San Diego State University (SDSU) is seeking an innovative and energetic academic leader to serve as Associate Dean of the College of Professional and International Education within the College of Extended Studies (CES), with an expected start date of (no later than) June 1, 2019.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban research university and a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. SDSU strives to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The university seeks applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching, research and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
Additional information about the College and SDSU is available at www.ces.sdsu.edu andwww.sdsu.edu.
This position is in the Management Personnel Plan (Administrator III) and earns management benefits including medical, dental, vision, $100,000 life insurance plan, and the CalPERS pension plan. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, at will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation.
We seek a highly motivated individual with an exemplary track record who can provide vision, innovation and leadership to build on the successes across the College. The mission of CES is “To provide innovative education and training programs that enhance careers and transform lives and organizations across the globe.” CES serves as a principal University liaison with the greater San Diego community and provides a wide variety of degree and certificate programs as well as credit and noncredit educational experiences designed to fit the needs and expectations of working adults and other non-traditional learners.
CES has been a leader in continuing education for more than 40 years, reaching out to San Diego, the nation, and the world with a wide variety of lifelong learning opportunities. The college has more than 50 certificate programs for career advancement, as well as online programs ranging from single courses, to certificate programs and degrees. CES offers Master’s degree programs in business administration, counseling, education, health, hospitality and tourism, science, and sports management. CES also provides high courses for students who are age 50 and better through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SDSU. Our American Language Institute has a world-renowned ESL instruction, and CES also operates SDSU’s Open University program that provides access to SDSU courses to everyone in the community.
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Compensation and Benefits
San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that includes:
Extensive leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year
Retirement security through a Cal PERS defined benefit pension and retiree healthcare benefits
An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no- or low-cost to the employee
California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for employee or qualified dependent
See our benefits page for comprehensive information on our robust benefits package.
The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in social science, education, business, law, or humanities, plus significant experience in higher education, entrepreneurial public service, in a not for profit organization or in the private sector. Experience in strategic planning, demonstrated ability to lead a self-sustaining organization in higher education, including working with corporate entities or state workforce organizations. They will also possess a history of developing new programs, innovative business and partnership models and possess the ability to generate enthusiasm for achieving these goals, and a strong record of institutional leadership, collaboration, and the ability to deliver innovative solutions to the College. They will have a demonstrated ability in establishing effective working relationships with faculty, government, community and business leaders.
The candidate should have deep skills in fiscal analysis, planning and administration of a multi-million dollar budget, thorough knowledge of the management and operation of academic and professional programs. The candidate should have a comprehensive knowledge of the process involved in developing and implementing continuing education programs (i.e., pedagogy, instructor selection, instructional design). The candidate shall provide evidence of success in advancing diversity and working effectively in a multicultural campus and community setting, and demonstrate the capacity to expand the College’s international interests. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in long-term strategic planning and articulation of a vision that will lead the College to continued growth and world-class excellence. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator and a consensus builder, with the capacity to promote collegiality among staff, students, and the community.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
An earned doctorate. Knowledge of the San Diego county region, its successes, challenges and potential for development. Extensive administrative experience working with faculty in a College setting or a similar administrative division or unit. Experience in the design and marketing of courses for adult or international students. Multilingual. Experience with Career Services. Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, capable of promoting collegiality and building consensus.
Nominations/Application Process: Nominations and application materials should be submitted by the target date of March 15, 2019, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled. Application materials must include: 1) a letter of interest stating how the candidate's experiences and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics and strategic priorities expressed in the position prospectus; 2) a resume; and 3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references for future contact — please also include your professional relationship with each reference listed. References will only be contacted with the permission of the candidates.
Resumes, letters of interest, lists of references, and any additional nomination/application materials should be submitted as a single document when applying. To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.
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All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.
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.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
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.
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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU's annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.San Diego State University is a community diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. As a university committed to learning in all its forms, San Diego State University recognizes the need to attract and retain a critical mass of diverse persons who will advance its goals and ideals.