Program Manager - Adult Ed Block Grant (COF) - Kern Community College District in Bakersfield California

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Kern Community College District

Bakersfield, California

United States


Detailed Job Description

College Site

Bakersfield College

Basic Fuction

This position is contingent on funding.

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 services programs.


  • Develop, coordinate, and support the Bakersfield College, Delano Adult Education program as it applies to underserved students in the Bakersfield College Rural Communities
  • Coordinate the student services and student categorical programs that directly support improved outcomes on success indicators for target populations prioritized in the Adult Ed Block Grant Plan.
  • Conduct research and evaluation related to improving adult education in our region.
  • Support the adult education planning processes.
  • Coordinate professional development for faculty and staff in regards to underserved student populations in our rural communities.
  • Coordinate the adaptation of academic programs and courses to improve student outcomes for students at distant sites.
  • Coordinate & support students to include tutoring, educational advisement and instructional support in rural North Kern county.
  • Work with the Director to arrange other direct student support including books, miscellaneous supplies and materials for students, student transportation, and child care.
  • Work with Delano Campus leadership to assess community needs and plan, develop, and implement plans to address those needs to include leveraging innovative partnerships with business and industry.
  • Develop and maintain a system to collect data for program evaluations, grant proposals, and reporting purposes
  • Work with the Director, Delano Campus to develop an annual schedule of courses and coordinate faculty assignments with academic chairs to ensure delivery Bakersfield College courses to our underserved rural populations
  • Develop programs and activities to increase adult student enrollment and adult student persistence in our underserved rural communities.
Example of Duties:

1. Manage the implementation of multiple project activities to meet or exceed assigned program(s) expectations.

2. Manage and monitor budgets to ensure compliance with regulations and/or directives from program agencies and cooperative educational partners.

3. Assist in preparation and administration of budget, control and authorize expenditures, approve invoices for payment, and respond to budget inquiries from college staff.

4. Supervise and coordinate department planning and operations; personnel supervision, including development and evaluation of all support staff.

5. Coordinate the release of project information and outreach activities to familiarize students with the services and programs of the college.

6. Develop and implement methods to identify and serve students who meet project guidelines, assessing their needs and providing programming to address those needs.

7. 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.

8. Market the College and assigned program(s) to the College community and the general public.

9. 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 of:
  • Student services available at the college.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Principles and procedures of financial record-keeping and reporting.
  • 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 others.
  • Correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Ability to:
  • 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 staff.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Minium Salary

$66,315.63 annual

Maximum Salary

$87,011.86 annual (maximum entry $67,973.53)


It shall be the policy of the Kern Community College District that equal opportunity to seek, obtain, hold, and advance in employment in the District shall be afforded to all who qualify without discrimination because of race, color, ethnic group identification, ancestry, religion, national origin, sex (gender), sexual orientation, age, and/or physical or mental disability. Appropriate qualifications for the performance of specific duties are the basic criteria for the employmentand promotion of personnel. Additional efforts will be made to recruit, develop, and to promote qualified members of groups that are underrepresented in the District workforce, even if that under-representation cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions on the part of the District.If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Human Resources Department at (661) 336-5141.

Keyword Phrases

  • Program Manager - Adult Ed Block Grant (COF)
  • 3 campuses serving 38,000 diverse students
  • Committed to continuous quality improvement
  • Invested, Inclusive, Accountable, Focus, Committed
  • Program Administrators and Coordinators
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Manager
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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