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Job Title: Executive Director, Rural Initiatives
Job Category: Administrative/Office/Clerical
Job Reference: 1274310
Job description:  
Executive Director, Rural Initiatives

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 02477

Posting Date: 08/08/2018

Initial Screening Date: 08/23/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Management


Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: 109,909.01 annually

Maximum Salary: 144,210.15 annually


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:

Under the direction of the Vice President, Instruction, the Executive Director, Rural Initiatives is responsible for developing, coordinating, administrating, and operating year-round programs and services for all rural communities.

Examples of Duties:
Interpret and administer District policy regarding academic and student services.

Conduct needs assessment specific for rural communities in collaboration with local educational and governmental agencies, businesses and community service groups.

Develop Rural Initiatives program goals and objectives in alignment with college strategic directions.

Develop, implement, and administer instructional and student support services for rural communities.

Develop programs and activities to increase student enrollment and student persistence.

Provide leadership and develop partnerships with area high schools to establish and maintain dual enrollment and early college pathways.

Develop an annual schedule of course for traditional and dual enrollment programs in consultation with faculty chairs and educational administrators.

Organize services and coordinate with other campus departments to meet the instructional and student support needs of rural communities, within a participatory governance environment.

Serve as an Executive Director for the Delano College Center Foundation and serve on the Bakersfield College Foundation Board of Directors.

Develop and administer the annual budget to achieve identified outcomes.

Serve as primary administrator for Rural Initiatives facilities and development of new facilities.

Seek additional funding sources, and initiate and administer grants as appropriate.
Market Rural Initiatives programs and services to the College community and public.

Evaluate performance of college personnel in assigned areas of responsibility.

Serve on College and District committees as appropriate.

Represent the college with educational and governmental agencies business and service groups in rural communities.

Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

•Master’s degree from an accredited college/university, preferably in student affairs, higher education management, or a discipline with related knowledge and skills.
•Three years demonstrated progressive leadership roles in an educational setting.
•Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic culture, 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:


-Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
-Ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff.
-Ability to work effectively with representatives of educational agencies, businesses, government, and the community-at-large in the identification, development, and implementation of credit and not-for-credit programs.
-Ability to demonstrate sensitivity in working with people of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as those with disabilities.
-Knowledge of teaching and learning strategies and experience in evaluation of those strategies.
-Community College experience. Computer competence.
-Demonstrated leadership abilities.
-Ability to speak Spanish.
-Ability to apply policies and procedures consistently and correctly.
-Knowledge of the mission of California Community College.
-Knowledge of matriculation procedures.
-Demonstrated ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in problem solving

Salary Grade: J1

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 23, 2018 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or re-initiate 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

Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants._

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 http://apptrkr.com/1274310. Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Employment type:
  • Full Time
Salary Range: Unspecified
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Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): 0
Job Location: Bakersfield - California - USA
Zipcode: 93305
Post Date: 08/13/2018
Contact Information
Contact Name: Kern Community College district
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