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Cal State Fullerton University
  • Position Number: 983879
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts

Associate Vice President for Academic Operations

Classification: Administrator IV-Range A

AutoReqId: 9456BR

Department: Provost/VPAA Operations

Sub-Division: Provost/VPAA

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Appointment Type: At Will

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Job Summary:
California State University, Fullerton is searching for an Associate Vice President for Academic Operations. The Associate Vice President for Academic Operations should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Academic Operations (AVP-Operations) coordinates the management of assigned elements of the Division of Academic Affairs with significant focus on strategic enrollment management, faculty affairs, and institutional research. Works with the Provost to advance the strategic priorities of the University and the division. Ensures effective communication between the Provost's Office and all other University divisions, the Cal State University Chancellor's Office, and the external community. Chairs or serves on a wide range of campus committees. Represents the Provost in various capacities and completes other duties as assigned.

  • Provides direct administrative oversight of the operations of the following academic and operational units: Records and Registration; Faculty Support Services (Faculty Affairs and Records, Faculty Development Center, Online Education and Training, and Academic Technology Center - jointly with the Division of Information Technology); and Institutional Research and Analytical Studies
  • Supervises the Assistant Vice President for Faculty Support Services, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services, and Director of Institutional Research and Analytical Studies
  • Works with the Provost to advance the strategic priorities of the University and the division
  • Supports the shared governance process in the development, modification, and implementation of University policies and practices in support of the University's mission and strategic goals
  • Provides leadership, oversight, and coordination of various divisional, cross-divisional, and system-wide initiatives
  • Works in close partnership with the Vice Presidents, Associate/Assistant Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, Academic Senate Chair, and other unit leads
  • Ensures effective communication between the Provost's Office and all other University divisions, the CSU Chancellor's Office, and the external community
  • Represents the Provost on campus, in the community, within the region, and at the system level, on matters delegated by the Provost
  • Serves as executive-in-charge of the division in the absence of the Provost
  • Serves as a member of the Council of Deans and the Provost's Senior Leadership Team
  • Chairs or serves on a wide range of campus committees
  • Provides signatory approval for financial, academic human resources, and other duties delegated by the Provost

    A completed application will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications outlined, a curriculum vitae, and the names, emails and phone numbers of five references, none of whom will be contacted without the permission of the applicant.

    Neutral Site Interviews for semi-finalists are tentatively scheduled for April 29, 2017. On-campus interviews for finalists are tentatively scheduled for the week of May 9, 2017.

    Essential Qualifications:
    Doctorate's degree from an accredited college or university, or appropriate terminal degree in a discipline encompassed at the University. Four years of academic administrative experience at the level of chair or higher. Experience in teaching; research, scholarship or creative activity; and service sufficient to be eligible for a tenured appointment in one of the University's academic departments. Demonstrated success in strategic planning, program or project management, resource allocation and the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines. Demonstrated effectiveness leading and collaborating with a multicultural environment and success in promoting diversity and inclusion. Demonstrated commitment to shared governance and appreciation for the role of faculty. Demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate effectively with faculty, students, staff and administrators, as well as community members in advancing the University's mission and achieving its strategic goals and objectives. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

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

    Special Working Conditions:
    The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial "Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests" within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.

    California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

    Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

    Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

    Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

    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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

    California State University, Fullerton is a comprehensive, regional university serving a diverse student population of over 40,000, including international students representing 78 nations. Located on a 241-acre campus in Orange County, it is a technologically robust and culturally vibrant area. Many of our employees enjoy the close proximity to the beaches and mountains for surfing, hiking and mountain biking. The University offers 55 undergraduate and 56 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in nursing practice, in a rich diverse environment. Diverse Issues in Higher Education (August 2016) ranks the campus as 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minority students, and Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (August 2016) ranks CSU Fullerton number one in California and fourth in the nation among top colleges and universities awarding degrees to Hispanics. The University is proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

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    Application Deadline: 13-Apr-2017

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