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Cosmetology Aide – San Mateo County Community College District – San Bruno, CA

Cosmetology Aide

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number:
Department: Cosmetology SKY (DEPT)
Location: Skyline College
Position Number: 2C0025
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Salary Range:


Min Salary: $61,344 (annual)
Max Salary: $78,396 (annual)
Position Type: Classified Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals. The Districts Students First Strategic Plan is focused on Student Success, Equity and Social Justice. We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
Skyline College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 16,000 students each academic year. Skyline College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Skyline Colleges Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position:
The Cosmetology Aide includes paraprofessional work that involves providing instructional and related support services to students in a community college cosmetology program. Under general supervision, the Cosmetology Aide is responsible for providing input into the development and implementation of cosmetology curriculum, tutoring, teaching and demonstrating laboratory and classroom procedures, and conferring with faculty regarding student progress. Public contact is extensive, primarily including students and staff, for the purpose of exchanging instructional and related information. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required within the scope of the classification to analyze and interpret data, and resolve frequent minor problems that arise. Consequences of errors in judgment can be costly in employee time and student learning progress. A Cosmetology Aide can direct the work of student assistants and other staff as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

1. Exchanges information with faculty and management staff regarding short- and long-range curriculum planning, instructional and tutorial needs assessments and services, laboratory set-up, laboratory policies and procedures, and related department issues

2. Confers with faculty, students, and staff regarding student progress

3. Attends workshops, seminars, and other activities to obtain current information

4. Assists in the design and development of materials for presentation

5. Assists with the planning, and/or demonstration of cosmetology subject matter to classes and to individual students

6. Directs students in practical labs

7. Tutors students on problem areas related to classroom and lab procedures; assists in the development of tests and proctors tests as assigned

8. Provides technical and other information to clients concerning services offered, costs, appointment schedules, and related matters

9. Composes, compiles data for, and prepares reports of laboratory and/or classroom activities and/or student progress

10. Researches background of subject matter to maintain current information

11. Uses a database and a variety of computer software to enter, modify, and retrieve data, and to compose and prepare correspondence, memoranda, course materials, and other printed materials

12. Makes recommendations for the purchase and/or modification of laboratory and classroom equipment and supplies

13. Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of an Associate degree in cosmetology or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Certified and licensed to practice Cosmetology in the State of California

Successful experience of increasing responsibility in a cosmetology related field of employment, preferably a salon, cosmetology lab, or other cosmetology service that has included tutoring and/or non-credentialed teaching

Working knowledge of cosmetology techniques, procedures, equipment, supplies, materials, and safety procedures

Experience in teaching, coaching, or mentoring people in a learning environment

Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Experience with the use of a variety of computer software to compose and prepare correspondence, reports, presentations, and other written materials

Demonstrated skill in written and oral communication, including public speaking

Ability to work as part of a customer service team

Physical Requirements:
This classification requires standing for extended periods of time; exposure to fumes and chemicals; manual dexterity; reaching, bending from the waist, stooping, pushing, pulling, reaching overhead; and moving objects of moderate weight in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of the procedures, techniques, equipment, and materials used in beauty salons and similar services

2. Knowledge of the safety procedures and policies related to storage, use, and disposal of cosmetology products, materials, and equipment

3. Skill in teaching and/or tutoring individuals and groups in cosmetology procedures, policies, equipment, materials, safety, salon operations, and other related topics

4. Skill in oral communication, including public speaking

5. Skill in written communication

6. Skill in respectful, tactful and sensitive interactions with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds

7. Skill in researching and compiling data for current cosmetology information and development of instructional materials

8. Ability to work effectively as part of a customer-service team

9. Skill in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite software to prepare reports, spreadsheets, correspondence and presentations as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Open Date: 11/12/2020
First Review Date: 12/11/2020
Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position).

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.

3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.

Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

For questions related to this posting, please contact:

SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Fax:(650) 574-6574
Web Page:

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

2. Submit verifications of prior employment

3. Satisfactory references

4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

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