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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G0028 / Reader/Advanced
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 07

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under indirect supervision, reads specialized coursework materials to visually and/or learning disabled students undertaking an advanced/technically complex course of study . Performs library research and trains new readers, as appropriate. Typically works on-call according to pre-established schedules.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Reads advanced, technically complex coursework materials, to include textbooks, articles, and/or class packets, either onto cassette tapes or in person to students, in accordance with specified course syllabi.
  2. Assists and facilitates students in the performance of library research, and reads library research materials as appropriate.
  3. Follows defined schedules and adheres to established deadlines.
  4. Prepares and delivers skills training in reading/speaking to new readers as requested.
  5. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Skill in reading and clearly relaying complex course material onto casette tapes.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of specified subject matter being communicated.
  • Library research skills.
  • Ability to communicate with and relate to students of diverse disabilities and backgrounds.
  • Ability to follow schedules and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017