Position Title: Deputy Commandant Job Bulletin Number: 103134 Classification: Administrator I Full/Part-time: Full-time Employment Type: MPP- this position is part of the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP). No tenure or permanent status can be achieved within the MPP. Bargaining Unit: M80 Pay Plan: 12 month Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience of the individual selected. Benefits: Premium benefit package includes outstanding health, dental and vision plans; life and disability insurances; pension (CalPERS); tuition fee waiver; and 14 paid holidays per year. See our benefits website for additional information. Department: Office of the President Pre-Employment Conditions: Background, physical and drug screening Closing Date: Open until filled. A review of applications will begin Wednesday, August 15 and the review period may end at any time thereafter.
ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY MARITIME ACADEMY: Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University, is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located on a scenic waterfront site in Vallejo, the campus serves a student population of approximately 1100 undergraduates and 50 graduate students. The campus currently offers undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Transportation, Global and Maritime Studies, and Business Administration. A master's degree in Transportation and Engineering Management is offered as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.
Position Summary: The Office of the Commandant is integrally involved in the facilitating and integration of the Edwards Leadership Development Program and training throughout the California State University Maritime Academy student community. The Office of the Commandant, and its staff, is responsible for the personal and professional development of the Corps of Cadets to include Corps Administration, leadership training, and ensuring that standards of conduct are upheld. The Corps is the primary organization within which students learn, apply, and practice leadership and management theory. Learning is usually accomplished through the academic curricula and co-curricula. Workshops, seminars, personal observation, and practical application help develop students into leaders. The objectives of leadership development include such things as how to establish self-discipline, development of critical thinking skills, personal character growth, practicing effective communication skills, developing a sense of responsibility for others, and how to understand human motivation.
Under the direction of the Commandant of Cadets, the Deputy Commandant has overall responsibility for ensuring the leadership and professional development of the Company to which assigned, including oversight of watch standing instructions and scheduling and supervision of the two other Company Commandants. The incumbent is responsible for training cadets on formation, inspection in ranks, and uniform and grooming standards. The incumbent is responsible for facilitating the Random Drug Testing Program for the Corps of Cadets. The incumbent assists the Commandant with facilitating the integration of leadership development throughout the Cal Maritime community and developing, implementing, coordinating and assessing the Edwards Leadership Development Program. Accordingly, the Commandant's office is the central nexus for coordinating relevant campus activities into a cohesive leadership program for the institution. The incumbent oversees and coordinates the implementation of the Campus Stewardship Program including oversight of Company participation. In addition, the incumbent also participates as the Acting Commandant of Cadets during an annual training cruise.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Corps of Cadets Support
Provide training, mentorship and direct supervision to the Corps of Cadets in support of leadership development and overall student success.
Supervise, monitor, and evaluate the performance of Corps of Cadets Staff Officers within assigned Company.
Train and educate Cadets in the execution of assigned duties and responsibilities associated with the Corps of Cadet to include formation muster, instruction, and inspection requirements.
Ensure Corps of Cadets standards of conduct and uniform and grooming requirements are in compliance and enforced at all times.
Oversight of the Cadet watch standing requirements to ensure watch standing and scheduling requirements are properly managed and executed.
Lead a Company Team comprised of one professional staff member from each office in Student Affairs in collectively supporting assigned Company.
Actively participate in New Student Orientation and entire First Year Experience Programs.
Assumes the duties of the Commandant in their absence.
As the Supervisor of the other Company Commandants, build competence through effective coaching, performance management and mentoring.
Provide clear direction.
Lead courageously by addressing challenging issues.
Facilitate an environment that motivates, empowers, and inspires commitment from employees.
Demonstrate commitment to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Understand the university's mission and vision and how the department's activities and goals support them.
Edwards Leadership Development Program
Assist the Commandant with developing non-credit curriculum and teaching Leadership Development to the Corps of Cadets.
Assist the Commandant with the planning, organization, and improvement of the Edwards Leadership Development Program.
Formulate, conduct, and evaluate Corps leadership training, i.e., seminars, classroom instruction, and practical training workshops.
Training Cruise Participation
Participate in annual training cruise (approximately 2 months) as Acting Commandant of Cadets.
Serve as the Commanding Officer of Training Ship (COTS) representative for shipboard discipline hearings at sea.
Participate in an in-port duty rotation that provides oversight to the Quarterdeck and ensures all cadets return from liberty.
Ensure student behavior in the living areas is in accordance with procedures as provided by the COTS.
Ensure consistency of the leadership development programming and policies between the campus and annual training cruise.
Perform relevant shipboard administrative duties.
Campus Stewardship Program
Formulate and implement the Campus Stewardship Program.
Oversee Company involvement and management of the Campus Stewardship Program.
Ensure Company cadets have an awareness of the program and are participating as required.
Campus Involvement & Representation
Represent Office of the Commandant on committees & on-campus events.
Represent Cal Maritime at off-campus events.
Bachelor's degree in a related field AND at least three years of demonstrated success in leadership development.
Demonstrated experience in curriculum development and associated teaching methods.
Knowledge of leadership education and training.
Demonstrated experience in counseling college-level students.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and cooperative working relationships within a diverse multi-cultural environment.
Excellent listening and evaluating skills.
Ability to deliver training and make presentations.
Personal integrity and exhibition of leadership by example.
Ability to apply techniques in motivating and evaluating students.
Ability to function in the structured, uniformed environment of an academy.
Experience in classroom instruction, mentorship, team building, and human behavioral science.
Familiarity with the uniformed services or uniformed academies.
Military service in an operational or training environment.
Knowledge of shipboard leadership training.
Experience in Student Affairs and Higher Education.
Five years or more of demonstrated success in leadership development.
Master's degree in organizational development, behavioral science, leadership, counseling, or related discipline.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL and ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
Shipboard Requirements: Ability to function successfully in limited living and working spaces, climb ship ladders and stairs and transit narrow hallways, and to perform assigned duties maintain balance while occasionally experiencing rolling motion aboard ship; ability to lift and move moderate weights (up to 50 lbs.) in a safe manner.
Cruise Requirements: Incumbent will be required to participate in an annual 60-day training cruise aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear (TGSB). This requires the incumbent to obtain a Merchant Mariners Document issued by the U.S. Coast Guard. This will include a background check, physical and drug test, proof of citizenship or the eligibility to work in the U.S., and a Social Security card. Each year the incumbent must pass a pre-cruise physical exam and drug test to participate on the training cruise.
BACKGROUND CHECK: A background check (including a criminal records check) must be satisfactorily completed 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.
MANDATED REPORTER: 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 revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days of the date of hire.
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Located in Vallejo, California, The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and specialized campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system. We are one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States ? and the only one on the West Coast.