SAC Academic Aide - Student Editors – Student Hourly

Position Overview

University Academic Support Centers (UASC) is a comprehensive student support program consisting of three unique centers designed to strengthen the academic skills and written communication of students at the University of Kansas. UASC supports the University’s commitment to the academic success and holistic development of students. UASC programs encourage student participation both in and out of the classroom, support academic and personal development, and link students to other campus and community resources for academic and personal support and development. University Academic Support Centers is a department within Academic Success.
Student Access Center (SAC) is one of the Centers within UASC. The SAC serves students with documented disabilities to provide equal access to academic materials and programs and to co-curricular programs and activities. This position will report to the Print Coordinator in the SAC.

Job Description

Text Editors work behind the scenes to create fully accessible classroom materials on behalf of students with disabilities who require print accommodations. They work independently on projects with hard deadlines, ask questions, and solve document and editing problems. Editors also provide proctoring support for the SAC Testing center, serving as exam proctors during the semester and during final exam week. While work is busiest within the first few months of any semester, ongoing projects and summer hours are often available.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Scan textbooks, articles, and other classroom materials
  • Convert materials from PDF, PowerPoint and other formats to Microsoft Word
  • Edit and tag documents to maximize readability by screen readers
  • Create image descriptions to ensure document accessibility
  • Enter relevant document information in the editing tracking system
  • Proctor exams during the semester and during final exam week
  • Provide back-up and support for fellow proctors
  • Additional duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours at KU.
  • Prior experience working independently.
  • Prior experience with technology including using computers, scanning documents, and troubleshooting software applications.
  • Must have prior experience that required excellent attention to detail as evident of application material.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Candidate Instructions

Complete online application. Please submit a resume and a separate document answering the following questions:
  1. What do you know about the Student Access Center and the work that we do?
  2. Why do you think you would do well in this position?
  3. What is your availability and preferred number of hours during a Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. work week?
  4. What is your major area of study at KU?
  5. What is your current anticipated graduation date?
Applications will be reviewed as submitted. Interviews will be ongoing until positions are filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Brianna Lichtenauer

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Work Schedule

Hours vary according to workload, but expect to commit to at least 10 hours per week during a Monday-Friday, 8-5 work week.
Hours may increase and/or include occasional evening shifts when proctoring exams.

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27412BR
  • Department:  University Academic Support Ct
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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