assist with the development and presentation of workshops for students on reading strategies, study skills, test taking, time management, note taking and other fundamental academic skills.
  • Monitor and follow up on early alerts from faculty, advisors or other campus partner offices.
  • Serve as web spinner for the DSS office, which includes updating and maintaining the DSS website.
  • Maintains inventory of the office equipment and assistive technology equipment.
  • Performs other duties as requested
  • Conduct intake interviews with students and provide information on established support services.
  • Maintain consistent and reliable attendance.

Application Process

Institution Information

Messiah College 1 College Ave Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Additional Information


Contact Information

Dottie Weigel


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, pursuing graduate degree in Higher Education Administration; current enrollment in Graduate Program in Higher Education at Messiah College

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational, time management and independent thinking skills
  • Ability and willingness to follow through with assisting students
  • Demonstrated commitment to the student success
  • Knowledge of study techniques necessary to enhance grades and maintain good academic standing
  • Excellent people skills with demonstrable evidence of the ability to work with individuals of varying educational, financial and cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent verbal, listening, written, judgment and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills that reflect timeliness, the ability to prioritize projects and intentional follow up
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of campus constituents
  • Ability to work appropriately with confidential student information
  • Commitment to values compatible with and supportive of Messiah College's mission as a culturally diverse, Christian college.
  • Christian faith commitment required