The Teaching Assistant, ASL assists faculty and students in a lab/classroom environment by providing academic support for student learning and engagement, and performing clerical and administrative duties in support of faculty in the Human Services Department. The Teaching Assistant provides American Sign Language (ASL) tutoring to students and maintains student records.
Provides classroom assistance to faculty, adjuncts and students. Prepares lab stations upon request and assists with class coverage as needed. Makes scheduling arrangements for classrooms and equipment and assists in maintaining equipment used in the classroom. Assists with the collection and correlation of materials. Participates as a part of the instructional team to provide continuity of instruction for students. Collaborates with faculty for course development and content, tests, quizzes, and other support needs. Performs other duties to support teaching function for lecture, lab and distance learning classes. Prepares visual aids and grades exams.
Tutor students taking American Sign Language courses and helps students improve communication in ASL. Answers general questions, provides information to students, and serves as a liaison to promote good public relations between the students and faculty members.
Provides technical and administrative support to faculty, adjuncts, and Chairperson. Makes scheduling arrangements for classrooms and equipment. Maintains records pertaining to the ASL general operations and confidentiality of student records and other sensitive information.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Attend all department meetings and required trainings.
Usual Physical Requirements
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for periods of time, stands, and walks. Employee converses in ASL, verbally, or manually with others in person as well as by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.
Normal office working conditions. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices. May be required to travel to Columbus State regional campuses as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: general office practices and procedures; academic subject area and curriculums; course materials; mentoring or teaching best practices; computers, software, including cloud applications, to include Microsoft Office applications (Work, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Skill in: fluent ASL and basic ASL structure; verbal and written communication; excellent listening skills; maintaining good public relations; general typing; application of job software programs; time management and organization; problem-solving under pressure; administrative problem solving; operating general office equipment. Ability to: develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, vendors, students, telephone users and general public; maintain confidential and sensitive information; exercise sound judgment in relieving management of administrative responsibilities; participate in collaborative work; develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across the College and community; effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity; problem solve effectively.
High School Diploma and the ability to communicate fluently in American Sign Language. Experience mentoring or tutoring ASL learners. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.