Graduate Assistant, Academic Support
Categories: Northeast Region 1
|Office of Disability Services
|Feb 8 2018 10:00PM
|March 2, 2018
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.
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- Bachelor’s degree, pursuing graduate degree in Higher Education Administration; current enrollment in Graduate Program in Higher Education at Messiah College
- 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