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Senior Instructional Specialist - Math Lab

College of the Sequoias
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 25, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
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Employment Type
Part Time

Senior Instructional Specialist - Math Lab

Salary: $29.27 - $39.15 Hourly
Job Type: Classified - Part-time
Job Number: 6270-c-09/23
Closing: 10/15/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Visalia/Tulare/Hanford, CA
Department: Educational Support Services

General Description

Under the Dean, Educational Support Services, the COS Tulare Campus Provost or designee, and COS Hanford Campus Provost or designee, the Instructional Specialist Visalia/Tulare/Hanford Campus will assist in overseeing the daily operations of the Math Lab and Tutoring Center for the Visalia, Tulare and Hanford Campus. Will supervise and assist in the training of student tutors; and tutor incoming students according to established policies, pedagogy, and best practices.

This position is a Part-time, 10-month position. The working hours for this position will be:

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting employees who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Job Duties

Job duties of the Senior Instructional Specialist include:
  • Tutor incoming students according to the policies, pedagogy, and best practices of the Writing Center, Math Lab, and Tutorial Center as appropriate.
  • Provide work direction and supervision to student tutors; monitor tutor attendance; in conjunction with the Writing Center, Math Lab, and Tutorial Center coordinators, train tutors in policies, pedagogy, and best practices.
  • Assist coordinators and Provost in data collection and analysis systems to ensure accurate data collection; compile, prepare and tabulate statistics for the Math Lab, Writing Center, and Tutorial Center for the Visalia and Tulare Campus.
  • Assist with coordination of marketing and outreach services for the Math Lab, Writing Center and Tutorial Center for the Visalia and Tulare Campus.
  • Monitor lab management software; assist student users in signing into an out of the lab management software.
  • Maintain and distribute accurate schedules for the Writing Center, Math Lab, and Tutorial Center; assist students in making appointments with tutors.
  • Assist student with computer skills; explain and demonstrate computer software programs.
  • Assist the Writing Center, Math Lab, and Tutorial Center Coordinators with recruiting, screening, selecting, and evaluating student tutors; assist student tutors in completing hiring paperwork.
  • Store supplies, materials and equipment; assure that adequate supplies, materials, and equipment are available for student and tutor use.
  • Maintain lab area in a safe, clean and orderly condition; prepare and maintain records and reports as necessary.
  • Attend staff meetings and participate in other District committees as requested; attend Writing Center training course as appropriate.
  • Attend professional development opportunities as available.
  • Travel from site to site as needed.
  • Utilize the District's integrated software in performing the required duties of the position.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

    Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor's degree and knowledge of or experience in a tutorial or a teaching setting.

    Desirable Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree in a math field. Experience in a tutorial, writing center or in a teaching setting. Course work or training in adult learning theory, tutoring theory, or pedagogy.

    Working Conditions

  • Instructional laboratory environment.
  • Constant interruptions
  • Ability to travel from site to site

  • Physical Abilities
  • Ability to communicate with students/employees/public.
  • Ability to read documents.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended period.
  • Ability to operate a computer and office

  • Knowledge and Abilities

    The hiring committee is seeking evidence of the following:

    Knowledge of:
  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Operation, preparation and maintenance of an instructional laboratory.
  • Computer usage and software applications.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Curriculum, goals and objectives of the department.
  • Methods and procedures of operating electronic computers and peripheral equipment.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Tutoring strategies

  • Ability to:
  • Work with students of varying academic abilities.
  • Operate and demonstrate the use of computer equipment.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Monitor and evaluate student progress.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Operate computers and peripheral equipment properly and efficiently.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Train and provide work direction to others.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Application Procedure

    To be considered, applicants must submit all of the following required material:
  • An online COS application
  • Letter of interest, which addresses how the applicant's experience and/or education enables him/her to be able to perform the job duties.
  • Resume
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of all college/university work. Official transcripts are required upon employment.

  • Recruitment Analyst: Nancy Yanes, 559-737-4486 or

    College of the Sequoias does not sponsor H-1B Visas

    To apply, visit

    COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The College of the Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.


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