Laboratory Coordinator (Ceramics)
Company: Contra Costa Community College
Posted on: June 19, 2022
Position Title - Laboratory Coordinator (Ceramics)
Special Instructions to Applicants - Note: New employees will be
placed at the first step which is $2,307.50 per month, second step
$2,424.00 per month or third step at $2,546.50 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 $2,811.00 per month is
reached on the salary schedule.
Our Vision for Social Justice - This Lab Coordinator position will
support the Ceramics area for the Arts & Communication Division at
Diablo Valley College. The ideal candidate will have experience in
inventorying of supplies and equipment; safe operation and
maintenance of equipment specific to the ceramics studios; ability
to supervise student workers
We are seeking people who recognize the critical role community
colleges play in social justice, who have ability in this space,
enthusiasm for this work, ideas and vision to improve our
approaches, and a commitment to achieving equitable academic
success for the 50,000+ students attending our five beautiful
colleges and centers. Our social justice work calls for employees
who have a sense of social responsibility, interest in our
community and world in which we live.
The intention of social justice work is to strengthen humanity by
understanding that every person deserves the benefits of fully
participating in our society and institutions.
Academic researchers have illustrated that crucial social justice
principles are a compilation of equality, equity, diversity,
inclusion, engagement, environmental sustainability and human
rights. These complex principles are challenging to operationalize
in higher education; yet, we are steadfast in our diligence to
forge ahead to advance this vital mission.
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to lead higher education
in the work of social justice. Many of our students come from
historically underserved and underrepresented backgrounds; students
of color, students with recent immigrant histories, students from
cycles of low income if not poverty, students from indigenous
communities, and students from first-generation families.
The idea of promoting social mobility through education is
unconditionally and uncompromisingly embraced by community
colleges. This is an exciting role, and it comes with a heavy
responsibility. Simply put, we need to create environments where
our students achieve greater academic success, so much so that we
close our persistent equity/opportunity gaps.
If you are committed to social and racial justice and if you are
interested in joining a community dedicated to solving these
inequities through education, please apply.
Recruitment Type: - Open (Internal and External applicants)
Location - Diablo Valley College
Posting Number - 0001666
# of Openings - 1
Range - 56
Salary - $2,307.50 - $2,811.00 (see special instruction for step
Position Status - Permanent
Overtime Status - Non-Exempt (eligible)
Position - Part-Time
If temporary, employment duration: - N/A
# of Hours Scheduled Per Week - 20
Work Schedule By Day and Work Hours - Employee will create a
schedule in consultation with division dean and area faculty
depending on the studio schedule. May include evening hours.
Shift Differential % - N/A
# of Months - 10
Non-work Periods: - June and July
EEO Job Category - Other Professionals (Services/Support)
Employee Group - Classified
Department - D3010-Art & Photography
Position Definition - To plan and organize the day-to-day
operations of an instructional laboratory; to organize, schedule
and assist in evaluating a variety of laboratory activities; to
assist in department budget preparation and administration; to
provide tutoring services to students in the discipline assigned;
and to provide a wide range of technical, clerical, and other
assistance to students, faculty, and tutors.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Laboratory Coordinator - This
classification is distinguished from the senior level in that it is
responsible for the day-to-day operation of a single discipline or
laboratory area as opposed to multiple disciplines or laboratory
operations with larger scope and complexity.
Laboratory Coordinator, Senior - Positions in this classification
are responsible for the planning, organization and preparation of
laboratory operations for two or more disciplines or operations
with larger scope and complexity.
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions - Duties may include, but
are not limited to, the following:
Plans and coordinates department laboratory operations for an
Monitors and tutors students in the use of laboratory facilities
and in the areas in which the students need assistance.
Provides students, faculty, and tutors with assistance and training
in the operation of computers and other laboratory equipment.
Identifies student needs and determines remediation plans for
students with weaknesses in the assigned subject area; advises
students on study methods, learning strategies and monitors student
Coordinates tutoring services activities for assigned department;
approves time cards.
