Instructional Assistant I - Medical Assistant Program

California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 25, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time

Employment Opportunity

Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity driven community? Staff at Cabrillo College support quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!

This part-time, (45%), 10-months per year, Instructional Assistant performs a variety of standard to difficult instructional program support, tutoring and administrative activities in support of the Medical Assistant program.

The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 44% are LatinX, 5% multi-ethnic, 2.75% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 1% Filipino, 0.25% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2019. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

As a classified staff member at Cabrillo College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals and educators working together to provide a positive educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives.

Examples of Duties

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Prepares, compiles, collates, maintains, updates and disseminates instructional materials in accordance with instructors' directions
  • Develops and presents learning materials and instructional exercises to individuals and groups
  • Tutors students individually and/or in small groups to reinforce class material taught in the Medical Assistant program while keeping abreast of Medical Assistant program changes
  • Coordinates materials, equipment, facilities and supplies for classes
  • Sets up, installs, maintains and services equipment, materials and supplies used in classes, workshops and supplemental tutoring sessions
  • Trains students and others in the safe use of specialized equipment (e.g. autoclave, electrocardiograph (EKG), spirometer, and centrifuge), computer hardware and software, and procedures and processes
  • Administers and scores tests and examinations
  • Answers students' questions and advises regarding medical assistant course assignments, which includes the full range of medical assistant clinical courses taught in the first two years of college
  • Assists in completing and processing various forms, certificates and other documents
  • Maintains physical environment and condition of facility and its equipment
  • Schedules student appointments, tests, meetings and facilities
  • Maintains student records; keeps other detailed records such as budget, financial and attendance records
  • Maintains an inventory of and requisitions supplies and equipment
  • Maintains the security of special, technical or hazardous supplies and equipment
  • Operates standard office equipment and instructional media
  • Prepares periodic and special reports
  • Attends to a variety of office administrative details such as arranging for the repair of equipment, transmitting information and keeping reference materials up to date
  • Assists in the recruitment and selection of student assistants and provides instruction in safe work procedures
  • May conduct workshops, orientations and meetings
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Equivalent to completion of two (2) years of college with college level, lower division (transfer-level, sophomore or above) coursework in medical assisting which includes clinical courses which will provide the knowledge and skills to support the Medical Assistant program AND
  • Two (2) years of experience in either educational support work which has included interaction with students in a classroom or tutorial setting, or work in the program area to which assigned.

Please note: Additional experience that would provide the required subject matter expertise as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis, and/or additional education may be substituted for the experience on a year-for-year basis.

NOTE: The level and scope of the knowledge and skills listed below are related to job characteristics as defined under Classification Characteristics.

Knowledge of :

  • Subject matter
  • Effective instructional methods
  • Principles, theories, practices, methods and equipment of the Medical Assistant program
  • Health and safety practices related to the Medical Assistant program
  • Standard office practices and procedures including filing, and the operation of office equipment, including personal or on-line computers
  • Detailed recordkeeping and budget tracking
  • Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation

Skill in:

  • Safely operating, maintaining and demonstrating the use of specialized equipment such as autoclave, electrocardiograph (EKG), spirometer, and centrifuge; supplies and materials
  • Applying and explaining instructional methods and procedures
  • Reading, understanding and presenting course materials to students
  • Keeping abreast of Medical Assistant program changes
  • Coordinating multiple projects and meeting deadlines
  • Maintaining accurate records, files and databases
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and similar written materials
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work including those from diverse backgrounds
  • Understanding and following oral and written instructions
  • Operating a personal computer to enter, edit and retrieve data and generate reports
  • Learning new software as required for duties as outlined above
  • Effectively operating and maintaining an orderly instructional environment

Other Minimum Requirements:

  • Specified positions may require registra­tion, licensure or certification related to the assigned instructional program area


  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
  • Current First Aid certification

Additional Information

Starting Salary Range: $1,488 to $1,641 per month; maximum initial salary step placement on the classified salary schedule is step 3. Part-time assignment, 10 months per year. The work schedule is Mondays and Wednesdays 11:45 am - 4:15 pm, Thursdays 8:45 am - 12:15 pm, and Saturdays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm . Position scheduled to begin as soon as possible, pending continued categorical funding and Governing Board ratification. Salary is subject to proration based on beginning date of assignment.

This part-time assignment is not eligible for insurance-related benefits or PERS retirement benefits.

Application Process:
  1. Completed application
  2. Resume
  3. Answer Supplemental Questions
  4. Attach college transcript(s), if applicable, showing your degree(s) conferred (copies and downloads are acceptable). Note:
    • Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency - click here for more information.
    • If applying based on equivalent work experience, your application must provide detailed information to determine the minimum qualification requirements have been met.
Please note: All application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date indicated above.

Attention Applicants
Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be reviewed. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas. A position eligibility pool may be established in order to fill other full-time, part-time, or substitute assignments as needs arise.

Selection Procedure

A search committee will review and invite applicants for an interview. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A written performance exercise and/or presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists may be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, and can also be accessed through your application profile.

Conditions of Employment
Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes).

EEO Statement
Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at (831) 479-6217.

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