SCUP

Associate Vice President of Student Success

Carson, CA 90747

Posted: 9/12/19
Deadline: 10/9/19
Reference Number: 1608554

About This Organization

California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Job Duties

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Associate Vice President of Student Success (Administrator III)
Recruitment # 3581

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Conditions of Employment:
Possession of a valid Driver’s License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver’s license and reflects driving record.

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.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Position Information:
This is a full-time management (MPP) position. MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Special Working Conditions: Some evening and weekend hours for various events

Department: Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs, led by the Vice President for Student Affairs, is responsible for co-curricular services and programs that enhance student success and the quality of campus life for all undergraduate and graduate students at CSU Dominguez Hills. In addition, the Division is responsible for student recruitment, admission, registration, and student records. Over 100 skilled staff members make up the following operational units: Admissions and Records; Financial Aid; Outreach and School Relations; Dean of Students; Office of Student Life; Loker Student Union; Associated Students, Inc.; Multicultural Affairs; Rose Black Resource Center, Toro Dreamers Success Center, Queer Culture and Resource Center; New Student Programs; Educational Opportunity Program; Encounter to Excellence, Career Center; Enrollment Services; Student Health & Psychological Services; Athletics, University Housing; Upward Bound; Student Support Services, GEAR UP, Male Success Alliance, Veterans Resource Center; CAPE; Student Disability Resource Center; Toro Guardian Scholars; Student Clubs and Organizations; Women’s Resource Center.

Major Job Duties:
Under the administrative direction of Vice President for Student Affairs, the Associate Vice President of Student Success is responsible for the development of policies, procedures, programs, and services that will promote, encourage and support student success. The incumbent will be responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating access and retention strategies with an emphasis on closing the achievement gap for first generation, low-income and traditionally underserved populations. The Associate Vice President will be responsible for developing and maintaining programs that support the CSU Dominguez Hills Graduation Initiative. The AVP will not only advance the retention and timely graduation, they will also enhance career readiness and life-long employability. In collaboration with Academic Affairs and the Provost, the Associate Vice President of Student Success will provide energetic leadership, direction, and vision for all departments in the unit.

The incumbent will provide strategic direction for the Academic and Opportunity Support Programs (Educational Opportunity Program and Encounter to Excellence). The AVP will also provide leadership and direction to the Career Center to align and coordinate a comprehensive array of programs, services and initiatives to promote retention, completion, and post-graduation success. The AVP is responsible for seeking private, corporate and Federal funding for student success initiatives and collaborating with Academic Affairs on retention and graduation strategies.

The incumbent is a member of the Vice President for Student Affairs¿ senior management team, which also includes the Associate Vice President for Student Life and the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, the Division Fiscal Officer, Director of Student Health and Psychological Services, Director of
Educational Partnerships and Executive Assistant. The AVP will work closely with the leadership team and colleagues in the Division. The AVP will be responsible for executing annual assessment plan and reports, contributing to the Divisions strategic planning activities, and participating in campus-wide committees.

Qualifications:
Required Education:
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Education:
Doctoral Degree from an accredited college or university.

Required Experience:
Eight years of experience in a related professional field supplemented by five years of experience managing diverse and complex programs working in a higher education institution. Experience with Academic and Opportunity Support Programs (e.g.,Educational Opportunity Program and TRIO programs), student success best practices and/or retention initiatives in a university setting.

Preferred Experience:
Experience in writing federally sponsored grants for educational purposes.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge
– Familiarity with higher education organizations and with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.
– Knowledge of and familiarity with the sociological issues facing underrepresented, first generation and low-income persons in the university and in their communities.
– Demonstrated expertise in project planning, development and implementation.
– Knowledge of California State University budget regulations, ability to make difficult resource allocation decisions; ability to manage limited resources and deliver maximum student services.
– General knowledge of the procedures and practices of Federal grant regulations and standards and their relationship to instructional programs and student success initiatives.

Skills
– Demonstrated leadership in academic support services.
– Strong written and oral communication skills.
– Effective management and leadership skills
– Group and individual counseling techniques, ability to assess and implement intrusive advising techniques and capacity to conduct effective group and individual training sessions with staff.
– Effectively write grant proposals to supplement existing resources.

Abilities
– Demonstrated ability to motivate and mobilize a cross-functional team toward common goals is critical.
– Ability to supervise and manage delivery of student success services efficiently; effectively synthesize information from various sources to be used in management
decisions.
– Ability to understand administrative problems and solutions involved in operating retention and completion initiatives.
– Demonstrated ability to understand and utilize student success research and literature for first generation and low-income populations, as well as the ability to utilize proven approaches for effectively assessing developmental education courses and learning support strategies.
– Ability to analyze complex problems and to devise innovative solutions; ability to work independently and in a collaborative fashion.
– Demonstrated ability to handle the demands and requirements of senior-level management in higher education.
– Ability to organize and supervise research assistants and to collect and analyze data for succinct report writing.

Salary Range:
Salary is commensurate with experience

How to apply: You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job web site at https://apptrkr.com/1608554 Click on “view job opportunities” under “New and returning applicants.” View the list of jobs and click on the one with the job title listed above.

The application review date is: 10/09/19.
The position will remain open until filled.

CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity /ADA Employer.
California State University, Dominguez Hills Human Resources Management
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747

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