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Math Lab Assistant - PT

Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City, OK

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Math Lab Assistant - PT

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Annual Hours:

1060 Hours

Placement Range:

$11.30 - 13.50

Position Type:

Regular PT

Job Category:

Non-Exempt (Technical/Paraprofessional)

General Description:

The Math Lab Assistant is responsible for performing a variety of instructional support activities in the Math Lab. This includes tutoring students, assisting with mathematical related technology, and administering programs run through the OCCC Math Lab.

Reports To:

Math Lab Supervisor

What position(s) reports to this position?:


Minimum Education/Experience:

Associates degree or equivalent (60 successful college credit hours) including:
At least 15 credit hours of college-level mathematics (with a grade of C or better)


12 credit hours of Calculus (with a grade of C or better)

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of or willingness to learn or review:
- TI-84 and TI-89 graphing calculators

- mathematical software (such as Maple or Geometer’s Sketchpad)

- computerized tutorial programs (such as MyMathLab, ConnectMath, or WebAssign)

- any Math and Statistics courses taught at OCCC

- tablet technology

- any new programs and equipment used in the lab and/or math classes

- multiple methods of tutoring mathematical concepts including tutoring using manipulatives

Basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office

Organization and attention to detail.

Discretion with passwords and student information.

Ability to use, and ability to explain the use of the calculators, mathematical software, and computerized tutorial programs to students.

Ability to interact in an effective and encouraging manner with students individually and in groups.

Ability to communicate and articulate mathematical concepts in an organized manner.

Ability to read and understand content in order to assist students when they are having difficulty interpreting mathematical concepts.

Satisfy objectives for mutually agreed upon special assignments.

Must follow directions and guidelines.

Must file alphabetically.

Must be punctual and reliable.

Flexibility in work schedule.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

Medium work: This position requires the person to occasionally exert up to 50 pounds of force and frequently exert up to 20 pounds of force and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to grasp, lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
This position requires the person to frequently communicate with and listen to students, faculty, staff, and others to perform the essential functions of the position. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations.
This position requires the person to frequently move about the Math Lab to assist students and perform the essential functions of the position.
This position frequently requires the person to operate a computer and other office/lab equipment to perform the essential functions of the position.
This position requires the person to frequently perform tasks that involve repetitive motions of hands, fingers, and wrists.
This position requires the person to frequently remain in a standing and stationary position.
This position requires the person to occasionally position self to access materials that may be above head or at ground level.
This position requires the person to frequently position self to work with lab equipment or assist students.
This position requires the person to judge, observe and assess the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations.
This position performs the essential functions in an indoor, office or lab setting.

Preferred Qualifications:


Work Hours:

Schedule to be determined each semester to meet the needs of the Math Lab. Work times will be during the hours the campus is open including evenings and Saturdays.


Division of Science, Engineering, and Math

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Job Close Date:


Open Until Filled:


HR Contact:

Idalia Botello

Job Duties (Position Specific):

(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement):

A. Tutor Students
- Help students with math assignments by asking questions, looking at student work, assessing the student’s level of understanding, encouraging them to think through problems, use their resources, talk through problems, and work through problems. Circulate throughout the lab regularly to assist students at tables and computers.

B. Instruct and assist students in the use of mathematical related technology such as the graphing calculators (TI-84, TI-89), mathematical software, and computerized tutorial programs through demonstration.

C. Assist with administering and maintaining the Calculator Lease Program and the Instructor Resource Database.

D. Develop, schedule, and present workshops for students on various topics such as using the TI-84 calculators, math concepts, etc.

E. Provide services to students and faculty in the Math Lab:
- Maintain system of filing of instructional software, textbooks, and solution manuals.
- Monitor central counter to keep assets and materials secure.
- Maintain notebook for reserving math lab computer areas and laptop carts on weekly schedules for the semester and assist instructors with reservations.
- Answer phone to provide information and mathematics tutoring.
- Administer the temporary loan of texts and calculators within the Math Lab.
- Maintain documents, schedules, handouts, and printing for staff and student needs.
- Provide e-tutoring to online or distance students.
- Maintain a clean and orderly work environment.
- Assist students with printing of assignments.

F. Assist with scheduling of staff and activities in the Math Lab.

G. Mentor and train new tutors and assistants.

H. Collect and report Math Lab usage data.

I. Inventory items in the lab and classrooms.

J. Open and close the Math Lab by following established procedures as assigned.

K. Help enforce all Math Lab policies.

L. Participate in training concerning mathematics courses and/or tutoring by attending designated training sessions and completing requested activities.

M. Participate in college initiatives and staff development programs and training.

Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures):

Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures (

Contributing to a safe educational & working environment is the responsibility of all College employees and is accomplished when employees:

Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.

Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established safety and health procedures and practices.

Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation and shelter in place drills and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.


Oklahoma City Community College provides the people of Oklahoma and our community with broad access to certificates of mastery, associate degrees, community education, and cultural programs of exceptional quality, empowering our students to achieve their educational goals and our community to thrive in an increasingly global society.

OCCC promote's student success through: open access to the College; quality in the learning environment; excellence in the faculty and staff; competency based learning; comprehensive and innovative programs and services; cooperation in the development and improvement of programs and services; and holding students, employees, and programs accountable for high performance standards.

Oklahoma City Community College serves more than 28,000 students annually. For most of our students, completing a college degree is life changing, not only for the student who receives the degree, but also for the student's family; and in a collective sense, transformational for our community. At OCCC, we have always been committed to helping every student realize their educational goals.

We believe our responsibility for our student's success does not end at graduation. We offer a solid background and a firm foundation for a lifetime of learning and accomplishment.

This year we have made another major commitment toward that responsibility. OCCC was chosen as one of 79 community colleges in 16 states to participate in Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. This national initiative focuses on the success of community college students and is designed to help OCCC remain focused on helping our students reach their goals.

The dark red buildings of Oklahoma City Community College have become a landmark in the southwestern section of Oklahoma City. Situated on a 143-acre site just south of Interstate 240 on South May Avenue, the College is easily accessible to the entire metropolitan Oklahoma City area. The distinctive architectural design of the buildings creates a positive environment for quality education

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