Assistant Director, Academic Technology and Professional Development
Company: Kern Community College District
Posted on: January 14, 2023
Assistant Director, Academic Technology and Professional
Kern Community College District
Salary: $90,502.37 - $118,746.95 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: FY22-23-00774
Location: Porterville, CA
Under the direction of the Vice President of Instruction, the
Assistant Director, Academic Technology and Professional
Development is responsible for leading the planning and development
of Academic Technology Services, Distance Education, and
Professional Development. The Assistant Director will manage the
daily operations relating to instructional technology, coordinate
and conduct instructional technology workshops, coordinate FLEX
Workshops with Academic Senate, and oversee the the implementation
of updated or new instructional technologies. This may become a
supervisory position, with management responsibility for classified
This position will require some onsite presence, travel and have
the option of working remote based on project and support needs.
This position is available for remote work. Employee, must reside
in the state of California.
1. Play a lead role in the selection of instructional and academic
software platforms and packages, lead implementation efforts, and
direct the development of training and support programs for those
2. In coordination with Academic Senate and the the Office of
Instruction, lead the development and delivery of a comprehensive
training schedule for college faculty, management and classified
staff, including new employee orientation programs and FLEX week,
as well as Adjunct Faculty Orientations.
3. Administer the full spectrum of strategic and day-to-day
operations relating to academic technology and the professional
development, including a lead role in strategic planning, , and
4. Direct and coordinate the resources assigned to academic
technology and professional development to meet the evolving needs
of the college and to accomplish the departmental and campus-wide
5. Lead the development, submission, and completion of all Academic
Technology grant initiatives, including grant administration,
budget development, and proposal development, and serve as
Principal Investigator when needed.
6. Lead the strategic growth and enrollment management work related
to all distance education modalities, including the role of chair
of the Distance Education Committee.
7. Serve as the college liaison to all state and national distance
education initiatives and collaborations, ensuring full
participation from, as well as maximum benefit to the college.
8. Lead the development of policy and procedures related to
academic technology and distance education.
9. Initiate and develop strategic collaborative projects with
outside entities, including colleges, universities, nonprofit
entities, and business organizations, using the platform of
academic technology, distance education and professional
development, which strengthen and enhance the work of the
10. Provide high-level project management for a broad spectrum of
academic technology projects.
11. Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Master's degree from an accredited college/university in a
relevant academic field.
- Two years of experience in the leading or support of
Educational Technology and/or Distance Education.
- Experience in coordinating and managing relevant grant funding
to implement educational technology programs.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability
backgrounds of community college students and employees.
Knowledge and Abilities
- Grant management, project management, and structured design
- Computer hardware and software applicable to an educational
environment; and of peripheral hardware commonly used in academic
- Effective practices in distance education and academic support
- Federal and state laws related to the development and
implementation of student success technologies at the community
- Leadership and management principles and techniques
- Accounting, budgeting, and fiscal reporting
- Effective written and oral communication techniques
- Supervise others
- Coordinate and facilitate complex technological
- Establish and maintain effective working relationship with
- Plan, develop, and manage a department operational budget
- Plan, organize, and manage complex purchase processes,
including negotiations with vendors for hardware and software
- Perform short-and-long-range planning to effectively manage
personnel and materials processes of the College information
- Interpret laws, rules, and regulations affecting community
college fiscal, attendance, and personnel accounting
- Compile clear, accurate statistical reports
- Logically and realistically evaluate systems and procedures
- Evaluate and assign staff for efficient operation of the
SALARY RANGE$ 90,502.37 - $ 118,746.95 annuallyMaximum Entry Level
Salary: $ 95,084.05 annually
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete
application packets will be accepted until the position is filled;
but those received by January 20, 2023 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 five (5) professional references - Listed on
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
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
practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment
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.
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