Taft College is a single-campus district in Kern County. Taft is located in the foothills at the southwestern edge of the San Joaquin Valley just 35 minutes west of Bakersfield, two hours north of Los Angeles and two hours from California’s central coast. The Taft area is home to 18,000 residents and numerous companies who enjoy friendly neighbors, temperate climates and bustling economy. Cultural and recreational opportunities include the West Kern Oil Museum, Carrizo Plain National Monument, Tule Elk State Reserve and the Buena Vista Aquatic area. Residents enjoy a reasonable cost of living along with affordable housing and good schools.
Taft College’s Full Time Equivalent Students are 2,582 with an average class size of 20. The District has a student body that is 55.9% Hispanic, 31.6% Caucasian, 6.2% African-American, 2.2% Multi-Ethnicity, 1.7% Asian, 1.1% Filipino, 0.7% Native American, 0.4% Undeclared and 0.3% Pacific Islander.
The college has 62 full-time faculty, 101 adjunct faculty, 155 classified staff, 22 classified administrators and 7 certificated administrators.
Any bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience, or any associate degree and six years of professional experience. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
$56.68 – $66.60/hr.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment with Taft College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees by a recognized U.S. credential evaluation service. Offers of employment are contingent upon Board of Trustees approval. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Employees must sign an Oath of Office and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance. Taft College reserves the right to modify or rescind this job announcement at any time.
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials:
- A completed West Kern Community College District academic application or online Edjoin application.
- A cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position.
- A current resume.
- Transcripts (unofficial acceptable).
Application forms may be obtained from www.taftcollege.edu.
Send all application materials to:
Human Resources Department
29 Cougar Court
Taft, CA 93268
Current employees must provide documentation and materials in the same manner and degree of detail as any other applicant.
Application materials must be in the Human Resources Department no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received. Application materials must be mailed, hand delivered, or e-mailed. Emails must be followed by original documents. All application materials that are complete at that time will be forwarded to the screening committee. Incomplete application materials may not be reviewed.
A candidate selected for an interview will be required to visit Taft College at his/her own expense upon a date selected by the District. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.
Taft College is committed to creating a community of learners by enriching the lives of all students we serve through career technical education, transfer programs, foundational programs, and student support services. Taft College provides an equitable environment defined by applied knowledge leading to students’ achievement of their educational goals.
Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who, are due to a Disability, require accommodations for completing the application process, testing, (if required for the position), or the interview, should notify the Human Resources Department 10 working days before the accommodation is required.