Instructional Aide

Department: Political Science and Psychology

Posted 2 years ago

Employment Type: Federal Work-Study

All potential Federal Work Study Student Employees must be approved for and awarded Federal Work Study funding via the College of Alameda Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office maintains a pool of qualified individuals who are eligible to participate in the Federal Work-Study Program. At this time there may not be an immediate vacancy, but candidates may provide their application to this posting. To learn more about the Federal Work-Study Program, please visit:

College Information:

College of Alameda’s mission is to meet the educational needs of its multicultural and diverse community by providing excellent comprehensive and flexible programs including basic skills, transfer, and occupational, which will enable each student to achieve their own unique goals. The College is California’s only island-based community college, and it offers both park-like tranquility and easy access to urban resources. Having served almost half a million day, evening, and weekend students since its 1970 founding, College of Alameda enjoys a well-deserved reputation for excellence in its academic, vocational, and student support programs. The College of Alameda is proud of its strong ties to the City of Alameda and is recognized for its strong partnerships with the local business community.

Reporting Supervisor: Robert J. Brem 

Location: C-202 

Pay Rate: $15.75 per hour

Job Description


General teaching and research assistance for instruction on Political Science, Psychology, and Community Change and Urban Leadership (CCUL) Initiative projects.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Research Assistant: Survey Research- focus group facilitation; assistance in setting up and managing events.  
  • Clerical Support: office machinery (e.g. copiers, computers), software usages (e.g. word, excel, graphics, typing and filing) 
  • Assistance at meetings: minutes and staff assistant to CCUL.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be highly self-disciplined and independent with initiative. 
  • Be organized and flexible. 
  • Be reliable and adaptive. 
  • Have advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, graphics) skills. 
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Must have strong critical thinking skills.  
  • Prefer Social and Behavioral Sciences major.

Other Requirements:

  • occasional standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and
  • climbing stairs
  • occasional lifting and carrying up to 15 lbs.
  • occasional pushing and pulling up to 20 lbs.
  • occasional twisting of body
  • occasional use of manual dexterity
  • occasional use of tactile acuity
  • occasional use of visual acuity from a distance, with depth, and for
  • color
  • frequent work at a rapid pace
  • frequent reaching, high, low, and level
  • frequent audio acuity at all ranges, including speech
  • frequent visual acuity for reading
  • constant sitting
  • constant use of clear oral communication
  • flexibility or ability to respond to multiple demands

Tools & Equipment Used:

Computer, standard office machines and equipment, equipment that may be specific to an assigned discipline/functional area.

Position Length:

Academic year, based on availability of funds and student’s financial aid eligibility.

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