Office of Student Life

Disability Services

We're Hiring Professional Staff!

March 15, 2023

 We are accepting applications for three professional positions within Student Life Disability Services!


Administrative Assistant

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Student Life Disability Services (SLDS), functions as integral member of the SLDS office and provides administrative support to the Director and all levels of staff within the office; initiates and develops administrative procedures for central office; manages Director’s calendaring functions; manages and responds to departmental e-mail inbox contacts daily; conducts outreach and referral to students regarding accommodation needs; serves SLDS contact for institutional and Student Life data and retention management initiatives; manages data within systems to obtain or generate accurate assessment, operational reports for Director; serves as liaison with SL marketing for projects and purchases; creates and distributes weekly e-mail newsletter and social media content for SLDS; hires, trains, supervises, schedules and evaluates front desk student staffing and part-time ADA Assistant employee (as needed); provides administrative support for hiring, scheduling, payroll processing for direct and non-direct student staff reports; initiates HR and WorkDay processes each term to pay student note takers; assists staff, in collaboration with business partners, to facilitate travel; performs procurement activities including initiating/reconciling purchases; coordinates supplies and equipment needs for office; serves as Equipment Manager in oversight of asset management; assists in preparation and monitoring of supply, service, and equipment budgets; provides administrative support for projects and programs; implements University policy; serves as liaison with Academic Affairs, Student Life & University offices; completes on-going inclusion development; implements inclusive practices; maintains appropriate management of protected records; performs other duties as assigned.  May work some evening and weekend hours.


 Required:  High School diploma or GED. 1 year of relevant experience.

 Desired   Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; intermediate level of skill with Microsoft Office software; 3 years of customer service experience; 3 years administrative experience; demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.; experience working in a college/university setting; professional experience working with college students; experience working with diverse populations; experience planning/booking travel for employees; 1 year experience managing payroll and timekeeping systems; experience managing key/access inventories; database management experience; experience managing social media;; experience managing professional staff calendars.

 Internal applicants$392530/9925$146600.htmld

 External applicants

 Interested applicants can apply through 3/20/23 at 11:59pm. 


 Exam Services Program Assistant

Job Description

The Exam Services Program Assistant works with students, staff, and faculty to coordinate accommodated exams and to improve the accessibility of academic assessments on campus with the ultimate goal of ensuring that students with disabilities have full access to their university experience. Oversees daily/shift operations of the Exam Services area within Student Life Disability Services (SLDS); serves as primary dayshift back up and delegate for Exams Services Coordinator duties; performs operational planning, database coordination, and proctoring of 20,000+ accommodated exams annually for students with disabilities; performs the daily coordination of exam accommodations, including but not limited to: extended time, distraction-reduced environments, assistive technology, accessible formats, and staff readers/scribes; on-boards, trains, and serves as shift manager for 25+ student employees, as well as volunteers and temporary employees; serves as Exams Services lead representative on hardware, software, and data management improvement initiatives in collaboration with Student Life Technology Services; communicates with students, faculty, and staff to implement accommodated exams; aids with the coordination and implementation of finals on and off-site; supports Exam Services Coordinator in ensuring the office’s test integrity and security efforts. This position will work a biweekly shift rotation from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 Required:  High School diploma or GED; Certification or vocational training; 2 years’ experience working in a social services or student services environment; proven interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; ability to multi-task; working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, and databases; experience working in a team; customer service experience; experience working with diverse individuals; supervisory experience; experience working with individuals with disabilities. Successful completion of background check for final candidate.

 Desired:  Associate degree or equivalent years of education or experience; 4 to 6 years' experience working with college students in a higher education environment; experience with accessibility software; experience with exam administration.

 Internal applicants would use this link to apply (those who work for OSU already)$392530/9925$146593.htmld

 External link ( for sharing with outside candidates)

 Interested Applicants may apply through 3/27/2023 at 11:59pm.  


Access Specialist – Two positions

Job Description

Student Life Disability Services at The Ohio State University is a department within Student Life’s Belonging and Inclusion team.  Our role is to contribute to the advancement of a culture of equity, inclusion, and pride for students with disabilities through provision of academic and cocurricular accommodations and advocacy. The Access Specialist works with students, staff, and faculty to improve campus accessibility and engagement in their university experience. This position reviews disability documentation and conducts student interviews to determine eligibility for services; collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to implement accommodations; counsels and advises students regarding academic goals, accommodations, and academic progress; maintains confidential information and records; documents communication with and regarding students, courses and instructors in departmental database; refers students to campus and community resources; serves as an advocate for accessibility and inclusion; collaborates with students, faculty and staff to implement accommodations to ensure compliance with applicable laws and policies; contributes to policy and office literature development; supervises interns and/or student employees; conducts outreach workshops, training, and presentations; and serves on University committees and task forces and acts as a liaison for other departments.   Final candidate must successfully complete a background check.

  Required: Bachelor’s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical social work, higher education student affairs or related field; strong written and verbal communication skills; understanding of psycho-educational assessments, academic accommodations, and relevant disability laws; ability to build and maintain professional relationships and work collaboratively on a team; strong ability to assess a situation and problem-solve appropriately.

  Desired: Master’s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical social work, higher education student affairs or related field; experience working with individuals with disabilities; experience working with students in higher education, broad knowledge of disabilities; licensure in related professional field; knowledge of campus and community resources; knowledge of models of disability, inclusive educational design and their application in higher education; demonstrated presentation skills; working knowledge of common computer applications (e.g. word processing, PowerPoint, databases) and assistive technology.

 Interested applicants can apply through March 31, 2023.


Internal applicant link:$392530/9925$147173.htmld


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