Graduate Assistantship, Office of Educational Accessibility

Graduate Assistantship

Position Description:

The Office of Educational Accessibility would like to offer a graduate student the opportunity to have direct involvement with working with college students who experience disabilities.  The Assistant will gain practice in the area of testing services including test administration, enforcement of the ODU Student Code of Conduct, enforcement of accommodations provided through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other tasks to help our students meet their unique needs.  The Assistant will have the opportunity to enhance their capabilities in the areas of conflict resolution, crisis management, and academic/personal planning.  The Assistant will be vital in helping students be successful at Old Dominion University as they aid students in improving their time management, academic skills, and self-advocacy. The Assistant will assist in researching best practices that can improve our daily operations and services. The Assistant will also be involved in the day-to-day operations and logistics of the office.


Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking graduate student at ODU and must maintain a good academic standing with a full course load during the length of the appointment. Have a strong interest in working with a diverse population of students; interest in working with college students with disabilities; interest in helping college students with organizational skills and study skills.  Demonstrated experience working with a variety of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and through digital platforms. Ability to work independently to complete assigned tasks as well as ability to work collaboratively in a group environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Capacity for discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff
  • Possess a positive attitude
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization skills
  • Self-motivation, initiative, and resourcefulness
  • Knowledgeable about academic support strategies, including study skills

Length of Assistantship:

One Academic Year with an option to extend.

Contact Person:

Lauren E. Thompson, Coordinator of Testing & Assessment

Office of Educational Accessibility | Division of Student Engagement & Enrollment Services

Old Dominion University | 1021 Student Success Center | Norfolk, VA 23529 | 757-683-4655