Instructional Specialist - Reading and Writing Center

Monterey Peninsula College

Job Description


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Monterey Peninsula College

Instructional Specialist - Reading and Writing Center

Salary: $21.35 - $23.58 Hourly

Job Type:
Job Number: 2021-00113
Closing: 6/18/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Monterey, CA
Division: Library



Under general supervision, assist students in the acquisition and reinforcement of specific skills. Receive limited supervision within a broad framework of standard District policies and procedures. Perform varied instructional support services, in a classroom environment, to meet the needs of small groups or individual students.

Example of Duties

Essential Functions

Plan, organize, and assume responsibility for small groups of students on specific subjects, in cooperation with and by assignment from the program supervisor.

Provide supplemental instruction to individual and/or groups of students in one or more specialized areas. Maintain required records of student progress and review with program supervisor as needed.

Confer with supervisor and/or instructors concerning programs and materials to meet student needs.

Participate in meetings related to the needs of students in the instructional support services programs.

Collect and evaluate data regarding students' progress; provide feedback to supervisor.

Assist in performing related tasks such as writing letters, taking attendance, and correcting/grading tests.

Serve as a resource person to teachers; recommend appropriate materials for subject area; share knowledge of particular subject area; use web based programs and internet search skills as appropriate.

Serve as information source regarding assigned department to students, staff, instructors and the community.

Select, requisition and maintain an inventory of instructional supplies and materials;

set up work areas and prepare materials and equipment needed;

arrange for and operate special classroom equipment as needed.

Administer/score/interpret student tests or assist students with self administered assessments;

confer with instructors and supervisor as requested.

Develop creative methods and teaching techniques within the suggested framework of the supervisor/ within guidelines of program.

Assist instructors in the maintenance of specialized skill center operations, tasks and activities. Keep routine records of the business of the program.

Other Duties

Serve on college committees as assigned.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Attend staff development and in-service training programs as appropriate.



Education and Experience

Any combination of education, experience and training which would indicate possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities listed herein. For example, completion of approximately two years of college level course work in the assigned instructional area with demonstrated specific knowledge and skills in that area, and two years of recent experience in an instructional/tutorial role.

Demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for, the diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, disability and gender diversity of students and staff attending or working on a community college campus.


Knowledge of: skills and abilities to be reinforced in assigned instructional areas; basic functions and procedures associated with a classroom environment including learning, motivation and perceptions; instructional materials and objectives used at specific levels; application of curriculum as it applies to individual differences; basic needs and requirements of students in the area to which assigned; methodology for individualized instruction; basic clerical skills; word processing, spreadsheet programs, web based learning programs and internet search skills as needed to fulfill requirements of the job.


Ability to: successfully assist students in the acquisition and reinforcement of skills in assigned instructional area; deal effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations requiring diplomacy, tact, friendliness, poise and firmness; demonstrate an understanding, patient and receptive attitude toward student learning; demonstrate required skills associated with the tasks of the job in assigned subject area; perform simple clerical tasks; use efficiently various types of office and classroom equipment; use web based learning programs and internet skills as needed; use appropriate and correct English spelling, grammar and punctuation; communicate satisfactorily in both oral and written form; use accurately and efficiently word processing and spreadsheet programs as needed; establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties; demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for, the academic, ethnic, socio-economic, disability and gender diversity of students and staff attending or working on a community college campus.


Light to moderate physical effort; occasional standing or walking; periodic handling of lightweight parcels of up to15 pounds (if assigned to Physical Education up to 45 pounds). Indoor work environment.

Proof of Vaccination
New employees may begin serving in their assignments only after they are in compliance with current health or vaccination requirements.

Work Schedule / Supplemental Information

Work Schedule

18 Hours per Week, 10 months 18 days per year

Assigned Shift

Hours Vary; Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Management reserves the right to change schedules as needed
Salary Range

Row 14: (Step A) $21.35/hr - (STEP C) $23.58/hr

How to Apply

Visit and select "classified and other positions."

Here you will find the announcement and the "apply" button in the upper right hand corner. You will be asked to login or create a new user account.

Complete all required fields of the application AND:
Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your cover letter which describes your interest in and qualifications for the position. AND

Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your resume AND

Answer any required supplemental questions , if prompted

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Human Resources does not accept additional materials such as: letters of reference, test scores from other institutions, certificates of courses/programs completed, letters of commendation from schools with your application. Such items, if included, will not be forwarded to the selection committee. If you are a finalist, HR will request any reference information that is required. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close or continue the recruitment at any time.

For questions or concerns, please contact:
Gerardo cardenas Hernandez

HR Specialist


Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Employees must sign the Oath of Affirmation of Allegiance, and submit fingerprints for California Department of Justice clearance. California School Employees Association Membership or an approved alternative is required.

The District is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

NOTE Smoking Policy: Smoking on campus is limited to designated smoking areas.

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