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Academic Support Assistant, Temporary Part-Time
Delaware Technical Community College in Dover, Delaware
Date Posted 01/05/2021
Admin-Secretary and Administrative Assistants
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Title Academic Support Assistant, Temporary Part-Time
Position Number TBD
Position Type Temporary Part-Time
Hiring Location Owens Campus-Georgetown, DE
Contact Phone Number 302-259-6160
Contact Email Address owens-jobs@dtcc.edu
Work Location Owens Campus-Georgetown, DE
Position Specific Details

29 hrs/week. Weekends, some evenings, some holidays required. Duties may include, but not limited to:
o Maintain hydroponic houses: seeding, transplanting, harvesting, mixing nutrient tanks, disinfecting/cleaning trays, tables, and floors; stringing plants such as tomato, cucumber, peppers; suckering tomato plants
o Spray natural and synthetic chemicals when necessary (DE pesticide certification preferred)
o Make repairs to greenhouse and hydroponic systems such as cooling pads and irrigation
o Weekly harvesting and prep for Campus Farm Market using USDA FSMA food safety standards
o Assist with the Campus Farm Market (includes customer service, using POS system (Point of Sale), cleaning and sanitizing; often includes multi-tasking on market days
o Care and watering of traditional greenhouses
o Maintenance and organization of lab areas and head house including supplies and materials
o Interact with students and the public
o Assist the farm manager with field production, operating equipment, greenhouses, and other farm labor as required
o Other duties as assigned by the farm manager or department chair

Salary $13.95 p/h
Classification Title Academic Support Assistant
Job Code 5005 (FT), 5505 (PT)
FLSA Non-Exempt
Position Pay Grade B/C 08
Position Type
Summary Statement

An incumbent is responsible for facilitating the smooth functioning of one or more laboratories taught in the College and/or an academic center. An incumbent will assist instructors and/or other professional personnel in teaching the students for laboratories and/or will provide assistance organizing tutoring and/or testing services in an academic center.

Nature and Scope

An incumbent in this class typically reports to a technical supervisor and may supervise work study students. Incumbents assigned to laboratories are responsible for preparing the laboratories and learning materials for use by the students and for tutoring students and assisting the teacher during class. Incumbents assigned to an academic center are responsible for organizing tutoring and testing services and may assist students with tutoring.

Principal Accountabilities


An incumbent may perform any combination of the below listed accountabilities:

1. Sets up laboratories and prepares any necessary materials (chemical solutions, computers, etc.) and equipment depending on the particular discipline involved. May dispose of any toxic waste resulting from laboratory use.

2. Assists instructors during laboratory sessions by monitoring, scoring, and evaluating tests, and administering make-up tests.

3. Provides special tutoring to students where needed.

4. Administers and delivers to instructors administrative materials, such as course outlines, attendance policies, and laboratory schedules.

5. Performs special projects for the College administrators as assigned, such as registering of students, assisting with computer programs, and repair and maintenance of specialized equipment.

6. May be assigned the responsibility of repairing electronic equipment at the campus.

7. Performs other related duties as required.


An incumbent may perform any combination of the below listed accountabilities:

1. Sets up the academic center, including ordering and/or preparing any necessary materials (computers, test booklets, etc.) and equipment. Ensures that the computers have appropriate software loaded. Troubleshoots any problems with the centers’ equipment.

2. Coordinates the schedules of faculty members and tutors in the center for both tutoring and/or testing.

3. Schedules students for tutoring and/or testing appointments. Ensures there is appropriate coverage in the center for the students’ needs. Monitors and assists students with checking-in and checking-out of the center.

4. Provides assistance to students in the academic center. Informs students of the appropriate procedures in the center.

5. Handles inquiries regarding scheduling information, directions to the Center, phone numbers to call, etc. Schedules operating hours.

6. Maintains confidentiality and security of all testing and tutoring materials, records, schedules, and all data related to the campus Academic Center services. Maintains files/records on all data.

7. Creates fliers or brochures to advertise the center’s hours, operations, and procedures as needed.

8. May provide tutoring assistance to student’s as needed.

9. Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of teaching methods and techniques.
Knowledge of relevant subject matter in the particular discipline (e.g., chemistry, mathematics, computer science, accounting, English and auto mechanics, etc.)
Knowledge of related equipment to be used in the specific laboratory.
Skill in the use of relevant technical equipment.
Good interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Knowledge of teaching methods and techniques.
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
Skill in the use of relevant technical equipment.
Excellent organizational, decision-making, critical thinking, and communication skills.
Ability to make decisions and problem solve independently.
Ability to multi-task and to function independently.
Good interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree in a relevant field and two (2) years of relevant experience; or other equivalent combination of education and experience.

Posting Details

Posting Number REG2767PO
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 10/20/2020
Close Date 04/19/2021
Open Until Filled No
Special Applicant Instructions

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. First Letter of Reference
  3. Second Letter of Reference
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. Other Document
  7. Multi Media
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