Jun 14, 2019

Associate Dean (Administrator III)/College of Education (Internal/Promotional Only)

  • California State University San Bernardino
  • California State University San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA, USA
Full-Time Administration Education Management Other

Job Description

Employment Status: Full-time, At-Will, Exempt position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP). This is an Interim one-year temporary appointment from the time of hire
Work Schedule: Typically, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., occasional early morning, evening and weekend hours may be required. 
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled.  Review of applications will be reviewed beginning June 18, 2019. 

Required Application Materials: All applicants must submit 1) Letter of interest or cover letter, 2) Current resume or curriculum vitae, 3) 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 the candidate for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words).

The University: CSUSB is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. 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. 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. For more information on the campus, please visit the CSUSB website

The Position: California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) invites applications for the position of Associate Dean, College of Education.  This position is an Administrator III in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) and reports to the Dean of the College of Education.  The College seeks a thoughtful academic leader with the ability to communicate and work with all faculty, staff, students and external constituents.

 Typical Activities:The Associate Dean is expected to work closely with the Dean, Department Chairs, Office of Assessment and Research, Office of Curriculum and Archives, College of Education Student Services and staff as well as with various entities on campus and off campus such as Office of Graduate Studies, Office of the Registrar, Purchasing Office, various school district liaisons, and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to recommend and develop education policy and ensure its implementation, champion excellence in teaching and learning and promote innovation to enhance student experiences. The Associate Dean serves as a member of the College of Education Dean's leadership team, and reports to the Dean. The Associate Dean is expected to assist with strategic planning and to implement initiatives related to the Mission and Strategic Plan of the College and the University. The Associate Dean supports the Dean in maintaining smooth, efficient, and effective operations in the college. The Associate Dean is expected to provide leadership in the following areas: College student and academic affairs; collaborative efforts with stakeholders in the community and P-16 populations as well as all other areas as directed by the Dean.
Key areas of responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Academic Support:

  • Assist the Dean supporting academically related operations in the College.
  • Assist department chairs and program coordinators with issues related to educator preparation program accreditation, initial program approval, and credentialing issues.
  • Oversee the coordination of the annual Credential Recognition Ceremony and university commencement; oversee various awards, including outstanding credential student awards process.
  • Increase the capacity of the College to build and maintain relationships with key education users and stakeholders; communicate University and college strategies and policies for education to academic, professional and support staff within the college.
  • Support the College's ongoing accreditation activities.
  • Assist department chairs and program coordinators with issues related to educator preparation program accreditation, initial program approval, and credentialing issues.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Assessment and Research to develop, implement, and review unit assessment and reporting procedures as well as review and respond to the data collection and analysis; support COE programs in the process of continuous improvement based on valid and reliable assessment practices.

 Student Support:

  • Provide supervision for student services, and manage the activities of the Office of Student Services, including recruitment, admissions, credentialing, and supervision of students admitted to undergraduate majors and minors, credential programs, and graduate degree programs in the College of Education; advising non-education majors and the public about educator credentialing in California and options for continued study in the College.
  • Lead planning and manage College endeavors related to serving students from recruitment to admissions to graduation to post-graduation support.
  • Oversee the coordination of the process of establishing Memoranda of Understanding with fieldwork placement sites; oversee placement process for all fieldwork experiences programs except in the ELT department: ensure maintenance of records for placements in all programs (practicum, early fieldwork, supervised fieldwork, internship); oversee stipends for directing/cooperating teachers.
  • Serve as custodian of student records.
  • Lead student success, oversee student experience and handle student related issues such complaints and grade grievances.


  • Provide leadership for collaborative efforts with the community and P-16 populations, particularly as they interface with university-based credential programs.
  • Strengthen the reputation of the college by implementing communication strategies and ensuring that channels of communication are available between the college and key stakeholders.
  • Maintain partnerships by holding regular meeting with external stakeholders.

Support the Dean:

  • Represent the college on committees, projects, and make presentations at state and national meetings.
  • Be knowledgeable and available to represent or take on the responsibilities of the Dean in his absence.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 Requirements & Additional Information:

  • This is an Internal/Promotional Only recruitment. Only current CSUSB employees and/or faculty may apply.
  • Please attach your cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, references and diversity statement to your online application.
  • The tentative date for the oral interview shall be held the week of June 24, 2019. Candidates invited to participate will be notified via e-mail.


 Minimum Qualifications:Education & Experience

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree required. 
  • Five (5) years of management experience with progressive responsibility in the field of higher education administration, including a minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience with fiscal management responsibilities.
  • Tenure as an Associate of Full Professor at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Rank of Professor preferred, but not required.
  • Demonstrated administrative experience at Department Chair or above.
  • Graduate Faculty status preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge and experience in educator preparation, broadly defined.
  • Record of P-16 school experiences.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proven track record in providing vision and leadership to academic programs, student services, or similar.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational, prioritization, and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a leadership team.
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to promote diversity in a multicultural/ multiethnic environment. 
  • Strong and effective management and supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with fiscal responsibilities, including developing and managing budgets. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work at all levels in a large, very diverse public university.
  • Demonstrated success in advancing and implementing a strategic plan that promotes campus-wide cooperation and collaborations among faculty, staff, students, academic departments and centers, to develop international initiatives, programs and policies.

 Supplemental Information:

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: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html

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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