Instructional Support Assistant, Subject Lead
Instructional Support Assistant, Subject Lead
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
$54,968 - $67,012 Annual Salary (Range 86: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2017-2018). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.
Benefits Available - Classified:
Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Classified employees also receive vacation, 12 sick leave days and 18 paid holidays.
Employment Start date:
As soon as possible.
The Instructional Support Assistant, Subject Lead (Academic Affairs) reports to the Division Dean of Library & Learning Resource Center at San Jose City College. The work schedule is 12 months per year; 40 hours per week; Monday - Thursday; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This position is represented by CSEA (California School Employees Association), Chapter 363.
Reporting to a Dean or assigned administrator, the Instructional Support Assistant, Subject Lead provides advanced tutorial and technical assistance to students, either in a classroom or laboratory setting, enrolled in courses at all levels within the college curriculum in addition to providing administrative support for lab/classroom activities. Working with instructors, designs and delivers workshops related to curriculum content. Tasks performed require in-depth technical or professional competence in the instructional area as demonstrated through classroom/lab support, one-on-one tutoring, small group facilitation and large group demonstrations. Incumbents must be able to work with all students of varying ages and backgrounds including diverse cultures, learning styles and learning abilities. This position may provide administrative support for lab/classroom activities.
Duties and Responsibilities/Specific to Position:
Working with Students - Instructional Support
1. Provide one-on-one and small group instructional support to students at all levels within the college in either a classroom or lab setting. Reinforce and reintroduce information and materials presented in class or in self-paced modules and introduce alternative or expanded information to enhance student learning.
2. Apply advanced knowledge of subject matter in instructional area to effectively support all students, studying at all levels within the curriculum. Accept referrals of students from other Instructional Support Assistants.
3. Working with instructors, design and deliver workshops and learning modules based on instructional objectives for students and possibly faculty and staff.
4. Work with students who learn at varying speeds to continually engage those moving more quickly as well as supporting those needing more time and assistance.
5. Working with instructors, demonstrate and assign appropriate drills and construct developmental models and projects for the lab or classroom, and as needed catered to particular student needs. May revise learning materials as needed.
6. Provide a variety of technologies and resources for students in addition to verbal assistance such as computer-assisted instruction and video/audio taped lectures.
7. Recognize when students are experiencing learning difficulties and present material using various approaches to identify what works for which students.
8. Refer students as appropriate to Disabled Students Programs and Service (DSP&S). Work with DSP&S to incorporate adaptive technologies and alternative learning exercises and approaches to increase student learning.
9. Provide referrals to and work closely with a variety of campus services designed to support and enhance learning opportunities for students.
10. Verify completion of student assignments and monitor student progress. Anticipate potential challenges that will face students relative to specific assignments based on particular needs including but not limited to learning styles, disability and students with English as a Second Language. Suggest strategies for students to overcome the challenges.
11. Analyze assignments from instructors within the discipline to help determine requirements. Evaluate student work for the assigned curriculum, and make determinations if assignment criteria, class grade level standards, and the other specific requirements established by instructors are met.
12. Work with instructors to maintain up-to-date knowledge of teaching and learning technologies, alternative learning materials, and computer applications pertinent to programs and services.
13. Consult reference works and/or perform internet searches to research concepts related to student assignments. Conduct searches as requested for learning materials in subject area.
14. Tutor and instruct students in learning and test-taking strategies (e.g., flash cards, study guides, and test-taking techniques).
15. May conduct assessments and recommend student level placement.
16. Serve as a liaison between the student and instructors and tutors. Keep instructors appraised of student progress.
Technical Support - Use of Lab/Classroom and Equipment
17. Schedule and conduct orientations for assigned lab and/or classroom areas including instruction on use of equipment and procedures and provide continual monitoring for proper usage.
18. Provide ongoing technical assistance to students related to proper use of tutorial and laboratory equipment. Create supporting documentation as needed for use of lab/center services and computer equipment. Organize and maintain existing reference materials, and create answer keys as needed.
19. Perform routine administrative functions related to data entry, filing and processing paperwork related to temporary employees and student use of the lab and classroom. May maintain attendance records for temporary employees. Ensure that student attendance is documented and entered onto a computer-aided timekeeping system.
20. Administer tests and quizzes in accordance with State regulations and college policies. Prepare testing schedules. Ensure security of test materials and maintain confidentiality with regard to student test-taking.
21. May schedule, train, and oversee student workers, tutors and other temporary employees. May periodically take the lead to select student workers and tutors for hire.
22. May monitor, maintain and order supplies as needed, and make purchase recommendations for equipment and instructional material needs.
23. May work with other staff and faculty to establish lab/classroom procedures.
24. Provide in-service training to staff and faculty on subject matter directly related to curriculum and be a resource on an ongoing basis to lab/classroom staff related to subject matter.
25. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Effective use of technology and computer applications for providing instructional support.
2. A working knowledge of learning styles and learning disabilities.
3. A working knowledge of a range of courses offered within the assigned instructional area.
4. In-depth knowledge of tutorial and instructional techniques.
5. Standard classroom or laboratory procedures, organization, equipment, tests, experiments, and simulations.
6. Sufficient human relation and public speaking skills to convey technical concepts to others and to facilitate a small and large group learning processes.
7. Enterprise application software and MS Office such as Word, Excel spreadsheets.
8. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including computer operation.
9. Oral and written communication skills.
Skills and Ability to:
1. Carry out the responsibilities of the job including general instructional support, providing a range of tutoring and instructional support for adult students of diverse backgrounds, abilities and skill levels.
2. Hire, train, and schedule student tutors and maintain staffing level to lab usage.
3. Make formal and information presentations one-on-one and in groups.
4. Support students and solve subject-related problems in assign area.
5. Write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
6. Maintain and update multiple budgets.
7. Supervise lab users, administer tests, and perform general clerical tasks.
8. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing and make presentations.
9. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
10. Work independently with little supervision; prioritize work and meet schedules.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1. An Associate degree from an accredited college or university, with 12 semester units directly related to assigned area.
2. Two years of directly related work experience.
3. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve; and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
4. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so
1. Bilingual abilities, desirable
1. Typical office environment.
1. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
2. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
3. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
4. Seeing to read a variety of materials.
About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District - Classified:
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.
As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District's emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.
The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse classified staff consisting of 41% Hispanic/Latino, 26% Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 22% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.
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