Thursday, March 28, 2013

5-yr FT Instructional Aide Phys/Mat at San Mateo County CC District - Cañada College

Position Information
Posting Number:0600816  
Position Title:Instructional Aide II - Physics/Mathematics  
Salary:The annual salary range for this position is $45,732 - $55,872.  
Division:CAÑ - Vice President, Instruction  
Position Type:Classified Positions  
Location:Cañada College  
Percentage of Full Time:100%  
Months per Year:Full-time, 12 Months Per Year  
Position Number:3CC015  
Posting Date:03-25-2013  
First Review Date: Deadline is 10 p.m. PST 04-15-2013  
Closing Date:Open Until Filled 
General Statement:
This is paraprofessional work at the action level that involves assisting Physics and Mathematics faculty in the delivery of classroom instruction, and providing academic support to students. Under direction, the employee performs a variety of preparatory work and planning, and at the faculty direction prepares materials for use in the classroom, organizes study groups in physics, mathematics, and other STEM courses, and supervises the work of tutors and student assistants in STEM courses. Public contact is extensive and primarily includes students, College faculty and staff, but can also include vendors and staff in other educational institutions and agencies, for the purpose of exchanging subject matter and procedural information. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity is required to resolve a wide variety of minor and occasional major problems that may arise. Consequences of errors in judgment can be moderately costly in public relations and employee time; however, supervisory controls are available to limit the risk of serious error. An Instructional Aide II differs from Instructional Aide I by the scope of assignments, including tutoring responsibilities, and level of required subject-matter expertise. An Instructional Aide II can perform a wide variety of classroom and laboratory duties within the scope of the classification. An Instructional Aide II can direct the work of student assistants, other clerical staff and Instructional Aides I, as assigned.

(Position is funded by a 5-year HSI-STEM grant, and is contingent upon availability of funds from the US Department of Education)
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Exchanges information with students, faculty and staff regarding subject-matter, resources, materials, policies and procedures associated with the classroom or laboratory setting; confers with faculty regarding curriculum, computer hardware, software and other learning tools, student assignments and progress, tests, student test scores, alternate learning methods and other technical information related to the services and programs provided; attends meetings, conferences and workshops to obtain current subject-matter, procedural and other information; participates in division and department planning activities; makes presentations to small and large groups to publicize the services and programs as assigned.

2. Tutors and/or demonstrates equipment, techniques, and other aspects related to a particular subject-matter, in conjunction with faculty; demonstrates subject-matter skills; directs students in practical laboratories; tutors students on problem areas of the subject-matter as directed by faculty or as the result of a student learning plan; demonstrates safety procedures for use of classroom and laboratory equipment and supplies; trouble shoots operational problems with laboratory and classroom equipment.

3. Researches background of subject-matter to maintain current information; as directed by faculty, compiles and organizes lesson plans and materials for faculty presentation; recommends the modification or purchase of laboratory and classroom equipment.

4. Uses a variety of computer software to organize and maintain learning resources and related data, compose and prepare correspondence, reports, publicity and other materials; writes, administers and scores tests in conjunction with faculty; sets up and maintains online and manual files; enters, modifies and retrieves a variety of statistical and other data for special and regular reports.

5. Trains and directs the work of student assistants, clerical and other staff as assigned.
This classification requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, or a related area; completion of course work in calculus-based physics (at least three semesters), and in mathematics up to differential equations; successful work experience of increasing responsibility that has included tutoring others; demonstrated skills in respectful, sensitive communication with people of diverse cultures, language groups and abilities; oral communication, including public speaking; written communication; research, compiling data for and preparation of statistical, narrative and other reports; use of a variety of computer software to prepare correspondence, memoranda and reports; and, setting up and maintaining online and manual files.

This classification requires communication with individuals, small groups and large groups; work in close proximity with individuals; comparing data, and interpreting data to others; flexibility, tact and patience; manual dexterity; bending; pulling; pushing; and reaching in order to perform the essential functions.
Desirable Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of subject matter in lower-division Physics and Mathematics courses
2. Skill in working with diverse adult learning styles
3. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking
4. Skill in directing the work of others.
5. Skill in written communication.
6. Skill in establishing and maintaining respectful and sensitive working relationships with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities
7. Skill in performing research in a designated subject matter area
8. Skill in designing lesson plans using original research, subject-matter knowledge and materials.
9. Skill in using a variety of computer software to compose and prepare a variety of correspondence, reports, publicity and other materials.
EEO Statement:
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.   
Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Optional tax-deferred flexible benefit 403(b) and 457 plans are also available. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees' Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California.   
Required Documents:
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The cover letter should address applicant qualifications as they directly relate to the Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement.

The Selection Process
Candidates who most closely meet the stated requirements and desirable skills and abilities will be invited to a committee interview. Selected candidates may also be required to demonstrate their job-related skills and may be asked to provide supplementary application materials.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Request forms may be obtained from the WEB Page or by contacting the Office of Human Resources directly. For additional information or assistance you may contact Human Resources by phone at (650) 358-6822, by fax at (650) 574-6574 or by e-mail at