Instructional Aide II (Learning Center)

San Bruno
Jul 13, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

Instructional Aide II (Learning Center)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014609S
Department: Academic Support & LT SKY (DEPT)
Location: Skyline College
Position Number: 2C0152
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Salary Range:
Min Salary: $55,512 (annual)
Max Salary: $71,220 (annual)
Position Type: Classified Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
Skyline College, which was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2015, is part of the San Mateo County Community College District, which currently enrolls approximately 23,000 students, the majority of whom are from minoritized populations. Of the students at Skyline College, 2.6% are African American, 0.2% are American Indian, 18.2% are Asian, 18.4% are Filipino, 18.8% are Latinx, 1.2% are Pacific Islander, 19.3% are White, 19.8% are Multi-Ethnic, and 1.7% are unknown.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position:
The Instructional Aide II position provides tutoring to students individually and in small groups and performs paraprofessional work that supports faculty in the delivery of classroom instruction and/or laboratory teaching. Under direction, the employee performs a variety of preparatory work and planning, and at the direction of faculty, prepares materials for use in support of the classroom and/or laboratory. In addition, the Instructional Aide II assists the Learning Center Manager with the management and support of the daily operations of the Writing and Reading Lab, ESOL Lab, Math Assistance Lab, and Science/Social Sciences/Business Lab in the Learning Center. Public contact is extensive and primarily includes students, faculty and staff, but can also include vendors and staff from other educational institutions and agencies for the purpose of exchanging subject matter and procedural information. The work schedule for this position will include some evening hours.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

1. Exchanges information with students, faculty and staff regarding subject matter, resources, materials, policies and procedures associated with the classroom or laboratory setting

2. Tutors students on topics related to one or more of the four tutoring assistance labs; coordinates, schedules, and coordinates workshops; directs students in the completion of assignments in the Learning Center; confers with students, faculty and staff about student progress; provides information and assistance to students, faculty and college staff regarding Learning Center procedures

3. Confers with faculty regarding curriculum, student materials for use in the classroom or laboratory, computer hardware, software, other learning tools, equipment and supplies, student assignments and progress, tests and student test scores, proctoring and scoring tests, student attendance, purchase or modification, inventory and storage of equipment, and other technical information related to the services and programs offered

4. Assists with the scheduling, training, and supervision of student assistants, student tutors, student tutor interns, and graduate tutors

5. Coordinates and leads weekly tutor training practicums

6. Attends meetings, conferences and workshops to obtain current procedural and other information and participates in division and department planning activities as needed

7. Makes presentations to small and large groups to publicize services and programs as assigned

8. Troubleshoots operational problems with Learning Center equipment

9. Researches background of subject matter to maintain current information, and as directed by faculty, compiles and organizes lesson plans and materials for faculty presentation

10. Maintains a library of teaching and learning materials

11. Uses a variety of computer software to organize and maintain learning resources and related data, faculty materials, tests, and related data, prepares routine correspondence, reports, publicity and other materials

12. Sets up and maintains online and manual files

13. Enters, modifies and retrieves a variety of statistical and other data for special and regular reports as assigned

14. Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in one of the disciplines where tutoring is provided by the Learning Center• Successful work experience of increasing responsibility, preferably in a classroom or laboratory setting, that has included tutoring students• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff• Experience with directing the work of others• Skill in written and oral communication, including public speaking• Experience with research, compiling data for and preparation of statistical, narrative, and other reports• Skill in multitasking, prioritizing workloads, and working independently• Skill in the use of a variety of computer software to prepare correspondence and reports from rough draft• Skill in setting up and maintaining online and manual files

Physical Requirements:
This classification requires manual dexterity; use of a keyboard, mouse and computer for extended periods of time; pulling, pushing, reaching; and moving items of light to moderate weight in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Working knowledge of the specific subject matter(s) tutored in the Learning Center

2. Skill in working with diverse adult learning styles

3. Skill in clear and direct oral communication, including public speaking

4. Skill in respectful, tactful and sensitive interaction with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds

5. Skill in directing the work of others

6. Skill in written communication

7. Skill in performing routine research within a designated subject matter area

8. Skill designing lesson plans using original research and subject matter knowledge and materials

9. Skill in using a variety of computer software to prepare a variety of correspondence, reports, publicity, and other materials

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Open Date: 06/15/2018
First Review Date: 08/01/2018
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit: 1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position). 2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience. 3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicant’s cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills. For questions related to this posting, please contact: SMCCCD Office of Human Resources 3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402 Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax:(650) 574-6574 Web Page:

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:
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.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2017 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2017 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2017 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2017 Annual Security Report is now available at You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.

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