Equity Educator (Internship Program)

Sierra College


ID: 7057020
Posted: April 17, 2019

Job Description


Sierra College is seeking equity-minded applicants for its Equity Educator Intern Program. Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 18,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville.

As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term: 26% of Sierra College’s students are Latinx, 3% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 5% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 6% are multiracial and 57% are White. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Sierra College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our students. The Sierra College Equity Educator Intern Program is instrumental in developing a talented and dynamic pool of community college instructors who can intentionally contribute towards the aforementioned goals.

Sierra College is seeking an Equity Educator (intern) that will share Sierra College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse students. Equity Educators will intern with a Faculty Ambassador (mentor) dedicated to the use of curriculum that is culturally-responsive to the students it serves. The internship program is committed to providing opportunities to Equity Educators to learn and practice teaching strategies appropriate for diverse community college students as a means of recruiting qualified faculty with an equity mindset.


The Equity Educator Intern Program is designed to provide hands-on experience in an educational setting with a Faculty Ambassador for one semester. To enhance the Equity Educator’s introduction to the field of instruction, the program has the following two components: 1) approximately 16 hours of equity and student-centered training (at no cost to the Equity Educator) and 2) approximately 64 hours of classroom observation/program requirements, which includes no more than 4 hours of direct instruction.


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