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Instructional Assistant, Math

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore, CA 94551

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Instructional Assistant, Math

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Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore, CA 94551


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Job Summary:

Las Positas College provides an inclusive, learning-centered, equity-focused environment that offers educational opportunities and support for completion of students’ transfer, degree, and career-technical goals while promoting lifelong learning. At Las Positas College we know that equity will be achieved by changing the impacts of structural racism, ableism, homophobia, and systematic poverty on student success and access to higher education, achieved through continuous evaluation and improvement of all services. We believe in a high-quality education focused on learning and an inclusive, culturally-relevant environment that meets the diverse needs of all our students and staff.
Equity is parity in student educational outcomes; it places belonging for students of color and disproportionately impacted students at center focus. Our prized and emerging equity efforts include Puente, Umoja, ConnectUp, Brother 2 Brother, Sister 2 Sister, Black Student Union, Presidential Task Force on Systemic and Institutionalized Racism, the Presidential Speaker Series, Black Education Association, UndocuAlly Taskforce, curriculum reviews and a linguistic justice curriculum.
Located in Livermore, Las Positas College is becoming an institution that reflects the diversity in California. We are a learning-centered institution focused on excellence and student success, and are fully committed to supporting all Tri-Valley residents in their quest for education and advancement.
Joining Our College CommunityWe seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community. We look for applicants who:

1. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference2. Demonstrate cultural humility and an ongoing desire to improve cultural competence3. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice4. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals6. Actively seek to identify, disrupt, and remove institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities7. Empower the underrepresented and underserved8. Foster students’ potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders9. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking an Instructional Assistant, Math for Las Positas College in Livermore, California.

Under general supervision, provide moderately difficult instructional support assistance at the paraprofessional level to students and faculty to ensure effective and efficient teaching/learning in the area of assignment, primarily the Math Emporium; provide tutorial assistance to students in a classroom or laboratory setting; and perform a variety of other duties as needed to provide technical and teaching assistance to support instructional program laboratory activities, primarily the Math Emporium.

The Las Positas College’s Math Emporium mode gives students the ability to complete their transfer level math courses (e.g., College Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics, Math for Liberal Arts).

This program allows students to:
- self-accelerate through the material
- decide on when they are ready to take a test
- take the length of time they need when testing (within the hours of operation).

Positions in classes within the Instructional Assistant Class Series may be assigned a variety of assignments from those duties listed within the REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES section or a combination of those and other related work functions. Even though the same general level of difficulty and responsibility is found within each position in each class in the series, positions in different classes within the series are not interchangeable and each class has its own particular qualification requirements even though they are derived from a general minimum qualifications section. Each class within the class series is a separate and distinct classification as defined in Section 88001 of the Education Code of the State of California.

Positions in the Instructional Assistant class are distinguished from the Senior Instructional Assistant by the level of responsibility assumed. In comparison to the Senior Instructional Assistant, positions at this level do not oversee the day-to-day functions of coordinating services within the center and do not provide lead supervision to other Instructional Assistants. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

Representative Duties:

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

1. Provide learning assistance to students individually or in groups in understanding and assimilating material presented by a certificated instructor in a variety of educational settings; explain cause of errors in oral and written work.

2. Proctor and mark written and performance assignments, check points, and examinations; give oral quizzes; assist instructor in marking individual student projects.

3. Respond to a variety of student questions and inquiries; direct them to appropriate college resources to address specific needs including tutorial center, transfer center, student health center, and special services.

4. Maintain security of all designated equipment, supplies, and documents.

5. Tutor students in the assigned discipline primarily basic skills math courses (Pre-algebra through Intermediate Algebra and Math for Trades); maintain a variety of records concerning student course progress including test files, attendance, and enrollment cards; track enrollments and assist in correct student placement.

6. Provide telephone, email, and in-person support to students whose instructors utilize online learning systems; provide information regarding online classes or procedures for contacting instructors.

7. Develop and revise materials as directed by certificated staff including answer keys, handouts, and various other instructional materials.

8. Participate in regular conferences with instructional staff to exchange information on in-progress assignments and to receive assignments.

9. Conduct class orientations and explain rules, guidelines, and procedures within assigned area.

10. Assist students and faculty in use of automated learning equipment including computers, printers, scanners, copiers, pay stations, and card dispenser machines.

11. Insure proper and safe use of all designated learning and mathematics laboratory equipment and perform routine operating checks and preventative maintenance on such equipment.

12. Distribute and account for all designated learning supplies, equipment and materials in accordance with established procedures.

