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 Math Program Coordinator is responsible for running the math program of the organization, including faculty recruitment, training, and supervision; math curriculum development; and student support and advising. This individual will also be responsible for coordination of the credit science courses.
The Math Program Coordinator ordinarily spends approximately a third of their time inside the prison and two-thirds 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 math educator; has experience training faculty and developing curriculum; 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.
Faculty Recruitment, Training, and Supervision
Recruit and screen prospective math and science instructors, tutors, and student TAs
Conduct faculty training workshops
Observe instructors regularly and provide feedback
Regularly survey faculty and students, compile and analyze data, and design and implement programmatic improvements
Advise instructors on course development, and provide support throughout the semester via faculty meetings and individual consultation
Oversee and support student TAs in the math program
Math Curriculum and Program Development
Expand and improve existing math curriculum, and ensure alignment of courses across the math sequence
Maintain bank of pedagogical resources for math faculty
In collaboration with academic program team, facilitate professional development opportunities for faculty, including through workshops, guest lectures, conferences, and other resources
Student Advising, Placement, Tracking, and Support
Provide direct student advising and support
Design and administer math placement exams
Continually assess student learning and program effectiveness
In collaboration with academic program team, design and conduct college readiness workshops
Administrative and other Key Duties
Escort instructors into the prison and provide support to instructors and students on-site three days a week
Communicate regularly with fellow MTC staff and faculty about student needs and institutional issues, with meticulous attention to detail
Remain actively engaged with broader professional community of math educators and professionals, and relevant topics and developments in the field
Participate actively in professional development activities hosted by MTC for external practitioners and other stakeholders
Provide support in assessment cycles for accreditation, including compiling data and continually devising programmatic improvements
Support various event planning and execution as needed
Build and maintain course websites
Carry out other administrative duties (e.g., copying) as assigned
Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field
Extensive teaching experience and knowledge about best practices in math education
Excellent faculty training and development skills
Exceptional professionalism, including strong written and verbal communication skills, personal maturity, and clear interpersonal boundaries
Strong commitment to academic rigor and inclusive educational practices in adult education
Outstanding level of organization and attention to detail, capacity for multi-tasking, and ability to prioritize
Commitment to fostering a collegial and collaborative work environment
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituents, including students, faculty, staff colleagues, prison staff and administrators, donors, and others
Strong sense of personal responsibility and exceptionally self-motivated
Proficiency with, or willingness to be trained in: MS Office Suite including Excel, Google Documents and Groups, Outlook, Microsoft Access, and Salesforce
Availability to work evenings and weekends regularly
Familiarity with the field of learning disabilities
Experience working in an educational leadership capacity
Experience working with culturally diverse populations with a broad range of educational backgrounds and learning styles
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 “Math Program Coordinator” 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 MTC’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.
About Mount Tamalpais College
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.We are 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.