Instructional Specialist, Math Success Center

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Position Description

This is a full-time, tenure-track position in the in the School of Instructional Support. Under administrative supervision of the dean, the instructional specialist plans, organizes, facilitates, and evaluates the activities of the Math Success Center; and assists administration in the development of budget, program, and staffing plans, and to participate in any other professional responsibilities as identified under 18.2.3 of the faculty agreement. The instructional specialist exercises independent decision-making within the scope of responsibilities, and provides work direction to staff. Although this assignment is initially at the Rancho Campus, transfers to the Chino or Fontana campuses may be possible per contract and need. Responsibilities

This assignment includes (but is not limited to) the following:
  • Facilitate the activities of the Math Center;
  • Teach as assigned (as appropriate);
  • Recruit, train, and recommend the hiring of tutors;
  • Provide for the delivery of tutorial and supplemental learning services;
  • Supervise student and volunteer staff;
  • Provide work direction to Center classified staff;
  • Assist in the development of the budget and plan for staffing, facilities, equipment, and supplies;
  • Assist in developing policies and procedures; establish planning priorities as they relate to the Center operations;
  • In conjunction with other faculty, evaluate the need and suitability of instructional material, software, handouts, and media associated with the Center;
  • Organize the functions of the Center to work in concert with the functions of the other appropriate instructional program(s) and support services;
  • Train hourly and full-time support staff to facilitate Math Success Center curricula;
  • Organize schedules for learning groups and workshops to support math instruction;
  • Coordinate with the Math Department on diverse strategies and services that support classroom instruction;
  • Assist faculty in developing intervention strategies for the success and retention of under-prepared and at-risk students;
  • Assist faculty in identifying and diagnosing individual student learning difficulties, develop academic interventions, and refer students to other campus agencies;
  • Coordinate with faculty in math-related disciplines to develop support strategies and materials;
  • Help faculty to develop course-support materials for use in the Center;
  • Insure the preparation of accurate attendance reports and student usage statistics;
  • Participate in all appropriate departmental, school, and college activities, and contribute through appropriate committee assignments and professional activities;
  • Work with faculty to develop, revise, and refine curriculum;
  • Work to implement diverse learning opportunities for students to learn mathematical concepts;
  • Work with the dean, the coordinator, and departmental faculty to integrate a cohesive operational and educational vision for the Success Center.

  • Minimum qualifications to teach any master's degree level discipline in which learning assistance or tutoring is provided at the college where the specialist is employed; OR
  • A master's degree in education, educational psychology, or instructional psychology, or other master's degree with emphasis in adult learning theory; OR
  • Possession of a valid California Community College credential authorizing service as an instructor in Mathematics; or
  • The equivalent (District equivalency form must be submitted at the time of application);
  • Successful experience in a learning lab, learning resource center, or tutorial services center within the last five years;
  • Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of a community college environment.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONSAny or all of the following will give preference to those candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by:
  • Master's Degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education;
  • Demonstrated ability to actively engage students in their own learning;
  • Experience supervising and training tutors or educational aides;
  • Expertise with the student populations included in the Chaffey College Equity Plan;
  • Knowledge of the needs of adult and under-prepared students;
  • Currency in the uses of mathematics software;
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computers and various software programs, as well as other technologies applicable for use in college classes;
  • Demonstrated commitment to participating in professional activities, continued education, and improvement of skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and team-building skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work enthusiastically with faculty to foster student success;
  • Demonstrated skill in using innovative teaching methods, instructional design, and assessment strategies, especially for mathematics students;
  • Ability to adapt instructional techniques to accommodate varied learning styles and abilities.
Additional Information

Based upon the minimum and/or desirable qualifications stated in this position announcement, the initial salary placement range is $73,165 (minimum qualifications) to $104,347 (doctorate) (Fall 2019 salary schedule; 196 service days). Placement is based on the regular full- time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon verification of relevant experience and coursework from a regional or nationally accredited institution of higher learning.
APPLICATION PROCESSChaffey College recently implemented a new online electronic application system. The new application can be accessed at The application package must include an online district employment application, filled out in detail and clearly reflect that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as set forth in the position announcement. In addition, the following documents must be uploaded and included with the online application submission:
Please do not include any additional documents; only the documents that are indicated below. If documents are uploaded that are not required, the application may be disqualified.
  • Cover Letter (State briefly how the applicant meets the qualifications)
  • Resume
  • Professional Reference List (Include names, current addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses)
  • Copy of Transcripts (Transcripts must indicate degree earned/conferred - photocopies or computer printouts are acceptable. Transcripts of all degrees applicable to meeting the minimum qualifications for this position must be included. Copies of diplomas/degrees are NOT acceptable in lieu of transcripts. Official sealed transcripts will be required upon hire.)

Foreign transcripts must be transcribed and evaluated in English by a bona fide evaluation service. Educational requirements must be met on or before the closing date.

Completed application and related materials must be submitted no later than the application deadline indicated at the top of this announcement. Failure to submit all required application materials may result in the applicant not being considered for the position.

Submission of application and related materials is the applicant's responsibility. The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for a position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.

Applicants should promptly notify the Office of Human Resources of any change of address and/or phone number. All application materials are subject to investigation and verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

The Selection Process
A screening committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the announcement and reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are usually held on the Chaffey College campus and are conducted by an Interview Committee. Additional interviews may be required. Reasonable accommodations are provided to persons with disabilities. Should an applicant have a need for an accommodation due to a disability, the applicant should contact the Office of Human Resources. Travel costs related to an interview will be borne by the applicant.

About the College

The College
Established in 1883, Chaffey College is one of California's first colleges. Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Chaffey's Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana and Chino campus locations serve students from throughout the Inland Empire. A fully accredited two-year institution by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Chaffey College offers associate degrees and vocational and transfer programs in a wide variety of subjects. Most recently named one of the Top 10 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute; Chaffey College remains committed to its mission of improving the lives of its students, faculty, and staff through education.

Serving throughout the diverse Inland Empire, Chaffey College provides services to the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland, reaching a population of more than 830,000. The District also recruits from some of the area's top high schools, accepting students from four surrounding districts; Chaffey Joint Union High School, Chino Unified School District, Fontana Unified School District, and the Upland Unified School District.

Whether the goal is to transfer to a four-year institution or enter the workforce better prepared, Chaffey College provides its students with the opportunity to take a variety of applicable courses. From taking lower division and general education classes to learning career-technical skills, the college provides its students with the tools needed to succeed during their time at Chaffey and beyond.




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Posted: 12/25/2018
Application Due: 2/6/2019
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