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Instructor, Tools for Transition and Work Program
Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Date Posted Jul. 5, 2022
Title Instructor, Tools for Transition and Work Program
University Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Los Altos Hills, CA, United States
Department Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Vocational/Technical

Instructor, Tools for Transition and Work Program

Initial Review Date: 04/28/2022*

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

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Tools for Transition and Work Program.

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.

Foothill College Mission Statement:

Believing a well-educated population is essential to sustaining and enhancing a democratic society, Foothill College offers programs and services that empower students to achieve their goals as members of the workforce, as future students, and as global citizens. We work to obtain equity in achievement of student outcomes for all California student populations, and are guided by our core values of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, transparency, forgiveness, and sustainability. Foothill College offers associate degrees and certificates in multiple disciplines, and a baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene.


Under the direction of the Dean, Disability Resource Center and Veterans Resource Center, the Tools for Transition and Work (TTW) Program Instructor's primary area of responsibility will be classroom teaching and curriculum development which includes Job Search Skills, Career Resources, Employment Issues, ADA and the Law, Job Training and Internship, Personal Development, and other vocational and educational classes for students with disabilities. Interface with local career and workforce agencies. Assess and evaluate students' eligibility into the program. Work with students to develop appropriate educational goals and evaluate student progress. Act as a liaison between the program/division and community agencies. Assign and supervise work of instructional aids. Perform duties such as student recruitment, student advisement and student selection as well as other routine task required to insure smooth operation of the program.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on district and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to participate in campus extra-curricular activities.


  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. A Master's degree or equivalent foreign degree, in a category of disability, special education, education, psychology, educational psychology, or rehabilitation counseling; AND fifteen (15) semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of developmental disabilities.


  1. Two (2) years teaching experience in an education or vocational setting with persons with disabilities including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delays, Learning Disabilities, emotional and behavioral disabilities.
  2. Experience working with assistive technology such as text-to-speech, screen readers and voice recognition.
  3. Experience with program development.
  4. Knowledgeable in the use and implementation of universal design in the classroom.
  5. Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work in a team environment.
  6. Experience writing and developing curriculum for students with disabilities in the areas of Job Search Skills, Career Resources, Employment issues, ADA and the Law, Job Training and Internship, Personal Development, and other vocational and educational classes.
  7. Knowledgeable of federal and state disability laws.

The ideal candidate will share Foothill College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Foothill College serves approximately 13,000 students per term, of which 29.7% are Asian, 27.3% Latinx, 25.5% White, 5.0% Filipinx, 4.9% African American, 1.2% Pacific Islander, and 0.50% Native American as of Fall 2019. At Foothill, 68.6% of students are students of color and 29% apply for financial aid. Foothill College is deeply committed to equity-minded leadership, reflecting the great responsibility of the district to serve historically underserved students. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and maintaining the excellence of our faculty.



  1. Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:

(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.


  1. A District on-line application to be completed at *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 detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position 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" webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $66,539.00 - $109,280.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

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. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 11-months per year


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.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be 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

(650) 949-6217


This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

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