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Conversion Specialist

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To be considered for this position, please include your hours of availability Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for the Fall 2017 semester. If you are unsure about your Fall schedule, please provide an estimation of your proposed schedule. Please attach in the field Other Document in the Documents Section of your application.

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number HS334P
Quick Link for Posting
Working Title Conversion Specialist
Department 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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Job Type Hourly/Student
Summary of Job Duties

The Center for Educations (CEA) is currently looking to fill long-term positions (more than just a summer job) in the alternative format conversion lab. Conversion Specialists may be asked to assist in 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)? Yes
If yes, please specify 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. (test center between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.), preferably in 3+ hour blocks
Overtime Eligible Yes
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. No
Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Arkansas Union
Benefits Eligible No
Appointment Percent N/A
Salary/Hourly Range $8.50 to start and up to $10.00 after training
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No
Does this position require a background check? No
If yes, please specify
Does this position require a substance abuse test? No
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date
Close Date 09/30/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for hourly postings)
Recruitment Contact Information

Center for Educational Access

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

To be considered for this position, please include your hours of availability Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for the Fall 2017 semester. If you are unsure about your Fall schedule, please provide an estimation of your proposed schedule. Please attach in the field Other Document in the Documents Section of your application.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No
City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Are you a current student at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Campus?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Please describe your experience working with databases or other specialized software.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please explain a specific situation in which you were able to provide exceptional customer service.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document