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Instructional Assistant Trades HDCT

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Vancouver Community College is committed to maintaining a work force that represents the diverse community we serve and we encourage all qualified applicants.

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number 24AC0016
Position Title Instructional Assistant Trades HDCT
Pclass # SS093
Who We Are
We acknowledge that Vancouver Community College (VCC) is located on the traditional unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples who have been stewards of this land from time immemorial.

For over 55 years, VCC has been a leader in innovative, experiential post-secondary learning. We’re one of B.C’s top employers and we are proud to inspire students to discover their passions, gain essential skills, and learn what it takes to succeed in a competitive workforce.

At VCC, we respect and celebrate our differences, and are committed to the work of decolonization, accessibility, and inclusivity for all. Be a part of creating an inclusive community that provides equitable opportunities for Indigenous and diverse representation, participation, and success for everyone.

We value lived experience and encourage applications from members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity. Come join the VCC community as we shape the future together.
Position Summary
This position is responsible for assisting classroom instructors, managers and other support staff in the trades areas by performing a wide variety of duties including administrative support, preparing and setting up shop projects, providing guidance to students, and coordinating facility tours and events.
Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Provides administrative support, which includes responding to questions from students, other departments and external agencies; drafting correspondence; maintaining department meeting minutes; word processing instructional material, exams, documents and reports; preparing orientation packages for various programs; distributing and collecting examinations and updating the department website.
  2. Prepares purchase requisitions for supplies, parts and equipment for instructional needs as requested.
  3. Supervises shop activity in the absence of the instructor; responds to student queries; offers advice and assistance relative to techniques, procedures and methodologies; and maintains student records relative to shop performance.
  4. Maintains and troubleshoots shop training aids and equipment.
  5. Prepares and sets up shop projects and constructs training aids for the departmental programs.
  6. Maintains and updates a wide variety of records including student marks, apprenticeship documentation, and ELT enrollment, test files and exams, distribution of marks and monthly financial reports.
  7. Maintains student absence registry, course material and schedules, timetables, class lists, promotional materials program/department advertising materials, forms, reports and routine correspondence.
  8. Coordinates facility tours and events, organizes and maintains materials and equipment for internal and external promotional events.
  9. Acts as a liaison with external organizations such as the Apprenticeship Board, Skills Canada and with industry contacts.
  10. Performs other related duties as required.
Education and Experience
  • Grade 12 plus Red Seal Certification in Heavy Duty Equipment or other related trades program and including over one years related experience working with heavy mechanical equipment and welding and cutting experience or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience may be substituted for the required qualifications.
  • Forklift 1-4-5 certification required.
  • Proficiency in the operation of Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook).

Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and faculty.
  • Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, safety, methods, tools and equipment relative to the particular trade.
  • Computer experience with proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
  • Good oral and written communication skills with business English.
  • Ability to supervise students and student aides.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.

Salary Range - Prorated based on FTE
PAYGRADE 23 – $27.65 – $32.39 hourly
Posting Detail Information

Employment Group Support Staff (CUPE)
Type of Position Casual
Employment Type On Call
Primary Location - This position may require you to work at all VCC locations. Broadway
Is this posting only for internal applicants? No
Desired Start Date - May be subject to change 02/05/2024
Position End Date - For Temporary Positions 02/09/2024
Vacation Blackout Dates
Number of Hours per Week Hours will vary.
Work Schedule - Hours may vary according to the needs of the Department
7:00am – 2:30pm. Hours will vary.
Eligible for Fortnight No
Special Instructions to Applicant
Vancouver Community College is committed to maintaining a work force that represents the diverse community we serve and we encourage all qualified applicants.
Posting Open Date 01/26/2024
Posting Close Date
Is this a pooled posting? Yes

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Applicant Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents