SPS College Assistant/Disability Services Reader

  • Job Class: Support Staff
  • Job ID Number: IS-10-14
  • Department: School of Professional Studies
  • Location: SPS: School of Professional Studies
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled



Since its inception in 2003, the School of Professional Studies of the City University of New York (CUNY SPS) has launched fifteen degrees: nine bachelor's degrees open to students with 24 or more college credits who wish to complete their undergraduate studies, and six master's degrees, with more programs currently in development. CUNY SPS leads the University in developing and operating online degree programs, and trains faculty throughout CUNY in online instruction. CUNY SPS is also the home of the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, which offers higher education programs for working adults and union members, and serves as a nationally-recognized center for scholarship and resources for labor, academic, and community leaders seeking a deeper understanding of labor and urban issues.
The School of Professional Studies Office of Disability Services is currently looking to hire a College Assistant/Disability Services Reader to assist SPS students. The College Assistant/Disability Services Reader will be required to meet with students at the SPS office for approximately 10-15 hours a week, Monday through Thursday, with a flexible, daytime schedule to be determined by the student and reader.
The job of a reader is to provide academic support services to students so that course material is fully accessible to them. Strong written and verbal communications skills, patience, This is a great position for anyone who is interested in working with students with disabilities in higher education and who is looking for paid, part-time work.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Student Services Coordinator, the College Assistant/Disability Services Reader will provide academic support services to students so that course material is fully accessible to them, and will:
-Offer assistance to students with disabilities at SPS.
-Aid students by offering in-person reading, scribing, recording, and/or assisting students with required library research.
-Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
-High school degree or equivalent.
Preferred Qualifications:
 -B.A. degree preferred.
-Experience working with students in a higher education setting (experience with disability services preferred).
-Familiarity with various kinds of assistive technology preferred.
-Transcribing and/or keyboarding skills.
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
-Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Salary Range

$12.00-$15.00 per hour (commensurate with qualifications and experience)


10-15 hours per week

How To Apply

Please send Resume, Cover Letter, and the names of 3 Professional References to:

SPS College Assistant/Disability Services Reader Search
Christopher Leydon
Student Services Coordinator
CUNY School of Professional Studies
119 West 31st Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Email Address:


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