Program Manager, Categorical Programs (COF)
Kern Community College District
$70,354.25 - $92,310.88 Annually
Outreach, Special Programs (AB540, Cal-SOAP,
This position is contingent on funding.
Under direction of the Programs Director or assigned supervisor,
the Program Manager is responsible for managing assigned program
activities associated with maintaining quality academic and student
1. Familiar with the AB 540 eligibility requirements
2. Experience with training
3. Ability to conduct completion of CA Dream Act Applications
4. Familiar with immigration laws
1. Manage the implementation of multiple project activities to meet
or exceed assigned program(s) expectations.
2. Manage and monitor budgets to ensure compliance with regulations
and/or directives from program agencies and cooperative educational
3. Assist in preparation and administration of budget, control and
authorize expenditures, approve invoices for payment, and respond
to budget inquiries from college staff.
4. Supervise and coordinate department planning and operations;
personnel supervision, including development and evaluation of all
5. Coordinate the release of project information and outreach
activities to familiarize students with the services and programs
of the college.
6. Develop and implement methods to identify and serve students who
meet project guidelines, assessing their needs and providing
programming to address those needs.
7. Participate in meetings and conferences related to programs
within the assigned area; disseminate information, coordinate
projects and implement procedural changes; follow up on action
items, and develop program reports as needed.
8. Market the College and assigned program(s) to the College
community and the general public.
9. Perform related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Two years of experience related to area of assignment.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability
backgrounds of community college students and employees.
Knowledge and Abilities
- Student services available at the college.
- Modern office procedures, methods and computer
- Principles and procedures of financial record-keeping and
- Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations
related to the assigned special programs processes.
- Principles of public speaking.
- Record-keeping and report preparation methods.
- Principles of providing work direction and guidance to
- Correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
- Evaluate and implement project goals.
- Communicate information to individuals and groups.
- Interpret and apply the policies and procedures of the college
and the project initiatives.
- Interact with and motivate others.
- Maintain records and prepare reports.
- Prepare and monitor budgets.
- Supervise and provide work direction and guidance to assigned
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working
relationships with others.
- Collaborate with college personnel and key project staff to
track program effectiveness based on evidenced based milestones for
- Develop and facilitate orientations, seminars, and workshops
designed to familiarize students, faculty, and staff with assigned
special programs opportunities.
RANGE$ 70,354.25 - $ 92,310.88 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ 73,915.94
Review of Applications: Complete application packets will
be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by
May 5, 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:
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
- 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
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
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
Discrimination Free Work Environment
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 https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kccd/jobs/3945964/program-manager-categorical-programs-cof
Emails will not be accepted.