Associate Director, Enterprise Applications

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Associate Director, Enterprise Applications

Kern Community College District

Salary: $114,407.04 – $150,111.96 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: FY23-2400744

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Information Technology Services

Basic Function

Reporting to the Director of Enterprise Applications, the Associate Director of Enterprise Applications is responsible for overseeing the planning, development, maintenance, integration and enhancement required to support the successful use of KCCD’s ERP and related systems.
The Associate Director of Enterprise Applications will serve as an expert technical resource for ERP systems, integrating applications and working with functional departments to understand their operations and assist with business process reengineering and to lead large-scale deployments of IT ERP and related systems projects

Representative Duties

1. Provide operational oversight for KCCD’s IT ERP and other related systems.
2. Oversee and provide technical and functional guidance to staff and end users on a variety of complex technical matters, including, but not limited to, programming, scripting, web development, database administration, reporting, upgrades, and related Enterprise Application initiatives.
3. Collaborate with stakeholders to enable the District to achieve its goals and objectives through the effective use of IT ERP and related systems.
4. Assist in the development of and ensure assigned staff comply with Enterprise Application standards, upgrade procedures, documentation, and maintenance activities.
5. Provide leadership and project management for initiatives and projects related to Enterprise Applications.
6. Recognize and advance opportunities for the utilization of the district’s information technology investments.
7. Engage with Administrative and Instructional departments district wide to understand their operations, IT needs and translate this into the identification and prioritization of key IT Enterprise Application projects.
8. Assist in the strategic IT planning processes and collaboratively develop plans to address organizational needs and goals.
9. Manage vendor relationships including contract negotiation and compliance requirements.
10. Provide support for reporting requirements such as annual and term-based submittals of the Management Information Systems (MIS) data.
11. Train, supervise, and evaluate assigned professional staff; establish individual and department priorities, projects, tasks and responsibilities.
12. Ensure that IT systems and services in assigned areas of responsibility meet accessibility standards.
13. Assist with the development and management of the Enterprise Applications budget and provide input in the administration of related budgets.
14. Serve as a leader and member of institutional committees and professional groups.
15. Explore innovations and trends in technology for institutional applicability.
16. Assist with and participate in KCCD’s IT Project Portfolio Management.
17. Assess, plan, prioritize and direct the work effort required to effectively integrate KCCD’s ERP systems with other IT systems used District wide.
18. Act on behalf of the Director of Enterprise Applications in his/her long term absence.
19. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Business, Management Information Systems or a related field.
• Five (5) years of successful experience in systems analysis and programming.
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.
Desired Qualifications:
• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Business, Management of Information Systems, or related field.
• Two (2) years of experience in an Information Technology leadership position including staff supervision.
• Experience in a higher education environment.

Knowledge and Abilities


• Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning systems, implementation, development, operations, maintenance, and support.

• Knowledge of modern programming languages, utilities, and applications used in the District.

• Knowledge of Database management systems, data governance, reporting tools, and data warehouses.

• Knowledge of Web application development, maintenance, DevOps principles, and continuous integration.

• Knowledge of Advanced principles and techniques of systems analysis, design, programming, and documentation.

• Knowledge of cloud-based services and providers, preferably Amazon Web Services, including architecture, capabilities and tooling.

• Knowledge of security-related best practices for assigned areas and technologies.

• Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives.


• Ability to plan, organize, and direct daily operations of assigned areas.

• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

• Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.

• Ability to prioritize and schedule work.

• Ability to analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action.

• Ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels of the institution.

• Ability to encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.

• Ability to perform complex analysis and research, identify alternative solutions, forecast consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

• Ability to follow-up and follow-through in a coordinating role across multiple constituencies to achieve tactical and strategic goals.

• Ability to address technical issues in non-technical terms.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Self-directed/driven.

SALARY RANGE$ 114,407.04 – $ 150,111.96 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ 120,198.90 annually
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by May 10, 2024, 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
• 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.

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.

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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