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Director of Career and Technical Education (COF)

Kern Community College District
$90,502.37 - $118,746.95 Annually

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Director of Career and Technical Education (COF)

Kern Community College District

Salary: $90,502.37 - $118,746.95 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY22-2300396

Location: Porterville, CA

Department: Career & Technical Education

Basic Function
This position is contingent on funding.

Under the general direction of the assigned supervisor, the Director of Career Technical Education (CTE) provides leadership and oversight to administer, enhance and expand the functions and activities of the colleges Career Technical Education (CTE) program.

Representative Duties
Provide leadership in the administration of CTE programs in accordance with laws, regulations, and District policies.

Regularly monitor CTE, SWP, and PERKINS funding policies, terms, and conditions.

Keep abreast of institutional planning and assessment efforts as they relate to Career Technical Education (CTE) programs and SWP projects.

Collaborate with program faculty and CTE dean to assess labor market data supplied by Center of Excellence and curated California Community College Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) data sources; prepare plans to address supply gaps for "middle skills" jobs for review by the CTE advisory committee and the appropriate administrators.

Work with faculty and CTE dean to develop complete local and regional plans in collaboration with other CTE categorical fund leads.

Act as a liaison with local and county workforce agencies to facilitate planning efforts.

Assist in establishing and maintaining relationships with employers, developing and promoting employment opportunities for students.

In conjunction with program faculty, facilitate the development and implementation of an effective evaluation and assessment process for each project.

In collaboration with CTE dean, oversee and coordinate program faculty efforts to achieve objectives as stated in each approved local and regional work plan

Seek additional funding sources and initiate and administer grants as appropriate.

Attend department meetings, program advisory meetings, regional advisory meetings, and other relevant meetings in support of CTE Initiatives.

Develop goals, objectives, and outcomes of CTE initiatives.

Supervise collation and analysis of data to evaluate progress on achievement of Strong Workforce goals and objectives.

Engage and attend industry meetings and events related to CTE/Workforce initiatives.
Develop and coordinate advisory council consisting of business, industry leaders, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act representatives, Workforce Development Board representatives.

Develop and administer budgets.

Monitor compliance for appropriate utilization of local and regional CTE and SWP funds and track encumbrances and expenditures with assistance from Fiscal Services.

Prepare reports on progress toward CTE, SWP, and PERKINS plan objectives on a regular basis.

Ensure adherence to all applicable district, Fiscal Agent, and Chancellor's Office requirements; oversee preparation and submission of required quarterly and final reports to the CCCCO.

Hire, supervise, and evaluate staff assigned to serve as support for CTE Initiatives.

As needed, collaborate with regional partners to achieve CTE and SWP Initiatives.

Establish and maintain strong, cooperative, and effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and community partnerships.

Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an accredited college/university and two (2) years reasonably related experience OR a bachelor's degree and four (4) years reasonably related experience.
  • Some demonstrated experiences with public relations, marketing, event management and/or sales is desired.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of:

  • Pertinent State and Federal laws, codes, statutes, and regulations.
  • Mission, procedures, and operations of California Community Colleges.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, and evaluation.
  • Principles of public speaking, marketing, communications, or sales.
  • Budgeting and fiscal reporting.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Labor market data, industry trends, and Career/Vocational Technical Education; particularly, as it relates to the State of California.

  • Ability to:

  • Demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • Envision and effectively organize and supervise the day-to-day operation of assigned area. Develop, implement, and assess program goals and outcomes.
  • Understand, communicate, and explain college programs and procedures.
  • Work independently and with initiative while creating new programs and opportunities.
  • Plan and organize work. Prioritize and schedule work; train and provide work directions to others.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports and procedural documentation.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Represent the college in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of community college students and personnel, including those with physical or learning disabilities.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships with a variety of college staff and community partners.

  • SALARY RANGE$ 90,502.37 - $ 118,746.95 annually Maximum Entry Level Salary: $95,084.05 annually
    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by May 24, 2023 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 five (5) professional references - Listed on application form
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

    Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

    Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
    EEO Plan 2021-2024

    Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment
    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.


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    Kern Community College District (KCCD) serves communities over 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties through the programs of Bakersfield CollegeCerro Coso College and Porterville College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the district’s colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for our citizens.

    KCCD is geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving 26,000 students. Our students represent a diversity of religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities.

    While the Kern Community College District was established as a separate entity in 1968 to respond to the changing needs of our communities, educational services have been provided to residents for many years: at Bakersfield College since 1913; at Porterville College since 1927; and in the Ridgecrest area since 1951 by what is now Cerro Coso College. All three colleges are proud members of the California Community College System and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Today, education centers and sites in Delano, downtown Bakersfield, the Mammoth/ Bishop area, Edwards Air Force, and the Kern River Valley offer additional convenient, localized instruction for thousands of residents. KCCD’s commitment to distance learning and other technological advances is creating increasing opportunities for education through the internet, satellite, and cable television to individuals across our broad service area and beyond.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.



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