Booth University College has an opportunity for a Student Transcriber. Under the direction of the Dean of Student Services, the successful applicant will provide transcription support for Booth students who are deaf or partially deaf, and transcribe the student’s classes, exams and field seminars as required. The role requires the transcriber to review curriculum and syllabus information and at times the transcriber will be required to communicate with the instructor concerning class information. The transcriber will work closely with the student to ensure they are provided with the information communicated in different settings.
o Note taking
o Provide computerized note taking for deaf/hard of hearing students during lectures, labs, discussion groups, tutorial sessions, and tests/exams
o Assess and evaluate success of note taking quality and respond to questions and concerns of the client
o Edit notes for clarity, accuracy and intent comparing the notes against any notes provided by the lecturer
o Troubleshoot technical problems
o Handle any issues that arise with regards to note taking and/or refer them to the supervisor
o Be knowledgeable of course syllabus and be aware of instructor material by reviewing documentation before transcribing sessions
o Prepare for each transcribing assignment using the above materials
o Obtain equipment, transport to classroom and set up
o Tear-down equipment and transport back to the Student Services/Information Desk
o Discuss evaluation outcomes with supervisor
o Perform other related duties as required or assigned by the Dean of Students
o Arrive at class promptly with sufficient time for set up
o Submit transcribed notes to student in a timely fashion
· Satisfactory criminal record check
· Fully supportive of the integration of faith and learning in a Christian university-level setting and a commitment to the Mission of Booth University College
· Keyboarding speed of 80+ wpm
· An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Word
· Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
· Must be able to function independently
· Must be able to function as a member of the educational team
· Ability to attend to details
· Ability to retain and summarize information
· Awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of deaf/hard of hearing students
· Ability to maintain neutrality, confidentiality, and objectivity in relation to instructor, student, and subject matter
· Commitment to provide quality professional service
2. Assets (Preferred Qualifications)
· Undergraduate degree an asset
· Experience note taking in a post-secondary environment is desirable
This is a part-time term position with 10-12 hours per week and with a possibility for renewal pending student need. In addition to the compensation package, Booth University College offers a stimulating university college environment, a mission-driven purpose and the opportunity to contribute to change as Booth UC moves forward on its commitment to its mission: Education for a Better World.
Applications may be submitted in confidence to Human Resources; Booth University College by email: ac.cuhtoobnull@sreerac_cuhtoob. Applications must include a cover letter. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applications will be reviewed as received, until position is filled.
Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.
Booth UC is a Christian university college located in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) and rooted in The Salvation Army’s history of meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in society. As an open-enrollment institution, we welcome students from many different backgrounds, cultures, and countries. Deeply committed to social justice, we blend Christian faith and rigorous scholarship with a passion for service. Our approach to learning is anchored in academic excellence and based on a vision of social justice, hope, and mercy for all. We are committed to our mission: Education for a Better World. This is described in our mission statement:
William and Catherine Booth University College, a Christian university college rooted in The Salvation Army’s Wesleyan theological tradition, brings together Christian faith, rigorous scholarship, and a passion for service. The University College educates students to understand the complexities of our world, to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be active contributors to society, and to know how the Christian faith compels them to bring hope, social justice, and mercy into our world.