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Provide administrative and managerial support to the Vice President of Academic Affairs in the leadership, development, direction, supervision and evaluation of vocational, occupational, tech-prep, continuing education, customized contract training, apprenticeship, co-operative education, small business, and workplace literacy.


Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the holder of this position will be assigned the following responsibilities:

  • Administer the District’s vocational, occupational and/or on-line programs.
  • Coordinate curriculum planning with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Curriculum Committee.
  • Maintain a high profile with the industrial, business, labor, education, defense and governmental constituencies of the District for the purposes of providing credit and non-credit programs, classes and services.
  • Conduct program reviews to determine the demand for new credit and non-credit programs, classes and services. Review existing offerings to insure relevance and currency.
  • Supervise assigned staff and coordinate the delivery of programs, curriculum, classes and services.
  • Establish and chair advisory groups for programs and services as necessary.
  • Assist in the development of grant proposals to provide unique funding to the College from outside governmental and private agencies.
  • Develop goals and strategies for accomplishing assigned responsibility; actively participate in College strategic and annual planning processes; develop personal professional development goals.
  • Serve as campus evening supervisor on a rotational basis with other administrative personnel.

See job description for complete listing of duties and responsibilities.

Knowledge of:

  • Successful organizational leadership, team building, staff development and communication techniques.
  • Vocational, occupational, military or community based educational management.
  • On-line instructional delivery.
  • Budget development and implementation at a division level.
  • Employment and facility contract implementation and management.
  • Federal and state codes, laws and regulations relating to the functions of this position.
  • Collective bargaining practices, issues and labor contract implementation.



A full-time, 12-month certificated management position that reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Indexed to placement on the Administrative, Management, Supervisors, and Confidential Salary Schedule at the Director II level. This position is subject to evening hours and weekends.

Prior to employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of legal residence entitling them to work in the United Sates, consistent with the Immigration Act of 1986. Employment is also dependent upon a satisfactory fingerprint check and tuberculosis examination.


  • Earned Master’s degree from an accredited institution in an area appropriate to the responsibilities of the position OR the equivalent.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of successful management experience with either vocational, occupational, military, or on-line educational programs. Alternatively, two (2) years of experience as a full-time vocational or occupational instructor may substitute for one year of management experience.
  • Successful community college teaching or other related work experience.




Initial placement on the Management Salary Schedule will be commensurate with education and experience. The District provides an excellent health and welfare package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and income protection. Current cost to employee is $50 per month. Enrollment in the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) is required.


Environment: Office environment; subject to interruptions. Frequent business/industry contact externally.

Physical Abilities: Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer terminal; hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations; sitting for extended periods of time.




The District is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry or political or organizational affiliation.


Interested applicants must submit:

  • Letter of Application to include, but not limited to, information on related knowledge and experience specified in the job description.
  • Completed District Application for Academic or Administrative Positions
  • Resume
  • Copies of all transcripts verifying educational (official transcripts required upon offer of employment).
  • A list of at least 3 references with contact information.

Above materials are to be submitted to the:
Human Resources Office, Barstow College,
2700 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311

Contact Human Resources for an application and job description:
Telephone: 760/252-2411 Ext. 7232

All applications will be reviewed by a qualified screening committee. Applications will be evaluated, taking into account the breadth and depth of relevant education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities. A select group of candidates will be invited for an oral interview. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview. Final interviews will be conducted by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Note: Any application, resume or other materials submitted for employment at Barstow College will become property of the District, and will not be returned to the applicant.

The Barstow Community College District reserves the right to reopen any position, readvertise or to delay the filling of any position.

Incomplete application packets will not be considered.


An application can be downloaded from this web page to expedite the application process. Please refer to the instructions below.

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You may contact Human Resources to have an application and job description mailed to you.
Phone: (760) 252-2411
Fax: (760) 252-6777
TTY: (760) 252-6759

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