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Job ID: 182569

Instructional Associate
Austin Community College District


Date Posted Mar. 29, 2022
Title Instructional Associate
University Austin Community College District
Austin, TX, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Classified Staff
  • Educational Services
 
 

Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester.  We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement.  We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
 
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

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*Commitment to Equity and Inclusion*_

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC’s faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:
Instructional Associate

Job Description Summary:
To provide instructional support for the department.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a 12 month position. For FY22, the hiring pay range for this 50% position is $16,991 – $24,273.

Job Description:
Principal Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assists with student support programs including tutoring students; may provide feedback to faculty or instructors regarding student progress.  Encourages use of support services.
  • Works on special academic projects.
  • Assists with and attends outreach events and departmental projects as needed.
  • May conduct workshops on professional development topics or subjects for faculty or tutors to enhance their ability to support student success.
  • May plan and organize learning strategies, activities, and aids to serve individual student needs; may work with faculty or instructors to implement those strategies, activities or aids.
  • May assist students in a lab if related to the discipline; may oversee projects or productions involving activities related to the discipline; may work with students at field locations as it relates to the discipline.
  • May have additional, specific department duties that may be added at time of posting.

*Technology*Experience using standard office software programs and the technology needed to support learning at the college is required.

*Principal Professional Standards*Meet Professional Standards as required by this position.

Required Education

*Other Requirements*Licenses, Certifications, etc.

Qualities of a Successful Candidate

  • Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.
  • A commitment to establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and staff representing diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Dynamic, non-traditional instructional delivery methods to teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • Appropriate and up-to-date knowledge of the discipline and subject matter.
  • Experience using technology as an instructional aide where appropriate to enhance learning
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  • Documented experience with active and applied teaching and learning methodologies.
  • A strong commitment to teaching in a community college setting, including teaching practices that reflect an understanding of the multicultural classroom and the benefits of cultural awareness and sensitivity in the classroom and the workplace.
  • Commitment to a diverse workforce.
  • Commitment to the comprehensive mission of Austin Community College and to the principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students with a wide range of skills and backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with varied and diverse groups from the community as well as students, staff, faculty, and administration. 
  • Strength in communication media, both verbal and written, as well as listening.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to maintain an established schedule, including evenings and weekends, including possible multiple campus locations that may vary by semester.
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of student information.
  • Understanding of what it means to teach in a community college environment that serves often underprepared and underrepresented students.
  • Understanding of systems of inequality and recognition of the role of community college faculty in promoting equity, equality, and inclusion.
  • Other: See Commitment to Equity and Inclusion.

*Application Requirements*Application must be submitted by the closing date for this position.

*Criminal Background Check*Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all staff and faculty positions. 

*ACC Benefits Overview*Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

Working Conditions

  • Work is routinely performed in an office/classroom environment.
  • Will have assigned office at Northridge campus
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Please Note:  ACC job postings are removed from advertising at 12:00 A.M on the job posting closing date (midnight on the day before the closing date). __ Please apply prior to the job closing date and time.

Number of Openings:
1

Job Posting Close Date:
April 12, 2022

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*ACC Benefits Overview*_
Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
 

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

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*EEO Statement*_
The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.

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*Clery Act*_
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

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*Disclaimer*_
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 
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