13. Perform general clerical duties; answer phones and relay messages; type a variety of letters and documents; enter information into computer; maintain files and records; report all unsafe or irregular conditions to appropriate supervisory personnel.

14. Assist with the assignment and supervision of student and non-student hourly assistants and maintain student assignment schedules.

15. Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Any combination of the following would provide a typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities.

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by two years of college level course work in mathematics.

Two years of increasingly responsible experience working in an instructional environment supporting students.

Minimum Qualifications:

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:
1. Principles, practices, and application of subject matter, primarily transfer level math classes.

2. Principles, methods and procedures of instructing and providing learning opportunities to students.

3. Methods and techniques of tutoring.

4. Materials and equipment used in the area to which assigned, for example, open educational resource (OER) online homework system.

5. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

6. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

7. Written and oral communication skills

8. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

9. Principles and procedures of record keeping and filing.

10. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Ability to:
1. Assess student needs and provide appropriate instructional assistance and support functions within assigned area, primarily the Math Emporium.

2. Interpret assignments, instructions, rules and policies to students with various learning styles.

3. Monitor student progress, identify problem areas and recommend effective course of action.

4. Relate positively to students in a teaching/learning environment and recognize the difficulties students may have in comprehending the subject matter.

5. Listen actively and effectively, identify and solve problems, facilitate learning for students, and build student confidence in assigned subject matter.

6. Learn the tutoring and operational techniques unique to the assigned center.

7. Apply the specialty and use the equipment unique to the learning center.

8. Prepare and maintain accurate records and files.

9. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

10. Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

11. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

12. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

13. Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.

Job Work Schedule:

This is a part-time position. 15 hours/week, Monday – Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. days and hours may vary depending on department needs, occasional weekends required as needed, 10 months/year.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work is performed primarily in a classroom or laboratory setting with extensive student exposure.

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a classroom or laboratory setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of
employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against
any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious
creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color,
national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other
similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its
own statements of philosophy of objectives. The District encourages the filing of
applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Board of Trustees has implemented a vaccine mandate for all employees. Accordingly, finalist(s) must comply with the vaccine mandate prior to being forwarded to the Board of Trustees for approval. See vaccine mandate information at

Notification to Applicants:

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement:

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.


Working at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Chabot and Las Positas Colleges both aim to provide an educational foundation for transfer to the four-year college/university, career and technical education (CTE) certificates, and life-long learning opportunities. The combined student population of more than 29,000 students includes those from throughout the Bay Area, and Central Valley, as well as from other states and more than 40 foreign countries.

• Educational Excellence forms the foundation of our district and governs the planning, implementation, and evaluation of everything we do

• Curriculum Relevancy ensures that our students benefit from the latest and most innovative curriculum available; this requires constant, active improvement

• Community Collaboration with local business, government, educational institutions, civic organizations, community groups, science, and industry partners results in a team effort to provide educational opportunities that best serve our students and our community

• The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD) celebrates more than 50 years of educating the San Francisco East Bay

• CLPCCD adds approximately $508.9 million in annual income to its East Bay service area

Chabot College has delivered education opportunity to our communities through excellent transfer, degree, career technical and lifelong learning programs. Chabot is the birthplace of model support services such as the Puente, Daraja, and Early Childhood Mentor-Teacher Programs. Ours is a story of student success and a democratic commitment to equal access to excellence in education for all.

Puente Project

A highly-acclaimed program founded at Chabot College in 1981 which explores the Mexican American/Latino experience and has served thousands of California students. Community colleges with Puente programs transfer 44 percent more Latino students to the University of California than colleges without Puente.

DARAJA Project

Offers academic support services and a curriculum focused on African-American literature, history, and issues. Daraja students do better in school and transfer to four-year universities at a higher rate.

Las Positas’ rich course offerings prepare students for degree and certificate completion, transfer to a four-year university, basic skills for success in college, and job retraining. Students are also able to study in career programs designed by the faculty and the community to meet local workforce demands.

Engineering Tech Partnership

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Las Positas College (LPC) established a 24-month academic program to provide a technical education and hands-on training for veterans. The new Engineering Technology Program at Las Positas is designed to help veterans develop the skills and training needed for engineering technician careers and establishes a pipeline of qualified candidates for LLNL and other Bay Area employers such as NASA and Sandia and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories.

Viticulture and Business Program

The college’s award-winning Viticulture and Winery Technology Program partners with the historic and thriving Livermore Valley wine industry. The Business Program, the college’s most popular major, provides training for area businesses, including an industry-specific Retail Management Program, and sponsors a Business and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.

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