Laboratory Coordinator, Senior (Social Science Student
Diablo Valley College
$5,484 - $6,681/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
- Experience in planning and coordinating laboratories or
programs for college students
- Experience with planning and implementing a budget for lab or
- Experience preparing cost estimates for budget
- Experience creating tutoring and other work schedules
- Experience planning events and workshops
- Demonstrated technological skills needed to understand address
basic IT troubleshooting
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative to address the needs
that arise in the center
- Understanding of the student community college experience and
the challenges faced by these students
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with students, faculty, and
staff within the center and across the college
- Understanding of the various disciplines and educational needs
of students and instructors in these disciplines
- Understanding of data collection process and ability to
implement data-driven changes
- Ability to coordinate programs both online and in-person
The Senior Lab Coordinator position works in the Student Success
Center for the Social Science interest area at Diablo Valley
College. Under the direction of the Division Dean, the Senior Lab
Coordinator collaborates with other Interest Area coordinators, and
works with faculty, students and staff to help coordinate student
academic support services.
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 for
Job Close Date:
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