Dean of Instruction: Kinesiology & Athletics

  • Dean
  • Bakersfield
  • January 3, 2022

Kern Community College District

Dean of Instruction: Kinesiology & Athletics

Kern Community College District

Salary: $126,194.78 – $165,599.09 Annually

Job Number: FY21-22-00052

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Kinesiology, Health & Athletics

Basic Function
Reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Dean of Instruction (Kinesiology and Athletics) plans, organizes, controls, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all academic and co-curricular programs, operations, activities, and services of the Kinesiology Division. The Dean has broad accountability, within the participatory governance framework, for planning, directing and evaluating assigned functions associated with maintaining quality instructional, academic and co-curricular programs in Kinesiology. The Dean also serves as director of athletics responsible for leadership management, faculty and staff evaluation and administration of Bakersfield College’s intercollegiate athletic program and provides vision, leadership, and direction for all aspects of a competitive collegiate athletics program including responsibility for ensuring that all rules and regulations that govern the athletic programs are followed. Areas of focus include enhancing the competitive opportunities for student-athletes and coaches; developing strategies to enhance the academic success of student-athletes; recruiting high quality student athletes; hiring and retaining quality staff and coaches; and engaging the Bakersfield community and developing a facilities improvement plan.

Representative Duties
Assume full management responsibility for all Kinesiology academic functions, athletic programs, services, and activities and serve as director of athletics for all sports teams; provide leadership for promoting the interests of the College, and athletic programs

Provide instructional leadership for Kinesiology and work with department chair(s) in curriculum maintenance and development; provide leadership in the development, revision and interpretation of curriculum, academic programs, catalog and course information; align curriculum and academic support to maximize transfer opportunities for students; direct effective fall, spring, summer scheduling and staff assignments for all areas of responsibility.

Recruit, support, and supervise an effective team of coaches, administrators, Kinesiology faculty and staff and build a team-oriented department through effective supervision, guidance, motivation, professional development and evaluation; provide leadership and actively engage the division in collaborative activities that enhance the reputation and understanding of athletics, the campus, and the college.

Establish department’s mission, philosophy, strategic plan, and gender equity priorities working with Associate or Assistant ADs, coaches, faculty, managers and staff; develop a program reputation based on respect, integrity, teamwork, high ethical standards and good sportsmanship; facilitate and promote excellence in sport program competitiveness, furthering a culture of excellence and a tradition of winning

Direct and support student-athlete recruitment, persistence, and success in the sport, and timely completion and transfer; lead in enhancing the student experience, assessing the effectiveness of the program, communicating the impact and value of the program, and facilitating program improvements.

Manage the department and intercollegiate athletics budget; direct, expand, monitor and prioritize all athletics sponsorships and maximize fundraising; implement a comprehensive development and revenue enhancement program among alumni, the community, corporate donors, and individual friends of the College; administer grant and program funds to achieve expected outcomes.

Provide executive oversight for the program classrooms and facilities planning, maintenance and usage; evaluate the need for and develop, plans, and schedules for short- and long-term maintenance programs for division facilities; organize available resources for the maintenance, improvement, and repair of division facilities and equipment; review the designs of new construction or major repairs for division facilities and improvements.

Ensure compliance with CCCAA, NCAA, US Dept. of Education and District policy, protocol, philosophy and guidelines; facilitate and promote compliance programming that adheres to the highest standards of integrity in all matters academic, financial, administrative and business; consistent with CCCAA, NCAA, US Dept. of Education and District policy, protocol, philosophy and guidelines and state and federal laws and regulations, including Title IX.

Develop community partnerships and other collaborative relationships with business, industry, high schools, colleges, universities, and other entities as appropriate.

Plan and direct all athletics marketing and communication to advance the visibility of the program on campus, locally, in the state and nationally; market home-games to boost community participation and attendance. 11.Ensure appropriate management, coordination, and supervision of home and off-site athletic events; including the preparation of facilities, equipment, officials, game personnel and transportation for men and women intercollegiate athletics (i.e. announcers, timers, public address, ticket sellers, security, concessions, etc.) 12.Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
MINIMUM:

  • Master’s degree, in an academic area related to assignment
  • Five years of full-time experience in teaching and/or administration, including at least three years of leadership experience in intercollegiate or intervarsity athletic programs reasonably related to the administrative assignment
  • Demonstrated success in marketing, fund-raising and communication with a diverse set of constituencies-including students, student-athletes, faculty, staff, boosters, alumni and community members leading to effective and transparent collaboration and development of successful, team-oriented work environment.
  • Understanding of and commitment to compliance with NCAA and CCCAA rules and regulations governing the athletic program (including men’s and women’s programs) and ability to supervise compliance. Demonstrated commitment to gender equity.

DESIRABLE:

  • The ideal candidate will be a leader with considerable abilities in athletic administration, a keen sense of integrity, fair play, leadership and ability to connect with the college community. The work provides for a wide variety of independent decision-making, within legal and general policy and regulatory guidelines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student academic success programs that lead to completion of educational goals programs.
  • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness as a self-directed, highly motivated and goal oriented program leader with:
    • strong program and fiscal management skills;
    • capacity to be a visible and engaging leader and advocate for the program and the college leading to establishing excellent working relationships in an energetic, collegial environment,
    • ability to utilize technology effectively
    • capacity to enhance revenue (fund raising) and to prepare and administer large and complex budgets; allocate limited resources in a cost effective manner.
  • Five years of high level, full-time experience as manager and administrator of intercollegiate or intervarsity athletic programs reasonably related to the administrative assignment.

Knowledge and Abilities
KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and supervision of staff, either directly or through subordinate levels of supervision.
  • Budget development, administrative practices, and organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs.
  • Principles, practices, procedures, and techniques involved in development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum standards and instructional programs, services, plans, strategies, processes, projects, courses, goals, and objectives.
  • Curriculum standards, requirements, and assessments related to Kinesiology academic departments, programs, and services.
  • Instructional techniques and strategies related to Kinesiology academic departments, programs, and services.
    Technical, legal, financial, and public relations issues associated with the management of District academic departments and programs.
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned programs, projects, and operations.
  • Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, business correspondence, and information distribution; research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping, technical report writing, and preparation of correspondence and presentations.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications.
    Proficiency in effective written and oral communication including English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Techniques for effectively representing the College and District in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, socioeconomic and ethnic groups.

ABILITY TO:

  • Effectively develop and manage a comprehensive kinesiology and athletic program; research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
  • Participate in the development and administration of goals, objectives, and procedures for assigned area.
    Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
  • Prepare and present comprehensive, concise, clear oral and written reports.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and personnel, including those with physical or learning disabilities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

SALARY RANGE $ 122,519.21 – $ 160,755.82 Maximum Entry Level Salary: $ 128,721.74

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by October 11, 2021 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 application form

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 the applicant.

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 application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements. https://www.kccd.edu/human-resources/discrimination-free-work-environment

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. https://www.kccd.edu/human-resources/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 https://apptrkr.com/2527759. Emails will not be accepted.

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