“Mentors Act to Change History”
INTERNSHIP POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
OPEN TO ALL ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES
Applications accepted between November 1, 2018 and February 22, 2019
Purpose of the Program
The Los Angeles Community College District, LACCD, comprised of nine area colleges offers Project MATCH as a program to prepare and recruit a diverse community college faculty who are sensitive to the needs of the students and communities it serves. The goals of the program are to (1) improve the diversity of the faculty pool in the District, (2) cultivate interns to serve as role models reflecting that diversity within the District, and (3) better reflect the diversity of the communities within the largest community college district in the nation.
The Program is open to all qualified applicants who:
1. Are authorized to work in the USA;
2. Meet Minimum Qualifications in the subject area to which they will be assigned as interns. The subject area (either academic or vocational) must be one that is taught at one of the nine campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District. The minimum qualifications requirements for academic and vocational teaching areas are set forth in the 2017 Chancellor’s Office Minimum Qualifications Handbook which can be found at: http://www.californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/Portals/0/Reports/2017-Minimum-Qualifications-Handbook-r1-ADA.pdf .
3. Do not have any paid college (2 or 4 year) professional teaching experience prior to applying or during the course of the internship, except as listed below. Similar professional experience in counseling or library science will disqualify applicants applying as counseling or library interns.
The following types of paid teaching experiences will not disqualify an applicant from consideration: Preschool, K-12, Adult Education, Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA), Community-Based Courses, College-Extension Courses, Non-College-Credit Courses, or Corporate Education.
Please note that the Program is not open to those that have been previously accepted into the Program; have either voluntarily left, been dismissed and/or disqualified from the Program; and/or have completed the Program, whether or not he or she has graduated from the Program.
Program Commitment and Structure
The Project MATCH internship is a multi-component program comprised of mandatory elements including the following:
1. The Program Kick-Off event and session held in late May or early June, marking the beginning of the Summer Institute.
2. The Summer Institute, held during the months of July and August, designed to give interns the fundamental theories and skills necessary to thrive in their community college internship. Summer Institute classes are scheduled twice per week from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
3. A Follow-Up session held on a Saturday in October and Mock Interviews held on a Saturday in November.
4. Graduation event, held during an evening in December before the end of the fall semester.
Prior to the fall semester, each intern will be matched with a faculty mentor who teaches in the intern’s particular subject area. The intern will be assigned to work with the mentor during one of his/her class sections (generally a minimum of three hours per week for 15 consecutive weeks throughout the fall semester). If the intern is a counselor or librarian, the intern will be assigned a mentor in their field and will be given the equivalent non-classroom assignment.
There are 9 colleges within the LACCD. The process for matching interns with mentors is solely at the discretion of the Project Match Coordinator and Manager. The ability of applicants to participate in a daytime assignment is highly preferable as there is limited availability of evening placements. Please also note that evening opportunities may not be available for counseling or library interns. Campus selection and mentor matching is at the sole discretion of the District.
The terms of the assignment provide a stipend of $800.00 for each intern. The stipend is conditioned on attending all mandatory events and all fall semester classes, and is delivered in two payments ($400.00 each) disbursed at the end of October and at the end of December.
How to apply
Interested persons will be required to file the application using the LACCD’s web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments. Please apply at the following website: https://laccd.csod/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=6&c=laccd. Application materials are not accepted via facsimile transmission, email, or walk-in, postal, or express mail delivery. After review of the application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only by email if selected for interviews. Applicants not selected will be notified by email.
For consideration in the selection process, all applicants must submit the following:
1. A letter of interest specifically for the Project MATCH Internship. In that letter include the discipline(s) you are interested in and qualified to teach, as well as your undergraduate and graduate degrees and GPA;
2. A current resume;
3. College/university transcripts, including all higher education units attempted. Higher education includes all course work completed beyond high school. All degrees must be granted by an accredited college or university in the United States. Transcripts from foreign institutions must be submitted with an approved evaluation of equivalency from a foreign evaluation service approved by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf.
4. One signed letter of recommendation written within the last six months expressly for the Project MATCH Internship application and from an individual (not a family member) who has provided post-secondary academic instruction to the applicant or who has worked in a professional setting as a supervisor to the applicant.
All these materials must be received by 4PM, on February 22, 2019. Incomplete Applications will not be reviewed. All application materials become the property of LACCD and will not be returned to the applicant.
Due to the number of applications received, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure he/she meets the minimum qualifications to teach at a community college. Determination of qualifications will not be made before an application is filed.
If the applicant is chosen and accepts the internship, original transcripts must be submitted before the commencement of the first internship event or session.
If you require reasonable accommodation in the application process for this Program due to a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact the Joanna Zimring Towne at (213) 891-2175.
The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination. A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator