About Orange Coast College (OCC)
Orange Coast College's 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches. Founded in 1947, with classes beginning in 1948, OCC has grown into one of the nation's largest -- and finest -- community colleges, enrolling more than 25,000 students each semester. OCC's has an unwavering commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and rich racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 21,498 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African- American, 23% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 31% are White, and 6% are multiracial. OCC engages in a variety of professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can serve disproportionately impacted groups. Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).
Provides instruction support in the form of tutorial assistance in classroom, on-line interactive, learning laboratory, or drop-in tutorial settings to students who are involved in all levels of pre-college to advanced lower-division college course work. Instruction support requires competence in the subject matter taught at the College and the ability to schedule and assign student or emeritus tutors.
Distinguishing Career Features
The Instructional Associate is part of a career path for instruction support in on-line, classroom/lab, or walk-in learning center environments. Instructional Assistants typically do not possess an Associate's degree or trade credential, may serve under a lab coordinator, or assist instructors in a limited-term course of study. Advancement to Associate requires the academic credentials described in this description and the ability to support a variety of walk-in and scheduled lab environments, technologies to enhance learning, and learning styles.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties may vary among departments and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties: