Academic Support Specialist

  • Parker University
  • Dallas, TX, USA
  • Feb 20, 2020
Full time   Advising/Counseling/Support

Job Description

An approachable, analytical and conscientious team player to provide direct assistance to the Dean of Student Development by serving as an advisor and aide to Parker University students.  The primary responsibility is to provide special assistance to students with special accommodation as needed.



Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with proctoring exams in the Testing Center for students with special accommodations.
  • Assist with providing any needed accommodations to allow students to function in the classroom/lab environment.
  • Assist in converting print materials to alternate formats for accessibility.
  • Work with an assigned caseload of Parker students, providing high-touch individualized support toward academic, social, leadership, and life skills development.
  • Develop a personal, collaborative relationship with assigned students and provide individualized guidance and ongoing feedback.
  • Assist in the implementation of action plans to achieve student-defined success.
  • Work with other campus faculty and staff to support student success initiatives;
  • Assist students in developing decision-making skills.
  • Support students in honing time management skills to better utilize time, prioritize commitments and meet deadlines.
  • Assist with processes involved with the Disability Services determination process.
  • Provide support for all functions of the Department of Student Affairs.
  • Serve on College committees as assigned.

Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Education, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in advising, personal and academic coaching, teaching, advocacy, personal and career development, case management/outreach, and/or mentoring required.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working in disability services preferably in a higher education setting
  • Knowledge of higher education student access and success and experience working with students with disabilities and knowledge of laws pertaining to disability services in higher education is strongly preferred.  


  • Experience working with students with disabilities is preferred.
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication skills with ability to interact with various constituents.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, computer technology and applications. Must be able to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Strong organization and time management skills, with the ability to balance multiple priorities, efficiently multi-task, work under pressure, handle interruptions, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, apply, and follow policies and procedures.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and demonstrated flexibility with change; Work overtime as needed.


  • Visual acuity to use a keyboard and view a computer terminal.  Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp.
  • Requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand and walk.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or move light to medium weight up to twelve (12) pounds and/or exert up to twelve (12) pounds of force.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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