Instructional Assistant, Math Department (Temporary Assignment)
- Contra Costa Community College District
- Location: Pleasant Hill, California
- Category: Admin-Other Administrative Positions
- Posting Date: 08/29/2020
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Position TitleInstructional Assistant, Math Department (Temporary Assignment)
Special Instructions to Applicants
The DVC Mathematics Department is seeking at least one (1) Instructional Assistant; the main focus will be participating in the daily operation of the DVC Math Lab including the supervision of tutors and being a liaison between the Math Lab and mathematics instructors.
Participate in the daily operation of the math lab, including opening or closing the lab. Provide on-site supervision to tutors and students. Work with math lab personnel, math instructors, tutors, and students to support the students in building math study skills, forming study groups, presenting focused review sessions of select topics, answering math homework questions, and connecting with tutoring and other student support services at DVC.
It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Recruitment Type:Temporary/Hourly Assignment (Internal and External applicants)
LocationDiablo Valley College
# of Openings1
Salary$19.75 per hour
Overtime StatusNon-Exempt (eligible)
If temporary, employment duration:4 months
# of Hours Scheduled Per Week20
Work Schedule By Day and Work Hours
20 hours per week, four days per week, during Fall and Spring semesters on a regular schedule during Math Lab hours (currently M-Th 8:00 am – 8:30 pm, Friday 9 – 1; but subject to change). Summer sessions hours available.
Shift Differential %n/a
# of Months4 or as needed
EEO Job CategoryTechnical/Paraprofessional
To perform a wide variety of responsible instructional assistance and support tasks in accordance with assignments and directions from a classroom instructor or other academic personnel.
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assists in the administration of classroom and laboratory assignments, exercises, and tests under the direction of an instructor or other academic personnel.
Supports discipline or department with specific subject matter knowledge with some level of autonomy.
Monitors individual progress of students and discusses problems and improvements with instructor.
Provides students with assistance and training in the operation of various laboratory and classroom equipment, materials, and/or machinery.
Advises students on improved study methods; explains concepts, principles and terminology to students as needed.
Prepares, operates, and maintains laboratory testing and instructional equipment and supplies; may operate computers.
Orients students and new faculty on the procedures used and equipment available within a learning laboratory facility.
Assists in the administration and scoring of tests, examinations, and practical demonstrations.
Develops and maintains administrative documents, records, logs, files, and statistical information as assigned.
Makes referrals to remedial or tutorial programs as necessary.
Assists in the preparation of instructional materials and study aids to be used by students or faculty in classroom, laboratory and individual study situations.
Issues instructional materials and equipment to students; maintains inventory of supplies and equipment used; assists in procuring new or replacement materials as necessary.
Provides cashiering services, including billing, collections, deposits, reconciliations and other activities.
Maintains attendance and enrollment records of assigned class or laboratory.
May be required to plan, coordinate and schedule events, activities, shows, displays and related demonstrations.
Assists with the development and monitoring of the budget.
Suggests appropriate learning materials to be used by students, in accordance with instructor’s approval.
Provides basic tutoring in subject area.
May select, train and supervise student assistants.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Two (2) years of work experience instructing, tutoring or assisting in the instruction of adult students in assigned subject area or discipline.
EDUCATION/LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
Possession of an Associate degree from an accredited college with major in assigned subject area or discipline, or the equivalent.
Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Principles, practices, and applications of subject matter or discipline to which assigned.
Principles, methods, and procedures of tutoring and providing learning opportunities to students.
Administration, scoring, and interpretation of exams and practical demonstrations in the assigned subject matter area or discipline.
Modern office and laboratory equipment used in an educational setting.
Methods and procedures used in standard record keeping and statistical compilation.
Classroom and laboratory procedures and rules of conduct.
Cash handling procedures, including counting large sums of money.
State, federal and local regulations affecting the practice of assigned discipline/area.
Safety procedures related to equipment and tools.
Minimum Qualification-Ability To
Perform a variety of instructional assistance and support functions within a specific subject matter area or discipline.
Monitor student progress and identify problem areas and areas of relative learning progress.
Learn to prepare, operate, maintain, and demonstrate classroom and laboratory equipment and materials.
Prepare and maintain accurate and up-to-date records, files, and other documentation.
Operate and troubleshoot standard office equipment and perform clerical work of average difficulty.
Communicate classroom or laboratory procedures to students and new faculty.
Calculate and score written and practical exams.
Work with a significant degree of independence and judgment.
Organize work and set priorities.
Supervise and train student assistants as assigned.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required work duties.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio- economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.
*Has successfully completed, and be able to tutor, multivariable calculus, linear algebra and differential equations.
• Has successfully completed, and be able to tutor, an introductory statistics course.
• Has experience tutoring students in basic skills mathematics.
• Has strong communication and organizational skills.
• Has the ability to multi-task and to work with a significant degree of independence and judgment.
• Has the ability to supervise student tutors as assigned.
• Has the ability to monitor student progress and identify problem areas and areas of
relative learning progress.
• Has the ability to prepare and maintain accurate and up-to-date records.
• Has the ability to understand and carry out both oral and written directions.
• Has the ability to respond to questions and inquiries with tact and courtesy.
• Demonstrates sensitivity to issues of equity and diversity.
Job Open Date:09/30/2019
Open Until FilledYes
Foreign Degree and Credit Statement:
In accordance with the Human Resources Procedure 3050.05, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency www.naces.org prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. You must upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position to be considered. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date. The candidate bears all responsibility and costs associated with obtaining the evaluation.
About the District
The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.
Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.
As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 52,088 students a year, in 2017-18 fiscal year the demographic make-up of the students was 10% Black/African American; 17% Asian/Pacific Islander; 33% Hispanic/Latino; 29% White/Caucasian; and 11% Other.
The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.
Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 69 years. Most of the 10,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.
Diablo Valley College
DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.
Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.
Insurance: The District offers health, vision, dental and life insurance for monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors and their eligible dependents. Monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors covered by another health medical plan may waive District coverage and receive a monthly cash stipend.
Retirement: Most employees are members of the PERS (Public Employees Retirement System). Faculty employees and Academic Managers are members of the STRS (State Teachers Retirement System). Police Service employers are members of Safety Public Employees Retirement System.
Deferred Compensation: The District offers two optional deferred compensation plans. Eligible employees have a choice of the 457, 403b plans and a selection of savings and investment options.
Leave Allowance: The District offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors a generous vacation and sick leave benefits as well as 20 paid holidays annually (which can vary based on length of winter break).
Additional Benefits: The District also offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors educational reimbursements, employee assistance programs, a travel assistance plan, longevity compensation, retiree benefits, employee discounts on health memberships and a comprehensive wellness program.
Newly hired employees may notify the respective union (Local 1 or United Faculty) if they opt to join and/or authorize payment to the union. If the newly hired employee authorizes payment to the union then the following fees apply: Local 1 has a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contribution of 1% of gross pay +$1. United Faculty has an agency fee of .55% of gross pay plus $2.50.
For further information regarding benefits eligibility and details please refer to the following documents available on the 4CD website:
Classified Employees Local 1 Contract (Article 20-Benefits):
Managers/Supervisors/Confidential Personnel Manual (Section 8-Insurance Benefits):
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