Department: AVP Government and Community Relations
Sub-Division: VP University Advancement
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; occasional early morning, evening and weekend hours
Job Summary: Changing technology, changing demographics, changing society - Cal State Fullerton is embracing change and building the future. Join our team and set the stage for a strong learning environment. California State University, Fullerton is searching for a Director of Local and Community Relations (Administrator II) with 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.
The Director of Local and Community Relations reports directly to the Associate Vice President of Government and Community Relations. Under limited direction, the Director of Local and Community Relations oversees community and local governmental relations for the University. In this capacity, the Director acts as the University's liaison between cities, counties, and regional governments and community organizations.
The Director is responsible for the cultivation and maintenance of relationships with local elected and appointed officials. Responsible for the recruitment of key university support groups related to community relations and university priorities. Cultivates and develops partnerships with and among these and other entities. Meets regularly with a variety of students and campus personnel (faculty, deans/associate deans, administrators and staff) to match campus expertise with external needs. Develops programs/partnerships to engage individuals/groups in support of campus and programs/priorities. Serves as key contact/information gateway for general community and, as necessary, provides updates on campus projects and priorities affecting campus/external relations. Other duties as assigned.
Essential Qualifications: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and a minimum of five years of direct experience within California (non-profit organization, legislative, state, or federal office or agency). The ideal candidate will be a high-energy individual able to work with minimal supervision, exhibiting high levels of attention to detail, time management, and follow-through. Previous supervisory/administrative experience and knowledge of local governmental processes, specifically Orange County. Must be able to work with a broad range of constituents through networking and/or strong oral/written 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: Occasional early morning, evening and weekend hours. Must be available to work annual Commencement Event.
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 Universitys 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.
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and appr...oximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.