Temporary Academic Support Specialists

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 033883
Department Code 10000
Department Office of Disability Services
Job Title Temporary Academic Support Specialists
Location 111 Waverly Ave, Suite 220
Pay Range $14-$20 per hour - based on experience
Salary Grade 00
FLSA Status Non-exempt

Varies based on need; evenings and weekends included.

Job Type Temporary
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

Temporary Academic Support Specialists work one-on-one with students who are registered with the SU Office of Disability Services and have requested academic support that is course content-specific, exam preparation, and study skills development, time management relative to academic priorities and success, and/or organizational skills development.

Integral to all interactions between Academic Support Specialists and ODS students will be applying strategies that aid in mitigating manifestations of a student’s disability and attention to enhancing the critical thinking, goal-setting, and problem-solving skills necessary to maximize the success of students and their academic performance.


Must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and verifiable prior academic support experience, preferably with the disability community in addition to three professional recommendations.

Job Specific Qualifications

Temporary Academic Support Specialists must have verifiable competency in subject areas and courses they identify as available to provide supplemental instruction.

Effective interpersonal and communication skills with superior ability to adapt to the communication needs and learning styles/preferences of students.

Commitment to confidentiality.

Commitment to academic and professional integrity.

Commitment to and understanding of the broad range of needs within the disability community.

Ability to prepare comprehensive case notes as needed and respond to ODS staff inquiries concerning student progress.


• Provide ODS Academic Support (AS) their day/time available as far in advance as possible, updating as appropriate.

• Attend and participate in regular staff meetings, occasionally with the department and not just the unit.

• Attend and participate in mandatory training related to providing support and services to SU students with disabilities.

• Check and respond to all ODSAS email, using only your email account provided by SU.

• Routinely review calendar for appointments and notify ODSAS of any errors or changes involving schedule.

• Submit reports on all interactions with ODS students within 24 hours of appointment time.

• Document and communicate with ODSAS Coordinator or ODS Counselor immediately if in the course of student interaction if there is reason to believe that a student is in an academic or personal crisis

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

Please attach a resume and contact information for three professional references.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 08/22/2017
Application Deadline
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Job Category Temporary
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