Instructional Associate/Faculty Mentor - Business (50%)
Job descriptionJob Number 1901031
Instructional Associate/Faculty Mentor - Business (50%)
Closing Date: 02/18/2019
Take me to ACC's online application.
Position InformationLocationNorthridgeHours20 hours per week as assignedSalarySalary is assigned according to the Adjunct Faculty Salary Scale.FLSA StatusExemptReports ToAcademic DeanCriminal Background CheckPre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.College ProfileAustin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
- Reflects the diversity of our community
- Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
- Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
- Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
- Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
- Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC
ACC pursues educational excellence by being accountable and committed to achieving diversity in our faculty and staff ranks. ACC seeks to be innovative in all its operations and provides students with guidance and support in achieving success in their educational goals, whether they are seeking a degree, successful transfer, employment or lifelong learning.
The ideal candidate will be eager to work with a diverse student population and will be experienced in culturally-responsive academic practices for engaging with first-generation students and others who have been historically underserved.
Our MissionThe Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.
For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statementCommitment to Equity and InclusionACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention and completion of historically underserved and under-represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.
As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.Job SummaryTo provide mentoring to assigned students.
PLEASE NOTE: For FY19, the hiring pay range for this position is $16,331 to $23,330.Principal Responsibilities and Duties
- Assist assigned students to navigate degree programs and engage with students in regular review of degree plan progress.
- Assist assigned students to learn more about programs, career options, transfer institutions, and professional pathways and help students make decisions about those options.
- Assist assigned students to make connections, ensuring that work on internships or other experiential learning opportunities is a collaboration with other ACC resources, including Career Services.
- Assist assigned students to network, make connections with business and industry, connect with faculty at colleges and universities, and connect to other learning and career opportunities at ACC and in the broader community.
- Assist assigned students to manage being a student, both directly and by facilitating connections to student support services (academic advising, academic coaches, learning labs, career services and transfer services, counselors for social & mental health needs).
- Work with assigned students to initiate reasonable and appropriate course substitutions and be the point of contact between the student and Department Chair
- Support and participate in Areas of Study and academic program events and initiatives (Ex: AoS sessions, AoS student events, development of learning communities, student groups organized around majors.)
- Provide mentorship that encourages, supports, and guides assigned students in their academic and professional development and contributes to student persistence, retention, and completion.
- Build relationships across instruction and student services, supporting partnerships.
- Attend meetings and activities related to student advising in the department, the dean area, and/or college wide.
- Participate in initial and ongoing training related to faculty mentoring.
- Maintain appropriate records and documentation of mentoring work.
- Work with assigned students towards completion of degree and/or transfer.
- Use of Microsoft Office suite of products
- Use of college learning management system (currently Blackboard)
- Use of Google suite of products
- Use of Degree Map and other Civitas products
- Use of social media where appropriate
- Understanding issues related to a diverse student body.
- Understanding principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.
- Knowledge of racial equity issues in higher education and understanding of ACC's mission.
- Knowledge of assigned discipline and degree plans at Austin Community College.
- Appropriate knowledge about transfer institution programs, workforce and career options, and other pathways to effectively assigned students.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and other computer-based tools and technology to support mentoring and advising assigned students.
- Being timely with all required documentation of mentoring sessions and with communication with students.
- Maintaining confidentiality of student information in accordance with institutional policy.
- Effectively using interpersonal and communication skills, including tact, diplomacy, and responsiveness.
- Active listening, advocating, and collaboration skills.
- Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and interacting with persons of diverse backgrounds
- Exhibiting cultural competence when working with all students and other members of the college community.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.Working Conditions
- Work is routinely performed in an office/classroom environment.
- Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.
- Ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
- Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
HR Use Only
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law. DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.