This job has expired

Instructional Associate, Discipline (Biology)

Foothill-De Anza Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2023

View more

Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Instructional Associate, Discipline (Biology)

Initial Review Date: 02/15/23*

*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

Salary Grade: C1-47

Starting Salary: $5,354.01 (per month)

Full Salary Range: $5,354.01 - $7,166.73 (per month)

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the classified position above.

The Foothill - De Anza Community College District does not have a remote work policy. All employees are expected to be available to work in person and on-site per the requirement of the department.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking

Job Summary

This position requires an on-campus presence, this individual works closely with Biology department faculty, staff, and students on a daily basis. Under the guidance of the Division Dean and in addition to the typical functions, the position also prepares and sets up Science Resource Center (SC3) for daily use including any posting of relevant signage when appropriate, monitors center, organizes, arranges, stocks, and distributes materials, equipment, and supplies, Oversees day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Science Resource Center. Oversees conference room and computer station usage. Submits work orders for maintenance and repair of computer equipment and facilities. Learns and applies emerging technologies related to the area of assignment


Under general supervision, provides instructional and tutorial support to students in designated subject matter areas; maintains and organizes student records; and performs related duties as assigned.


Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory and managerial staff. Exercises no supervision of staff.


This is a journey-level class responsible for providing tutorial support to students in a designated discipline. Positions perform the full range of duties assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This classification is distinguished from the Coordinator, Instructional Support in that the latter is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and participating in the daily instructional/academic support and/or tutorial services, programs, and activities of assigned center(s).


Performs specialized duties to support tutorial services programs in a designated discipline.
  1. Conducts tutoring sessions and workshops to enhance student skills and knowledge in the areas of a designated discipline; helps students with exercises and assignments; prioritizes learning tasks during tutoring sessions.
  2. Assists students in developing effective study, time management, critical thinking, writing, notetaking, and related learning and practice skills.
  3. Assists students in conducting self-assessments of skills and performance levels; guides students in developing learning goals and steps to meet established goals.
  4. Assists in proctoring exams by following established guidelines; maintains integrity of tests and results.
  5. Uses and promotes the use of theory-based developmental learning strategies when assisting students and tutors.
  6. Instructs students and tutors in the use of computers and software used to deliver developmental level instruction.
  7. Collaborates with student advisors and other staff in the identification of possible student learning challenges and refers students to appropriate campus resources and programs.
  8. Prepares and maintains accurate records, files, and reports, verifies accuracy of information, researches discrepancies, and records information.
  9. Performs a variety of administrative office support duties such as making copies; organizing informational packets; cleaning and organizing tutorial and testing rooms; and attending and participating in meetings.
  10. Responds to inquiries and requests for information; interprets and applies regulations, policies, procedures, systems, rules, and precedents in response to inquiries and requests.
  11. Performs related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
  1. Methods, practices, and techniques of student learning and instruction.
  2. Academic strategies for working with students with different learning styles and potential learning and skills challenges.
  3. Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and District policies and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
  4. Record keeping principles and procedures.
  5. English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  6. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and software relevant to work performed.
  7. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, students, and District staff, including individuals of diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation.

Ability to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Understand different learning styles and potential learning and skills challenges facing community college students.
  3. Explain principles, theories, and terminology related to assigned area of discipline.
  4. Research, learn, and teach learning strategies.
  5. Engage students in positive learning in a tutorial or other learning environments.
  6. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and District policies and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
  7. Organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments.
  8. Effectively use computer systems, software, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
  9. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  10. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  11. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in education or a related field.

Licenses and Certifications:



Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Standing in and walking between work areas is frequently required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, and reach to perform assigned duties, as well as push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 10 pounds with the use of proper equipment. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals on a case-by-case basis.


Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.

  1. A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at:


Position: Full-Time, Permanent, 11-months per year

Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022


To apply, visit


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert

Similar jobs