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Program Director, Mens Basketball

Kern Community College District
$95,027.48 - $124,684.30 Annually

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Program Director, Mens Basketball

Kern Community College District

Salary: $95,027.48 - $124,684.30 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: FY23-2400788

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Kinesiology, Health & Athletics

Basic Function

Under the direction of the Dean of Kinesiology, Health/Athletic Director the Program Director/ Head Coach is responsible for the development and maintenance of an effective, comprehensive and competitive California Community College Athletics Association (3C2A) intercollegiate sports program, including the planning, coaching organizing, and directing of events and activities; scheduling and coordinating program events; serve as a liaison between the Dean of Kinesiology, Health/Athletics Director personnel, outside agencies, vendors, boosters, students and parents; and supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.

Representative Duties

  • Provide day to day management of the subject sports program in alignment with the department, college, and district goals.
  • Interpret and administer District and College policy and procedures regarding assigned program: Provides quality guidance and coaching to students participating in the designated sport's program.
  • Provide mentoring, and coaching to student-athletes in the skills, techniques, and competitive strategies necessary for individual and team achievement of athletic standards of performance; evaluate individual and team performance and refine individual and team strategies throughout the season.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures, including National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), California Community College Association ( CCCAA) by laws and regulations and Title IX.
  • Establish and maintain safety standards to protect student athletes, equipment, materials, and facilities; demonstrates techniques of movement and body mechanics that prevent injuries; provide immediate assistance to injured student athletes; document injuries and submit recordkeeping reports as required.
  • Work with Dean of Kinesiology, Health/Athletic Director to develop short and long-range planning for the overall student success initiative.
  • Lead the outreach and student recruitment in compliance with CCCAA regulations to identify and attract promising student athletes including planning, student recruiting visits and coordinating recruiting database.
  • Establish and maintain an environment conducive to the welfare and academic success of the student athletes that fosters collaboration with students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and the public; participate and represent the Department at community events.
  • Support the Athletic Department by ensuring the sport's program academic compliance and success with the CCCAA, NCAA and KCCD that adheres to the highest standards of integrity.
  • Attends all program activities which may include scheduled practices and all competitions. Provides ongoing oversight of student athlete's conduct both on and off the court; assists with conflict resolution; provides guidance with negotiating campus onboarding processes such as registration, financial aid, and student life.
  • Assist the Dean of Kinesiology, Health/Athletic Director in ensuring continuity, equity and compliance within the program; remain current on all new legislation impacting the program and keep program staff informed.
  • Oversee the subject sports team budget, allocate, and monitor to ensure budgetary compliance; including the direct purchase of uniforms, equipment, supplies, and materials for the assigned sport's program.
  • Develop and implement a wide variety of fundraising programs and activities, including
  • but not limited to, general fundraising solicitation and fundraising events to augment the assigned sport's program budget.
  • Promote interest and attendance at assigned athletic events.
  • Works with Dean of Kinesiology, Health/Athletic Director to schedule events and travel related to intercollegiate competition.
  • Assist Dean of Kinesiology, Health/Athletic Director with assigned game management events, including the preparation of facilities, equipment, officials and game personnel.
  • Provides information to appropriate designee for press releases, season previews, hometown news articles, women's basketball program web site, and feature stories to various media in compliance with the college's and the 3C2A policies and procedures.
  • Attend assigned college, department, and division meetings as it pertains to the strategic planning of the assigned sport's program.
  • Perform other related activities as assigned.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    Any combination of education and experience equivalent to:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in physical education, kinesiology, exercise science, recreation, or athletic administration.
  • Two years of reasonable leadership / coaching experience in intercollegiate athletics in the designated sport.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the community college.

  • Knowledge and Abilities

    Knowledge of:
  • Methods and techniques of leadership and management. Public relations principles and techniques.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Budget preparation and control.
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written communication.
  • Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training. Operation of computer and assigned software.
  • Pertinent State and Federal laws, codes, statutes, and regulations.
  • The 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.
  • Ability to:
  • Interpret and apply laws, codes, regulations, policies, and produces, including California Community College Athletics Association, California Community College Athletics and Title IX.
  • Analyze and assess programs operational and facilities needs and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Plan, organize, control and direct intercollegiate program activities. Supervise performance of assigned personnel in accordance with the District and College goals and objectives
  • 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$95,027.48 - $124,684.30 AnnuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $99,838.26 Annually
    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by May 1, 2024, 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
    • 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 EnvironmentThe 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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