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Senior Instructional Technician - Mathematics/STEM (Watsonville)

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 full-time, 11-months per year, Senior Instructional Technician works with Mathematics/STEM faculty to provide instructional support for their students; leads student tutors providing individual and group tutoring assistance to all levels of Mathematics/STEM students; opens and staffs an assigned learning center.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is located at our Watsonville Campus .
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 Latina/o/x, 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.
  • Provides routine to advanced academic tutoring services to individual students or to groups of students by appointment or on a walk-in basis; asks questions to evaluate students’ learn­ing issues and needs and to determine appropriate courses of action to enhance their learn­ing skills and techniques; explains math theory and concepts, math applications and math operations applicable to all levels of math classes offered; conducts one-on-one tutoring for MESA program students.
  • Provides input in selecting, training and providing day-to-day lead work guidance and coordination to other Classified staff and student tutors; assigns, schedules and monitors work for completeness, accuracy and conformance with District, department and legal/regulatory requirements and standards; admin­isters and participates in developing and evaluating plans, work processes, systems and proce­dures to achieve objectives and work standards; provides informa­tion, instruction and training on work procedures and technical, legal and regulatory require­ments; leads student tutor training sessions; creates and maintains tutor work schedules.
  • Assists in ensuring a fair, open and inclusive work environment in accordance with the District’s mission, goals and values.
  • Works with Math and/or STEM faculty to provide support in identifying approaches that promote student success in classes; develops and implements math workshops and handouts on math topics requiring additional student support, consistent with faculty curriculum and instructional materials; upload materi­als to applicable websites.
  • Organizes and makes presentations on available tutoring services to classes at the beginning of each semester; organizes, coordinates and makes presentations at a variety of workshops.
  • Provides clarification of course and assignment content; aids students in understanding math concepts and developing and applying problem-solving techniques appropriate to course content; uses a variety of learning resources and tutoring techniques to support students in the learning process.
  • Assists students to borrow textbooks, calculators, models, samples and other materials; maintains an inventory of loanable materials and records of checked-out items.
  • May assist in coordinating the operations of an assigned learning center; gathers, analyzes and main­tains data on student attendance and usage of learning/tutoring center services; performs a variety of other administrative support duties including creating and maintaining forms, schedules, surveys, records and files; compiles data required for MIS reporting; keeps students informed of workshops, center activities and special events; may update learning center website content.

  • Coordinates with instructors and the Proctoring department to arrange for proctoring services; clarifies testing parameters with instructors and any required testing accommodations; may oversee and conduct proctoring sessions in accordance with College procedures; returns testing materials to instructors.
  • May provide tutoring services to students in other STEM courses including physics, chemistry and biology.
  • Participates in outreach activities to promote the District’s math and STEM programs including Math Days and other special events.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disabi­lity, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
  • 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 AND
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in math­ematics or other relevant disciplines (such as biology, chemistry, etc.); AND three (3) years of tutoring experience in an educational setting OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) is desired for this position.

Knowledge of:
  • Theory, concepts, principles, and operations of mathematics applicable to all levels of courses offered by the District from basic to advanced. (Theory, concepts, principles, and operations in additional science fields, such as biology, chemistry, etc., are also acceptable.)
  • Study and learning techniques and strategies applicable to mathematics instruction for students at varying levels of English and subject-matter proficiency.
  • Instructional and tutorial techniques and methods applicable to a diverse range of students including those with physical, emotional and learning disabilities.
  • Tutorial methods appropriate for use in both individual and group tutoring environments.
  • Sources of learning materials to address a range of student learning issues in mathematics.
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including computers and applicable software programs.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
  • Principles and practices of sound business communications, including correct English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Basic principles and practices of employee work guidance and direction.
  • Applicable Administrative Procedures, Human Resources procedures and collective bargaining agreements.

Skills and Abilities to:
  • Schedule, assign, train, coach and review the work of student tutors in an assigned center.
  • Evaluate student learning needs and develop appropriate tutoring and other support strategies to enhance student learning in courses ranging from basic to advanced.
  • Convey understanding and empathy for students’ learning issues and challenges.
  • Explain course materials and concepts clearly and at a level and in a manner that accurately conveys information and supports students in reaching their educational goals.
  • Tutor students with a variety of learning needs for a variety of course levels, either individually or in groups; transition tutoring approaches and content to different levels of mathematics and adjust communication to the level of students in the moment.
  • Implement student outreach programs and workshops including public speaking in class­rooms and attending events.
  • Analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend or adopt effective courses of action.
  • Set priorities and exercise independent judgment within areas of responsibility.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Operate a computer and use standard business software.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Uphold the District’s mission, values and objectives including equity and Guided Pathways.
  • Support an inclusive work environment that fosters diversity, respect and engagement.
Additional Information

Starting Salary Range: $4,592 to $5,315 per month; plus 5% annual increases up to step 7, maximum initial salary step placement on the classified salary schedule is step 4 . Full-time (40 hours per week) assignment, 11 months per year. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with evenings and weekends as required. Classified employees are required to join the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and as such contribute up to 8% of their monthly salary to CalPERS on a pre-tax basis. 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.

Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, short and long term, and vision (optional) insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalPERS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.

Application Process:
  1. Complete the Application and answer ALL Supplemental Questions
  2. Attach Resume
  3. Attach one of the following:
    • Unofficial transcripts for college coursework completed, if applicable, displaying any degrees conferred (copies, photos, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicant's expense - click here for more information OR
    • 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 by accessing your application profile.

Conditions of Employment
Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, official transcripts, 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

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