Job Details

Kern Community College District
  • Position Number: 2426751
  • Location: Bakersfield, CA
  • Position Type: Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts


Director, Grants and Resource Development (BC)

Kern Community College District



Salary: $105,785.52 - $138,799.78 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY21-22-00074

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Student Services

Basic Function
Under the direction of a Bakersfield College Dean, the Director, Grants/Resource Development will plan, direct and administer the College's Grants Program. This Director is responsible for pre-award grant writing, coordination of grant applications, organization of grant training sessions and materials, as well as post-award support for staff in charge of grant- funded projects and grants compliance for the College with appropriate communications with the District Office.
It is expected that the incumbent will generate sufficient grant funds to finance this position as well as meet annual goals established for grant approval.

Representative Duties
Actively seek, identify and recognize external opportunities that present viable funding opportunities and match College priorities and search requests.

Write and submit grants.

Research, interpret, and disseminate information on federal, state and private funding resources.

Develop a College strategic plan for the submission of grants that is based on the College's Strategic and Educational Plans.

Develop and maintain a process to monitor grant compliance.

Create and maintain systems (i.e. grants web site) for dissemination of information about external funding opportunities and other grants-related information.

Provide a full spectrum of assistance to faculty and staff in the planning, writing, program design, budget development, and evaluation of grants.

Maintain a positive, proactive relationship with Accounting, Purchasing, HR, Payroll and funding agencies to ensure full grant compliance and process efficiency.

Work collaboratively with the College's Office of Institutional Effectiveness to coordinate the gathering of College and District information needed for proposals.

Assist staff in grant implementation to include instruction on internal procedures and funding agency compliance, assistance with all issues of financial, personnel, payroll, purchasing and administration of funded awards, and instruction on cost- sharing documentation.

Serve as a liaison with funding source program and contract officers, resource developers nationally, and with community organizations.

Create, design and implement processes and procedures related to grants management and proposal development.

Track proposal submissions and progress.

Hire, plan, direct, review and critique the work of external grant writers developing proposals for the College.

Create and write materials related to grants development and grants management.

Conduct one-on-one training and group workshops to develop and write grant proposals.

Advise project directors concerning negotiation of new grants, effective startups and grant management issues.

Perform other related job duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university.

Four years experience in successful grant development and monitoring in the field of economic and workforce development, education, or related fields.

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:
Principles and techniques of grant proposal writing and budgeting.
Grant writing resources and information sources.
Grant monitoring and compliance procedures.
Federal funding sources, U. S. Department of Education, California Community College Chancellor's Office, and private.
Community College Economic and Workforce Development Programs.
Relevant government rules, guidelines and regulations.
Governmental agencies involved in education.
Challenges of student success and retention in the community college.

Ability to:
Read and comprehend governmental rules, regulations, RFP guidelines, and legislation.
Interpret and apply technical rules, regulations, and guidelines.
Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
Prepare successful grant proposals including double checking grant text and structure against grant requirements.
Prepare and manage budgets.
  • Develop and administer policies and procedures.
    Analyze, evaluate and recommend innovative solutions to district priorities and goals.
    Organize effectively to work under pressure to meet district, college and proposal deadlines.
    Reconcile divergent views.
    Negotiate with funding agents and follow-up on progress of grant activities.
    Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all segments of the district community and general public.
    Use a computer proficiently for word processing, databases, spreadsheets and online research.

    SALARY RANGE$ 105,785.52 - $ 138,799.78 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ 111,140.91 annually
    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by October 29, 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.
    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 https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kccd/jobs/3185338/director-grants-and-resource-development-bc. Emails will not be accepted.






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