The Position

Kern CCD District Office


The Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer of the district, reporting to the Kern CCD Board of Trustees. All functions of the district are directed by the Chancellor in keeping with policies established by the board.

The Chancellor acts both as a professional advisor of the Board in the formulation of policies for governing the district and as chief executor of the policies adopted by the Board. The Chancellor serves as Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

Direction and leadership of the district is unified under the Chancellor, and all employees of the District are responsible to the Chief Executive Officer through the district line and staff organization. It is the responsibility of the Chancellor to employ and retain well-qualified, competent staff members and to oversee the planning and administering of a continuing staff development plan for employees of the District.

The Chancellor is responsible for the general efficiency of the district and for the development of the teaching, administrative and support staffs, instructional programs and services, and for the growth and welfare of students. The Chancellor is charged with the enforcement of the rules, regulations, and decisions of the Board of Trustees and is responsible for communicating all general orders adopted by the Board relating to all District employees.

The Chancellor directs the preparation of the annual budget and submits it to the Board for approval. The Chancellor oversees management and supervision of all district buildings, grounds, and equipment.

The Chancellor ensures the public is informed regarding activities of the colleges and the district. The Chancellor provides an annual report on the condition and the progress of the district and presents other reports as the Board may request from time to time.

The Chancellor may delegate certain responsibilities to other district officers or to the college presidents. However, the Chancellor continues to be responsible to the Board for the execution of any powers and duties delegated to others.

The position remains open until filled. Applications submitted by Thursday, November 2, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time will be assured full consideration.


Candidate Attributes for Success

The successful candidate will demonstrate and be able to:


  • Represent Kern CCD as a visible and active member in the community, relate deeply to the students served, and advocate with impact at the state and federal levels on behalf of the region, the district, and the colleges.
  • Martial resources to best serve the rural, suburban and urban areas in the district, and promote effective practices in those environments.
  • Support and appreciate the culture and communities of each college, and also unify the colleges around shared values and mutual priorities to positively impact the region.
  • Maintain momentum on student success measures, grant programs, and strategic objectives while identifying ways in which procedural adaptations and efficiencies can best support the district and colleges’ work in these areas.
  • Advance equity work and evolve DEIA approaches within the varied and changing communities served by the district.
  • Demonstrate strong and mutually beneficial partnerships with business and industry, across higher education sectors, and with government representatives, to support students, communities, and the economic future of the region.
  • Carry forward the district’s leadership in modeling impactful student-focused innovations while maintaining institutional integrity through sustainable fiscal practices.

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by Thursday, November 2, 2023, by 5 pm (PDT), are assured consideration.

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