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Vice President, Instruction
Kern Community College District

Date Posted Feb. 6, 2019
Title Vice President, Instruction
University Kern Community College District
Bakersfield, CA, United States
Application Deadline 2/28/2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Vice-(President/Provost/Chancellor)
  • Administration - Undergraduate Education
    Administration - Other

Vice President, Instruction

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 02726

Posting Date: 02/04/2019

Initial Screening Date: 02/28/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Management


Work Week:

Minimum Salary: $141,526.47 per year

Maximum Salary: $185,695.00 per year


The Kern Community College District provides a maximum contribution to an excellent health and welfare benefits plan. The District also provides life insurance plans for the employee, as well as an 16.28% contribution to the State Teachers Retirement plan. Additional types of insurance may be purchased with pre-tax dollars through an IRS 125 flexible benefit program.

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

College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:

The Kern Community College District welcomes applications for a leadership position as the Vice President, Instruction for the Bakersfield College campus. The position is responsible for providing effective leadership and direction to all elements of college academic affairs.
Founded in 1913, Bakersfield College is one of the nation's oldest continually operating community colleges. The college serves over 31,000 students annually from diverse, economic, cultural, and educational backgrounds. Bakersfield College continues to contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of the communities it serves.
Bakersfield College is at the cutting edge of several national and state initiatives and has been recognized for its innovative work on student success. Over the last 5 years, the college has experienced significant enrollment growth, including dual enrollment and inmate education; successful implementation of a guided pathways framework; addition of new career programs, including a Bachelor of Science program in Industrial Automation; significant addition of new Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) program, as well as significantly increased transfer rates and ADT awards; and is currently developing an extensive Early College program. The president, Dr. Sonya Christian, is seeking an innovative, experienced, detail-oriented, highly motivated and organized person capable of leading these critical initiatives for the college.
This is an Educational Administrator position.
Our Campus
Located on a 153-acre main campus in northeast Bakersfield with multiple satellite locations throughout the area to include,
Our Community
Metropolitan area population of over 540,000, Bakersfield is one of the fasted growing economies and regions in the nation.
Example of Duties:
-Planning, developing, and implementing innovative programs in order to provide a rich and supportive student learning environment.
-Determination of community needs.
-Developing policies and procedures related to academic faculty and programs.
-Leading the educational planning processes and the maintenance of the Educational Master Plan.
-Assessment of student learning and both program outcomes and institutional effectiveness.
-Identifying and assisting in the acquisition of instructional resources.
-Administration of the curriculum development, approval, and review processes.
-Development and maintenance of partnerships with business, government
agencies, high schools, other community colleges, and universities in the planning and delivery of educational programs.
-Preparation of the class schedule, College catalog, and other publications.
-Assignment of academic staff.
-Enrollment management.
-Supervising the allocation and management of instructional budgets.
-Selection, supervision, and evaluation of administrative and support staff.
-Academic grant prospecting, development, and management.
-Articulation of instructional interests, achievements, and needs both within the College and to the community at large.
-Coordination with student services programs.
-Serve as the chief instructional office of the College.

Education and Experience:

Education and Experience

Masters Degree from accredited college/university
Five years of increasingly responsible college-level instructional administrative
Three years of college-level teaching experience
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college
students and employees.

Desirable Qualifications:
Earned Doctorate Degree

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.

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:
Mission of the California Community Colleges
Community college instructional programs, regulations, and policies
Principles of employer-employee relations
Principles of college management
Ability to:
Interpret laws, rules, and regulations relating to community colleges
Formulate policies and procedures
Manage the operation of a complex organization serving different communities over a large geographical area
Administer complex budgets
Manage multiple priorities and projects
Coordinate and facilitate meetings
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Understand and support the development of a learner-centered instructional program
Provide leadership and support for faculty and administrators in the development and implementation of outstanding instructional programs and innovative approaches to successful student learning
Effectively communicate orally and in writing
Understand the uses of instructional and administrative technology and encourage its appropriate use
Work collaboratively and productively with faculty, administrators, support staff, and the community.
Effectively work within a system of participatory governance
Effectively work with academic, occupational, developmental, and entrepreneurial programs in a multi-campus environment.
Lead change in a productive and positive manner.
Foster teamwork and to establish internal and external consensus
Effectively represent the College in the community, regionally, and statewide.
Understand contemporary issues in higher education.

Salary Grade: L1

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure initial consideration, please apply by February 28, 2019:

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

For a full listing of representative duties and benefits as well as a description of the application procedure, go to:

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

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 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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