Employment Opportunities

Current DSP Job Postings

The Disabled Students’ Program (DSP) is recognized for its commitment to ensuring that all students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities at UC Berkeley and helps students to achieve academic success through its programs.  DSP provides a wide array of legally mandated services to students with disabilities and consists of approximately 45 FTE, serves over 4500 students, and hires over 400 service providers and student volunteers to provide educational support to this growing population. The unit has an annual operating budget of approximately $3.5 million in state and permanent funding, while gifts and endowments add to that total. DSP is also responsible for administering a Department of Education TRIO Student Support Services federal grant. DSP is dedicated to excellence in service and we welcome interested persons who are committed to disability access to consider applying for employment with DSP. 

To find out more about DSP employment opportunities, the application process, and connect to other available position on campus, go to Berkeley Jobs.

Assistant Disability Specialist (4555U) #44574

The Assistant Disability Specialist works under the supervision of the Lead Disability Specialist Supervisor and is responsible for working as part of a team responsible for providing mandated accommodations and services to students with disabilities. This position works closely with the Administration Team and the DSP Specialist Team to help coordinate intakes, process documentation, provide receptionist coverage, conducts student drop-ins, and assist with intakes. The position also involves planning, developing, and implementing programs, processes, and activities for students with disabilities in accordance with federal and state law to ensure their access to the academic and campus environment.

Communication Services Assistant (4722C) #44544

The Communication Services Assistant works under the supervision of the Communication Services Supervisor and is responsible for working as part of a team responsible for providing real-time captioning, captioned media, and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services. The purpose of this position is to provide program support to the Disabled Students’ Program (DSP) in providing communication accommodations and services to students with disabilities in accordance with federal and state law. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that students with disabilities receive access to communication services accommodations in a timely and effective manner.

CART Captioner, Per Diem, (6682C) #44151

CART captioning is a legally mandated accommodation for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The purpose of this position is to provide realtime captioning services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, enabling them to effectively participate in university programs, services, and activities. The CART Captionist reports to the Communication Services Coordinator and is expected to independently perform the duties of the position consistent with the Disabled Students’ Program practices and department guidelines.

Disability Specialist 3, Disabled Students Program (4556U), #43955

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Graduate Student Disability Specialist (4557U) #43587

The Disabled Students' Program promotes an inclusive environment for students with disabilities. We equip disabled students with appropriate accommodations and services to achieve their individual academic goals. We are dedicated to supporting disabled students and collaborating with the campus community to remove barriers to educational access and embrace the University’s values of equity and inclusion. We believe that an accessible environment universally benefits everyone.

Alternative Media Production Assistant (4723C) #41969

The Disabled Students' Program promotes an inclusive environment for students with disabilities. We equip disabled students with appropriate accommodations and services to achieve their individual academic goals. We are dedicated to supporting disabled students and collaborating with the campus community to remove barriers to educational access and embrace the University’s values of equity and inclusion. We believe that an accessible environment universally benefits everyone.