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MENTORSHIP PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

OPEN TO ALL ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES

 

Applications accepted between November 4, 2019 and March 6, 2020

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) mentor participants 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.

Eligibility

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 mentees. 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 2018 Chancellor’s Office Minimum Qualifications Handbook which can be found at:     

    https://asccc.org/sites/default/files/Minimum_Qualifications2018.pdf

     
  3. Do not have any paid college (2 or 4 year) professional teaching experience prior to applying or during the course of the mentorship, except as listed below.  Similar professional experience in counseling or library science will disqualify applicants applying as counseling or library mentees.

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, Not-For-College-Credit Courses, or Corporate Education.

Please note that the Program is not open to those who have previously completed the program, or those who have been dismissed and/or disqualified from the Program.

Program Commitment and Structure

The Project MATCH mentorship 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 mentees the fundamental theories and skills necessary to thrive in their community college mentorship.  Summer Institute classes are scheduled twice per week on a Thursday and on a Saturday. Thursday class is from 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m and the Saturday class is from 8:30a.m.-3:00p.m.
  3. Follow-Up sessions are held on one Saturday in September, October, and November.
  4. Culmination event, held during an evening in December before the end of the fall semester.

Prior to the fall semester, each participant will be matched with a faculty mentor.  The participant will be assigned to work with the mentor generally a minimum of three hours per week for 15 consecutive weeks throughout the fall semester.

There are 9 colleges within the LACCD.  Campus selection and mentor matching is at the sole discretion of the District.  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 mentees.

 

Compensation

The terms of the assignment provide a stipend of $800.00 for each participant.  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.com/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 also 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 Program.  In that letter include why you are interested in teaching, particularly within the LACCD and the communities it serves.  Also, discuss why and how your educational experiences, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, have prepared you to teach at a community college.
  2. A current resume with at least three professional references, one of the references needs to be from a current or former supervisor.  Please include contact information for all references.
  3. Unofficial transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework with degrees posted {official transcripts will be required if selected for an interview).  Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other countries; You can obtain a listing of approved foreign evaluation agencies at the California Commission on Teacher 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 Program 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 March 6, 2020.   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 mentorship, original transcripts must be submitted before the commencement of the first Project MATCH 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: Betina Vallin at (213) 891-2104 or vallinb@laccd.edu.


Equal Employment Policy: 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 fort raining, 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).

Los Angeles Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce.

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