Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Summer Resource Advisor/Graduate Intern The Student Disability Services Office at Whittier College seeks a Summer Resource Advisor/Graduate Intern. The Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) provides academic and personal support and accommodations to undergraduate and graduate students with diagnosed learning disorders; psychiatric disorders; hearing, visual, and mobility-related impairments; medical conditions; and temporary disabilities. The office is providing an opportunity for graduate students to learn more about the field of disability services.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 19 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Full Time/Part Time status: Part Time-Temporary (June-September) Salary Range: $15 per hour; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
Reports to: Director of Student Disability Services
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/SDS
Conduct general meetings with prospective and incoming students who have learning, physical, and psychological disabilities.
Review documentation of incoming students to determine eligibility of students to register with SDS.
Coordinate, develop, and conduct disability-related webinars and workshops for students. Use of online platforms will be employed so that they can be recorded and viewed during the academic year.
Work with SDS personnel to design and record an online ally training the Whittier College community can access remotely in order to create a more inclusive campus environment for students with disabilities. Will assist in developing a booklet and Ability Ally placard for participants.
Assist with Orientation and Summer Registration duties for guests and students with disabilities as assigned by supervisor, such as providing a general overview of services to attendees.
Attend weekly meetings with supervisor.
Work with the Administrative Assistant to convert course materials into an accessible format as part of the preparatory work that should be done prior to the Fall semester.
Develop a working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sections 504 and 508 of Rehabilitation Act, and of assistive technology, software, and other strategies to maintain an accessible learning environment.
Assist with improving the SDS website by reviewing the external reviewer's recommendations, as well as researching what other schools include on their pages (e.g., faculty tab).
Write appointment notes in tutortrac in a timely fashion.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of SDS.
Non-essential Functions of the Job:
1.None identified at this time.
Position Specifications and Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, currently enrolled in a Master's degree program in higher education, psychology, counseling, special education, or a closely related field is ideal. Strong written and verbal communication skills required. The candidate should have good counseling and interpersonal skills, be able to communicate with students, faculty, and staff about sensitive disability-related issues, and have a demonstrated interest in disability issues. Candidates will have a commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education.
Application Deadline: Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.
Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law
Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.