Associate Dean for Students and Personnel

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Associate Dean for Students and Personnel
Classification Title Administrator III
Job Summary

The Associate Dean serves at the pleasure of the President with concurrence of the Dean of the College. The Associate Dean assists the Dean in all aspects of administration of the College with a primary focus on student success, student and faculty concerns, and curriculum development. Its purpose is to ensure that students receive the highest quality education we can provide and support a timely degree completion program for each major. High impact practices, clear curriculum mapping, and innovative curriculum planning are central to this position. This position represents the College to students, faculty, departments, University administration, and our community.

The Associate Dean provides leadership and/or coordination of the College’s faculty professional development efforts including grant development and internal funding. The Associate Dean is responsible for the staff and faculty personnel needs for college. The Associate Dean is responsible for addressing and resolving student-related issues and concerns. This position oversees and stewards the College’s regional partnerships. As part of this, the Associate Dean will work with departments on student/faculty research, external events management, curricular connections with the region, and the inclusion of high impact practices (internships/service learning, student/faculty research, global education) in degree plans.

FLSA Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is exempt, (not eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range

$5,072-17,243 monthly

Hiring Range $5,072-17,243 monthly
Salary Grade/Range 1
Step n/a
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; other hours as required, including evenings and weekends
Department Information

The College of Arts and Letters brings together over 30 programs in the performing and professional arts, humanities, and languages, housed in 9 academic departments, plus the School of Music. We serve over 3700 undergraduate majors and 550 graduate students with courses and programs run by almost 400 faculty and supported by over 40 administrative and technical staff. Virtually every undergraduate in the university takes at least one General Education course through Arts and Letters, and our overall enrollment constitutes over 28% of the university total.

The College of Arts & Letters offers programs, supports innovation, and fosters engagement of students and faculty to contribute to the regional cultural and creative economy.

Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications

1. Must be a tenured faculty member with terminal degree OR substantial background and preparation in at least one of the disciplines represented in the College may substitute for tenured faculty with terminal degree requirement.
2. Must have at least 2 years of Administrative Experience as department chair or equivalent position.
3. Experience in personnel management and staff development.
4. Experience with faculty recruitment, Retention, Tenure and/or Promotion, and Faculty Annual Review processes.
5. Experience with curriculum development, program planning, and implementation.
6. Experience working with community partnerships.
7. Experience working with students on academic/student related issues.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
8. Knowledge of faculty development and grant writing.
9. Knowledge of student success theory and practices.
10. Organization and time management skills
11. Analytical and innovative problem-solving skills
12. Ability to work effectively with individuals in collegial environment.
13. Excellent communication skills (written or verbal).
14. Strong interpersonal skills.
15. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and communities.
16. Understanding of unions and collective bargaining agreements and working in shared governance environment.

Conditions of Employment
- Ability to pass background check.

Preferred Qualifications

17. Full professor with a terminal degree in a discipline represented within the College of Arts & Letters.
18. Knowledge and general understanding of the units within the college and their unique needs.
19. Administrative experience working with diverse disciplines.
20. Ability to develop interdisciplinary programs and work with outreach initiatives.

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications

Valid California Driver’s license and maintenance of safe driving record required.

Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer
Eligibility Verification

-Candidate selected will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Hiring Preference Not Applicable
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0145P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 10/04/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 10/25/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

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Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents