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Program Administrator

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Kern County
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MAOF Skill Center-Bakersfield
$63,146.00 - $69,042.00
Full Time
1 Position
Open until filled


The Program Administrator plays a pivotal role in managing the operations and achieving program goals while ensuring compliance with contract requirements,regulations, and agency policies and procedures. The incumbent will be responsible for implementing, executing, and evaluating program policies and procedures and proposing and implementing improvements to enhance the quality and efficiency of key program components. Direct supervision of staff, fiscal management, staff training, and community relations are integral aspects of this position.

 The Program Administrator for the MAOF Skill Center-Bakersfield must possess the requisite skills and experience and demonstrate a profound philosophical commitment to our mission. A genuine alignment with our organization's values is essential for driving meaningful impact and fostering long-term success.Therefore, they must be dedicated to our vision and mission and are eager to contribute their talents towards its realization.


  • Manage program operations to achieve goals in compliance with contract requirements, regulations, and agency policies.
  • Implement and execute contract/program requirements,ensuring adherence to funding terms and conditions, program philosophy, and relevant job-related materials.
  • Propose, design, implement, and evaluate program policies and procedures, and suggest improvements as necessary.
  • Directly supervise staff, including performance evaluations, task-related support activities, and disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Manage and maintain fiscal expenditures and projections, overseeing reporting programs and fiscal activities.
  • Provide staff training, development, and technical assistance as necessary.
  • Plan and implement operating systems to meet contractual and program guidelines.
  • Develop and maintain program worksites, initiate worksite agreements, and work with the Chief Learning, Data, and Evaluation Officer to conduct evaluations.
  • Maintain community and public relations with entities contributing to client success.
  • Ensure compliance with program accreditations and standards, overseeing maintenance activities with collaboration from the MAOF facilities and maintenance department.
  • Implement or update the strategic plan for the MAOF Skill Center-Bakersfield in collaboration with the VP of Program and Services.
  • Seek new program funding opportunities in collaboration with the MAOF development department.
  • Participate in the strategic growth of the organization in collaboration with members of the organization-wide leadership team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, communications,education, or social services.
  • 5+ years of program management experience in nonprofit or social service settings.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Strong understanding of contract requirements, regulations, and program policies.
  • Ability to supervise employees handling complex program requirements.
  • Proficient in relevant computer skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational abilities.
  • Proficiency in fiscal management and reporting.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and proposal writing.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive stakeholder relationships.
  • Represent MAOF professionally and skillfully.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with diverse backgrounds.
  • Possession of valid California Driver’s License and personal vehicle with minimum liability coverage.

MAOF Sponsored Benefits:

MAOF offers a comprehensive package of benefits and perks for both part- and full-time employees, including: 

  • Personal Time Off(PTO) - Vacation/personal days or sick time).
  • Paid Sick Time – 48hours
  • Paid Holidays per Calendar Year - 12 paid holidays.
  • Bereavement Leave – 5paid days.
  • Jury Duty – 5 paid days.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance Paid 100% by MAOF.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan- 5% employer match – 100% vested.
  • Basic Life and Accidental Insurance.
  • Pet Insurance.
  • Supplemental life insurance.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance(EAP) – For team members and dependents; counseling, legal assistance,financial planning, identity theft, etc.
  • Supplemental Cancer, Disability,and Accident plans.
  • Employee referral bonus (referring employee earns $500 for each new hire who completes 90 days.
  • Discounts for AT&T wireless, movie tickets, amusement parks, and much more.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
  • Credit Union Membership

Contact information below if you would like more information regarding this  position.

Phone Number: (855) 755-6263

Fax Number: (323) 890-9632


  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Program Administrator

Application Procedure

To apply directly online, follow the link below.
You can also download the application, fill it out and email it to
Contact information below if you would like more information regarding this position.
Phone Number: (323) 890-9600
Fax Number: (323) 890-9632

In order for your application to be accepted, the following documents are REQUIRED:

  • College Transcripts are REQUIRED when applying for the MAOF Head Start, Child Care and Pre-School programs,
  • Degree along with college transcripts REQUIRED for any positions that require a BA or higher degree,
  • When applying for positions of Associate Teacher, Teacher, Head Teacher or Site Supervisor a copy of the Permit from the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing is REQUIRED,
  • When applying for positions that do not require transcripts or degrees a High School diploma or equivalency  REQUIRED,
  • Updated resume REQUIRED for all positions,
  • 2 letters of PROFESSIONAL recommendation REQUIRED for all positions.

