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Vice Chancellor, Educational Services and Student Success (DO)

Kern Community College District
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Vice Chancellor, Educational Services and Student Success (DO)

Kern Community College District

Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY23-2400827

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Educational Services

Basic Function

The Vice Chancellor, Educational Services and Student Success, reports directly to the Chancellor and serves as the chief academic and student services officer of the District and serves as the accreditation liaison with the Colleges. The Vice Chancellor provides overall leadership and utilizes data in planning, organizing, reviewing, coordinating, and evaluating district-wide instructional and student services programs and the development and implementation of policies and procedures of the District. It is expected that decisions are consistent with the Strategic Plan, California Education Code, Title 5, and Board policies. It is essential for this leader to have the ability to inspire and connect with all constituency groups across the District.

Representative Duties

  1. Oversee the development and implementation of the district educational and student services policies and participates in the formulation of organizational objectives, plans and strategies in accordance with the district's mission.
  2. Provide leadership for the development of instructional and instructional related programs, and student services. Make recommendations to Colleges and recommend course and program approvals from the District's colleges to the Chancellor for approval by the Kern Community College District Board and submission to the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. Maintain an inventory of approved programs.
  3. Facilitate student success and student equity by working in collaboration with the colleges and the college vice presidents.
  4. Direct the timely and accurate preparation of records, reports, summaries, and projections of data related to instructional and student services, funding, and the implementation of short- and long-range plans.
  5. Provide administrative leadership for accreditation.
  6. Ensure action plans and program review processes for academic and student support programs are completed and evaluated in a thorough and timely manner and those results are integrated into the strategic staffing, facilities, and budgetary planning processes of the District.
  7. Coordinate and supervise the development of the academic calendars and student fees for the District's colleges.
  8. Utilizing data, evaluate and recommend programs, standards, policies, and procedures within the parameters of state and federal laws to meet District goals for assigned instructional and student programs and services.
  9. Communicate and interpret instructional policies and procedures to administrators, faculty, and staff; communicate with government agencies and other education institutions to identify and research issues, interpret and explain policies, provide technical expertise, and exchange information.
  10. Encourage and work to inspire innovation in teaching and learning.
  11. Ensure evaluation procedures for academic personal are consistent with negotiated agreements and District policies and procedures.
  12. Act as a resource to District negotiating teams and serve on teams as needed, assist in the preparation of proposals and ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreements.
  13. Prepare, submit, and administer budgets for assigned area and categorical and grant programs and funding; monitor and control expenditures; and assure proper maintenance of audit trails, documentation, and financial records.
  14. Direct the development and implementation of the District Strategic Plan and collaborate with the colleges in the development of the colleges Strategic Plans and Student Success Plans.
  15. Collaborate with the colleges in the implementation of enrollment management plans.
  16. Represent the District to local, state, and federal governmental agencies, businesses and agencies involved in creating, developing, modifying, and evaluating programs and services for community college students.
  17. Forge successful relationships with governmental agencies, business and industry, other educational institutions, and service organizations to develop and maintain articulation and collaborative activities.
  18. Supervise and direct assigned employees, including hiring and performance evaluation.
  19. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Chancellor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree from an accredited college/university.
  • A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible leadership experience as an administrator at an institution of higher education. This may include experience as a Vice President, dean, or district level administrative positions, administration of educational or student services, and other unique district level positions. Qualified applicants will have worked directly with the Chief Executive Officer on college or district priorities or initiatives.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

  • Desirable Qualifications
    The following desirable education and experience are important to the success of the administrator in this position:
  • Doctorate degree in educational leadership.
  • Prior teaching experience at the college or university level.
  • Experience participating in the collective bargaining process.
  • Experience with both general education and Career and Technical Education programs.
  • Experience with all methods of instruction including distance education.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing leadership to the development of instructional, student services, and administrative programs as a line administrator.
  • Experience with state, national or community involvement representing the district.
  • Experience in developing, initiating, and implementing enrollment management.
  • Experience with justice involved students and early/middle college programs.

  • Knowledge and Abilities

    Knowledge of:
  • The curriculum process and experience in credit, non-credit, and not-for-credit programs.
  • Comprehensive student services programs and best practices. Knowledge of the mission of California Community Colleges.
  • The role of Career & Technical Education programs within the Mission of the California Community Colleges.
  • Successful strategies leading to student success. Ability to lead, implement, and manage change.
  • Teaching and learning strategies and experience in evaluation of those strategies.
  • Enrollment management.
  • Ability to:
  • Interpret laws, rules, and regulations affecting community colleges; to formulate policies and procedures; to compile clear, accurate statistical reports, and surveys.
  • A track record of being innovative in planning, developing, and producing quality alternative delivery of instruction.
  • Relate well and work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and business and industry representatives of diverse backgrounds.
  • Possess integrity, high energy, devotion to collegiality, and civility as the accepted mode of discourse, and an exceptional level of creativity and initiative.
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively orally, in writing, and using technology.
  • Embrace large projects and see them through to completion.

  • SALARY RANGE$ 183,201.07 - $ 240,375.69 annually(Placement negotiable; based on experience and qualification)
    First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 11:59 pm (PST) on May 28, 2024 are assured consideration. The District 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 (Official transcripts will be required upon offer of employment)
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form
  • Minimum of five professional references
  • Supervisors, direct reports, faculty members, support staff, community members and peers.
  • Must provide name, title, preferred email addresses, and preferred phone numbers.

  • For additional information about the position and Kern Community College District please visit:

    KernCCD Vice Chancellor Search

    For technical inquiries regarding the application process please contact: Dena RhoadesConsultantKern Community College DistrictEmail:
    Phone: 661-378-6499
    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. 2021-2024 EEO Plan

    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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