Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, Success and Equity

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Division of Academic Affairs

Administrator III


Leadership Team: Serves as an integral member of the CI administrative leadership team within Academic Affairs, working closely in a decision-making capacity with the Provost, Deans, Associate Vice Presidents, and with the program chairs and faculty. Provides administrative leadership and oversight to the Office of Faculty Affairs, and manages the day-to-day operations of the Office, including staff and budget. Keeps abreast of program planning to identify faculty personnel needs and policy implications to be able to recommend long- and short-term strategies. Serves as Academic Affairs liaison to the CSU Office of General Counsel in faculty-related items.

Faculty Affairs: Oversees the Faculty Affairs unit, the RTP Process, as well as Faculty Development, including orientation and educational programs for ongoing faculty. Maintains compliance with the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for Unit 3 (faculty) and Unit 11 (students). Implements personnel processes and policies as directed by the CBA, CSU Chancellor’s Office, and state and federal regulations. Prepares key administrative and divisional reports and make recommendations to the Provost. Facilitates assistance with visas for international faculty. Provides proactive training and support to faculty search committees, helping to ensure diversity, inclusivity and equity, and works closely with faculty search committees and Deans to implement best practices in recruiting and retaining diverse faculty personnel. Approves and monitors additional employment for faculty to assure compliance with the faculty contract; tracks the employment status of faculty members and oversees faculty salary administration. Provides expert advice on contract and policy issues and faculty personnel matters to the President, Provost, Deans, Associate Deans and Department Chair. Sits as ex officio on and works with various faculty committees, such as the Academic Senate’s Faculty Affairs Committee. Oversees the Director for Faculty Development and ensures that a wide range of professional development opportunities are presented to faculty at all stages of their careers. Works with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to coordinate and advance faculty research and creative activities. Oversees new faculty orientation for both tenure track and lecturer faculty and conducts appropriate trainings Oversees efforts to promote faculty retention and advances equity initiatives related to instruction and service by faculty.

Academic Labor Relations:. Coordinates with University Counsel on legal matters related to campus academic personnel; provides counsel and advice to the Provost, academic administrators, and others on campus on a variety of academic personnel issues. Responsible for managing grievances, formal and informal complaints, confidential investigations, disciplinary actions, and labor relations with sensitivity in handling difficult situations and people. Oversees and conducts confidential investigations, as necessary, and coordinates disciplinary actions involving faculty employees within the Academic Affairs Division. Interfaces and works with faculty union representatives on bargaining unit issues.  Applies and interprets the Unit 3 (Faculty) and Unit 11(Academic Student Employee) collective bargaining agreements, represents the campus administration in resolving faculty and academic student employee complaints and grievances and other faculty union contract matters. Serves as the liaison to the CSU Office of the Chancellor in collective bargaining matters for Unit 3 and Unit 11.

Title IX: The AVP works closely with the Title IX and Inclusion office on compliance issues and investigations as needed, particularly on issues that are of concern, but do not rise to the level of a policy violation. Represents Academic Affairs and works closely with the TitleIX Office in responding to complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Serves on interdivisional response team on matters of campus violence.


Experience and record of achievement (teaching, scholarship and creative activities, and service) consistent with appointment at rank of Professor with tenure. Evidence of successful academic leadership experience (as chair, director, or administrator). Demonstrated capacity to lead in faculty relations, including hiring, development, labor relations, and personnel management of represented and exempt personnel, including performance evaluations. Knowledge of the principles, laws, and regulations related to academic/faculty personnel in a collective bargaining environment. Demonstrated ability to engage in labor/employee relations and contract and grievance administration, including reviewing/investigating employee complaints or grievances. Demonstrated skill in conflict resolution and ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism. Demonstrated ability to form strong working relationships through collaborative decision-making and interpersonal skills. Ability to work collaboratively and supportively with administrative and faculty colleagues in Academic Affairs, including the library, budgeting, strategic planning, enrollment management, research and sponsored programs, and extended university. Ability to work collaboratively and supportively with Human Resources. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills with experience in writing divisional reports and other significant documents on behalf of the Provost.

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 as revised on July 21, 2017.

Hiring Range: $14,584 - $16,584 per month

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California State University Channel Islands 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.

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process, please contact Human Resources Programs (805) 437-8490.

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