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Program Director, Career and Technical Education (COF)

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title: Program Director, Career and Technical Education (COF)
Position Number: 02147
Posting Date 07/27/2017
Closing Date
Initial Screening Date 08/16/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type: Management
Work Week 40 hours per week, 12 month position
Minimum Salary: $85,307.16 annual
Maximum Salary: $111,930.39 annual (maximum entry $89,625.84 annual)

Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
•Flex 125
•AFLAC Policy
•Supplemental voluntary life insurance
•403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: Bakersfield College
Location BC-Main Campus
Basic Function

The Program Director is responsible to the assigned Vice President or assigned supervisor, and has broad accountability, within the participatory governance
framework, for planning, directing and evaluating assigned functions associated with maintaining quality academic and student services programs.

Key Responsibilities:
• Oversee all aspects of Perkins and Strong Workforce grants
• Develop and administer a budget for CTE operations – Perkins and Strong Workforce
• Write, implement and administer the Federal Perkins grant
• Maintain all required data and metrics and provide that information as needed
• Coordinate CTE activities, schedules and programs with all schools in the Region
• Collaborate with the guidance department(s) to provide career planning activities and programs
• Market CTE programs to all students
• Facilitate technology integration, information, communication, and training for students, staff, community and business leaders
• Interface with post-secondary institutions to coordinate programs, develop articulation agreements, implement dual credit opportunities and expand the opportunities for all learners to access appropriate learning opportunities
• Maintain a close working relationship with regional community colleges and state agencies.
• Continuously appraise and evaluate the total career and technical program to achieve the established goals of providing the opportunity for people to prepare for gainful employment.
• Maintain current knowledge of all pertinent rules and regulations affecting career and technical education.
• Advise and assist in obtaining state and federal funds for career and technical education programs.
• Assume responsibility for the collection, review and submission of all forms and reports relative to career and technical education to local, state, and federal agencies.
• Coordinate the program evaluation process for the total career and technical program.
• Coordinate the work-experience program.
• Recommend equipment purchase, repair, and disposal for all career and technical programs.
• Make recommendations for long-term adjustments, changes, additions, and deletions in the career and technical program to meet changing job trends and needs.
• Maintain close working relationship and coordinate activities with discipline faculty and instructional Deans.
• Direct guidance activities to assist students in career and technical course selection and occupational choice and decision making.
• Conduct activities designed to create awareness of careers and career potential.
• Maintain membership in and participate in the affairs of professional societies devoted to the advancement of career and technical education.
• Participate in career and technical education and other conferences, workshops, and in-service meetings designed to provide professional skills and competencies.
• Follow federal and state laws, as well as District policies.
• Serve on system, state or community councils or committees as assigned or appropriate.
• Keep informed and disseminate information about current research, trends and best practices in areas of responsibility.
• Supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals and make recommendations for appropriate employment actions.

Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in an academic area related to assignment

Five years of full-time experience in administration, including at least three years of leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment

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

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

• State and Federal codes, statutes and regulations that govern California
community college student developmental and instructional services (or their
equivalents) including:
o Pertinent sections of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations
pertaining to student developmental, curriculum and institutional services.
o Pertinent sections of California Education Code.
o California State Chancellor’s Office (Systems Office) legal opinions and
o Federal regulations pertaining to the Family Educational Rights and Protection Act.
• Microsoft Office Word/Excel
• Principles of student development administration at the community college level; leadership and management principles and techniques.
• 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.
• Computer operations/data processing systems.
• Accounting, budgeting and fiscal reporting.

Ability to:

• 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.
• Exercise group leadership skills, which emphasize collaboration, consensus
building, conflict resolution, and problem solving in an environment of shared
• Use effective written communication, including reporting and funding proposal
reports, etc.
• Effectively interact with persons of diverse socioeconomic and ethnic
• 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.

Salary Grade G
Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on August 16, 2017 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, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):

  • Application Screening: TBD
  • Interviews: TBD

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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about the position?
    • Newspaper
    • Internet
    • Employee
    • Walk-in
    • Chronicle for Higher Education
    • Employment Agency
    • KCCD Employee
    • Other
  2. * 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.
    • I understand the above statement.

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Other Document (2)
  3. Other Document (3)