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Program Director, Instructional Operations

Kern Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 4, 2024

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Program Director, Instructional Operations

Kern Community College District

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

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY23-2400758

Location: Bakersfield, CA


Basic Function

Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, the Program Director, Instructional Operations, has broad accountability, within the participatory governance framework, for college instructional operations. The Program Director, Instructional Operations, will manage the daily operations of the college instruction office specialist team, and will provide planning, training and oversight of all associated technologies.

Representative Duties

Provide leadership and administrative oversight to the college instructional office specialist team.
Hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate the work performance of assigned personnel.
Lead the selection of enrollment management software platforms and packages, lead implementation efforts, and direct the development of training and support for the software platforms.
Assist in the administration of college, district, and regulatory policy with respect to instructional operations (e.g., scheduling, curriculum, assessment, and 320 reporting). Provide leadership in generating staff development opportunities for support staff.
Coordinate assigned department planning and operations.
Review, assess and evaluate enrollment management programs and services; recommend and implement approved plans and policies to facilitate and improve outcomes, operations and programs within areas of responsibility.
Act as liaison with District, State, and federal governing bodies regarding assigned programs and practices.
Establish and maintain strong, cooperative, and effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and community partnerships.
Support the coordination of resources of the assigned areas to meet the evolving needs of the college and to accomplish departmental and campus-wide strategic initiatives.
Provide regular reports for enrollment management and student success purposes (i.e., data analysis).
Serve on College and District committees as appropriate.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an accredited college/university and two (2) years reasonably related experience


  • A bachelor's degree and four (4) years reasonably related experience.

  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

    Knowledge and Abilities


  • State and Federal codes, statutes and regulations that govern California community college student developmental and instructional services (or their equivalents) including:
  • 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.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Computer operations/data processing systems.
  • Accounting, budgeting and fiscal reporting.
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • 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.
  • Envision and effectively organize and supervise the day-to-day operation of assigned area. Develop, implement, and assess program goals and outcomes.
  • 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.
  • 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 April 18, 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

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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