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Instructional Aide II (Temporary, Part-Time) (3 Positions Available)
San Mateo County Community College District in San Mateo, California
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Date Posted 05/31/2018
Admin-Tutors and Learning Resources
Salary -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number


Position Title

Instructional Aide II (Temporary, Part-Time) (3 Positions Available)


Cañada College


Upward Bound CAÑ (DEPT)

Position Number


Percentage of Full Time

Approximately 25 hours per week


Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)

Months per Year


If other, please specify


Min Salary

$21.22 per hour

Max Salary

$27.24 per hour

Position Type

Classified, Temporary

Posting Text


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

Cañada College, which was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in approximately 2000, is part of the San Mateo County Community College District, which currently enrolls approximately 23,000 students, the majority of whom are from minoritized populations. Of the students at Cañada College, 3.0% are African-American, 0.1% are American Indian, 11.1% are Asian, 3.7% are Filipino, 36.8% are Latinx, 1.4% are Pacific Islander, 25.8% are White, 15.1% Multi-Ethnic, and 2.9% are unknown.

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.

The Position

Cañada College Upward Bound is a TRIO pre-college program supporting high school students in the communities of North Fair Oaks and East Palo Alto, CA. TRIO Upward Bound prepares low-income and first-generation students to become leaders in their community and successful college students. The program provides academic support, including tutoring, mentorship, and informational workshops to successfully graduate from high school and obtain the necessary skills to complete a college degree. In addition, students participate in a 6-week summer program on the Cañada College campus. This assignment is for the summer session.

This is an approximately 25 hours per week position starting June 11, 2018 through August 3, 2018 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm daily). Due to the temporary nature of this position, benefits are not included.

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. Attend and participate in orientation, staff trainings, and weekly staff meetings.

2. Supervise high school students during field trips, tutoring sessions, and other program activities.

3. Assist with implementing summer curriculum and monitoring progress, grading student assignments, administering tests, recording student test scores, attendance, and other information related to meeting the objectives of the Upward Bound program.

4. Develop a class syllabus for five weeks of instruction aligned with the objectives of the Upward Bound program. Courses must include weekly assignments, assessments, and data to document student learning outcomes with state standards.

5. Review and revise curriculum as well as prepare lesson plans for the five week academic period. Most class periods are 70 minutes in duration and cover high school level subject content.

6. Assist students with developing learning strategies and gaining study skills to succeed in post-secondary education.

7. Monitor students’ progress and maintain detailed records of performance for reports and evaluations.

8. Serve as a role model/mentor /resource for Upward Bound students as they prepare for success in college. Under direction from program staff, tutor and support students.

9. Establish and maintain good rapport and professionalism with all members of the Upward Bound staff.

10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the applicable designated subject area

• Work experience of increasing responsibility, preferably in a classroom or laboratory setting, which has included teaching or tutoring high school or college students

• 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

• Skill in oral communication, including public speaking

• Skill in written communication

• Skill in multi-tasking, prioritizing workloads, and working independently

• Skill in the use of a variety of computer software to prepare correspondence and reports

• Skill in setting up and maintaining online and manual files

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Ability to work effectively with high school students and supervise them in a classroom or laboratory.

2. Ability to support students and work effectively with students that demonstrate diverse learning styles.

3. Skill in clear and direct oral communication, including public speaking.

4. Skill in respectful, tactful and sensitive interaction with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds.

5. Skill in performing routine research within a designated subject matter area.

6. Skill designing lesson plans using original research and subject matter knowledge for a high school population.

Physical Requirements

This classification requires sitting for various lengths of time; the ability to type, use phone, stand intermittently, walk, bend and stoop, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise moving items of light to moderate weight up to 30 pounds, work at a computer, including viewing a monitor for various lengths of time, repetitive use of keyboard, mouse or other control device, and manual dexterity of hands and fingers to operate keyboard in order to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior experience working with youth in an educational environment is highly desirable

• Possession of a valid California Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one)


Due to the temporary nature of this position, benefits are not included.

Posting Detail Information


Open Date


First Review Date


Close Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions Summary

Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to 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
Fax:(650) 574-6574
Web Page:

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.

EEO Statement

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) 2017 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 2017 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 2017 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2017 Annual Security Report is now available at 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.

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