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Senior Instructional Specialist

College of the Sequoias
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Senior Instructional Specialist

Salary: $24.88 Hourly
Job Type:
Job Number: 5991-c-07/21
Closing: 8/4/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Visalia, CA
Department: Educational Support Services

General Description
Under the direction of an Academic Dean, the Senior Instructional Specialist will provide instructional support in reading, writing and computer labs within the Educational Support Services department; participate in the planning and development of reading, writing and computer labs; assist instructors in developing tutorial computer programs.

This is a part-time, 10-month position (August through May)

The hours are: Monday through Thursday (2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and Friday (11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Initial placement is at $24.88/hour

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 include:

  • Assist students in improving basic reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary, dictionary, grammar and other skills; develop a critical and realistic time table to work through concepts and materials with each student.
  • Provide appropriate and effective feedback to students during class sessions to support student's mastery of writing skills.
  • 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.
  • Prepare instructional materials in accordance with grade 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 reading, writing and computer labs; schedule use of reading, writing, ESL and computer labs.
  • Work with students on an individual basis during scheduled lab sessions.
  • Prepare and maintain assessment records and student absences; submit to instructors according to established time lines.
  • 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):
    Any combination equivalent to some college-level course work and two years experience in adult level skills development programs including some experience working with computers in an instructional setting.

    Knowledge and Abilities
    Knowledge of:
  • English language arts and basic 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 department.
  • 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.
  • Assign and review the work of others.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • 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.

  • Application Procedure

    Applicants must submit ALL of the following materials 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 all college/university work. Official transcripts required upon employment.

  • Recruitment Analyst: John Bratsch ([email protected])

    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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