Assists in developing and monitoring department budgets in
coordination with management and faculty; prepares cost estimates
for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget
items; maintains student billing records.
Develops and maintains a reference library and files of resource
material for faculty and student use.
Assists in the administration of laboratory assignments, exercises,
and tests under the direction of an instructor.
Develops and implements new or modified laboratory policies and
procedures, as required.
Meets with faculty to become familiar with their lesson plans and
expectations for student competencies.
Monitors computer software and hardware to ensure proper working
order, performs minor maintenance when necessary; reports and
documents equipment problems or failures.
Coordinates workload of department laboratory; monitors assignments
of assigned staff.
Assists in the preparation of instructional aids used by students
and faculty in the laboratory.
Conducts statistical review to analyze and assess the service
effectiveness in assigned laboratory.
Promotes and advertises tutoring services to faculty, staff, and
students via web pages, emails and class visits.
Assists in the selection of student assistants and/or tutors;
provides training, functional and technical supervision, and
evaluation of student assistants and/or tutors; reviews and
approves student assistant and/or tutor timecards for accuracy and
submits to a departmental supervisor or manager.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience - EXPERIENCE AND
Two (2) years of responsible experience in the operation and
maintenance of a laboratory, or assisting a college instructor, in
EDUCATION / LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or
university in assigned discipline, or the equivalent.
Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of - Knowledge of:
Laboratory equipment, software, materials, supplies and procedures
as used in assigned laboratory.
Basic teaching and learning theories, principles and practices of
Principles, practices, and applications of the assigned subject
material at the level of the courses taught in the District.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems and/or other student
Modern software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).
Methods of gathering and presenting general statistical data.
Minimum Qualification-Skill To - N/A
Minimum Qualification-Ability To - Skill/Ability to:
Perform a variety of instructional assistance, tutoring, and
related support functions in assigned academic subject area.
Assist students in understanding the basic fundamentals of assigned
Operate, set up, troubleshoot, and demonstrate the use of computer
and other equipment in the laboratory.
Analyze laboratory procedures and make constructive suggestions for
Develop and maintain record keeping systems for the laboratory.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Organize, coordinate, supervise and schedule a variety of
Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those
contacted in the course of required duties.
Prepare clear, concise, and complete reports using standardized
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
Desirable Qualifications - 1. Two (2) years of responsible
experience in the operation and maintenance of an art related
laboratory, classroom or gallery.
2. Experience maintaining equipment similar to what is found in a
3. Experience managing inventory and general bookkeeping.
Job Open Date: - 05/12/2022
Job Close Date: - 06/14/2022
Open Until Filled - No
Foreign Degree and Credit Statement: - In accordance with the Human
Resources Procedure 3050.05, all foreign degrees and credits used
to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved
National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
agency prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. You
must upload your evaluation with your application when you apply
for this position to be considered. We cannot accept foreign degree
evaluations after the closing date. The candidate bears all
responsibility and costs associated with obtaining the
About Us - About the District
The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to
transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities
that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational
goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and
administrators in the District are committed to core values and
action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student
success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a
diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the
academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters
cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role
models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive
educational work environment for its students, employees, and the
community it serves.
Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San
Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million
residents of the County through education, business partnerships
and service in the community. The District first opened its doors
in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college
community college district in California. The District consists of
three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo;
Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in
Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District
Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and
functions of the colleges.
As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the
District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over
50,354 students a year, in 2019-20 fiscal year the demographic
make-up of the students was 9% Black/African American; 17%
Asian/Pacific Islander; 35% Hispanic/Latino; 26% White/Caucasian;
and 13% Other.
The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to
serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with
existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.
Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college
with a diverse student population. The institution has served the
communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 69 years.
