Position TitleLaboratory 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)
LocationDiablo Valley College
# of Openings1
Salary$2,307.50 - $2,811.00 (see special instruction for step placement)
Overtime StatusNon-Exempt (eligible)
If temporary, employment duration:N/A
# of Hours Scheduled Per Week20
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 Months10
Non-work Periods:June and July
EEO Job CategoryOther Professionals (Services/Support)
DepartmentD3010-Art & Photography
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.
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 assigned discipline.
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 progress.
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.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Two (2) years of responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of a laboratory, or assisting a college instructor, in assigned discipline.
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
Laboratory equipment, software, materials, supplies and procedures as used in assigned laboratory.
Basic teaching and learning theories, principles and practices of tutoring.
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 tracking software.
Modern software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).
Methods of gathering and presenting general statistical data.
Minimum Qualification-Skill To
Minimum Qualification-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 subject area.
Operate, set up, troubleshoot, and demonstrate the use of computer and other equipment in the laboratory.
Analyze laboratory procedures and make constructive suggestions for improvement.
Develop and maintain record keeping systems for the laboratory.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Organize, coordinate, supervise and schedule a variety of laboratory activities.
Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the course of required duties.
Prepare clear, concise, and complete reports using standardized practices.
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.
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 ceramics studio
3. Experience managing inventory and general bookkeeping.
Job Open Date:05/12/2022
Job Close Date:06/14/2022
Open Until FilledNo
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 www.naces.org
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 evaluation.
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 environment.
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.
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 website:
Classified Employees Local 1 Contract (Article 20-Benefits):http://www.4cd.edu/hr/localonecontract/2015-2018%20Local%201%20Contract.pdf
Managers/Supervisors/Confidential Personnel Manual (Section 8-Insurance Benefits): http://www.4cd.edu/gb/policies_procedures/MANUALS/MSC_08.pdf
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.
In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to (925) 229-1000 ext. 1298 or email@example.com
. For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.
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.
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.