Director of Energy Workforce Development
Kern Community College District
$105,785.52 - $138,799.78 Annually
Under administrative direction of a Dean of Instruction, the
Director of Energy Workforce Development provides leadership and
oversight to develop a broad and robust energy program. This
includes coordination and planning with industry and research
partners, faculty, and districtwide staff. The Director is expected
to build relationships with industry partners and local, state and
federal government agencies to identify workforce needs impacted by
the transition to clean energy and emerging energy technologies;
partner with deans, department chairs and faculty to provide
courses, certificates, and degree(s) in response to those needs;
collaborate with research partners on innovative energy projects;
work with federal agencies to position the college and district as
a leader in energy technology transfer and workforce development
for the region. The Director will provide leadership and direction
with a coalition of public and private partners in developing a
growth plan for all aspects of the Energy Technology Transfer and
Workforce Development initiative.
Provide vision and expertise to meet workforce development needs in
energy-related sectors within the region.
Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with industry,
educational institutions, research laboratories and state and
Assess, develop, and implement strategies and processes to support
the growth, development, marketing and administration of the Energy
Technology Transfer and Workforce Development initiative.
Market the College and energy programs to the community and local
industry. Included may be on-campus presentations to faculty and
staff, coordinating planning meetings with academic and industry
partners, and engaging in discipline-specific discussions.
Review, assess, and evaluate assigned programs and services;
recommend and implement approved plans and policies to facilitate
and improve outcomes, operations, and programs within areas of
In accordance with grant specifications; prepare, present, and
submit compliance reports and documents.
Assist in the development and monitoring of program expenditures,
ensuring compliance with grant specifications.
Research and seek additional funding sources; initiate and
administer grants as appropriate.
Participate in workshops, meetings, and conferences at the
district, local, regional, state, and federal levels as appropriate
to the assigned areas of responsibility.
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate the work performance of
Perform other related activities and duties as assigned.
Master's degree from an accredited college/university, preferably
in an energy, engineering, or science related area of study.
Five years of full-time experience or the equivalent in the
administration of educational programs, including demonstrated
leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability
backgrounds of community college students and employees.
Experience collaborating with industry to develop energy programs
for educational institutions.
Two years of experience in emerging energy technologies.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, codes, statutes, and
Knowledge of Environmental Social Governance (ESG) criteria and
Knowledge of the mission, procedures, and operations of California
Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision, training, and
Knowledge of principles of public speaking, marketing,
communications, or sales.
Knowledge of budgeting, and fiscal reporting.
Ability to interpret complex codes and regulations
Ability to research, present and support alternative strategies for
meeting program goals.
Ability to work independently and initiatively while creating new
programs and opportunities.
Ability to plan and organize work; prioritize and schedule work;
train and provide work directions to others.
Ability to effectively supervise operations of assigned area.
Ability to maintain records, prepare reports and procedural
Ability to exercise group leadership skills emphasizing
collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in
SALARY RANGE $102,704.39 - $
134,757.07 Maximum Entry Level Salary: $
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of
Complete application packets will be
accepted until the position is filled; but those received by
August 25, 2021
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
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
All applicants must apply online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kccd/jobs/3140574/director-of-energy-workforce-development
Emails will not be accepted.