Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administrative Services
Kern Community College District
$169,395.35 - $222,261.38 Annually
Reporting to the Chancellor, and serving as a member of the
Chancellor's Cabinet, the Vice Chancellor, Finance and
Administrative Services serves as the chief fiscal officer of the
District and has responsibility for District business services. The
Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administrative Services directs
designated District functions including budgeting, accounting,
purchasing, records management, investments, and capital projects
planning and construction.
Has a clear commitment to
a collegial environment and inclusion in important decision-making
processes. Exhibits a collaborative leadership style with all
constituent groups throughout the district to accomplish critical
institutional objectives.Values Diversity
diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms as a
District-wide value. Focuses on meeting the needs of underserved
student and community populations. Seeks diversity in employee
positions.Effective Organizational Leadership
aware of the complexities of a multi-college district and exhibits
an ability to foster cooperation and support between district
colleges and allocate resources equitably and
effectively.Effective Fiscal and Resource
Understands the role of finances in planning,
budgeting, assessing, and leading continuous improvement.
Effectively manages all resources to advance the purposes of the
district. Courage to Lead in Difficult Times
effective, data-informed decision maker and administrator. Is
action- and results-oriented, innovative, and creative, and
responds to situations in a timely manner, particularly in periods
of uncertain funding or disruption.Effectively Motivates
Exhibits outstanding communication skills, a strong
work ethic, positive attitude, and enthusiasm for the work of the
organization. Is a successful team builder with a proven ability to
motivate members of all constituent groups to perform at their
best.Highest Ethics and Integrity
personal/professional ethics and integrity in all behavior and
relationships with a strong sense of transparency, fairness, and
equity in all decision making. Effective Leadership in a
Multi-College District Environment
Understands the District
Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administrative Services role within
the authority structure in a multi-college district. Engages with
authority in a creative, innovative, and respectful manner. Takes
and gives authority appropriately with the Board of Trustees and
both District and campus leadership.
- Represent the District with federal, state, and local
government entities such as legal counsel, County Auditor and
Treasurer, county offices of education, Self-Insured Schools of
California (SISC), Board Finance Committee, Bond Oversight
Committee, Board Legislative Committee, and the Chancellor's Office
of the California Community Colleges.
- Work closely with the Chancellor, College Presidents, other
administrators and staff at all stages of the budget process,
ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
- Provide expert advice to assist the Chancellor in establishing
- Serve on or chair various District committees such as the
Fringe Benefit Committee, and District/college business managers'
- Conduct research studies as needed to improve the operational
effectiveness of the District, particularly its business systems
- Direct the development and control of the District Budget.
- Direct and supervise all aspects of Business Services and
facility development, including the preparation of annual goals and
- Provide management oversight for accounting, finance,
purchasing, and business office functions, including review and
documentation of procedures.
- Initiate, interpret, and administer policies and procedures for
fiscal affairs, auxiliary services, and other areas of
- Ensure timely completion of state and federal mandated
- Direct and supervise capital outlay, deferred maintenance, and
- Explore alternative sources of revenue enhancement, including
costs reduction strategies, partnerships, and major gifts.
Education and Experience:
- Assume additional managerial responsibilities as appropriate to
of experience and education that would provide the required
knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the
required knowledge and abilities would be:
Master's degree from an accredited institution with major
coursework in business, accounting, finance, management or related
field, and five years of related management experience; OR
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in business,
accounting, finance, management or related field, and a Certified
Public Accountant (CPA) license, and five years of related
management experience; OR
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in business,
accounting, finance, management or related field, and eight years
of progressively responsible and relevant management experience in
a large organization.
Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the
diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual
orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the
students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and
understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups
who may have experienced discrimination.
California Community College administrative experience
including: overall supervision of the business operations,
including accounting, budget, payroll, warehousing and central
receiving, parking, risk management, and purchasing.
Experience with public/private ventures.
Experience with entrepreneurial approaches to fund
Experience working with oversight Boards and collaborative
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of principles and practices of community college
business administration, community college finance, automated
financial systems, accounting, budgeting, audits, and financial
Knowledge of Education Code and other codes related to
community colleges and sound risk management practices.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate critical
budgetary issues to the community, administrators, faculty, staff,
students, and the Board of Trustees.
Knowledge of public/private ventures.
Knowledge of complex information systems.
Demonstrated ability to effect innovative solutions to
management and operational issues.
Demonstrated ability to effectively plan and manage the
business services operations of a multi-campus community college
Knowledge of the mission of the California Community
Knowledge of federal and California legislation, laws,
regulations; and processes impacting higher education.
Demonstrated ability to maintain cooperative relationships with
colleagues; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in
writing, with various stakeholder groups in a variety of venues;
and the ability to coordinate and facilitate
SALARY RANGE$ 169,395.35 - $
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of
Complete application packets will be
accepted until the position is filled; but those received by
October 15, 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:
For confidential inquiries, contact:
- 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
- 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 inquiries please
Interim, Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
Kern Community College District
Telephone: currently working remotely, please contact via
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
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/3233872/vice-chancellor-finance-and-administrative-services-cfo
Emails will not be accepted.