Academic Support Services

Chemistry Teaching Lab Assistant – Part-time
Immediate Hire

Distinguishing Features of the Class

This position is responsible for the safe, secure and efficient operation of the chemistry laboratory at the Community College. In addition, this position oversees the storage and disposal of chemicals in adherence to all EPA, OSHA and State regulations. The incumbent plans and organizes the set-up, use, maintenance and break-down of laboratory equipment and facilities. Work is performed according to written lab formats and verbal directions. In addition, the employee maintains inventory and assists in the preparation of purchase orders for equipment and supplies in the budget process. Work is performed under the general supervision of faculty or administrative staff with some leeway allowed for the running of the laboratory and the management of the chemical storage and disposal program. Supervision is exercised over student aides and work-study aide students.

Typical Work Activities:

  1. Establishes and maintains procedures in compliance with EPA, OSHA and State regulations for the safe and economical storage and disposal of all chemicals (including hazardous) used on campus.
  2. Treats chemical wastes for recycling or disposal, including chemical treatment to render waste non-toxic and/or storage and labeling for disposal by an approved waste disposal company.
  3. Maintain inventory of MSDS sheets for all stocked chemicals and calls manufacturers, etc. to obtain information on incompletely labeled chemicals.
  4. Trains and directs student aides in chemical preparation, safe handling of hazardous chemicals and other laboratory duties.
  5. Serves as technical expert to faculty on the safe and proper use of laboratory equipment.
  6. When labs are in session may demonstrate equipment use to students and responsible for cleaning of any chemical spills that occur.
  7. Maintains an inventory of supplies and equipment and establishes procedures for security of chemicals and equipment.
  8. Purchases all chemicals, glassware and other supplies necessary for the lab and assists in the preparation of the budget.
  9. Establishes and maintains safety and security procedures for the laboratory.
  10. Adapts existing laboratory procedures relating to chemical storage and disposal and safety to conform to changes in regulations.
  11. Maintains lab manuals, ensuring that all necessary equipment and supplies are available and may construct equipment or lab set-ups as necessary.
  12. Does related work as required.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

Good knowledge of the safe storage and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals; good knowledge of the equipment and procedures used in a chemistry lab; good knowledge of the principles and terminology of chemistry as would be used at the first and second year collegiate level; good knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and practices: working knowledge of budgeting principles and practices; skill in repairing and maintaining laboratory equipment used in a chemistry lab; ability to effectively coordinate more than one activity at one time; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to read and interpret technical material within the specific laboratory discipline; ability to keep records; mechanical aptitude; manual dexterity; patience; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a bachelor's degree in chemistry or biology WITH a minimum of sixteen credits in chemistry PLUS one year of paid work experience in a teaching or research laboratory which required the preparation and disposal of chemical substances.

NOTE: Work experience in a medical or environmental laboratory is not considered qualifying experience.

Hours: 32 hours 1:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 4 days

Salary: $23.25 + benefits

To apply, please submit the following application materials:  cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to humanresources@sunydutchess.edu .  Please include Chemistry Lab Asst in the subject line.

Alternative Submission Method: Mail/Fax

Office of Human Resources Management
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Fax: (888) 617-1501

DCC is proud to be a two-time recipient of the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Richard K. Wager Workplace Diversity Award, and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE).

Posted 6/18/15

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Professional Tutor of Writing

The DCC Writing Center is a well-established campus resource that serves students across the disciplines. Professional tutors work with a variety of students: returning, educationally disadvantaged, honors, English as a Second Language, developmental, learning disabled, transfer-bound and career-focused. They assist students with expressive and analytical essays, lab reports, creative work, presentations, application and scholarship essays, informational brochures, and other class assignments. They also handle online tutoring through the Writing Center website and must be familiar with technologies and software used in the Writing Center. They conduct orientations and workshops for the Center on writing and research-related topics.

Professional Tutor (evening) 

  • Tutor students in the Writing Center
  • Work with students referred and designated as special cases, e.g. Accommodative Services, ESL
  • Keep an accurate record of all tutorial sessions for documentation of grant
  • outcomes
  • Mentor student tutors
  • Conduct orientations to the Writing Center for evening classes, as needed
  • Conduct workshops for students, e.g., APA formatting, research papers
  • Respond to online tutoring submissions
  • Be familiar with all resource materials in the Writing Center
  • Maintain social media sites if time allows

Master’s degree in English required. Candidates must have experience tutoring in a college writing center and be familiar with composition theory and the kinds of assignments required in introductory college courses. 10 hours/week, 5-7:30 Mondays through Thursdays, fall and spring semesters.   

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to  humanresources@sunydutchess.edu  with the title Evening Professional Tutor in the subject line.

Alternatively, Mail / fax application materials to Human Resources, Dutchess Community College, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. 

Fax:  888-617-1501

Deadline June 15.  Duties begin August 24. 

Posted 6/2/15                   

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PROFESSIONAL RN, CLINICAL EXPERT TUTOR

Job Description: The Registered Nurse (RN) tutor is a part time professional position. The RN tutor assists nursing students in the improvement of their assessment skills and supports the enhancement of their psychomotor skills. The intent is to promote the development of nursing judgment. Using computerized mannequins and patient care scenarios, the tutor coaches students to make safe nursing decisions regarding patient care in an unthreatening learning environment. Personalized instruction is available. Applicant’s skills should include the ability to facilitate the student’s learning, promote critical thinking, encourage problem-solving abilities, and have a broad medical-surgical nursing knowledge base. The candidate should possess the ability to use a variety of strategies to strengthen the student’s knowledge. 

Reports to:  Department Head of Nursing

Essential duties and tasks include the following:  (others may be assigned)

  • collaborates with nursing lab assistants in planning, preparing and implementing skill scenarios and simulations;
  • prepares mannequins, equipment and supplies needed for practice sessions;
  • clears lab after practice sessions; 
  • instructs and observes students when practicing;
  • maintains the equipment and requests repairs when needed;
  • keeps statistics on lab usage;
  • readies required reports;
  • promotes safe lab practices according to OSHA guidelines;
  • follows guidelines in handling and disposing of hazardous materials.

Qualifications: MS degree with a major in nursing and current med-surg experience. Strong psychomotor skills necessary. BS degree with a major in nursing and current med-surg experience may be considered. 

Licensure: Valid New York State Registered Nurse license.

Conditions of employment: This position is a temporary position that is awarded annually depending on grant funding. 

To apply, please submit the following application materials: cover letter and resume to humanresources@sunydutchess.edu . Please include RN tutors in the subject line.

Alternative Submission Method: Mail/Fax

Office of Human Resources Management
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Fax: (845) 431-8595

DCC is proud to be a two-time recipient of the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Richard K. Wager Workplace Diversity Award, and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE).