Program Manager, Disabled Student Program & Services
Kern Community College District
$68,305.09 - $89,622.21 Annually
Disabled Student Programs & Services
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
Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) provides equal
access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities.
DSPS provides reasonable accommodations to students with documented
physical, mental health, and learning disabilities who are enrolled
in classes at Bakersfield College. The department provides
accommodations and support services which may include, liaison with
California State Department of Rehabilitation and other community
resources, test taking assistance, special equipment, mobility
assistance, note taking, assistive computer technology, special
classes, sign language interpreters, written materials in an
alternate format, and learning disability assessment. These
services are intended to prepare and support students to
participate on an equal basis with their non-disabled
Position Key Accountabilities:
1. Knowledge of disability laws (i.e. 504 and 508)
2. Disability related field experience, understanding of types of
disabilities, documentation need to enroll in services
3. Understand, coordinate, and distribute/delivery accommodations
such as alternative media, scribe, note taker supplies, audio
recording devices, and other technology for the blind
4. Assistive Technology differences, benefits, and uses.
5. Handling of sensitive documents, and FERPA guidelines.
6. Supervising and directing staff in a management role
7. Knowledge of MIS submission and disability categorical weights
to ensure accurate funding for department.
Manage the implementation of multiple project activities to meet or
exceed assigned program(s) expectations.
Manage and monitor budgets to ensure compliance with regulations
and/or directives from program agencies and cooperative educational
Assist in preparation and administration of budget, control and
authorize expenditures, approve invoices for payment, and respond
to budget inquiries from college staff.
Supervise and coordinate department planning and operations;
personnel supervision, including development and evaluation of all
Coordinate the release of project information and outreach
activities to familiarize students with the services and programs
of the college.
Develop and implement methods to identify and serve students who
meet project guidelines, assessing their needs and providing
programming to address those needs.
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.
Market the College and assigned program(s) to the College community
and the general public.
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 equipment.
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.
68,305.63 - $ 89,622.22 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $71,763.05
Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will
be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by
November 12, 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 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/3291826/program-manager-disabled-student-program-services-dsps
Emails will not be accepted.