Detailed Job Description
PART-TIME, ASSOCIATE FACULTY POOL
Applications for Part-Time, Associate Faculty pools are continually accepted (unless otherwise specified) by the District and will be added to the application pool for review by hiring authorities on an as-needed basis. Should you be invited for an interview, you will be contacted by a District representative.
This position is a part-time position as a Lab Faculty Specialist for the Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP), the program that provides support services to students with disabilities. Lab Faculty Specialists are members who perform direct instruction of students in laboratory courses and/or in learning assistance/tutorial centers. The duties of the lab faculty specialist faculty consist of assignments related to instructing students in an instructional environment; assisting in the supervision and management of lab activities; coordinating and scheduling use of equipment and supplies; and training support staff. The assignments are as needed, during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall semesters. This position is represented by the Association of College Educators (ACE).
Work location: Disability & Educational Support Program, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA
1. Education – Possess one of the following:
- Bachelor’s degree with any of the following majors: education of students with specific or multiple disabilities; special education; psychology; physical education with an emphasis in adaptive physical education; communicative disorders; rehabilitation; computer-based education; other computer-related majors which include course work on adapted or assistive computer technology for students with disabilities; other majors related to providing specialized instruction or services to persons with disabilities; OR
- Associate’s degree with one of the majors specified above AND four years of experience providing specialized instruction or services to persons in the disability category or categories being served; OR
- Associate’s degree or certificate of training AND four years of occupational experience related to the subject of the course taught AND two years of experience providing specialized instruction or services to persons in the disability category being served; OR
- The equivalent of the above.
2. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
- Demonstrated ability to use Macintosh or Windows operating systems.
- Familiarity with the use of common application software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, digital media and web page design, Dragon, Jaws, Kurzweil and Filemaker Pro.
- Demonstrated knowledge of computer hardware needed to run the above application software.
- Familiarity with project management.
- Demonstrated ability to diagnose common hardware and software problems and to participate in the resolution of problems.
- Knowledge and experience in networking and management of networked computers.
- Knowledge and experience of software and hardware technologies utilized to adapt text and electronic text to alternative media such as Braille, large print and audio.
- Knowledge of alternative media and accessibility of online materials and technology.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the lab faculty specialist assigned to DESP may include:
- Providing students with assistance in the training and operation of various adaptive computer technologies and adaptive equipment;
- Maintaining, upgrading, and tracking student usage of the assistive technology lab;
- Overseeing the implementation of assistive technology and alternate media accommodations, to include e-text, Learning Ally, Jaws, Dragon and Zoomtext;
- Coordinating with faculty and campus IT to ensure that students’ assistive technology needs are met in campus facilities.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is based on a percentage of workload, up to a maximum of 67% of a full-time load. Salary is prorated based on a minimum salary range of $18,261-$20,955 per semester; maximum earnable up to $29,559.
- Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Resume; (3) Transcripts – (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees having the degree confer/award dates circled. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the position be offered. (4) District Equivalency Application, if applicable; and (5) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
- All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
- Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment.
- The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.
- If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
- Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
- Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
- If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store, then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
- Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.
Applicants applying under equivalency bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application form with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) that they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications for this position. Application(s) for equivalency are required if degrees are not in exact discipline required.
The Equivalency Application is included in the online application as an OPTIONAL form to complete.
- ONLY complete the Request for Equivalency application if degree does not match discipline(s) stated in the Minimum Qualifications.
- List accurately and completely the courses taken that match requirements of the required degree.
- Do NOT attach documents such as course evaluations.
For assistance, contact: West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2174 Fax: (408) 867-9059