BLOOM Faculty Intern

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7177944 (Ref.No. REQ11599)
Posted: September 11, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

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BLOOM Faculty Intern

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September 08, 2023

Job Closing Date:

October 17, 2023


District Services

Work Location:

Irvine, CA



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$1,200 Stipend

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Resume/CV and Unofficial Transcripts

Job Description:


The SOCCCD BLOOM Program provides those endeavoring to become future community college faculty with an engaging, hands-on opportunity to preview the inner workings of this career. We offer participants training in inclusive pedagogical development, equitable outcomes, comprehensive student support, and modern teaching methodologies, as well as invaluable insights into the profession. Through this Program, we enhance student success, faculty preparation, and opportunities for mutual improvement via heterogeneous perspectives.


Through this Program, the District and Colleges aim to accomplish these goals:

1. enhance student success and equitable outcomes through attracting and supporting diverse and inclusive future faculty,
2. establish opportunities for mentorship within and beyond the official duration of the Program,
3. offer participants empirical experiences in community college classrooms and professional development opportunities,
4. provide graduate students and professionals in the field comprehensive access to community college constituencies and spaces, and
5. expand the diverse and inclusive nature of part-time and full-time faculty hiring pools in our District and the system at large.

Program Eligibility

Interested parties MUST meet these qualifications to be considered for the internship:

1. Interns must never have had paid teaching experience, as the instructor of record, at the community college level. All other teaching experiences, as well as teaching-related positions, such as embedded tutoring and supplemental instruction at the community college level, are acceptable.

2. Interns must be committed to collaborating with their mentors, participating actively in their cohort, and supporting community college students.

3. Interns in instructional areas who have already completed their graduate coursework must meet minimum qualifications for teaching in their desired discipline as defined in the CCCCO’s Minimum Qualifications Handbook.

4. Interns who are currently in a Master’s or Doctoral program must (a) possess or be working toward a graduate degree that will help them meet the minimum qualifications in their discipline and (b) have completed at least one full-time year of graduate coursework in their graduate program by the start of the internship.

5. Interns in vocational/technical areas only may possess (a) a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of full-time occupational experience in a vocational/technical area or (b) an Associate’s degree with a minimum of six years of full-time occupational experience in a vocational/technical area.

6. The SOCCCD BLOOM Program is looking for equity and inclusion minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California. The Program is particularly interested in attracting interns who have specific experience working with individuals who share the diverse identities of our student body. As such, it will place special emphasis on recruiting applicants who have direct experience with individuals who come from historically marginalized and disproportionately impacted groups (currently Latinx and low-income populations). To effectively engage all our students in the learning process and enable them to meet their educational goals, we recognize the value of future educators who demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity and whose teaching style and course content incorporate diversity, equity, and a commitment to culturally relevant teaching.

7. Interns must be able to provide documentation of legaul authorization to accept employment in the US.

Intern Responsibilities

1. Be open, communicative, and professional with the mentor, Program Directors, and members of the cohort.

2. Participate in a brief, pre-semester orientation and final celebration at the end of the semester.

3. Communicate respectfully and openly with the mentor for a minimum of 30 minutes per week using modes agreed upon by both parties: in person, phone, Zoom, etc.

4. Attend and formally observe one of the mentor’s course sections throughout the duration of the semester. As mentors and interns agree, there may be flexibility to attend multiple sections.

5. Observe the mentor’s course Canvas shell. Note organizational methods, communication processes, student engagement strategies, and assessment techniques.

6. Gain insight into developing inclusive classroom environments in which all participants’ ideas, cultures, and identities are valued and respected.

7. Teach a minimum of two 20-minute lessons for students. Lessons must be approved by the mentor in advance. Debrief with the mentor and incorporate their feedback.

8. Participate in supervised interactions with students: conferencing in class or student hours, leading discussions, facilitating review sessions, etc.

9. Learn about student assessment options and grading practices.

10. Discover classroom management techniques and understand the student incident reporting process.

11. Attend and debrief with the mentor about at least one college-, division-, or department-wide meeting.

12. Identify the roles that various campus offices and individuals play in student and employee success.

13. Develop a sense of belonging to the community college faculty culture through regular and open dialogue with mentors about these subjects: prioritizing professional responsibilities, avoiding burn out, managing time and work/life commitments, and locating opportunities for professional growth.

14. Participate actively in the Program’s Canvas shell whenever possible.

15. Attend training and debriefing opportunities offered by the Program, College, and/or District whenever possible.

16. Engage in opportunities for career development by attending a local “Hire Me” workshop (when available), reviewing application and interview strategies with mentors, and connecting with students and professionals in higher education.

17. Take full advantage of the behind-the-scenes access this Program provides.

18. Design and perform additional duties in consultation with the mentor and/or Program Directors.

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Interviews may be held in-person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD), even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the SOCCCD.

The SOCCCD is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. More information can be found on our District website by visiting


The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. SOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.


A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.

Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS


If you require special accommodations in the application and/or selection process, please notify District Human Resources at least two (2) business days prior to the Job Close Date/Initial Screening Date, by either calling (949) 582-4850 or sending an e-mail to


Report to work on a regular and consistent basis, as scheduled, to assigned job.


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The South Orange County Community College District is committed to creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and special place for individuals of all backgrounds.

Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive community that approaches higher education with the lens of social justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff, administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our District’s mission and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


Important: You must complete your application for a posting by 11:59 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, by the deadline, along with any required documents, in order to be considered for the position.

Applicants must complete all fields/sections on the application. Do not type "See Resume" or leave any fields blank. Applicants must enter their work experience, education, etc. on the District application. Applications reflecting "See Resume" will be considered incomplete and will not be considered for recruitment.

At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.