Director, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S), CARE, CalWORKs (BC), NextUp

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Director, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S), CARE, CalWORKs (BC), NextUp

Kern Community College District

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

Job Type:

Job Number: FY22-2300682

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Categorical Programs (EOPS, CARE, CalWORKs, NextUp)

Basic Function

The Director of the EOPS is responsible for the planning, development, administration and leadership for a group of student success programs including the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (Cal-WORKs) and related programs at Bakersfield College. Working under the supervision of the Vice President for Student Affairs, is responsible for maximizing student success through intentionally designed student interventions and advisement.

Representative Duties

1. Responsible for the oversight, management, planning, implementation and budget management of the EOP&S, CARE, CalWORKs, and related programs at the College. Responsibilities include ensuring requisite services, student success interventions (tutoring, SI, etc), program intake and orientation, peer mentoring, program-specific instruction, counseling, eligibility, outreach, cultural awareness, retention, transfer assistance, and on-going program maintenance Identify other program needs and develops services to meet those needs.
2. Recommend policy and procedures for all components related to the EOP&S, CARE, CalWORKs, and related programs including, but not limited to student success interventions (tutoring, SI, etc), program-specific instruction, counseling, eligibility, outreach, cultural awareness, retention, transfer, and on-going program maintenance.
3. Develop new services and programs for the department in compliance with state and local policies and guidelines to expand and increase services to students through program enhancements, or additional grant funding.
4. Monitor and insure compliance of the EOP&S, CARE, CalWORKs, and related programs with Title V of the California Education Code and other relevant state and county regulations.
5. Recommend and prepare funding proposals including the “EOPS Project Plan” for state and federal programs.
6. Responsible for compliance with regulations, and submittal of all annual plans and year-end reports related to EOP&S, CARE, CalWORKs, and related programs.
7. Responsible for developing and maintaining a collaborative relationship between the EOP&S, CARE, CalWORKs, and related programs and the instructional, administrative and student services departments at the College.
8. Develop and recommend the annual budget for EOP&S, CARE, CalWORKs, and related programs, and oversee daily program and Office operation for compliance and practical applications.
9. Recommend methods and procedures to identify and respond to special needs of those students meeting the eligibility criteria for EOP&S, CARE, CalWORKs, and related programs. Additionally, develop services which address these needs and procedures to monitor the progress of the aforementioned students.
10. Evaluate and monitor MIS, Scheduling and Reporting System (SARS) and other data for accuracy. Initiate, compile, and maintain all EOPS, CARE and CalWORKs related records and data required by the Chancellor’s Office and other official regulatory agencies.
11. Supervise EOP&S, CARE, and CalWORKs office staff to include faculty, classified staff, hourly staff, and student workers.
12. Participate in workshops, meetings, and conferences, at the district, local, regional and state levels as appropriate to the assigned areas of responsibility. Represent the EOP&S, CalWORKs, and CARE programs at student services council and region V directors’ meetings.
13. Assist counseling staff as needed.
14. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university, preferable in Counseling, Guidance, Student Affairs or Educational Psychology.

• Four years of full-time experience or the equivalent in the management of administration of educational programs, community organizations, government programs, or private industry in which the applicant dealt predominately with ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages or as a community college EOPS counselor or EOPS instructor, or have comparable experience in working with disadvantaged clientele.

• Completion a minimum of six units of college-level course work predominately relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by educational, language, or social disadvantages.

• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

Knowledge and Abilities


• EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs programs, regulations, and guidelines, including Title V regulations, California Education Code, state and county requirements as pertains to EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs.

• College, district, community, and social service referral sources.


• Manage a complex budget, supervise staff, and administer a department

• Work as part of a management team dedicated to collaboration and the college goal of integrating instruction and student services as a way to create and maintain a supportive student-learning environment.

• Comprehend, interpret, and apply complex EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs laws, regulations, and procedural guidelines.

• Develop an annual EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs calendar and ensure that all requirements and deadlines for services, reports, and applications are met.

• Develop an annual department budget and oversee daily operations for compliance and practical applications.

• Analyze situations and utilize independent judgment.

• Interpret and prepare upon request relevant student data , perform student compliance audits, and perform basic accounting functions in order to prepare accurate EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs reports.

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

• Direct, train, and coordinate office staff and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

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 March 11, 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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