Dean, College of Business Administration

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Position Information

Working Title Dean, College of Business Administration
Classification Title Administrator IV
Job Summary

The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves as the chief academic and administrative officer and spokesperson of the College of Business Administration, its faculty and students.

The Dean, as chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Business Administration, will consult with the faculty on a timely basis on academic and budgetary policy issues that affect them. As a spokesperson, the Dean is responsible for communicating the views of the College to the University and other stakeholders. The primary responsibilities of the Dean are to provide leadership and manage the programs and activities of the College as one of the academic units of the California State University, Sacramento campus. To this end, the Dean safeguards the quality of academic programs, ensures academic excellence and student success, facilitates and supports faculty development and productivity in teaching, scholarly and creative activities, and service to the institution and the community, in the context of shared governance.
Representing the college, the Dean promotes diversity as well as interdisciplinary and innovative initiatives, coordinates and supports the development and evaluation of academic program offerings and student support systems. The Dean has primary responsibility for external funds development, gifts, grants, and contracts that support the breadth of activities of the College, and provides leadership in building strong relationships and partnerships with, and generating support in, the greater community for the benefit of the College. The Dean also oversees development of annual budget requests and administers the College’s budget. The Dean is responsible for personnel matters, including coordinating and supervising the administrative duties of department chairs, staff and program directors, and for making independent recommendations on all College appointment, retention, tenure, and promotion requests. The Dean supports the faculty in efforts to improve assessment of student learning outcomes for each degree program in the College. The Dean is responsible for academic program reviews and implementation of the University’s Academic and Strategic Plans in the College.

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

Our fundamental goal is to cultivate excellence in our graduates. We develop business leaders possessing top management skills and a broad understanding of their responsibilities to business and community.

Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications

1. An earned doctoral or other terminal degree(s) and a record of scholarly contributions in a business discipline recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) that warrants a faculty appointment as Full Professor within the College of Business Administration;
2. Five (5) years administrative experience related to organizations and/or educational programs in business;
3. Evidence of fiscal resource management experience;
4. Demonstrated experience in external fund development and developing revenue-generating programs;
5. Successful teaching experience relevant to one or more of the disciplines in the College of Business Administration;

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
6. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership with an open and collegial administrative style, and the ability to develop good working relationships with other colleges, the campus and the community;
7. Strong interpersonal skills, including spoken and written communication;
8. Demonstrated record of successful experience with culturally and linguistically diverse groups and populations;
9. Demonstrated track record of cultivating and maintaining strong community partnerships;
10. Ability to foster partnerships among academic, business, and other stakeholders; and
11. Demonstrated commitment to the professional development of faculty and staff and to the pursuit of opportunities to obtain grants and contracts.

Conditions of Employment
- Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications

12. Five (5) years of Professional or Corporate experience relevant to one or more of the disciplines in the College of Business Administration;
13. Ability to build on the existing strengths to create a vibrant vision for the future of the College;
14. Knowledge and/or experience with AACSB accreditation processes;
15. Experience in working closely with faculty within and across the college in developing innovative academic programs;
16. Experience in shared governance and managing a unionized workforce, subject to collective bargaining agreements;
17. Experience in establishing and managing of an advisory board;
18. Experience in supporting Community Engagement, Service Learning, and/or Global Education;
19. Demonstrated understanding of the value of and support for the effective use of technology in all forms of instruction and research;
20. Knowledge and experience with assessment of student learning outcomes;
21. Experience with and a commitment to a Liberal Arts Education; and
22. Demonstrated experience as a department chair or an equivalent or higher-level administrative position.

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 AS0227P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 02/07/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 03/21/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by March 21, 2018. Candidates should provide a CV, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile and the names and contact information of five references. Candidate confidentiality will be respected and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Inquiries and application materials should be sent via email to the search consultants, Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D, Sophie Stava and Veena Abraham of Witt/Kieffer, at:

Questions may also be directed to the consultants through the office of Eden Stroud at 630-575-6154.

Documents that must be mailed may be sent to:

c/o Eden Stroud
2015 Spring Road, Suite 510
Oak Brook, IL 60523.

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Eden Stroud
Contact Phone 630-575-6154
Contact Email

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