Job Details

San Mateo County Community College District
  • Position Number: 1808356
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Position Type: Disability Services

Instructional Aide II (Writing Center) (Part-time)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014906S
Department: Language Arts CSM (DEPT)
Location: College of San Mateo
Position Number: 4C0325
Percentage of Full Time: 48%
FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year: 11
If other, please specify:
Salary Range:
Min Salary: $24,425.28 (part-time annual)
Max Salary: $31,336.80 (part-time annual)
Position Type: Classified Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals. The Districts Students First Strategic Plan is focused on Student Success, Equity and Social Justice. We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
College of San Mateo is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 15,000 students each academic year. College of San Mateo has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on College of San Mateos Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position:
Reporting to the Dean of Language Arts, the Instructional Aide II assists students who come to the Writing Center to complete the requirements for their courses in English composition. Essential to this position is the ability to provide a warm, welcoming environment for people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups, and abilities. Under the faculty coordinators' direction, the Instructional Aide leads student orientations, helps students with Center procedures and computer resources, trains and directs the work of student assistants, and prepares materials for use in the Center and in composition classrooms. In consultation with faculty coordinators, the Instructional Aide resolves issues that may arise and suggests procedural improvements. Public contact primarily with with students, faculty, and staff is extensive.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Maintain and troubleshoot Center and classroom computers, printers, and equipment; provide information and assistance as a technical expert to students, faculty, and staff regarding Center procedures, regulations, safety, and use of equipment; research current literature on developments in technology

2. Assist students in completing the requirements for their courses in English composition

3. Confer with students, faculty, and staff about issues related to the Center

4. Communicate and work closely with faculty coordinators in the Center

5. Order and inventory classroom and Center equipment and supplies

6. Provide support for faculty and students using instructional and course management software

7. Help maintain Center websites, including updating and maintenance of online Writing Center, Sharepoint, Google Drive, and Accudemia

8. Make recommendations for the modification or purchase of new equipment, software, and instructional materials

9. Work closely with IT to schedule and plan updating and installation of computers in Center

10. Maintain and compile data for a variety of reports as requested by faculty coordinators; compose and prepare correspondence, reports, technical instructions and other written materials

11. Show initiative in proposing and developing Center projects as well as improving procedures

12. Provide orientations to small and large groups of students to familiarize them with Center services and support

13. Assist in maintaining a library of teaching and learning materials

14. In consultation with faculty coordinators, assist in the selection of student assistants; monitor the student assistant budget; schedule, train, and direct the work of student assistants

15. Perform related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelors degree

Successful completion of at least one college-level course in a second language

Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Experience with directing the work of others

Skill in oral and written communication

Experience with research, compiling data for and preparation of statistical, narrative, and other reports with attention to detail

Experience using a variety of computer software

Skill in multi-tasking, prioritizing workloads, and working independently

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.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of diverse adult learning styles in the community college environment

2. Skill in establishing respectful, tactful, and sensitive interactions with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds

3. Skill in directing the work of others and in working effectively as part of a team

4. Skill in clear oral and written communication

5. Skill in researching, composing, and preparing a variety of written materials with computer software, such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs

6. Skill in computer data entry, modification, and retrieval on MAC and PC platforms

7. Attention to detail and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Optional tax-deferred flexible benefit 403(b) and 457 plans are available. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California.

Open Date: 01/24/2020
First Review Date: 02/24/2020
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position).

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.

3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, 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.

For questions related to this posting, please contact:

SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Fax:(650) 574-6574
Web Page:

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 Districts (SMCCCD) 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2019 Annual Security Report is now available. 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.

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