Assistant Director, Academic Technology and Professional Development

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Assistant Director, Academic Technology and Professional Development

Kern Community College District

Salary: $90,502.37 – $118,746.95 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: FY22-23-00774

Location: Porterville, CA


Basic Function
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 staff.

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.

Representative Duties
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 platforms.

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 program reviews.

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 strategic initiatives.

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 college.

10. Provide high-level project management for a broad spectrum of academic technology projects.

11. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• 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

Knowledge of:

• Grant management, project management, and structured design techniques

• Computer hardware and software applicable to an educational environment; and of peripheral hardware commonly used in academic computing

• Effective practices in distance education and academic support services

• Federal and state laws related to the development and implementation of student success technologies at the community college level

• Leadership and management principles and techniques

• Accounting, budgeting, and fiscal reporting

• Effective written and oral communication techniques

Ability to:

• Supervise others

• Coordinate and facilitate complex technological undertakings

• Establish and maintain effective working relationship with others

• Plan, develop, and manage a department operational budget

• Plan, organize, and manage complex purchase processes, including negotiations with vendors for hardware and software acquisitions

• Perform short-and-long-range planning to effectively manage personnel and materials processes of the College information technology department.

• 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 department

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 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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