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Instructional Support Specialist - Distance Education, Instruction Office - Columbia College

Company: Yosemite Community College District
Location: Modesto
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Details Position Information Job Title Instructional Support Specialist - Distance Education, Instruction Office - Columbia College Site: Columbia College Salary Range / Other Range 29, $3,779 to $4,833 per month 2018-19 Classified Salary Schedule 40 hours per week, 12 months per year Monday thru Friday: 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (May include evenings & weekends) Benefits The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid. Position Summary Information Job Description DEFINITION Under direction, leads and performs highly advanced and technical support duties pertaining to online and technology enhanced learning across the college; assists instructors in preparing for complex learning experiences; serves as a lead worker over technical staff; coordinates the functions of several units; operates and maintains specialized equipment related to the assigned instructional areas; monitors and ensures the safety of student activities that may involve accessibility and appropriate online learning environments; performs complex technical administrative support tasks for faculty and program manager(s); and performs related work as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the advanced and lead technical level class in the Instructional Support Series within the Yosemite Community College District (YCCD). Incumbents in this class provide advanced instructional and administrative support of technically complex online and technology enhanced learning environments and users of those environments and frequently serve as lead workers over multiple complex areas in such settings. Incumbents must possess and utilize highly technical and specialized knowledge of a particular instructional or academic area in order to perform duties and help ensure the safety of students. This class may be distinguished from the lower-level class of Instructional Support Technician because incumbents in that class perform a wide range of complex technical instructional and administrative support duties in science, vocational, engineering, electronics, photography, physical education, or other specialized and technical laboratory environments, but do not typically serve as lead workers in those types of specialized settings. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Incumbents in this class work under the direction of a manager or senior manager, receiving occasional supervision while working toward a definite objective that requires use of a wide range of procedures. Incumbents plan and/or determine specific procedures or equipment required to meet assigned objectives and solve non-routine problems, referring only unusual matters to a supervisor. An incumbent in this class does not directly supervise other full-time employees, but may serve as a lead worker by assigning, directing and/or monitoring the work of subordinate full time employees on a regular basis. Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The knowledge and ability requirements are representative of essential duties. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Knowledge of: --- Operations, procedures, goals or objectives of the laboratory or program to which assigned. --- Methods and techniques of student instruction and tutoring. --- Principles and practices of supervision and leadership. --- Specialized subject matter pertaining to the area of assignment. --- Modern office, classroom and laboratory procedures and equipment including computers. --- Basic mathematical principles and applications. --- Proper English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. --- Principles and practices of filing and record keeping. --- Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation. --- Appropriate and effective communication and listening skills. Ability to: --- Perform specialized technical duties pertaining to the area of assignment. --- Provide hands-on academic support to students as a supplement to their classroom teaching --- Serve as a technical resource to faculty working with Distance Education --- Prepare laboratories and lessons as requested by the instructor. --- Respond to a variety of requests for assistance from students and instructors. --- Listen effectively and appropriately assess student academic needs. --- Work with students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, ages and academic abilities. --- Lead and direct the work of subordinate staff. --- Maintain accurate and complete records and files. --- Explain and ensure adherence to Distance Education and program procedure,goals and objectives. --- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. --- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience Education and Experience: Pattern I --- Experience: Two years equivalent to an Instructional Support Technician at YCCD, performing duties that provided familiarity with a specialized academic area (which may vary depending upon the assignment of the position). OR Pattern II --- Education: Possession of an associate's degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in a related area applicable to the specific assignment of the position. --- Experience: Four years performing technical duties that provided familiarity with a specialized academic area (which may vary depending upon the assignment of the position). Special Requirements: --- Depending upon the assignment of a position, applicants may be required to demonstrate technical knowledge and skills pertaining to a specialized academic area. Example of Duties EXAMPLES OF DUTIES --- Assists faculty and students by preparing and presenting complex technical materials designed to enhance students' learning processes; participates in the planning and implementation of exercises and/or experiments; sets up and conducts