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Dean, College of Continuing Education

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Dean, College of Continuing Education
Classification Title Administrator IV
Job Summary

Sacramento State seeks candidates who will be able to provide vision, dynamic entrepreneurial leadership, and professional management for the College of Continuing Education. The Dean is part of the Provost’s academic leadership team and serves as the chief administrative officer and spokesperson of the College of Continuing Education. To this end, the Dean is a vital link between the University and community leaders to identify and support emerging workforce needs within Sacramento, California, and the increasingly competitive global environment. Thus, the Dean represents the college and assists in developing partnerships with regional and international entities and initiatives; and coordinates the development and evaluation of instructional program offerings and student support systems.
The Dean is supported by an Associate Dean, 3 program directors, and a college staff of approximately 145. The Dean serves as an advocate for the diverse needs of the College, particularly at the University and CSU System-wide levels. The Dean is a University administrative officer and performs these and other duties as assigned by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President.

FLSA MPP - This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is exempt from overtime provisions of FLSA. This position is covered by health benefits.
Classification Salary Range

7,674 – 23,630 monthly

Hiring Range
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 to 5pm; Summer, 7:30am to 4pm; additional days/hours as needed
Department Information

The College of Continuing Education extends the mission of Sacramento State by providing access to educational and professional programming that meets student and industry demands.

Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications

1. Master’s degree from an accredited university;
2. Experience developing and operating self-support, off-campus centers;
3. Recent and demonstrated commitment to working in multi-culturally diverse environments;
4. Five (5) years of administrative experience in leadership capacities in large complex organizations;
5. Eight (8) years of successful experience developing high revenue generating programs;
6. Experience with planning, budget management and supervision;
7. Experience negotiating contracts with various constituents such as local, regional and international agencies.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
8. Demonstrated leadership in academic and community affairs and ability to develop and
maintain good working relations with faculty and administrators in a variety of disciplines and
operational areas;
9. Demonstrated commitment to shared governance in an educational or similar organization;
10. Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
11. Understanding of and willingness to support the varied goals of the college;
12. Ability to foster regional partnerships among academic, community, and other stakeholders;
13. Demonstrated commitment to professional development of staff;
14. Strong entrepreneurial skills for the development and implementation of innovative delivery systems and educational programs, including those within a distance/distributed learning

Conditions of Employment
- Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications

15. Doctorate degree from an accredited university;
16. Ten (10) years of administrative experience in leadership capacities in large complex organizations;
17. Demonstrated leadership in global engagement, international training, including English Language Institutes, and professional development;
18. Demonstrated experience developing online programs and use of new educational technologies;
19. Experience as an academic administrator;
20. Evidence of community involvement and leadership;
21. Experience with regional and disciplinary accrediting agencies;
22. Experience with and commitment to interdisciplinary programs and scholarship.

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

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.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0208P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 01/17/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 02/19/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Penny Schafer
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please select the highest level of education obtained.
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral or Professional Degree
    • Some college
    • None of the above
  2. How many years of experience do you have in an administrative leadership capacity working within a large complex organization.
    • 10 or more years
    • 8 - 10 years
    • 5 - 8 years
    • Less than 5 years
    • No Experience
  3. How many years of successful experience do you have with developing high revenue generating programs.
    • 10 or more years
    • 8 - 10 years
    • 5 - less than 8
    • No experience
  4. This position will work with multiple constituencies and stakeholders on and off campus. In 500 words or less speak to your experience and philosophy with regards to diversity in an education environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Teaching Effectiveness
  3. Statement of Scholarly Interests