Position TitleInstructional Aide II - Digital Media (Part-time)
LocationCollege of San Mateo
DepartmentSocial Science / Creative Arts CSM (DEPT)
Percentage of Full Time48%
FLSANon-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year12
Min Salary$26,645.76 (part-time annual)
Max Salary$34,185.60 (part-time annual)
Position TypeClassified Positions
Who We Are
The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
The College and the District
College of San Mateo is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 15,000 students each academic year. College of San Mateo has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on College of San Mateo’s Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.
Who We Want
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.
This is paraprofessional work involved with assisting faculty in the delivery of classroom instruction and/or laboratory teaching. Under direction, the employee performs a variety of preparatory work and planning, and at the direction of faculty prepares materials for use in the classroom and/or laboratory. Public contact is extensive and primarily includes students, faculty and staff, but can also include vendors and staff from other educational institutions and agencies for the purpose of exchanging subject matter and procedural information. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to resolve a wide variety of minor and occasional major problems that may arise. Consequences of errors in judgment can be costly in public relations and employee time; however, supervisory controls are available to limit the risk of serious error. An Instructional Aide II differs from Instructional Aide I by the scope of assignments, including tutoring responsibilities (without close faculty supervision), and level of required subject-matter expertise. An Instructional Aide II can perform a wide variety of classroom and laboratory duties within the scope of the classification. An Instructional Aide II can lead the work of Instructional Aide I staff, clerical staff, and direct student assistants as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
1. Exchanges information with students, faculty, and staff regarding subject matter, resources, materials, policies, and procedures associated with the digital media classrooms and digital audio studios
2. Confers with faculty regarding curriculum, student materials for use in the classroom or laboratory, computer hardware, software, other learning tools, equipment and supplies, student assignments and progress, tests and student test scores, proctoring and scoring tests, student attendance, purchase or modification, inventory and storage of equipment, and other technical information related to the services and programs offered
3. Attends meetings, conferences, and workshops to obtain current procedural and other information and participates in division and department planning activities as needed
4. Makes presentations to small and large groups to publicize services and programs as assigned
5. Under direction of faculty or as the result of a student learning plan, tutors students on problem areas of a designated subject area, demonstrates subject-matter skills, directs students in practical laboratories, and demonstrates equipment techniques
6. Demonstrates safety procedures for use of classroom and laboratory equipment and supplies
7. Troubleshoots operational problems with laboratory and classroom equipment and works with ITS staff to maintain software and computer settings
8. Researches background of subject-matter to maintain current information, and as directed by faculty, compiles and organizes lesson plans and materials for faculty presentation
9. Recommends the modification or purchase of laboratory and classroom equipment
10. Maintains a library of teaching and learning materials
11. Uses a variety of computer software to organize and maintain learning resources and related data, faculty materials, tests and related data, prepares routine correspondence, reports, publicity and other materials
12. Proctors and scores tests as directed and supervised by faculty
13. Sets up and maintains online and manual files
14. Enters, modifies, and retrieves a variety of statistical and other data for special and regular reports as assigned
15. Trains and directs the work of student assistants, and can lead the work of clerical and other staff as assigned
16. Performs other duties as assigned
• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the applicable designated subject area
• Successful work experience of increasing responsibility, preferably in a classroom or laboratory setting that has included tutoring students
• Experience with directing the work of others
• Skill in oral communication, including public speaking
• Skill in written communication
• Experience with research, compiling data for and preparation of statistical, narrative, and other reports
• Skill in multi-tasking, prioritizing workloads, and working independently
• Skill in the use of a variety of computer software to prepare correspondence and reports from rough draft
• Skill in setting up and maintaining online and manual files
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Experience with the equipment, software, and techniques used to record and process audio and video signals
2. Experience with MIDI instruments and interfaces
3. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud ® software and Logic Pro X or similar digital audio workstation
4. Working knowledge of the specific subject matter(s) taught in the digital media classrooms and studios
5. Skill in working with diverse adult learning styles
6. Skill in clear and direct oral communication, including public speaking
7. Skill in establishing and maintaining respectful, sensitive communication and working relationships with people at all levels within an organization who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
8. Skill in directing the work of others
9. Skill in written communication
10. Skill in performing routine research within a designated subject matter area
11. Skill designing lesson plans using original research and subject matter knowledge and materials
12. Skill in using a variety of computer software to prepare a variety of correspondence, reports, publicity, and other materials
This classification requires manual dexterity; use of a keyboard, mouse and computer for extended periods of time; pulling, pushing, reaching; and moving items of light to moderate weight in order to perform the essential functions.
Flexibility to adjust schedule with advance notice and based on student needs is preferred.
Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Optional tax-deferred flexible benefit 403(b) and 457 plans are available. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California.
First Review Date12/10/2019
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions Summary
Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:
1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position).
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.
3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicant’s cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.
Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.
For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.
Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.
Annual Security Report
San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2019 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2019 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2019 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2019 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.