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Instructional Assistant

Rancho Santiago Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Oct 16, 2023

Instructional Assistant

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Salary Range: PT-5: $22.14

Job Type:

Job Number: CL23-00546

Location: Santa Ana, CA

Division: Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education

Closing: Continuous

Job Description

Under general supervision - assists credentialed instructor(s) by providing tutorial assistance and other instructional support services; performs related duties as required.
Provides tutorial assistance to individual and small groups of students; administers and scores tests or work samples to measure levels of achievement; maintains a proper learning environment; performs various clerical duties including recording attendance and performance, preparing and distributing teaching aids and instructional materials, filing; assists in setting up, organizing and maintaining equipment and supplies; may orient students on proper operation of relevant equipment; may assist in registration. Bilingual ability in Spanish is required.
This class generally reports to the Assistant or Associate Deans but is under the direction of Teachers. This class works closely with students in the classroom.

Knowledge of: principles of tutoring and assisting students at the college level; good written and oral English; record keeping, clerical and general office procedures; college classroom and learning procedures; content area and equipment of relevant course(s).

Ability to: work well with tutor and assist students; assist instructors in various paraprofessional and instructional-related services; learn and utilize a wide variety of assigned instructional materials; administer and score objective tests; perform clerical, filing and supportive duties; learn and operate office equipment; understand and follow oral and written instructions; maintain a proper learning environment; establish and maintain effective relationships with instructors, personnel and students; be sensitive to students from diverse backgrounds.

Skills: some positions may require oral and written proficiency in a second language, as measured by biliteracy tests.

Job Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSTraining and ExperienceA.A. degree with major in area assigned; or A.A. degree with two years work experience in related field; or above average successful completion of courses in related area and one year of work experience in related area; or any combination of training, experience, and a recommendation by the instructor/administrator and approval by their Dean.
The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is committed to the concept and principles of staff diversity and equal employment opportunity by prohibiting discrimination based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Applications from all persons interested in the position are encouraged. SELECTION CRITERIAApplication ScreeningIn addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
  • Education experience (breadth and depth)
  • Work experience (breadth and depth)
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Bilingual ability in Spanish
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse socio-economic communities
  • Professional growth activities
  • Specialized skills training
  • Leadership skills
  • Written and/or oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem Solving Skills
Based on the information presented in the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and an oral interview. Meeting the position's minimum requirements does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Candidate qualifications will be assessed to determine those who meet and exceed requirements and are deemed the most competitive in the applicant pool. InterviewApplicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
  • Oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem-solving skills
A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure the correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicants should contact Recruitment in the Human Resources Office for assistance. Application ProceduresThe position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will begin on June 30, 2023. To ensure full consideration, all applicants must submit a complete online Rancho Santiago Community College District Online application that includes the items listed below no later than June 29, 2023. People & Culture will review all applications for completeness, and only complete application packets will be forwarded to the screening committee for further review.
A Complete Application Packet Must Include the Following:
  1. RSCCD Online Application
  2. Resume - details all relevant education, training, and other work experience

Foreign Transcripts: Education completed outside of the United States must be equivalent to that gained in the conventional/accredited United States education programs to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES),a United States-based credentials evaluation service, must translate and evaluate Foreign transcripts. Conditions of EmploymentSelected candidate(s) is required to complete the following prior to employment as part of the onboarding process:
  1. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States (by in-person appointment in People & Culture)
  2. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis Exam
  3. Fingerprints (by a Live Scan Agency at the candidate's expense, and clearance must be received before the first day of employment)

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