Instructional Aide

Pleasant Hill, CA
Feb 14, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Position Definition

To assist instructors and students in specific subject matter areas by performing a variety of non-instructional duties; to perform a variety of general clerical work; and to do related work as required.

Position Title
Instructional Aide

Diablo Valley College

Posting Number


Distinguishing Characteristics

Incumbents in positions assigned to this class normally require a specific knowledge in a given subject matter area along with the possession of general clerical skills. Incumbents are assigned to work with an instructor or instructors in selected activity sessions within the classroom.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Assists students in specific classroom assignments relating to educational programs. Clarifies instructor and textbook directions. Assists instructor in developing the abilities of students to recognize and strive for quality work. Explains work assignments to students as necessary. Monitors classrooms during examinations, study periods, and temporary emergency absences of instructors. Provides individual attention for specific students as needed. Interprets course objectives and procedures for students. Instructs students in the proper care and operation of classroom equipment. Coordinates the repair and maintenance of classroom equipment as needed. Assists instructors by proofreading, correcting, and evaluating assignments. Plans and prepares bulletin board displays. Requisitions supplies. May perform a variety of general clerical duties; such as taking attendance, typing, duplicating and assembling tests and handout materials.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be: Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by completion of college-level courses in the subject area of assignment. Experience: One year of general clerical experience, preferably involving extensive contact with students.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Principles of the subject matter of the department to which assigned. English usage, vocabulary, grammar, and spelling. Office methods, supplies, and equipment.

Minimum Qualification-Skill To
Speak and write effectively. Operate a variety of classroom instructional equipment. Perform a variety of general clerical tasks. Understand and carry out oral and written directions. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with instructional staff and students.

Desirable Qualifications
Knowledge of
-Principles, practices and applications of Culinary Arts
-Principles, methods and procedures of instructing student
-Scoring and interpretation of practical demonstrations in Culinary Arts
-Familiarity with the Laboratory Equipment used in the HSF educational setting
-Methods and procedure used in standard record keeping
-Laboratory procedures and rules of conduct
-State, federal and local regulations affecting the practice of Culinary Arts.

Other job duties & skills:
I. Check in daily with instructor
ii. Get protocol list for the day
iii. Oversee students as assigned
iv. Monitor technical skills
v. Be responsible for safety
vi. Time management for students
vii. Assist with enforcing HACCP (Hazard
analysis and critical control points)
viii. Clean up as you go
ix. Communication skills
x. Interested in teaching in the hospitality
xi. Job related soft skills

Special Instructions to Applicants
These are temporary, hourly positions that perform a variety of responsible instructional assistance to the chefs in the Culinary Arts Lab classes and to support tasks in accordance with assignments and directions from the classroom chef, with a focus on teaching practical knowledge.

These positions are under the supervision of the Culinary Arts chefs and report to the Dean of Business.

The Fall Semester work schedule runs from September 6th through November 23rd. The Spring Semester work schedule is still to be determined.

Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


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