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University of Arkansas

Location: FayettevilleAR 72701 Document ID: AC004-0KY4 Posted on: 2018-01-1801/18/2018 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time

Conversion Specialist

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Conversion Specialist

Center for Educational Access

About the University
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance, as well as 12 official holidays and a choice of retirement programs.

About the College/Department
The Center for Educational Access ( CEA ) serves as the central campus resource for helping students with disabilities obtain the accommodations they need for equal access to classroom activity. The CEA provides direct support for students with disabilities and training and educational resources to the University community as a whole.

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Summary of Job Duties
The Center for Educations ( CEA ) is currently looking to fill long-term positions (more than just a short term job) in the alternative format conversion lab. Conversion Specialists may be asked to assist in all other areas of the CEA at any given time, including driving golf carts and answering the phone.
Regular duties may include, but are not limited to; scanning textbooks, using MS Word and other software to convert scans and PDFs of course materials into various forms of alternative formats. Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others with whom you will working one-on-one or in groups to meet project deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Excellent written and verbal comprehension and communication skills with the English language, as evidenced in application materials
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Word
  • Proven attention to detail as evidenced in application materials
  • Must be committed to working at least two or more semesters for the CEA

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)?

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Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications
  • Current University of Arkansas student
  • Experience with databases or other specialized software
  • Customer service experience
  • No concurrent University employment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Detail oriented, organized, reliable, and flexible with broad technical skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player on time-critical projects
  • Ability to multi-task in a high traffic area with constant interruptions

Physical activities associated with this position
The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Work Schedule
12 - 20 hours per week Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., preferably in 3+ hour blocks

Overtime Eligible

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions.

Work Location/Building
Fayetteville Campus - Arkansas Union

Benefits Eligible

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Salary/Hourly Range
$8.50 to start and up to $10.00 after training

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Pre-employment Screening Requirements
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry ( MVR ) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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