Instructional Assistant


Posting Number: 0001600

Location: Diablo Valley College

Salary: $2,090.50 – $2,546.50/monthly. Please see Special Instructions for step placement.


Position Definition:

To perform a wide variety of responsible instructional assistance and support tasks in accordance with assignments and directions from a classroom instructor or other academic personnel.


Distinguishing Characteristics:



Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assists in the administration of classroom and laboratory assignments, exercises, and tests under the direction of an instructor or other academic personnel.

Supports discipline or department with specific subject matter knowledge with some level of autonomy.

Monitors individual progress of students and discusses problems and improvements with instructor.

Provides students with assistance and training in the operation of various laboratory and classroom equipment, materials, and/or machinery.

Advises students on improved study methods; explains concepts, principles and terminology to students as needed.

Prepares, operates, and maintains laboratory testing and instructional equipment and supplies; may operate computers.

Orients students and new faculty on the procedures used and equipment available within a learning laboratory facility.

Assists in the administration and scoring of tests, examinations, and practical demonstrations.

Develops and maintains administrative documents, records, logs, files, and statistical information as assigned.

Makes referrals to remedial or tutorial programs as necessary.

Assists in the preparation of instructional materials and study aids to be used by students or faculty in classroom, laboratory and individual study situations.

Issues instructional materials and equipment to students; maintains inventory of supplies and equipment used; assists in procuring new or replacement materials as necessary.

Provides cashiering services, including billing, collections, deposits, reconciliations and other activities.

Maintains attendance and enrollment records of assigned class or laboratory.

May be required to plan, coordinate and schedule events, activities, shows, displays and related demonstrations.

Assists with the development and monitoring of the budget.

Suggests appropriate learning materials to be used by students, in accordance with instructor’s approval.

Provides basic tutoring in subject area.

May select, train and supervise student assistants.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:



Two (2) years of work experience instructing, tutoring or assisting in the instruction of adult students in assigned subject area or discipline.



Possession of an Associate degree from an accredited college with major in assigned subject area or discipline, or the equivalent.


Knowledge of:

Principles, practices, and applications of subject matter or discipline to which assigned.

Principles, methods, and procedures of tutoring and providing learning opportunities to students.

Administration, scoring, and interpretation of exams and practical demonstrations in the assigned subject matter area or discipline.

Modern office and laboratory equipment used in an educational setting.

Methods and procedures used in standard record keeping and statistical compilation.

Classroom and laboratory procedures and rules of conduct.

Cash handling procedures, including counting large sums of money.

State, federal and local regulations affecting the practice of assigned discipline/area.

Safety procedures related to equipment and tools.


Skill To:



Ability To:


Skill/Ability to:

Perform a variety of instructional assistance and support functions within a specific subject matter area or discipline.

Monitor student progress and identify problem areas and areas of relative learning progress.

Learn to prepare, operate, maintain, and demonstrate classroom and laboratory equipment and materials.

Prepare and maintain accurate and up-to-date records, files, and other documentation.

Operate and troubleshoot standard office equipment and perform clerical work of average difficulty.

Communicate classroom or laboratory procedures to students and new faculty.

Calculate and score written and practical exams.

Work with a significant degree of independence and judgment.

Organize work and set priorities.

Supervise and train student assistants as assigned.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required work duties.

Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio- economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.


Desirable Qualifications:

• Experience maintaining equipment in a photography studio (e.g. film processing, darkroom printing, digital printing, scanning, alternative processes).

• Experience managing inventory for a photography studio.

• Experience operating cameras (SLR and DSLR, medium and large format), enlargers, inkjet printers, etc.

• Experience with printmaking equipment and processes a plus, but not a requirement.


Special Instructions:

The Instructional Assistant position oversees the operations of the photography darkroom facility in the Art Department at Diablo Valley College. Regular tasks would include, but are not be limited to; daily operations of the facility, maintenance of analog and digital equipment, maintaining area budget and inventory, assisting faculty with class preparation, and providing materials and guidance to students utilizing the facility.


Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $2,090.50 per month, second step $2,196.00 per month or third step at $2,307.50 per month (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the maximum step of $2,546.50 per month is reached on the salary schedule.


Contra Costa Community College District is returning to some in-person activities in a gradual, responsive process following all relevant local, state, federal, and CDC guidance related to COVID-19. Job applicants are advised that the Contra Costa Community College District has mandated that District employees will need to be vaccinated or obtain a waiver for religious or medical reasons. Employees who receive a waiver will be required to wear a mask and test regularly. If this employment condition is unacceptable to a job applicant, they should not apply for consideration.


Job Close Date: 9/16/2022

Open Until Filled: No


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