Permanent, salaried, full-time position.
Start Date: ASAP (flexible)
Salary: $80,000-$110,000, depending on experience
Start Date: ASAP (flexible)
Location: Currently remote; ordinarily at San Rafael office and at San Quentin Prison
The mission of Mount Tamalpais College is to provide an intellectually rigorous, inclusive Associate of Arts degree program and college preparatory program, free of charge, to people at San Quentin State Prison; to expand access to quality higher education for incarcerated people; and to foster the values of equity, civic engagement, independence of thought, and freedom of expression. Mount Tamalpais College is a national leader in providing quality higher education opportunities to incarcerated people and in expanding access to higher education within California’s prison system and nationwide. In recognition of our work the organization was awarded the 2015 National Humanities Medal by President Obama.
Reporting to the Academic Program Director, the Learning Specialist is responsible for all learning support services at Mount Tamalpais College, including relevant faculty recruitment, training, and supervision, and student advising. This individual continually assesses and addresses any barriers to student persistence and success, including learning differences.
The Learning Specialist ordinarily spends approximately half of their time inside the prison and half at the Mount Tamalpais College office in San Rafael. This job involves up to two miles of walking a day on uneven terrain and some lifting. Duties are currently being performed primarily remotely, with some time at the office. It is unclear when normal programs will resume.
The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced educator; has experience training faculty; is highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated. This person possesses a strong commitment to providing rigorous educational opportunities to students with diverse academic backgrounds and learning styles, and is capable of managing programmatic and administrative responsibilities independently and efficiently, and enjoys working as a team.
Responsibilities and Duties
Compensation and Benefits
Mount Tamalpais College offers competitive compensation, flexible work policies, and a collaborative work environment. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, and the full cost of each plan is covered by Mount Tamalpais College. We also offer vacation and holiday pay, as well as opportunities for professional development.
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Learning Specialist” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
We seek candidates who share a commitment to Mount Tamalpais College’s mission. We especially encourage applications from candidates of diverse socio-economic backgrounds; and/or who reflect the cultural, ethnic and racial diversity of our student body; as well as people directly impacted by incarceration. We welcome applicants who are LGBTQ and/or gender diverse.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Mount Tamalpais College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.