Laboratory Coordinator (Business Lab)

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Laboratory Coordinator (Business Lab)

Posting Number: 0001338
Location: Diablo Valley College
Salary: $4,264 per month (Step 1) - see salary guidelines above in Special Instructions Summary

Position Definition:
To plan and organize the day-to-day operations of an instructional laboratory; to organize, schedule and assist in evaluating a variety of laboratory activities; to assist in department budget preparation and administration; to provide tutoring services to students in the discipline assigned; and to provide a wide range of technical, clerical, and other assistance to students, faculty, and tutors.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Laboratory Coordinator - This classification is distinguished from the senior level in that it is responsible for the day-to-day operation of a single discipline or laboratory area as opposed to multiple disciplines or laboratory operations with larger scope and complexity.

Laboratory Coordinator, Senior - Positions in this classification are responsible for the planning, organization and preparation of laboratory operations for two or more disciplines or operations with larger scope and complexity.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plans and coordinates department laboratory operations for an assigned discipline.
Monitors and tutors students in the use of laboratory facilities and in the areas in which the students need assistance.
Provides students, faculty, and tutors with assistance and training in the operation of computers and other laboratory equipment.
Identifies student needs and determines remediation plans for students with weaknesses in the assigned subject area; advises students on study methods, learning strategies and monitors student progress.
Coordinates tutoring services activities for assigned department; approves time cards.
Assists in developing and monitoring department budgets in coordination with management and faculty; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget items; maintains student billing records.
Develops and maintains a reference library and files of resource material for faculty and student use.
Assists in the administration of laboratory assignments, exercises, and tests under the direction of an instructor.
Develops and implements new or modified laboratory policies and procedures, as required.
Meets with faculty to become familiar with their lesson plans and expectations for student competencies.
Monitors computer software and hardware to ensure proper working order, performs minor maintenance when necessary; reports and documents equipment problems or failures.
Coordinates workload of department laboratory; monitors assignments of assigned staff.
Assists in the preparation of instructional aids used by students and faculty in the laboratory.
Conducts statistical review to analyze and assess the service effectiveness in assigned laboratory.
Promotes and advertises tutoring services to faculty, staff, and students via web pages, emails and class visits.
Assists in the selection of student assistants and/or tutors; provides training, functional and technical supervision, and evaluation of student assistants and/or tutors; reviews and approves student assistant and/or tutor timecards for accuracy and submits to a departmental supervisor or manager.
Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Two (2) years of responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of a laboratory, or assisting a college instructor, in assigned discipline.

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in assigned discipline, or the equivalent.

Knowledge Of:
Knowledge of:
Laboratory equipment, software, materials, supplies and procedures as used in assigned laboratory.
Basic teaching and learning theories, principles and practices of tutoring.
Principles, practices, and applications of the assigned subject material at the level of the courses taught in the District.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems and/or other student tracking software.
Modern software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).
Methods of gathering and presenting general statistical data.

Skill To:

Ability To:
Skill/Ability to:
Perform a variety of instructional assistance, tutoring, and related support functions in assigned academic subject area.
Assist students in understanding the basic fundamentals of assigned subject area.
Operate, set up, troubleshoot, and demonstrate the use of computer and other equipment in the laboratory.
Analyze laboratory procedures and make constructive suggestions for improvement.
Develop and maintain record keeping systems for the laboratory.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Organize, coordinate, supervise and schedule a variety of laboratory activities.
Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the course of required duties.
Prepare clear, concise, and complete reports using standardized practices.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio- economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Knowledge of:
1. Business, accounting, marketing, management, economics and real-estate principles appropriate to introductory level college business courses.

2. PC computer operating systems; browsing platforms such as Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox; Microsoft Office suite; publisher designed educational software such as, but not limited, to Pearson’s MyAccounting, MyStatlab, GDP11; course management software such as Desire to Learn and Canvas; general business software, such as, but not limited to, Quicken, Quickbooks, etc.

3. the critical issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion affecting students in California educational system and in the DVC service region.

• Ability to:
1. Serve as a resource for tutors on questions related to the fundamental concepts in lower division business college courses.

2. At a basic level, upkeep networked hard-drives, printers and computer monitors.

3. Schedule business tutors and lab facilities for efficient use of lab resources for both faculty and students, including working effectively with evening instructional assistant.

• Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to motivate and work with first-generation college students, undocumented students, and community college students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultures, preparation, learning styles, and/or disabilities

• Strong interpersonal and customer service skills

Special Instructions:
Under the direction of the Dean of Math/CS and Business/Culinary Arts, the Laboratory Coordinator in the Business Lab is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Business Lab on the DVC Pleasant Hill campus, that provides tutoring services to students in the areas of Business, Business Accounting, Marketing and related disciplines. The Business Lab Coordinator assists in monitoring and administering the Business Lab budget; is responsible for the hiring, oversight and evaluation of student tutors; and provides a wide range of technical, clerical, and other assistance to students, and faculty as needed.

Additionally, the position works in partnership with the campus-wide Tutoring Advisory Committee, and participates in the implementation of the Educational Master Plan (EMP) to improve student access and success.

NOTE: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $4,264 per month. Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $5,195 per month is reached on the salary schedule.

Job Close Date: 9/18/2019
Open Until Filled: No

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Job No:
Posted: 8/22/2019
Application Due: 9/19/2019
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