Instructional Aide II - Math (Learning Center) (Grant Funded)

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 2014558S
Position Title Instructional Aide II - Math (Learning Center) (Grant Funded)
Location Cañada College
Department Academic Support & Learning Technologies CAÑ (DEPT)
Position Number 3CC015
Percentage of Full Time 100%
FLSA Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year 11
If other, please specify
Min Salary $48,851 (annual)
Max Salary $62,667 (annual)
Position Type Classified Positions

Posting Text

General Statement

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

This is paraprofessional work at the action level that involves assisting students in the Learning Center as well as mathematics faculty in the delivery of math based instruction and support. Under direction, the employee performs a variety of preparatory work and planning, including coordinating programs, organizing embedded/study groups (primarily in math courses), coordinating student tutors in the areas of statistics, math, and science and working as a member of a collaborative team of tutoring coordinators, retention specialists, and staff. The primary duty for the person in this position is academic preparation program support for Cañada’s various JAM Programs. 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 are 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. The Instructional Aide II can direct the work of tutors and student assistants in mathematics and STEM courses as assigned.

This is a temporary position funded by the HSI-STEM grant and may be eliminated once the funding has been exhausted.
Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

1. Exchanges information with students, faculty and staff regarding subject-matter, resources, materials, policies and procedures associated with the classroom or laboratory setting

2. 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

3. Attends meetings, conferences, and workshops to obtain current subject-matter, procedural, and other information

4. Participates in division and department planning activities

5. Makes presentations to small and large groups to publicize the services and programs as assigned

6. Tutors and/or demonstrates teaching techniques and other aspects related to a particular subject-matter, in conjunction with faculty

7. Demonstrates subject-matter skills

8. Directs students in practical and high impact learning methods; tutors students on problem areas of the subject-matter as directed by faculty or as the result of a student learning center plan or protocol

9. Demonstrates safety for use of learning center equipment and supplies; troubleshoots operational problems

10. Researches background of subject-matter to maintain current information

11. As directed by learning center leadership staff, compiles and organizes lesson plans (when needed) and materials for presentations

12. Uses a variety of computer software to organize and maintain learning resources and related data, composes and prepares correspondence, reports, publicity, and other materials

13. Writes, administers, and scores tests in conjunction with faculty; sets up and maintains online and manual files

14. Enters, modifies, and retrieves a variety of statistical and other data for special and regular reports

15. Trains and directs the work of student assistants, clerical, and other staff as assigned

16. Works as a member of a team that coordinates the Cañada College Math Jam portion of the JAM Programs

17. Provides operational support for the JAM Programs and assists with processes and protocols related to the JAM Programs

Minimum Qualifications

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, engineering, computer science, or a related area

• Completion of coursework in mathematics up to differential equations

• Successful work experience of increasing responsibility that has included tutoring others

• Experience using a variety of computer software to prepare correspondence, memoranda and reports

• Demonstrated skills in respectful, sensitive communication with people from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds

• Oral and written communication skills, including public speaking

• Experience researching, compiling data for and preparing statistical, narrative and other reports

• Experience setting up and maintaining online and manual files

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Knowledge of subject matter in lower-division mathematics courses, including statistics courses

2. Skill in working with diverse adult learning styles

3. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking

4. Skill in overseeing 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 academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds

Physical Requirements

This classification requires manual dexterity; use of a keyboard, mouse and computer for extended periods of time; pulling, pushing, reaching; and moving items of light to moderate weight in order to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications

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. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 02/27/2018
First Review Date 03/28/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Required application materials, including the cover letter, will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

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.


Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report

San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2017 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2017 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2017 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2017 Annual Security Report is now available at You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • District Employee
    • District Employment Site
    • CCC Registry
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • ACCCA
    • HERC
    • Other
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook or Twitter
  2. * Do you possess a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, engineering, computer science, or a related area?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you completed coursework in mathematics up to differential equations?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Can you demonstrate successful work experience of increasing responsibility that has included tutoring others?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience with the use of a variety of computer software to prepare correspondence, memoranda and reports and to set up and maintain online and manual files?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Can you demonstrate skills in respectful, sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Can you demonstrate skill in oral and written communication, including public speaking?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have experience with researching, compiling data for and preparing statistical, narrative and other reports?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Other Document 3