complex instructional exercises as directed; may independently implement and coordinate instructional sessions and activities. --- Prepares complex and specialized equipment and materials for exercises in support of the related programs. --- Seeks out sources of demonstration materials and supplies. --- Sets up, disassembles, cleans or replaces apparatus and instructional materials used in activities and demonstrations. --- Ensures that assigned learning environments are maintained in a safe, clean and orderly condition; calibrates and performs minor repairs on equipment; monitors the cleaning and organizing of materials; monitors the safety and security of equipment; coordinates with vendors for repair and maintenance services as needed. --- Orders and purchases supplies and equipment; contacts and negotiates with vendors to obtain supplies as needed. --- Develops, explains and demonstrates specialized and complex learning exercises and instructional materials; monitors students in class work procedures; consults with faculty as needed to develop lesson plans. --- Maintains records of materials ordered, issued, used and returned and prepares related reports; maintains inventories to ensure that adequate quantities are available for timely instructional use; maintains student positive attendance records, ensuring that students sign in/sign out; tracks student costs for computer and/or equipment use; maintains student laboratory accounts and submits charges. --- Assists in the development of Distance Education budgets. --- Instructs and/or tutors individual students and small groups to reinforce and follow up on classroom learning activities; monitors and assists students in drills, practices and study activities as a follow up what was presented during regular classes. --- Reports student progress toward the accomplishment of learning objectives. --- Maintains libraries and/or inventories of instructional resources and materials; maintains records of materials lent to students. --- Organizes and presents workshops to students and faculty related to the use and development of Distance Education learning environments. --- Coordinates and performs administrative support duties that may require typing, proofreading, filing, checking and recording information. --- Posts information to a computerized and/or manual management information storage and retrieval system; retrieves and compiles information and prepares complex clerical forms, reports and summaries. --- Operates a variety of computers and/or related equipment pertaining to the assigned academic area; performs routine hardware and software installations, maintenance and troubleshooting; assists students and faculty in utilizing specialized computer technology as part of the learning process; installs and sets up hardware and software; resolves and repairs minor technical issues. --- Provides Distance Education technical support for students and faculty by phone or in person. --- Performs other related duties as assigned. Licenses and Certificates Licenses and Certificates: ---Depending upon assignment, a valid license to drive in California may be required. Physical and Mental Standards Physical and Mental Standards: --- Mobility: ability to sit, walk or stand for extended periods. --- Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes, and/or prepare laboratory materials/equipment; must have a full range of motion in the upper extremities. --- Lifting: frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 25 pounds. --- Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently. --- Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person. --- Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with students, teachers and others, including the public. --- Other Factors: moderate risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals, biological materials, flammable gases and electric shock; moderate use of equipment with moving and/or sharp parts. Additional Applicant Information Applications are accepted online only at: https://www.yosemite.edu/recruitment/employmentopportunities/ Select Job Openings, Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job. Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee. Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by letter or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees. Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required. NOTE: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate. The District may hire more than one applicant with this applicant pool. YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Posting Detail Information Open Date 05/08/2019 Close Date 05/29/2019 Open Until Filled No Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Are you a U.S. Citizen? Yes No If you are not a U.S. citizen, are you legally authorized to work in the U.S.? Yes No I am a U.S. citizen question does not apply To avoid conflict of interest, Yosemite Community College District, YCCD, permits employment of near relatives only under certain conditions. Are any of your near relatives; a child, parent, spouse or domestic partner, sibling, or in-laws or step relatives in the relationships listed, currently employed by YCCD, that includes Modesto Junior College, Columbia College or the District Office?Respond YES or NO.IF YES - it is required that you provide the name or names of the person or persons along with their position title in the space provided for response. (Open Ended Question) Please tell us how you heard about this job announcement: Job Fair YCCD Recruitment Website Website-Other YCCD Email Family/Friend Newspaper CCC Registry Applicant Documents Required Documents Resume / Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter List of Professional References Optional Documents Other

Keywords: Yosemite Community College District, Modesto , Instructional Support Specialist - Distance Education, Instruction Office - Columbia College, Administration, Clerical , Modesto, California

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