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Ohlone College

Position Description:
Ideal Candidate Statement:

The ideal candidate for the Instructional Assistant position in the English Language Center will:
• Work well with students
• Have knowledge of tutoring techniques
• Be familiar with working with tutor tracking systems
• Have the ability to work with various types of instructional software
• Be able to multi-task
• Adapt to day-to-day changes in lab programs and guidelines
• Be able to provide orientation to students enrolled in English lab courses
• Administer and grade lab module/diagnostic tests
• Maintain student records and enter data
• Follow directions effectively
• Record and track student hours and assignments
• Perform general clerical duties
• Work collaboratively with staff and faculty

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:
Under the direction of the Academic Dean, oversee and implement a student peer tutoring program; tutor students individually and in small groups regarding assigned subjects; provide support to instructional laboratory components; oversee the operations of the English Learning Center; train and evaluate the performance of assigned student workers.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Principles, practices and techniques of acquiring and comprehending reading, writing and language skills.
Learning styles and tutoring principles, methods and techniques.
Methods, principles and practices of testing and diagnostic assessment.
Instructional methods, strategies and techniques.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Principles of supervision and training.
Operation of standard office and instructional lab equipment.
Oral and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Basic record-keeping techniques.

Oversee and implement a student peer tutoring program.
Tutor students individually and in small groups regarding assigned subjects.
Provide support to instructional laboratory components.
Oversee the operations of the English Learning Center.
Understand and issue oral and written directions.
Utilize and support web-based software for educational purposes.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Monitor, observe and report student behavior and progress according to approved policies and procedures.
Operate standard office equipment.
Maintain records and files.

Essential Duties:
Oversee and implement a student peer tutoring program; generate and distribute training materials; schedule, oversee and evaluate placement tests and orientations; generate, update and distribute required documents and assignments as required; enter assignment scores into an assigned database; assure the accuracy of inputted data and distributed documents.

Tutor students individually and in small groups regarding assigned subjects; explain directions and developmental English reading and writing concepts, principles and techniques; oversee assessment tests and assignments to determine student abilities; provide students with learning resources and opportunities; identify educational concerns and weaknesses and provide recommendations; assess needs and make referrals to appropriate student services as required.

Provide support to instructional laboratory components; prepare, update and distribute assignments, directions, and syllabi; process student course forms and other documents; oversee and schedule tests and orientations; communicate with instructors and faculty to resolve problems and issues; provide instructional and study support to students.

Oversee the operations of the English Learning Center; monitor student activity and noise level; secure facility, grades and other student records and program materials as required; process incoming and outgoing lab materials on loan; inform appropriate personnel of maintenance, repair or security issues or concerns.

Train and evaluate the performance of assigned student workers; interview and select student workers and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions.

Order and maintain inventory of a variety of materials; periodically inspect equipment for damage and maintenance; arrange for repair or replacement of instructional materials and equipment.

Perform a variety of clerical functions related to the English Learning Center including the creating, sending and receiving digital correspondence, documents and requisitions; schedule and attend meetings as needed.

Prepare and maintain a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files related to personnel and assigned activities.

Communicate with administrators, personnel and faculty to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange information.

Orient laboratory and classroom instructors and students to Center policies and procedures.

Operate a computer and assigned software programs; operate other office equipment as assigned; assist students with computer-related assignments, educational software and basic printing issues.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree in English, literature, composition and TESL or related field and two years instructional support experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred/Desired Qualifications
• California Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) certification - any level(s)

Salary Range:
Range 32: $44,232-$56,496 annually

Posting Detail Information:
Posting Number: S090-14

Number of Vacancies: 1

Desired Start Date:

Position End Date (if temporary):

Close Date: 5/2/2018

Open Until Filled: No

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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Job No:
Posted: 4/12/2018
Application Due: 5/3/2018
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