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Executive Director of Economic and Workforce Development

Kern Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 20, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time

Executive Director of Economic and Workforce Development

Kern Community College District

Salary: $136,479.66 - $179,095.42 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: FY23-2400773

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Workforce and Economic Development

Basic Function

The Executive Director, Economic and Workforce Development, reports directly to the Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development or assigned supervisor, and provides guidance, support, planning, organization, evaluation and implementation of Economic and Workforce Development programs.

Representative Duties

  1. Manages planning, developing, organizing, coordination, leadership, and facilitation of workforce and economic development activities with local and regional Key Talent, Technical Assistance (TA) Providers, CEOs, CIOs, deans, directors, and other regional stakeholders to develop and implement KernCCD's local and regional goals, objectives, and strategies associated with the California Community College Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) statewide workforce and economic development mission and vision.
  2. Convenes, coordinates, connects, and collaborates with workforce and economic development networks and college leadership to ensure that every community college in the district is aware of opportunities to participate in regional activities, regional decision-making processes, and regional investment of resources.
  3. Coordinate with, and leverage efforts of other regional, statewide, and federal stakeholders to identify and connect priority sector needs and resources leading to outcomes that directly or indirectly improve student success and student wage gain.
  4. Drive collaboration and initiatives between local businesses, industries, labor organizations, and college programs to include baccalaureate programs districtwide.
  5. Cultivate collaborative communities so that practitioners and/or faculty are deeply engaged in the region's priority and emergent sectors.
  6. Provide leadership for convening, technical assistance, and logistical support to projects that affect Common Metrics and Accountability Measures and meet the labor market needs of priority and emergent sectors.
  7. In collaboration with the Career Education Deans, establish an effective process to help validate the need for new programs, avoid unnecessary duplication of programs, and ensure labor market demand/supply equilibrium.
  8. Manage CTE logistics, collaboration tools, and communication between member colleges to provide relevant information concerning regional workforce and economic development activities.
  9. Interprets and ensures compliance with state and federal labor laws, IRS regulations, and Ed Code, Title 5, and District policy and procedures regarding the use of employees and contractors.
  10. Develops, coordinates, and maintains website including all required minutes, contact information, correspondence, notes, resources, and organizational structure documents in a method that is transparent and available to all members.
  11. Facilitates the evaluation and review of progress in meeting strategic plan objectives.
  12. Resolves or assists in the resolution of problems and/or complaints and initiates corrective action as appropriate.
  13. Travels to and participates in regional, state, and national meetings.
  14. Represents the District at required meetings.
  15. File a report on activities annually with the Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development or assigned supervisor.
  16. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate assigned employees.
  17. Promote a work culture that values diversity and demonstrates the delivery of exemplary customer service, innovation, and quality services to employees and the community.
  18. Establish and maintain strong, cooperative, and effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and community partnerships.
  19. Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development or assigned supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree from an accredited college/university.
  • Two years of management level experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.
  • Two years of experience in workforce development initiatives and/or CTE-related programming.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

  • Desired:
  • Master's degree in business, communications, educational leadership or related field.

  • Knowledge and Abilities

    Knowledge of:
  • Applicable State and federal laws, codes, regulations practices, and issues affecting economic and workforce development programs.
  • Economic and workforce development instructional and program development.
  • California Community College curriculum development and approval process.
  • Budget development, fiscal performance measures, and administration.
  • Collaborative strategies for diverse groups/populations.
  • Leadership, team building, motivation, and conflict resolution principles.
  • Gathering and analyzing data and making relevant recommendations based on that analysis.
  • Interpersonal skills, using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Mission, procedures, and operations of California Community Colleges.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Principles and practices of training, supervision and performance evaluation.

  • Ability to:
  • Interpret laws, rules, and regulations affecting community colleges.
  • To formulate policies and procedures.
  • To compile clear, accurate statistical reports and surveys.
  • Make public presentations.
  • To coordinate/facilitate meetings.
  • Conduct outreach and build consensus between multiple stakeholders on complex multi-campus efforts.
  • Oversee curriculum alignment.
  • Interpret the laws, rules, and regulations regarding grants.
  • Work independently with an emphasis on detail.
  • Effectively and fluently utilize computers and a variety of hardware and software programs to perform advanced-level document production including creating charts, establishing, and maintaining databases, utilizing list serves, calendaring systems, web sites, cloud-based systems for sharing documents and creating spreadsheets.
  • Coordinate multiple initiatives while advancing a regional strategy.
  • Convene and lead workforce partners outside the community college system.
  • Demonstrate excellent constituency management and interpersonal skills.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Provide work direction and guidance to assigned staff.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Develop and maintain records accurately and with confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and personnel, including those with physical or learning disabilities.
  • Compile, organize and use various financial information necessary in the preparation and management of budgets.
  • Analyze complex financial, statistical and narrative data.

  • SALARY RANGE$136,479.66 - $179,095.42 monthlyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $143,388.94 monthly
    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 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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