Minimum qualifications must-be-met by the close of filing date.

MAOF offers the following benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Accidental Insurance, Employer Contribution and Employer Match 403(b) Retirement Plan with 100% vesting, Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs (EAP), Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, 501(c)(3) Designation Public Service Loan Forgiveness, other supplemental benefits such as AFLAC, Credit Union Membership and Discount tickets to Southern CA theme parks and attractions. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

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Applicant Information

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If this application leads to employment, I understand that false or misleading information in my application or interview may result in my release.

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I understand that if offered employment, the offer may be contingent on my passing a pre-employment alcohol and drug screen and a pre-employment physical. By signing this application, voluntarily agree to submit to a pre-employment alcohol/drug screen and pre-employment physical upon request. I understand that failure to pass the alcohol/drug screen and or physical will result in withdrawal of the employment offer. I also understand that refusal to submit to an alcohol/drug screen will be considered a voluntary resignation of employment.

I understand that nothing contained in the application or conveyed to me during any interview, which may be granted, is intended to create an employment contract, implied or explicit, between me and the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation. In addition, I understand and agree that if am employed, my employment relationship with Mexican American Opportunity Foundation is strictly voluntary and at our mutual will. understand that if employed, my employment is for no definite period and may be terminated at any time, with or without prior notice, with or without cause or reason, at the option of either myself or Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, and that no promises or representations contrary to the forgoing are binding on Mexican American Opportunity Foundation unless made in writing and signed jointly by the President/CEO.

I understand and agree that any future changes in my title, duties, compensation, working conditions, and/or Mexican American Opportunity Foundation benefits, policies and procedures will not alter our at-will agreement.

I understand that if offered employment, I will, as a condition of employment, be required to submit proof of my identity and legal right to work in the United States on my first day of employment.

If the position applied for requires driving in the course of work, understand that will be required to posses a current valid California Driver's License and understand that I will be required to provide a copy of my official driving record and proof of insurance. also understand that any offer of employment is contingent on my ability to be covered by Mexican American Opportunity Foundation auto insurance, if required for my position.

I hereby certify that have not knowingly withheld any information that might adversely affect my chances for employment and that the answers given by me are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I further certify that I, the undersigned applicant, have personally completed this application. understand that any omission or misstatement on this application or on any documents used to secure employment shall be grounds for rejection or this application or for immediate discharge if I am employed, regardless of the time elapsed before discovery.

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Voluntary EEO Identification

Various Agencies of the United States Government require employers to maintain information on applicants pertaining to factors such as race, sex and type of position for which and individual applies. The information requested on this sheet is for compliance with certain records keeping requirements. MAOF believes all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities, and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by statue.

Regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor with respect of disabled individuals, disabled veterans, and Vietnam Era veterans require that federal contractors provide an opportunity for self-identification to candidates seeking employment. Such self-identification is submitted on a voluntary basis, on a confidential basis, for use only in accordance with regulations, and without subjecting the individual to adverse treatment.

White (Non-Hispanic origin): Persons having origins any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa or the Middle East.

Black (Non-Hispanic)
: Person having origins in any of the Black racial groups or Africa.

Asian or Pacific Islander
: All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, or the Indians subcontinent including, for example, China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Samoa, India, and Pakistan.

: All persons of Mexico, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South America or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

American Indian or Alaska Native
: Persons having origins in any of the original peoples of North America and who maintain cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.

Disabled Individual
: Federal regulations define a disabled person as one who (1) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities, (2) has a history of such impairment, or (3) is regarded as having such impairment.

Vietnam Era Veteran
: Federal regulations define a veteran of the Vietnam Era as one who (1) served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days, any part of which occurred between August 5, 1964, and May 7 1975, and was discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge or (2) was discharged or released from active duty for a service connected disability if any part of such active duty was performed between August 5, 1964, and May 17, 1975.

Special Disability Veteran
: Federal Regulations define a special disabled veteran as one who (1) is entitle to compensation under administered by the Veterans' Administration for a disability rated 30% or more, or (2) was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

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