Job details

San Diego Community College District
  • Position Number: 3169865
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Graphic Design

Instructional Assistant/Graphics

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 7/7/2022

Position Number: 00120114

Location: San Diego City College

Position Type: Classified

The Position:
Applications are currently being accepted for an Instructional Assistant/Graphics in the Graphic Design Program at San Diego City College. One of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District, City College is an urban campus dedicated to the precepts of Social Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The college is minutes away from a world-class zoo and Balboa Park, and provides academic and vocational offering to meet the needs of a diverse student population. The position is for 20 hours per week. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours based on the department's needs to include some Saturdays. While the current vacancy is at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment as any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.

The Position
The Instructional Assistant (IA), Graphic Design at San Diego City College provides instructional assistance to students and instructors in an instructional lab setting designated for Graphic Design. The incumbent operates independently and performs a wide variety of technical support duties, requiring training and/or experience in the field of Graphic Design. The incumbent will:
  • Oversee technical multimedia production aspects of graphic design computer labs.
  • Work on design, production, and evaluation of programs and use of multimedia software, materials, and equipment to deliver instruction, services, and related training/information activities.
  • Work with computer systems and software.
  • Coordinate the design of graphic materials, web pages, sets, and lighting for photography production.
  • Design and implement technical media facilities in conjunction with the use of complete range of multimedia equipment and production of other media materials.
  • Test, adjust, and maintain all media production equipment.
  • Apply principles, practices, procedures to equipment of multimedia programs and production.
  • Install, align, modify, and repair computer and media equipment; perform preventive maintenance.
  • Prepare specifications for audiovisual and/or web design equipment and software; review computing and AV outlay requests; coordinate preview service for their purchase selection.
  • Control loan service for classroom instruction; prepare and issue materials and equipment for student and faculty use; maintain records of materials and loaned equipment.
  • Maintain and instruct students in use of specialty equipment such as laser engraver, risograph printer, silkscreen equipment, vinyl plotter, and photography equipment.
  • Work with graphic design faculty to maintain graphic design lab to function during class time and open lab sessions.
  • Maintain an understanding of graphic design concepts and software to help students with assignments.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the Adobe Creative Cloud software including: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe XD.
  • Work with Graphic Design faculty to ensure materials and supplies are purchased for the program monitoring budget expenditures using computer software.

    Major Responsibilities:


    Desired Qualifications:
    In addition to the position description and the duties listed in the classification description, the incumbent is expected to have or achieve the following desired qualifications within six (6) months of placement in the assignment:

    Analyze situations effectively and adopt effective courses of action.
    Assemble, maintain, and repair multimedia hardware and peripheral equipment.
    Assess and evaluate new state of the art media hardware and software for department use.
    Assist students in understanding and applying basic principles of graphic design.
    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing for production scripting and communication for all campus/district and public relations.
    Coordinate and organize work assignments related to a graphic design facilities.
    Demonstrate competence in the field of digital media and graphic design.
    Develop and meet schedules and timelines in support of all programs.
    Ensure the care and security of assigned equipment, materials, and supplies.
    Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.
    Explain work assignments to students.
    Issue and receive equipment and supplies.
    Plan and enter purchasing requests to support the program.
    Learn and apply techniques of precise measurement and notation.
    Maintain records and prepare reports.
    Make simple arithmetic calculations.
    Meet schedules and timelines.
    Plan and organize work.
    Relate effectively with people from varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
    Train and provide work direction to others.
    Understand and follow oral and written directions.
    Work cooperatively with others.
    Work independently with little direction.

    Training and Experience
    Any combination of training and experience equivalent to satisfactory completion of fifteen (15) units of courses related to media production and at least two years of successful work experience in the field of graphics design. Experience in an educational setting is desirable.


    Pay Information:
    Range 19 ($3,480.05- $5,554.95) per month based on the current Classified salary schedule. New employees will begin on Step A ($3,480.05), Step B ($3,654.05) with 18 months of verified, paid, full-time equivalent related job experience or up to Step C ($3,836.75) with 36 months of verified, paid, full-time equivalent related job experience. For purposes of salary placement, 7.5 semester units (or equivalent quarter units) of directly related coursework from a regularly accredited institution will be equivalent to one (1) year of job experience. Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the CBA. This position is FLSA Non-exempt (may accrue overtime). Excellent Benefits are provided to all Contract employees with assignments greater than, or equal to, 50% (0.50 FTE) and all eligible dependents. A temporary probationary period will apply to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements/handbooks and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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    All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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