OPS Academic Assistant

Published: October 25th, 2019

Category: Job Opportunities

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The Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida is seeking an OPS Academic Assistant to manage doctoral student internship placements and contract management. This position is 20 hours per week with the opportunity to increase hours depending on departmental needs.

The OPS Academic Assistant will help the education team with meeting goals related to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program. Job functions include:

  • Develops and maintains clinical education database for tracking student information, including internship and capstone placement, requirements, and demographic information.
  • Develops and manages electronic database of clinical site information for students. Works closely with Academic Fieldwork Coordinator to place students for all clinical internships. Confirms internship placements with clinical sites after match and again closer to start of internship.
  • Manages Clinical Education contracts for the OTD program. Initiates paperwork related to new and renewing contracts with clinical affiliation sites. Maintains database to track contracts and initiates contract renewals as needed.
  • Works closely with contract department and college to efficiently complete new and renewal clinical education.
  • Requires experience in dealing with high volume workloads, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to effectively manage interpersonal relationships with people with diverse personalities, backgrounds, and orientations.


Two years of post-secondary education or equivalent experience are necessary to meet minimum qualifications. Preferred candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree with previous student services experience. Expected salary range is $18-$20 per hour.

View the job posting online and submit an application packet, which includes a cover letter, resume, and list of references, please go to http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ and search by Job #512640. Applications will close on November 7, 2019, but application review and interviews will begin when applications are received.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.