Program Director, Student Success (COF) (One or More)

Aug 21, 2020
Institution Type
Community College

Program Director, Student Success (COF) (One or More)

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 03129

Posting Date: 08/20/2020

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date: 09/03/2020

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Management


Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $85,307.16 annually

Maximum Salary: $111,930.39 annually

Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Flex 125
  • American Fidelity Products
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • 403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:
The Program Director is responsible to the assigned Vice President or assigned supervisor, and has broad accountability, within the participatory governance framework, for planning, directing and evaluating assigned functions associated with maintaining quality academic and student services programs.

-Interpret and administer District policy regarding assigned program(s).

-Interpret and administer College policy with respect to student centered educational services. Plan, implement, and evaluate short and long-range strategies, goals, and objectives related to assigned program(s).

-Review, assess and evaluate assigned programs and services; recommend and implement approved plans and policies to facilitate and improve outcomes, operations and programs within areas of responsibility.

-Provide leadership in generating staff development opportunities for support

-Provide assistance in recruitment, selection, orientation, and evaluation of support staff in assigned program(s).

-Supervise and coordinate department planning and operations; personnel supervision, including development and evaluation of all support staff.

-Develop, implement, and monitor the annual plans and budgets expenditures.

-Act as liaison with District, State, and federal governing bodies regarding assigned programs and practices.

-Market the College and assigned programs to the College community and the general public.

-Serve on College and District committees as appropriate.

-Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Key Accountabilities:
-Manage over $10 million in categorical and grant funding; coordinate with district and college budget offices
-Write and submit annual plans and reports to ensure compliance with federal, state, and district grant requirements; leverage state, district, and college data systems for reporting
-Write grant and award proposals to secure additional funds for student equity and success work across the institution; support faculty and staff in submitting strong proposals in line with the institution's guided pathways framework
-Oversee the Kern Promise program; supervise advisors who manage transfer pathway cohorts and coordinate with transfer institutions to improve student completion and transfer outcomes

Education and Experience:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in an academic area related to assignment
  • Five years of full-time experience in administration, including at least three years of leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

-State and Federal codes, statutes and regulations that govern California
community college student developmental and instructional services (or their equivalents) including:
-Pertinent sections of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations
pertaining to student developmental, curriculum and institutional services.
-Pertinent sections of California Education Code.
-California State Chancellor’s Office (Systems Office) legal opinions and
-Federal regulations pertaining to the Family Educational Rights and Protection Act.
-Microsoft Office Word/Excel
-Principles of student development administration at the community college level; leadership and management principles and techniques.
-The mission of the California Community College; community college and instructional programs, regulations and policies; principles of employer employee
relations; and principles in the administration of personnel services.
-Computer operations/data processing systems.
-Accounting, budgeting and fiscal reporting.

Ability to:

-Work as part of a management team dedicated to collaboration and the college goal of integrating instruction and/or student services as a way to create and maintain a supportive student-learning environment.
-Exercise group leadership skills, which emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and problem solving in an environment of shared governance.
-Use effective written communication, including reporting and funding proposal reports, etc.
-Effectively interact with persons of diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.
-Apply legal and policy provisions to various problems consistently and correctly.
-Establish and maintain cooperative and helping working relations with students, staff and community agencies to meet the needs of students.

Salary Grade: G

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on September 3, 2020 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references - Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):
  • Application Screening: TBD
  • Interviews: TBD

Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants.

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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