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Senior Instructional Specialist, Lead Coordinator - Language Center

College of the Sequoias
San Jose
Closing date
Jun 27, 2021
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Senior Instructional Specialist, Lead Coordinator - Language Center

Salary: $40,950.00 Annually
Job Type:
Job Number: 5972-c-05/21
Closing: 6/25/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Visalia, CA
Department: Educational Support Services

General Description
Under the direction of the Dean, Educational Support Services, the Senior Instructional Specialist, Lead Coordinator - Language Center will provide instructional support in reading, writing and computer labs within the Language Center and participate in the planning and development of reading, writing and computer labs.

This is a full-time 10 month position at our Visalia campus. The work schedule is 7:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Monday - Friday. Initial placement is at $40,950.
College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting employees who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Job Duties
Job duties of the Senior Instructional Specialist, Lead Coordinator - Language Center include:
  • Lead the English as a Second Language (ESL) course lab component, including regularly scheduled class sessions throughout the week and plan for each of those class sessions. Train new instructional personnel, student tutors, work study participants, and instructional specialists in best practices for one-on-one and group instruction in writing skill development.
  • Develop and implement new assignments, assessments, and other materials for all lab courses, particularly for ESL.
  • Assist students in improving basic reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary, dictionary, grammar and other skills; develop a critical and realistic timetable to work through concepts and materials with each student.
  • Prepare instructional materials in accordance with academic level and student interest; select articles and reading to be used in the lab; prepare handouts, activity sheets and assessments.
  • Participate in the planning and development of ESL reading, writing and computer labs; schedule use of ESL reading, writing, ESL and computer labs.
  • Provide appropriate and effective feedback to students during class sessions to support student's mastery of writing, reading and speaking skills.
  • Communicate with Faculty regarding student progress and changes in curriculum.
  • Work with students on an individual basis during scheduled lab sessions.
  • Provide accurate explanations of specific topics covered in class sessions
  • Assist students with computer skills; explain and demonstrate computer use and reinforce instructor's lessons.
  • Administer assessments to measure student progress; prepare assessment materials as necessary and discuss student progress with instructors.
  • Organize and maintain student progress records; distribute progress records to instructors on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate both morning and evening ESL lab class sessions, including function of the lab and content of each lab class.
  • Prepare and maintain assessment records and student absences; submit to instructors according to established time lines.
  • Coordinate the general function of the Language Center, including times of operation, open lab offerings, etc.
  • Develop additional workshops and instructional sessions for ESL, English and other COS students (e.g. conversation groups for ESL, English Co-Request Courses).
  • Coordinate tutoring services available outside of lab sessions - determine times that are available each semester and guide instructional personnel in providing appropriate feedback for students.
  • Help develop and facilitate tutor trainings with Educational Support Services staff.
  • Assist with registration prep sessions for the ESL program.
  • Develop and maintain website; create newsletters and publications for Language Center, and Educational Support Services division, as requested by the division dean.
  • Perform clerical duties, including inventory, tutor, time sheets, supply records and others. Utilize the District's integrated software in performing the required duties of the position.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications
    Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and
    • Two years of experience working with adult level skills development programs including some experience working with computers in an instructional setting.
    Desirable Qualification
    • Master's Degree is preferred.

    Working Conditions:

    • Instructional laboratory environment
    • Constant interruptions

    Physical Abilities
    • Ability to move from site to site.
    • Ability to communicate with students/employees/public.
    • Ability to read documents.
    • Ability to sit and stand for extended period of time.
    • Ability to reach in all directions.
    • Ability to operate a computer and office equipment.

    Knowledge and Abilities
    The hiring committee is seeking evidence of the following:

    Knowledge of:
    • English language arts, ESL, and tutorial techniques for community college students.
    • Record-keeping techniques.
    • Operation, preparation and maintenance of an instructional laboratory.
    • Computer usage and software applications.
    • Oral and written communication skills.
    • Curriculum, goals and objectives of the division.
    • Methods and procedures of operating electronic computers and peripheral equipment.
    • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
    • Strategies to assist student learning in reading and writing.
    Ability to:
    • Provide instructional assistance to college students in an assigned reading, writing and computer lab.
    • Operate and demonstrate the use of computer equipment.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
    • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
    • Monitor and evaluate student progress.
    • Meet schedules and time lines.
    • Work independently with little direction.
    • Operate computers and peripheral equipment properly and efficiently.
    • Plan and organize work.
    • Train and provide work direction to others.

    Application Procedure

    To be considered applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:
    • An online job application.
    • Letter of interest which addresses how the applicant's experience and/or education enables him/her to be able to perform the job duties.
    • Resume
    • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. Official transcripts are required for employment.

    Recruitment Analyst: Keila Reynoso [email protected]
    College of the Sequoias does not sponsor H-1B Visas

    To apply, visit

    COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The College of the Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

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    College of the Sequoias is a two-year California community college offering educational and enrichment programs for the residents of its district in Tulare and Kings counties. The college was established in 1925 and moved to its current 62-acre main campus site in Visalia in 1940.

    In addition to the campus in Visalia, COS operates a full-service center in Hanford that is also home to the college's police and fire academies.

    COS also opened its Tulare College Center in January 2013. It is a full-service college center and the home of COS' agriculture program

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