Student Accessibility Assistant (Part-Time, 2022-2023 Academic Year)

 Posted: Monday, August 8, 2022 | Student Employment Positions

Tyndale is a Christian university that prepares leaders for work in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, ministry and the global mission of the church. Tyndale offers fully accredited programs in a wide range of disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently, there are over 1,600 students representing over 40 denominations and 60 ethnic backgrounds and over 13,000 alumni. Founded in 1894, Tyndale is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Position Description

Reporting to the Accessibility Specialist, the Student Accessibility Assistant works as part of a team at the Centre for Academic Excellence to provide administrative support in the areas of note-taking, audiobook creation, and test and examination proctoring on occasion.

Primary Responsibilities

Office Support

  • Promote a professional and welcoming atmosphere on behalf of Accessibility Services
  • Work directly with the Accessibility Specialist on determining note-taking needs at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Assist with promotion for special events like Bell Talk Day and on-campus seminars
  • Participate in training sessions and staff meetings facilitated by the Accessibility Specialist
  • Work in consultation with the Accessibility Specialist to ask for assistance and debrief sessions

Student Support

  • If a volunteer note-taker in a class cannot be found, provide individualized note-taking services by listening to course lectures, preparing lectures notes, and uploading them to support of students with an accommodation
  • Occasionally create audio books for students if audiobooks cannot be located
  • Occasionally proctor tests, midterm examinations and final examinations in the Test Centre

Position Qualifications

Education

  • Current Tyndale student (an undergraduate student who has completed a minimum of 10 courses at start of employment or a current Seminary/graduate student)
  • Good academic standing

Experience

  • Writing and editing for academic purposes
  • Peer editing or tutoring experience an asset

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, working knowledge of MS Teams, Zoom, and Moodle
  • Ability to analyze and prioritize concerns under time constraints
  • Flexibility and reliability
  • Ability to work independently

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong relational skills demonstrating approachability, patience, and encouragement
  • Propensity for guiding and helping others
  • A firm commitment to Tyndale’s mission, values, Statement of Faith, and Community Standards Statement

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Standard office environment
  • Ability to work up to 6 hours each week
  • Stress may result from encountering challenging people; important to maintain a calm and professional demeanor

Duties and responsibilities that do not constitute a major change may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of the supervisor either orally or in writing.

How to Apply

This position is for students only. Please refrain from applying if you are not a student returning to post-secondary education for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. External candidates can apply for the Student Accessibility Assistant position at the External Career Center. While we thank all those interested, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Internal candidates (current employees with active WFN accounts) can log in and apply on ADP Workforce Now through the Career Centre. The Career Center can be accessed through the path Myself > Talent > Career Center.


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For general employment information send your resumé to:

Tyndale University, Human Resources
3377 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. M2M 3S4
1-416-226-6620 ext 2103 fax: 1-416-226-6746
or e-mail: employment@tyndale.ca

Tyndale University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities; including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Should you need assistance, please contact the Human Resources Department at employment@tyndale.ca

Applicants selected for an interview who require accommodation during the interview process are asked to advise accordingly upon the invitation for interview.