UAF Disability Services Student Assistant B

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Classification:Student Assistant B
Grade:Student B
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Office/Clerical, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

Disability Services provides classroom accommodations to students with disabilities. These accommodations range from providing qualified students with ASL interpreting services to reading tests aloud. Student assistants are an integral part of the Disability Services (DS) team. Student Assistants gain invaluable experience through their work with students with disabilities. Working with such a diverse group of the student body teaches student assistants how to look at a situation from a new perspective.


100Works under general direction. Exercises independent judgment and decision-making in developing new procedures or techniques. May involve supervision of other student employees. Examples of typical work include: performing complex computer programming, network operations or troubleshooting; advance technical computer maintenance; research, writing or assisting in writing technical reports; assisting in complex technical aspects of complex projects. May be responsible for a facility, building, activity, or program. May coordinate the use of equipment, building space, or programs.Essential

Tasks required of Student Assistants in the Disability Services Department include scanning textbooks, converting textbooks into audio books, proctoring exams, note taking, teaching students how to use assistive technologies, and basic office tasks as needed.


  • The applicant must have good interpersonal skills.
  • The applicant must demonstrate familiarity with laptop and desktop computers.
  • The applicant must be able to work independently and reliably meet time commitments.
  • The applicant must be able to read aloud clearly.
  • The applicant must be able to take legible notes.

Required Experience:

Former employment in an office setting preferred.

Typical Education or Training:

High school GED or diploma.

Special instructions to applicants:

Applicant must be enrolled as a UAF student taking a minimum of 6 credits per semester with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or a newly enrolled student. 

Application: Please submit a cover letter, current resume and two professional/academic references. Skills testing may be administrated at the time of interview.

This is a Student Assistant B; minimum starting pay $9.50.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at:

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to:

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

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