Computer Science Lab Assistant - Summer Academic Workshop

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Computer Science Lab Assistant - Summer Academic Workshop

About Mills College:

Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

Job Description:

The Summer Academic Workshop (SAW) is a program designed for first-generation college students, students from working-class backgrounds, and/or students of color. The summer component entails an intensive four week residential program which provides selected students with a rigorous academic transition to college and a lasting support community. Students also engage in leadership development, community excursions, and a series of dialogues with key campus leaders. Students who participate in SAW have higher rates of leadership and engagement than the general student population, and many achieve and sustain academic excellence.

Job Summary:

We are looking for Computer Science Lab Assistants for the Mills College Summer Academic Workshop (SAW). CS Lab Assistants will help participants follow tutorials for MIT App Inventor and help them create their own apps in teams.

Hours: 6-8 hours/week

Rate: $13.80/hour

Dates: July 24 & 26 (2019) and August 2, 7 & 9 (2019)


  • Computer programming experience (including at school)
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Availability the afternoons of July 24 and 26 and August 2, 7, and 9

Qualifications (preferred not required):
  • Some college
  • Experience using MIT App Inventor
  • Teaching/tutoring experience
  • Experience working with first generation students, students from working-class backgrounds and/or students of color

Additional Information:

This is a part-time, non-exempt position with a rate of $13.80 per hour.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to

All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.

Application Instructions:

Click the "Apply Now" button below and follow instructions to submit the following documents:
  • Employee Application
  • Resume

Please note that you can only upload 6 "Other" documents. You can consolidate multiple pages/documents into one file upload. The file size limit for each upload is 10Mb.

Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Posted: 11/30/2020
Application Due: 11/30/2032
Work Type: Full Time