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Disability Resource Center - Position Listing

General Description

The primary duty of the Graduate Assistant in the Disability Resource Center is to coordinate the volunteer supplemental note taking program for students with disabilities. As time allows, the Graduate Assistant also contributes to departmental programming efforts, office operations, special projects, and other duties as assigned.


Specific Duties

  • Recruit and train volunteer note takers
  • Match note takers with students
  • Respond to student and note taker concerns
  • Manage online note taker training and implement individual trainings as needed
  • Maintain note taker database and records on students
  • Coordinate the evaluation of note taker services
  • Provide note takers with documentation of their earned service hours
  • Assist in resolving student/note taker problems and terminate unsuitable note takers as needed
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all disability related information, including the identities of students served
  • Assist in planning and implementation of programming for students with disabilities and the campus community
  • Assist in office operations by providing lobby coverage and working with the accommodated exam program as needed


Preferred Qualities

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Experience with word-processing and database management
  • Strong people skills and telephone etiquette
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population and varying personalities
  • Experience and/or interest in working with students with disabilities


Required Conditions

  • Full time enrollment in a graduate program at the University of Louisville (preference given to College Student Personnel or Higher Education programs)
  • Must work an average of 20 hours per week


Compensation & Benefits

  • $1,200 per month stipend for 10 months
  • Full-time in-state tuition remission for fall and spring semesters
  • Individual Health Insurance


Appointment Date

August 1 – May 31


Submission Process

All submissions for this assistantship should be made by email to Colleen Gettys, and must include a current resume, letter of interest, and three professional references. Reference list must include address, title, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) for all references.


Contact Person

Colleen Gettys
Program Coordinator
Disability Resource Center
119 Stevenson Hall
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: 502-852-0285
Fax: 502-852-0924

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