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Academic Support (Educational Sp)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Manoa Campus
Date Posted:
March 15, 2017
Closing Date:
March 31, 2017
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary - Not to Exceed: June 30, 2017
Special Funds

Other Conditions:
To begin approximately April 2017. Possibility of renewal pending availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Collaborates with other unit professionals to provide and/or arrange for legally mandated access services to university students with disabilities in the areas of:
  2. Notetaking- monitors the receipt and distribution of these notes on a daily basis. Monitors the accuracy, completeness and submission of semi-monthly timecards of student assistants.
  3. Alternate Format- Converts print material to alternate format such as digital, braille, etext, enlargement and tactile or arrange for the acquisition of the converted material from external sources.
  4. Priority Registration- Assists with preparation for manual input of students’ requested registration for classes via Banner.
  5. Furniture Placement- Arranges for and monitors the placement of adaptive furniture in classrooms.
  6. Determines with other staff the nature, extent, and appropriateness of disability access services to be provided.
  7. Develops and maintains FileMaker database from which unit operates. Performs technical advisement and problem resolution of database to support federally mandated unit operations/services to students with disabilities.
  8. Creates a comprehensive, interactive database file in FileMaker for each new student with disability.
  9. Exam set-up: Assists with proctoring of examinations as a reasonable accommodation and with arranging for appropriate facility use, staffing & equipment for each request.
  10. Exam set-up: Ensures academic honesty is maintained for all exams administered by unit and monitors exam start and end times, and prescribed faculty conditions.
  11. Communicates with full-time unit staff regarding concerns with student assistants, students with disabilities, faculty members, other students, etc. in order to consider the most appropriate course of action and resolve the issues at hand.
  12. Coordinates and oversees technical support for KOKUA program operations.
  13. Assists with technical problems such as installation, configuration, management, and maintenance of software.
  14. Assists with development, formulation, and documentation of operating procedures.
  15. Assists unit by keeping abreast of emerging trends in disability access services in higher education.
  16. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Social Sciences, Education, Information Sciences or related field and 1 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for providing disability access services in a higher education setting; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  2. Functional knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in services to persons with disabilities demonstrated by knowledge, understanding and ability to apply concepts, terminology.
  3. Functional knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, federal and state laws, rules, regulations and systems associated with disability access services in higher education settings.
  4. Demonstrated ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve the full range problems that may commonly occur in the services to persons with disabilities.
  5. Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written documentation, write reports and procedures, and communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team members and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  8. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
  9. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
  10. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student records and to prepare routine reports.
  11. Ability to work accurately, with interruptions, to meet deadlines. Ability to work in a flexible way that allows for changes in assignments and priorities depending upon identified needs of the unit.
  12. Knowledge and understanding of technology and hardware and software associated with databases.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Experience in maintaining a website.
  2. Knowledge of the applicability for technology access of general purpose application software, computers, mobile devices, etc.
  3. Experience in using/developing FileMaker Pro Software.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, UH Form 64A (attach resume), names of 3 professional references and official transcripts (copies are acceptable at time of application, however, official transcripts will be required upon hire) to the address below. Incomplete applications and/or those postmarked after the closing date will not be considered.
  1. University of Hawaii at Manoa
  2. KOKUA Program
  3. Attention: Vanessa Ito
  4. 2600 Campus Road, QLC 013
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Vanessa Ito; 808-956-7612;

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