May 23, 2019

Associate Dean (Administrator II) / Palm Desert Campus

  • California State University San Bernardino
  • California State University, San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus, 37500 Cook Street, Palm Desert, CA, USA
Full-Time Administration Education Other

Job Description

Employment Status: Full-time, regular "exempt" position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, occasional evening and weekend hours.

First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 6, 2019.

Location: This position will mainly work from the Palm Desert Campus with travel to the San Bernardino Campus as required. 


California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually.  The "value added" by a CSUSB education ranks in the top 4 percent in the nation, according to the Collegiate Learning Assessment. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire, and it has the second highest African American and Hispanic enrollments of all public universities in California. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so. The university offers more than 70 traditional baccalaureate and master's degree programs, education credential and certificate programs, and a doctoral program.


The Palm Desert Campus offers the supportive environment of a small campus with small classes and more opportunities for contact with instructional faculty. The faculty and staff of the Palm Desert Campus are committed to serving the Coachella Valley and maintaining an environment on campus that honors diversity and provides all students the opportunities to fulfill their dreams of a higher education.

All applicants must submit 1) Letter of interest or cover letter, 2) Current resume or curriculum vitae, 3) Three professional references who can provide assessments of your professional experience, accomplishments and prospects for success in this position, and 4) Diversity Statement – may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words).

Reporting to the Dean of the Palm Desert Campus (PDC), the Associate Dean will ensure that academic majors, courses, programs and scheduling are run effectively and efficiently so as to meet the needs of the 1,400+ students taking their coursework in Palm Desert. The position manages course and classroom assignments in Palm Desert, working closely and collaboratively with deans/department chairs, tenured faculty, as well as adjuncts, to ensure demand is addressed. Managing local issues surrounding the transition from quarters to semesters in Fall 2020 will be an important expectation for the successful candidate. Typical responsibility includes, but is not limited to: 

  • As a tenured member of the faculty, the Associate Dean interacts with management, staff, department chairs and academic personnel throughout the greater campus community, including every division at CSUSB;
  • Works closely with department chairs/deans to ensure course assignments and scheduling are in synergy with the demands of the PDC student community.
  • Incumbent will identify off-campus facilities for activity classes, large lecture rooms and laboratory classes;
  • Ensures that academic majors, courses, programs and scheduling are run effectively and efficiently so as to meet the needs of the students taking their coursework in Palm Desert;
  • Runs point on course and classroom assignments in Palm Desert, working closely and collaboratively with deans/department chairs, tenured faculty, as well as adjuncts, to ensure demand is addressed;
  • Manages local issues surrounding the transition from quarters to semesters in Fall 2020.
  • Provides counsel, process and assessment to student support staff, including those in the fields of advising, registrar, financial aid, student life, health education, tutoring/counseling and career services;
  • Serve as PDC's point of contact for all student orientation programs, including SOAR and Coyote First Step. Chair the PDC's Scholarship Committee, in partnership with campus and community colleagues;
  • Maintains a lead dotted line relationship with PDC-based student support professionals that are integral to student success, including advising, registrar, financial aid/scholarships, the student success studio and career services;
  • Expected to work thoughtfully to support the PDC's many underserved student populations, including undocumented students;
  • The Dean and Associate Dean will work collaboratively with HEERA managers in San Bernardino to set the framework and expectations of the student support staff, as well as informing the evaluation process.
  • The Associate Dean will support relationship building with local schools/districts/community colleges as well as plan/lead district partnership meetings in support of freshmen/transfer recruitment and perform other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience: 

A doctorate or equivalent experience in a discipline taught at CSUSB. Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in higher education, including supervision of student employees and regular staff.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have a high standard of personal professional integrity and collegiality.
  • Strong supervisory skills, management skills and a demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership and strategic direction, and to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Incumbent must have a strong sense of financial accountability and advising/planning, as well as the ability to manage resources with prudence and efficiency.
  • Demonstrated ability and personality to work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members.
  • Extraordinary interpersonal, networking and communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  • A vision of how an effective integrated hospitality management program plan that will move the university to the next level of success.

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.

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, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. 

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.  Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)



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