This position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will take place by January 17, 2020.
About Orange Coast College (OCC)
Orange Coast College's 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches. Founded in 1947, with classes beginning in 1948, OCC has grown into one of the nation's largest -- and finest -- community colleges, enrolling more than 25,000 students each semester. OCC has an unwavering commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and rich racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 21,498 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African- American, 23% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 31% are White, and 6% are multiracial. OCC engages in a variety of professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can serve disproportionately impacted groups. Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four-year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).
Provides instruction support in the form of tutorial assistance in classroom, on-line interactive, learning laboratory, or drop-in tutorial settings to students who are involved in all levels of pre-college to advanced lower-division college course work. Instruction support requires competency in the subject matter taught at the College and the ability to schedule and assign student or emeritus tutors.
Distinguishing Career Features
The Instructional Associates is part of a career path for instruction support in on-line, classroom/lab, or walk-in learning center environments. Instructional Assistants typically do not possess an Associate's degree or trade credential, may serve under a lab coordinator, or assist instructors in a limited-term course of study. Advancement to Associate requires the academic credentials described in this description and the ability to support a variety of walk-in and scheduled lab environments, technologies to enhance learning, and learning styles.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties may vary among departments and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties:
* Tutors students on an individual and small-group basis in all levels of the specific curriculum taught at the College. Tutors students who may have learning difficulties, carrying out remedies for learning problems in subject matter, resources, or technologies.
* Assists and advises students to enhance skills in problem analysis, grammar and syntax, proper use of the tutorial and computer-aided laboratory equipment. Presents and may customize demonstrations and drills to students along with an explanation of concepts. In walk-in learning lab environments, schedules, trains, oversees and monitors the attendance of students and other temporary tutors. Trains and assists students and other temporary help in the use of interactive and computer-aided tools, materials, and equipment.
* In on-line interactive courses, provides instructional support to remote students by messaging, social media, and telephone help for both subject matter and instructional technology. Prepares indexed and accessible documentation of helpful responses.
* Provides and may coordinate tutorial assistance, small group discussions, and computer-assisted instruction support (for on-line coursework) in such a way as to enhance students' after having to have difficulty grasping the subject matter, or are more effective in one-on-one level settings.
* Maintains student attendance records including in scheduled labs. Performs data entry and other clerical duties related to the specific lab area. Organizes and maintains reference materials related to software and tutorial program information.
* Creates written instructions for use of resource center or laboratory services and computer equipment, as necessary.
* Prepares and distributes supplementary instructional materials and handouts. Sets up materials in language labs.
* Assists instructors in administering, monitoring, collecting, and scoring quizzes and examinations. May conduct statistical analysis of tests to assess the effectiveness of test elements and recommend grading curves. Maintains test files.
* Researches available supplemental learning materials. Consults reference works and/or performs searches to research concepts related to student questions across the foreign language or related curriculum.
* Tutors and instruct students in learning and test-taking strategies (e.g., flashcards, study guides, test-taking techniques, coping with stress, and otherwise alleviating test anxiety). Under faculty guidance, designs and presents remote tools and other forms of help to on-line students who are having difficulty with the subject matter or online access.
* Assists faculty by organizing and participating in cultural and vocational awareness activities that enhance student learning.
* Maintains lab equipment and makes repairs as needed, calling for maintenance, as necessary. Delivers materials and equipment to classrooms, laboratories and/or offices, as requested.
* Ensures that labs and learning centers are clean, orderly, and functional.
* Processes timesheets, purchase requisitions, and other standardized documents following established procedures.
* Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.