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Part-Time Lab Faculty Specialist, Academic Support Center

West Valley-Mission Community College District
Salary is based on a percentage of workload, up to a maximum of 67% of a full-time load. Salary is prorated based on an initial hiring salary range of $34,143-$49,337 per semester; and is based on academic achievement, teaching and related experience.

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Part-Time Lab Faculty Specialist, Academic Support Center

West Valley-Mission Community College District

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Mission College is seeking a part-time Lab Faculty Specialist in the Academic Support Center (ASC). The successful candidate(s) will be skilled at developing rapport and building productive relationships with students and campus colleagues for the primary purpose of connecting them with ASC programs and services. This person must be an innovative thinker who is self-directed and a creative team player who can develop and implement services that contribute to student success and persistence.

The Academic Support Center strives to offer high-quality services in a variety of formats to meet the individual needs of students. We provide both in-person and online tutoring, available through drop-in sessions and by appointment, across a wide range of disciplines. Additionally, we assist students in developing effective study strategies. Within the classroom, the ASC's Embedded Tutoring program offers students extra individualized attention and support during class activities, fostering increased participation and engagement. Furthermore,, the ASC Tutoring Program has been recognized with a Level II International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

PART-TIME, ASSOCIATE FACULTY POOL Applications for Part-Time, Associate Faculty pools are continually accepted (unless otherwise specified) by the District and will be added to the application pool for review by hiring authorities on an as-needed basis. Should you be invited for an interview, you will be contacted by a District representative.

This position is a part-time position as a Lab Faculty Specialist for the Tutoring Center. Lab Faculty Specialists are members who perform direct instruction of students in laboratory courses and/or in learning assistance/tutorial centers. The duties of the lab faculty specialist faculty consist of assignments related to instructing students in an instructional environment; assisting in the supervision and management of lab activities; coordinating and scheduling use of equipment and supplies; and training support staff. The assignments are as needed, during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall semesters. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers (WVMFT / AFT Local 6554).

Work location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is based on a percentage of workload, up to a maximum of 67% of a full-time load. Salary is prorated based on an initial hiring salary range of $34,143-$49,337 per semester; and is based on academic achievement, teaching and related experience.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Education – Possess one of the following:
  • Any master’s degree level discipline in which the Academic Support Center (ASC) provides learning assistance or tutoring; OR
  • A master’s degree in education, educational psychology, or instructional psychology, or other master’s degree with emphasis in adult learning theory


2. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities may consist of one or more of the following:
  • Perform direct instruction of students in the Academic Support Center.
  • Maintain accurate class, department, and other records conforming to state requirements and stated district and college needs.
  • Participate in the Program Review and participate in the process of SLO assessment and evaluation and use the results of these assessments in the process of continuously improving student learning.
  • Submit, when due, all necessary reports, such as attendance, grade reports, budget reports, rosters, class, and office schedules.
  • Assist in the recruitment, hiring, orientation, and evaluation of full-time associate, and substitute instructors and staff.
  • Assist the Dean in the development of curriculum/programs and the implementation of the curriculum approval process at the department level.
  • Assist the Division Chair or supervising administrator in the preparation of class \schedule(s) for the department/program and in the final preparation of the published schedule.
  • Assist in the preparation of the semester work schedule for faculty and staff.
  • Act as a facilitator relative to student, staff, administrative, and public concerns and inform the Dean of the nature, status, and action taken.
  • Establish and maintain a close liaison with appropriate campus departments to keep abreast of the instructional and education needs, and coordinate the open lab program’s efforts to meet those needs.
  • Represent the respective instructional department, when necessary, on district and college committees.
  • Assist the Dean in developing, maintaining, and coordinating the use of supplies inventories, equipment, site licenses, and software in computer labs and related classrooms; assist the Dean in diagnosing/identifying and repairing software and equipment malfunctions/problems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in consultation with the Dean.
  • Post and maintain office hours each week
  • Assume institutional responsibilities, essential to the ongoing operation and effective achievement of department, division, college and district programs.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741–2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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West Valley-Mission Community College District has a devoted Board of Trustees and a dedicated staff that serves its two colleges. West Valley College in Saratoga and Mission College in Santa Clara are on the cutting edge among higher education institutions in the Silicon Valley. Every semester over 20,000 students enroll in courses at the colleges. Thousands of others take online, off-campus, or non-credit courses and seminars offered through a variety of programs. These programs are aimed at meeting the training and retraining needs of the people of Silicon Valley.

Mission College is a public community college located in the City of Santa Clara, and in the heart of the Silicon Valley. We offer a future of transfer to a four year institution, a future in a career of your choice, a future of increasing skills for both higher education and the workforce and a future for an Associate’s Degree or Certificate that can get you on your way to any goal.

The highly diverse and active student population makes the environment at Mission College energetic and vibrant. It is a great place to meet new friends, participate in clubs and make your voice heard in student advocacy. Our faculty is among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere. The staff at Mission College is uniquely poised to help and guide your path to the future.

Mission College has many programs and services to ensure student success and support. Financial Aid can assist in making college affordable. Counseling helps students set achievable goals and provides guidance through orientation, study skills, and career courses. The college Career Center and Job Placement Office help students transition to the working world after college and each year sponsor’s a job fair featuring more than 60 employers. Finally, our Transfer Center helps to guide the transition from the two-year college to a four-year college so that students can easily gain a Bachelor’s degree. Each spring semester, Mission College hosts the largest college fair in the San Francisco Bay Area, where more than 180 national and international colleges and universities are represented.

West Valley is about success. It’s about helping students create a future for themselves so they can contribute to a world that needs their talents, drive and enthusiasm. We do that by providing as much one-on-one interaction with students as possible. The results speak for themselves.

  • 571 students transferred to UCs and CSUs in 2012
  • 552 students earned AA/AS degrees in 2012
  • 170 students earned Certificates that led to careers in 2012
  • We host learners from 25 countries who come to the United States looking for the kind of instruction that will help them contribute to the global economy.
  • We offer classes on our beautiful 143-acre Saratoga campus in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, located at the southwest border of Silicon Valley. Here you can expand your mind, hang out with friends, and

Why not join us, and build your future as we build the future of Silicon Valley, one student at a time.contemplate a world of ideas.

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