Instructional Aide II (Learning Center)
- San Mateo County Community College District
- Location: San Bruno, California
- Category: Admin-Tutors and Learning Resources
- Posting Date: 04/25/2019
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Position TitleInstructional Aide II (Learning Center)
DepartmentLearning Center SKY (DEPT)
Percentage of Full Time100%
FLSANon-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year12
Min Salary$55,512 (annual)
Max Salary$71,220 (annual)
Position TypeClassified Positions
Who We Are
The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, 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, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
The College and the District
Skyline College, which was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2015, is part of the San Mateo County Community College District, which currently enrolls approximately 23,000 students, the majority of whom are from minoritized populations. Of the students at Skyline College, 2.6% are African American, 0.2% are American Indian, 18.2% are Asian, 18.4% are Filipino, 18.8% are Latinx, 1.2% are Pacific Islander, 19.3% are White, 19.8% are Multi-Ethnic, and 1.7% are unknown.
Who We Want
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.
Reporting to the Learning Center Manager, this position involves assisting with the daily operations of the Learning Center tutorial labs and other Learning Center programs. The Instructional Aide II performs paraprofessional work that involves assisting faculty in the delivery of classroom instruction and/or laboratory teaching. Under direction, the employee performs a variety of preparatory work and planning, and at faculty direction, prepares materials for use in the classroom and/or laboratory. Public contact is extensive and primarily includes students, faculty and staff, but can also include vendors and staff from other educational institutions and agencies for the purpose of exchanging subject matter and procedural information. This assignment may include night and weekend hours.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
1. Exchanges information with students, faculty and staff regarding subject matter, resources, materials, policies and procedures associated with the classroom, online learning and online academic support, and Learning Center setting
2. Confers with faculty regarding assignments and progress, tests, student test scores, alternate learning methods and other technical information related to the services and programs provided by the Learning Center
3. Attends meetings, conferences, and workshops to obtain current subject matter, procedural, and other information
4. Participates in division and department planning activities
5. Makes presentations to small and large groups to publicize services and programs as assigned
6. In collaboration with Learning Center staff, assists in the daily operations of the Learning Center
7. Researches background of subject matter to maintain current information; as directed by faculty, compiles and organizes lesson plans and materials for faculty presentation
8. Tutors students; directs students in the completion of assignments in the Learning Center; confers with students, faculty, and staff about student progress; provides information and assistance to students, faculty, and college staff regarding Learning Center procedures
9. Hires, trains, and supervises student assistants and student tutors
10. Maintains and troubleshoots laboratory equipment; demonstrates operation of laboratory equipment to classes and individual students
11. Proctors tests as directed and supervised by faculty and staff
12. Takes inventory and monitors laboratory instructional materials and supplies; researches instructional materials suitable for lab use and current methods of tutorial lab instruction
13. Compiles statistical and other data for a variety of written reports as assigned
14. Composes and prepares correspondence, reports, memorandums, and other written materials
15. Makes recommendations for the modification or purchase of new equipment, software, and instructional materials
16. Performs a variety of related duties as assigned
• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree
• Strong leadership and organizational skills
• Successful tutoring or credentialed or non-credentialed teaching experience
• Skill in directing the work of others and in working effectively as part of a team
• Ability to give clear instructions
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
• Experience composing and preparing a variety of written materials, including research and preparation of reports using a variety of computer software
• Experience in computer data entry, modification and retrieval
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Knowledge of diverse adult learning styles and their application to the community college environment
2. Skill in clear and directive oral communication
3. Skill in directing the work of others and in working effectively as part of a team
4. Skill in written communication, including skill in writing reports and modifying instructional materials
5. Skill in establishing and maintaining respectful and sensitive working relationships with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
6. Skill in performing research in a designated subject matter area
7. Skill in using a variety of computer software to compose and prepare correspondence, reports, publicity, and other materials
8. Ability to conduct student intake and diagnostic measurements in order to assess academic preparation
This classification requires manual dexterity; use of a keyboard, mouse and computer for extended periods of time; pulling, pushing, reaching; and moving items of light to moderate weight in order to perform the essential functions.
Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.
First Review Date04/24/2019
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions Summary
Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:
1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position).
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.
3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicant’s cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.
Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.
For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.
Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.
Annual Security Report
San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2018 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2018 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2018 Annual Security Report is now available. The Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.