Most of the 10,500-plus students who attend the college come from
local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities
and from countries throughout the world. The college offers
certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students
for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and
universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an
institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for
educating students to live and work in a diverse global
Diablo Valley College
DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has
distinguished itself as one of the nation's most successful
community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities
and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill
and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality
instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity
in student learning. DVC's career-technical programs keep pace with
emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled
transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year
colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top
transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.
Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the
Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares
students to excel and succeed economically, socially and
intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning
environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art
facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing
East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse
communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its
transferable general education program and career technical
programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The
college serves approximately 10,000 students.
Employee Benefits: - Insurance: The District offers health, vision,
dental and life insurance for monthly classified employees and
managers/supervisors and their eligible dependents. Monthly
classified employees and managers/supervisors covered by another
health medical plan may waive District coverage and receive a
monthly cash stipend.
Retirement: Most employees are members of the PERS (Public
Employees Retirement System). Faculty employees and Academic
Managers are members of the STRS (State Teachers Retirement
System). Police Service employers are members of Safety Public
Employees Retirement System.
Deferred Compensation: The District offers two optional deferred
compensation plans. Eligible employees have a choice of the 457,
403b plans and a selection of savings and investment options.
Leave Allowance: The District offers monthly eligible classified
employees and managers/supervisors a generous vacation and sick
leave benefits as well as 20 paid holidays annually (which can vary
based on length of winter break).
Additional Benefits: The District also offers monthly eligible
classified employees and managers/supervisors educational
reimbursements, employee assistance programs, a travel assistance
plan, longevity compensation, retiree benefits, employee discounts
on health memberships and a comprehensive wellness program.
Newly hired employees may notify the respective union (Local 1 or
United Faculty) if they opt to join and/or authorize payment to the
union. If the newly hired employee authorizes payment to the union
then the following fees apply: Local 1 has a one-time initiation
fee of $45.00 and monthly contribution of 1% of gross pay +$1.
United Faculty has an agency fee of .55% of gross pay plus $2.50.
(All confidential, supervisory and management positions are exempt
from union membership)
For further information regarding benefits eligibility and details
please refer to the following documents available on the 4CD
Classified Employees Local 1 Contract (Article 20-Benefits):
Managers/Supervisors/Confidential Personnel Manual (Section
POST OFFER PRE-PLACEMENT EVALUATION PROGRAM (PEP) - All job offers
of employment are conditional upon the applicant's satisfactory
results of the Post Offer Pre-Placement Evaluation Program. This
involves a physical strength test to demonstrate a minimum level of
strength to perform the essential duties of the job. There is no
charge for this service. Please do not make an appointment for
testing until you have received notification from the Human
Resources Department after a job offer is extended. The positions
we currently evaluate are: Building Maintenance Worker, Custodian I
and II, Lead Custodian, Cook, Food Services Assistant, Food
Services Supervisor, Food Services Supply Clerk, Food Services
Coordinator, Grounds Worker/ Gardener I and II, Senior/ Lead
Grounds Worker/Gardener, Lead Maintenance Mechanic, Senior
Equipment Maintenance Worker. If you are not hired in a listed
classification, you may disregard this notification.
ADA Accommodations: - In conformance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be
made to (925) 229-1000 ext. 1298 or . For administrative purposes,
requests must be made at the time of application.
COVID-19 Information - Contra Costa Community College District is
returning to some in-person activities, in a gradual, responsive
process that is following all relevant local, state, federal, and
CDC guidance related to COVID-19. Applicants are advised that the
Contra Costa Community College District has mandated that District
employees will need to be vaccinated, test regularly, or obtain a
waiver for religious or medical reasons. For those employees who
receive a waiver they will be required to wear a mask and test
regularly. If this employment condition is unacceptable to an
applicant, they should not apply for consideration.
Diversity Statement - It is the District's policy to ensure that
all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and
equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to
discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the
basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion,
marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity,
gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental
disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status,
parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived
to have one or more of these characteristics or based on
association with a person or group with one or more of these actual
or perceived characteristics.
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