Disability Services Student Assistant, 2020-2021

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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, Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

As our Disability Services Student Assistant, you will help achieve our departmental goals and provide exceptional services to the students we serve. Disability Services (DS) provides accommodations for academics and campus life to students with disabilities who register with the office. These accommodations range from providing American Sign Language interpreting services to reading tests out loud to approval of emotional support animals for the residence halls. Student assistants are an integral part of the DS team!


100Works under general direction. Exercises independent judgment and decision-making and provides input in development new procedures or techniques. May involve supervision of other student employees. Examples of typical work include: working with various computer equipment and technologies related to the equipment available for loan from the department; use of computerized file/database system; 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. Summer hours may be available in addition to academic year.Essential

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, and all department employees are empowered to find new ways to improve the services we provide. Tasks required of Student Assistants in DS include scanning text books, converting textbooks into audio books, proctoring exams, document conversion, teaching students how to use assistive technologies, and basic office tasks as needed. Additionally, Student Assistants work directly with a variety of technology and equipment to ensure it is updated and ready to give out to students using it each semester. This includes testing new apps and equipment and providing feedback to ensure the technology and equipment available to students is useful and accessible.


• 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 out loud clearly.
• The applicant must be able to take legible notes.


Preferred experience: office setting and customer services.


High school GED or diploma.

Special instructions to applicants:

Complete the UA online application, attach a resume, attach a cover letter detailing any related experience or specialized skills you may have, and upload a list of three (3) references with their current phone and email contact information.

This is a Student Assistant B; minimum starting pay $10.19 hourly

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

Review Date:

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year and students may apply for the position all year. When the department needs to fill a position, they review the current “pool” and call students for interviews. Students who were not hired for one position still remain in the pool for other positions.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


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.

Background Check:

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

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.



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