Laboratory Coordinator, Senior (Science and Health)
Diablo Valley College
$5,762 - $7,019 per month - see Special Instructions
To plan and organize the day-to-day operations of multiple
instructional laboratories or disciplines; to organize, schedule
and assist in evaluating a variety of laboratory activities; to
assist in department budget preparation and administration; to
provide tutoring services to students in the disciplines assigned;
and to provide a wide range of technical, clerical, and other
assistance to students, faculty, and tutors.
Laboratory Coordinator- This classification is distinguished from
the senior level in that it is responsible for the day-to-day
operation of a single discipline or laboratory area as opposed to
multiple disciplines or laboratory operations with larger scope and
Laboratory Coordinator, Senior - Positions in this classification
are responsible for the planning, organization and preparation of
laboratory operations for two or more disciplines or operations
with larger scope and complexity.
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plans and coordinates large department laboratory operations for a
variety of disciplines.
Monitors and tutors students in the use of laboratory facilities
and in the areas in which the students need assistance.
Provides students, faculty, and tutors with assistance and training
in the operation of computers and other laboratory equipment.
Identifies student needs and determines remediation plans for
students with weaknesses in the assigned subject area; advises
students on study methods, learning strategies and monitors student
Coordinates tutoring services activities for assigned
Assists in developing and monitoring department budgets in
coordination with management and faculty; prepares cost estimates
for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget
items; maintains student billing records.
Develops and maintains a reference library and files of resource
material for faculty and student use.
Assists in the administration of laboratory assignments, exercises,
and tests under the direction of an instructor.
Develops and implements new or modified laboratory policies and
procedures, as required.
Meets with faculty to become familiar with their lesson plans and
expectations for student competencies.
Monitors computer software and hardware to ensure proper working
order, performs minor maintenance when necessary; reports and
documents equipment problems or failures.
Coordinates workload of multiple department laboratories; monitors
assignments of assigned staff.
Assists in the preparation of instructional aids used by students
and faculty in the laboratory.
Conducts statistical review to analyze and assess the service
effectiveness in assigned laboratory.
Promotes and advertises tutoring services to faculty, staff, and
students via web pages, emails and class visits.
Assists in the selection of student assistants and/or tutors;
provides training, functional and technical supervision, and
evaluation of student assistants and/or tutors; reviews and
approves student assistant and/or tutor timecards for accuracy and
submits to a departmental supervisor or manager.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Three (3) years of responsible experience in the operation and
maintenance of a laboratory, or assisting a college instructor, in
EDUCATION / LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or
university in assigned disciplines, or the equivalent.
Laboratory equipment, software, materials, supplies and procedures
as used in assigned laboratory.
Basic teaching and learning theories, principles and practices of
Principles, practices, and applications of the assigned subject
material at the level of the courses taught in the District.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems and/or other student
Educational and standard business software (Microsoft Office Suite,
Methods of gathering and presenting general statistical data.
Perform a variety of instructional assistance, tutoring, and
related support functions with assigned academic subject
Assist students in understanding the basic fundamentals of assigned
Operate, set up, troubleshoot, and demonstrate the use of computer
and other equipment in the laboratory.
Analyze laboratory procedures and make constructive suggestions for
Develop and maintain record keeping systems for the
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Organize, coordinate, supervise and schedule a variety of
Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those
contacted in the course of required duties.
Prepare clear, concise, and complete reports using standardized
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the
diverse academic, socio- economic, race, ethnicity, gender
identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability,
and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and
with all individuals encountered in the performance of required
- Support the operations of a welcoming and resourceful
student-centered Student Center for the Science and Health Interest
- Collaborate effectively with the faculty and staff in the
Science and Health Interest Area, other Interest Area Student
Centers and Student Services’ units including Counseling, DSS
Tutoring, the PUMA Center, EOPS, Athletics, and other college
programs to enable Student Success.
- Use technology (SharePoint, Colleague, Microsoft Suite etc.) to
support data collection, record keeping and document filing, and to
assist in the evaluation of the services in the Science and Health
Interest Area Student Center.
- Deliver Virtual/Online Support Services and Tutoring to
- Promote the Student Center and its events and services to
students and the community using a variety of outreach
Diablo Valley College inspires, educates and empowers a diverse
community of students to transform their lives and their
communities. To help further this work, DVC seeks a Senior
Laboratory Coordinator for the Science and Health Student Center
that will support the operations of a welcoming and
student-centered resource center. The position will collaborate
closely with faculty and staff to coordinate tutoring, student
services and other resources to support and assist students in the
Science and Health Interest Area. We are looking for a colleague
who will show sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds and abilities
of community college students. We are looking for employees who
share a strong commitment to social and racial justice and to
closing equity gaps by recognizing, understanding and respecting
the perspectives of all students. We strongly encourage those with
historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities to
apply, including people of color, non-binary and transgender
individuals, women, and Indigenous people. The disciplines in the
Science and Health Interest Area include Health and Wellness, Life
Sciences and Physical Sciences, and the specific subjects can be
Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is
$5,762.00 per month, second step $6,054.00 per month or third step
at $6,361.00 per month (depending upon experience). Based on
current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which
an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each
fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the
maximum step of $7,019.00 per month is reached on the salary
Contra Costa Community College District is returning to
some in-person activities in a gradual, responsive process
following all relevant local, state, federal, and CDC guidance
related to COVID-19. Job applicants are advised that the Contra
Costa Community College District has mandated that District
employees will need to be vaccinated or obtain a waiver for
religious or medical reasons. Employees who receive a waiver will
be required to wear a mask and test regularly. If this employment
condition is unacceptable to a job applicant, they should not apply
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled:
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