Cosmetology Aide (Temporary)

Mar 10, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

San Mateo County Community College District

Cosmetology Aide (Temporary)

Posting Number: 2014423S

Department: Cosmetology CSM (DEPT)

Location: College of San Mateo

Position Number: TBD

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $22.58 (hourly) - $27.48 (hourly)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

The Cosmetology Aide includes paraprofessional work involving providing instructional and related support services to students in a community college cosmetology program. Under general supervision, the position is responsible for providing input into the development and implementation of cosmetology curriculum, tutoring, and demonstrating laboratory and classroom procedures, and conferring with faculty regarding student progress. Public contact is extensive, primarily including students and staff, for the purpose of exchanging instructional and related information. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required within the scope of the classification to analyze and interpret data, and resolve frequent minor problems that arise. Consequences of errors in judgment can be costly in employee time and student learning progress. A Cosmetology Aide can direct the work of student assistants and other staff as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate degree in cosmetology or a closely related field
• Certified and licensed to practice Cosmetology in the State of California
• Successful experience of increasing responsibility in a cosmetology related field of employment, preferably a salon, cosmetology lab, or other cosmetology service that has included tutoring and/or non-credentialed teaching
• Working knowledge of cosmetology techniques, procedures, equipment, supplies, materials, and safety procedures
• Experience in teaching, coaching, or mentoring people in a learning environment
• Demonstrated skills in communicating effectively with people of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities
• Experience with the use of a variety of computer software to compose and prepare correspondence, reports, presentations, and other written materials
• Demonstrated skill in written and oral communication, including public speaking
• Demonstrated skill in working as part of a customer service team

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of the procedures, techniques, equipment, and materials used in beauty salons and similar services
2. Knowledge of the safety procedures and policies related to storage, use and disposal of cosmetology products, materials, and equipment
3. Skill in teaching and/or tutoring individuals and groups in cosmetology procedures, policies, equipment, materials, safety, salon operations, and other related topics
4. Skill in oral communication to groups and individuals, including public speaking
5. Skill in written communication
6. Skill in sensitive, respectful and effective communication with people of diverse cultures, language groups and abilities; tact and sensitivity
7. Skill in researching and compiling data for current cosmetology information and development of instructional materials
8. Ability to work effectively as part of a customer-service team
9. Skill in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite software to prepare reports, spreadsheets, correspondence, and presentations as needed
10. Ability to collaborate and compromise; adapt and be flexible
11. Skill in attention to detail and memory

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits: Due to the temporary nature of this position, benefits are not included.

First Review Date: 03/23/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

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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.


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