Instructional Associate – Biomanufacturing

MiraCosta College

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Application Deadline:  open until filled

One regular, full-time position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year on the MiraCosta College Oceanside Campus, working with Biomanufacturing/Biotechnology faculty and reporting to the Dean of Math and Sciences. The work schedule will normally be Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, with up to two (2) days of remote work possible per week after successful completion of the initial training period and at the discretion of the dean. The individual selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

Under general supervision, assist within an instructional program by supporting student learning, equity and inclusion in an instructional learning environment for a highly technical or complex vocational or academic subject area; exercise judgment and initiative in coordinating labs, student activities, and other instructional facilities and materials of the assigned area of learning; oversee the work of other support staff and student workers; and perform related duties as assigned.

Annual Compensation: starting at $73,855 or $77,881 (step 1 or 2)
Total Annual Compensation: starting at $116,392 or $121,439 (step 1 or 2)

Annual Compensation is based on salary range 25, step 1 or 2, on the 2022-2023 classified salary schedule. Initial step placement will be determined based on directly related experience, with annual salary step increases up to step 5. In addition, after five years of district service, employees earn a longevity stipend that increases over time.

Total Annual Compensation includes annual salary, the district’s average annual health and welfare benefit cost, and the district’s retirement contributions (CalPERS).

MiraCosta College offers an array of benefits to eligible employees.

– The district pays 100% of the cost of medical, dental and vision insurance for eligible employees and dependents
– $100,000 life insurance policy
– Up to $250 of benefit credits per month to help pay for a variety of voluntary benefit options, such as supplemental life insurance, disability coverage, and health care/dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
– Vacation, sick leave, and up to 18 paid holidays
– State pension system retirement benefits (CalPERS)
– Free and confidential employee assistance program
– Wellness Program
– Participation in the District’s Early Retirement Program
– Professional Development Opportunities
– Tuition fee reimbursement
Childcare Facility (Oceanside Campus)

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1. Develop, set up, explain and demonstrate learning exercises and instructional materials to aid in student comprehension of course work; present information to students and instructional personnel in a logical, accurate and interesting manner; provide information on available learning resources.

2. Assist instructors, staff and students in the use of a variety of technical and specialized equipment, materials and supplies in an instructional laboratory setting, including computer hardware and software applications and hand and power equipment and tools applicable to an assigned instructional area; design, modify and enforce lab procedures and policies; issue and check in tools and equipment to students and others.

3. Monitor students in class work procedures; encourage student participation; check student work; demonstrate safety and emergency procedures in classroom, lab and workshop situations; ensure security of lab materials, equipment, machinery and computers.

4. Establish and monitor lab schedules; set up and supervise labs; prepare and issue materials; dispose of materials, check in tools, equipment and materials; maintain appropriate records.

5. Provide work direction and training to Instructional Assistants and student workers or interns; verify payroll records; ensure that Instructional Assistants and student workers possess applicable licenses or certifications required to perform duties to be assigned.

6. Develop or assist in developing department budgets; research and interview vendors; coordinate purchases and other expenditures; monitor accounts and request transfer of funds as appropriate; maintain records and prepare related reports.

7. Order, receive, catalog and store instructional supplies, materials and equipment; direct and participate in inventory of equipment and materials, ensuring that adequate quantities are available for use, as required; mark equipment with approved identification; provide technical assistance in the preparation of specifications for equipment and material purchases; research vendors to assess new equipment and supplies and recommend selections as requested.

8. Maintain learning environment in a safe, clean and orderly condition; make and/or coordinate complex or technical repairs and adjustments to equipment and tools, some of which may be potentially hazardous such as kilns, automotive shop equipment and sculpture, woodworking and foundry equipment; monitor student use and provide guidance to ensure sound techniques and safe operations; answer technical questions; enforce lab/studio/shop procedures and policies; create specialized tools, instruments, equipment or facilities as needed.

9. Operate and instruct others in the safe and effective use of a variety of technical or specialized equipment related to area of specialty including computers, specialized equipment and soft-ware, and hand and power tools and equipment, as required.

10. Demonstrate safety and emergency procedures in a lab/studio/shop setting; ensure the safe storage, use and disposal of hazardous and toxic materials; post and update Materials Safety Data Sheets to ensure compliance with district safety policies and procedures, as required.

1. Stay abreast of trends and advancements in applicable subject area and make recommendations to faculty on instructional changes and new technologies and equipment that should be considered to ensure continued relevance of learning programs.

2. Participate in the planning, design and construction of department instructional facilities.

3. Assist in developing recruitment programs for prospective and continuing students; assist in recruiting students for assigned programs through industry organizations, committees and area high schools as assigned.

4. Perform related duties as assigned.

A bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and one year of related work experience; 
OR an associate degree and four years of related work experience;
OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Note: For work experience, one “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.

1. Demonstrated experience supporting student learning with a focus on equity and inclusion.
2. Previous experience working collaboratively with faculty and staff to provide a support system to promote student success.
3. Prior experience coordinating and supervising mentorship of students by peers and industry professionals.
4. Previous experience assisting students translate their technical learning to job search documents and interviews.
5. Prior experience supervising student clubs.

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

3. A cover letter addressed to the “Screening and Interview Committee” specifically describing how your experience aligns with the Essential Duties, Other Duties, and Desirable Qualifications listed in this job posting.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in the job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon the following: 1) proof of being fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 or requesting and receiving approval for a medical or religious exemption; 2) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 3) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 4) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 5) fingerprint clearance; 6) approval by the Board of Trustees. *Individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J/Janssen]). Retired CalSTRS members are not eligible for this position.

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