Instructional Assistant Deaf Studies Division

Feb 26, 2018
Institution Type
Community College


Ohlone College

Instructional Assistant Deaf Studies Division

Position Description:
Ideal Candidate Statement:



The ideal candidate for this position will have:

• Fluent in American Sign Language;
• Knowledge of Deaf and its effect on language development in Deaf individuals;
• Principles and practice of supervision and training;
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy;
• Operation of years of experience working in a post-secondary academic setting;
• Ability to troubleshoot adaptive software and equipment for students in the lab;
• Excellent attention to detail and record keeping skills;
• Knowledge of Ohlone procedures and student population;
• Experience proctoring and handling confidential materials;
• Strong problem solving and customer service skills;
• Ability to work independently;
• Network management;
• Course Management System such as Blackboard, Canvas, etc.;
• Operation of a computer system and assigned software;
Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of “A World of Cultures United in Learning” and we are looking for staff who embrace diversity in serving students with varied backgrounds and learning styles; staff who are highly ethical, trustworthy, credible, loyal and respectful of diverse views and opinions.
The College has a firm commitment to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

Job Description Summary:
This is a 10 month, 100%, Classified Position.


Under the direction of an assigned administrator, lead the coordination and supervision of American Sign Language/Deaf Studies and Deaf Preparation Program lab, supervise student assistants and tutors, schedule and assign work to student assistants and tutors, aid in the further development of the American Sign Language and Deaf Preparation Program lab curriculum; establish student community interactions; aid the instructors and students with computer and software assigned in the lab; and other duties as assigned by the Dean. This position requires being flexible with work schedule including evenings, on the weekends and/or assigned by the Dean.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
American Sign Language and sign vocabulary used in an educational setting.
Appropriate use of written English including spelling, vocabulary and grammar.
Deafness and its effect on language development in deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
RID Code of Professional Conduct.
Cross-cultural communication.
American with Disabilities Act.
Oral and written communication skills.
Principles and practices of supervision and training.
Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Operation of a computer operating system and assigned software.




Provide expressive and receptive interpretation and transliteration in American Sign Language. Schedule and assign work to student assistants and tutors.
Train and provide work direction to assigned students assistants and tutors.
Communicate effectively both in ASL and in writing.
Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with others.
Operate a computer and assigned classroom, office and lab equipment.
Meet schedules and timelines.
Work independently with little direction.
Plan and organize work.
Maintain lab records and files.
Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.

Essential Duties:

Coordinate and oversee Deaf Studies Lab and provide support to ASL and Deaf Studies courses that are aligned to lab assignments.

Coordinate and supervise student assistants and student tutors in the Deaf Studies Lab. Assist the Dean with hiring student assistants and tutors. Train tutors in ASL & Deaf Studies, IPP students and Deaf students in their variety of classes using the College’s standard timekeeping. Maintain scheduling of student assistants, tutors, faculty tutoring, and ASL faculty lab hours.

Operate and configure various software for instructional purposes; troubleshoot specialized software and/or hardware; provide assistance to users of the computer-assisted instruction; monitor appropriate use and security of computer assisted instruction related materials, and keep inventory of equipment, textbooks, software and materials in the lab.
Ensure availability of systems and technology associated with tutoring, time keeping, equipment, and digital collection. Meet student and faculty needs associated with tutoring and time keeping.

Provide lab and technical support to students and faculty with their lab courses.

Explain the use of the lab and the lab accounting system to all new classes that require a lab, including rules and resources. Provide hands-on training for logging onto the computers, camera use, and inform how to log onto the lab accounting system. Explain the role of lab workers and the duties and roles of tutors.

Provide support to faculty workshops on production of videos and development of rubric tests that students take in the lab. Work with the ASL & Deaf Studies, Deaf Studies, and IPP Departments, and ASL Club to schedule and set up presentations and workshops, programs, speakers, movies etc., in the lab.

Set up and update information on the lab videos and write short descriptions about their content.

Assist faculty and students in the production of videos and transferring VHS to DVDs and digital technology.

Coordinate the Deaf Studies Vlog and website. Assist faculty and students in setting up and maintaining websites and vlogs.

Operate a computer and assigned software programs; operate other lab equipment as assigned.

Attend and conduct a variety of meetings as assigned.

Communicate with Deaf Studies Dean and faculty to coordinate activities in the lab, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information with student assistants and tutors.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: Associates degree from an accredited in Institution on American Sign Language and two years experience in Sign Language studies.

Preferred Qualifications:

Salary Range:
Range 32: $3,743-$4,780 monthly

Posting Detail Information:
Posting Number: S088-14

Number of Vacancies:

Desired Start Date:

Position End Date (if temporary):

Close Date: 3/12/2018

Open Until Filled:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Benefits Statement:

1. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD
2. Membership in Public Employees’ Retirement System Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA)
3. Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security)
4. Paid vacation
5. Paid sick leave
6. Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days
7. Summer 4/10 schedule (Fridays off)
8. Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service
9. IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan
10. 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes)
11. 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)

*Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”

District Statement:
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement Summary:
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.

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