Instructional Assistant, Math

Job description

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking an Instructional Assistant, Math for Las Positas College in Livermore, California.

Under general supervision, provide moderately difficult instructional support assistance at the paraprofessional level to students and faculty to ensure effective and efficient teaching/learning in the area of assignment, primarily the Math Emporium; provide tutorial assistance to students in a classroom or laboratory setting; and perform a variety of other duties as needed to provide technical and teaching assistance to support instructional program laboratory activities, primarily the Math Emporium.

The Las Positas College’s Math Emporium mode gives students the ability to complete their basic skills math courses (Pre-algebra through Intermediate Algebra and Math for Trades) in a personalized mode. This program allows students to:
- self-accelerate through the material
- decide on when they are ready to take a test
- take the length of time they need when testing (within the hours of operation).

Positions in classes within the Instructional Assistant Class Series may be assigned a variety of assignments from those duties listed within the REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES section or a combination of those and other related work functions. Even though the same general level of difficulty and responsibility is found within each position in each class in the series, positions in different classes within the series are not interchangeable and each class has its own particular qualification requirements even though they are derived from a general minimum qualifications section. Each class within the class series is a separate and distinct classification as defined in Section 88001 of the Education Code of the State of California.


Positions in the Instructional Assistant class are distinguished from the Senior Instructional Assistant by the level of responsibility assumed. In comparison to the Senior Instructional Assistant, positions at this level do not oversee the day-to-day functions of coordinating services within the center and do not provide lead supervision to other Instructional Assistants. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

Job Title Instructional Assistant, Math
Position Type Classified
Position Code 3CSM03
FTE 0.25
Pay Rate (or Annual Salary) $1,010.56/month
Job Location Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore, CA 94551
Department Math, Science, Engineering & Public Safety
Representative Duties

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

1. Provide learning assistance to students individually or in groups in understanding and assimilating material presented by a certificated instructor in a variety of educational settings; explain cause of errors in oral and written work.

2. Proctor and mark written and performance assignments, check points, and examinations; give oral quizzes; assist instructor in marking individual student projects.

3. Respond to a variety of student questions and inquiries; direct them to appropriate college resources to address specific needs including tutorial center, transfer center, student health center, and special services.

4. Maintain security of all designated equipment, supplies, and documents.

5. Tutor students in the assigned discipline primarily basic skills math courses (Pre-algebra through Intermediate Algebra and Math for Trades); maintain a variety of records concerning student course progress including test files, attendance, and enrollment cards; track enrollments and assist in correct student placement.

6. Provide telephone, email, and in-person support to students whose instructors utilize online learning systems; provide information regarding online classes or procedures for contacting instructors.

7. Develop and revise materials as directed by certificated staff including answer keys, handouts, and various other instructional materials.

8. Participate in regular conferences with instructional staff to exchange information on in-progress assignments and to receive assignments.

9. Conduct class orientations and explain rules, guidelines, and procedures within assigned area.

10. Assist students and faculty in use of automated learning equipment including computers, printers, scanners, copiers, pay stations, and card dispenser machines.

11. Insure proper and safe use of all designated learning and mathematics laboratory equipment and perform routine operating checks and preventative maintenance on such equipment.

12. Distribute and account for all designated learning supplies, equipment and materials in accordance with established procedures.

13. Perform general clerical duties; answer phones and relay messages; type a variety of letters and documents; enter information into computer; maintain files and records; report all unsafe or irregular conditions to appropriate supervisory personnel.

14. Assist with the assignment and supervision of student and non-student hourly assistants and maintain student assignment schedules.

15. Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Education and Experience

Any combination of the following would provide a typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities.


Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by two years of college level course work in mathematics.


Two years of increasingly responsible experience working in an instructional environment supporting students.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

1. Principles, practices, and application of subject matter, primarily basic skills math courses (Pre-algebra through Intermediate Algebra and Math for Trades) to which assigned.

2. Principles, methods and procedures of instructing and providing learning opportunities to students.

3. Methods and techniques of tutoring.

4. Materials and equipment used in the area to which assigned, for example MyMathLab by Pearson.

5. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

6. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

7. Written and oral communication skills

8. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

9. Principles and procedures of record keeping and filing.

10. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Ability to:

1. Assess student needs and provide appropriate instructional assistance and support functions within assigned area, primarily the Math Emporium.

2. Interpret assignments, instructions, rules and policies to students with various learning styles.

3. Monitor student progress, identify problem areas and recommend effective course of action.

4. Relate positively to students in a teaching/learning environment and recognize the difficulties students may have in comprehending the subject matter.

5. Listen actively and effectively, identify and solve problems, facilitate learning for students, and build student confidence in assigned subject matter.

6. Learn the tutoring and operational techniques unique to the assigned center.

7. Apply the specialty and use the equipment unique to the learning center.

8. Prepare and maintain accurate records and files.

9. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

10. Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

11. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

12. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

13. Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.

Job Work Schedule

10 hours/week, Monday - Thursday, 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., hours may vary according to needs of Math Emporium, 10 months/year.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


Work is performed primarily in a classroom or mathematics laboratory setting with extensive student exposure.


Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a classroom or mathematics laboratory setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS242P
Open Date 11/20/2018
Close Date 12/12/2018
Open Until Filled No
Notification to Applicants

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Documents Needed To Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Personal Qualifications Statement
    4. Transcripts/Credentials
    Optional Documents
    1. Other Document






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    Posted: 11/21/2018
    Application Due: 12/14/2018
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