Associate Dean

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Division of Academic Affairs

Administrator III


Community Partnerships and Fieldwork: In partnership with the Dean, initiates, cultivates, and supports regional community partnerships with PK-12 schools and school districts, county offices of education, community colleges, regional universities, early childhood centers and organizations, government, other non-profit organizations, and the private sector. Collaborates with business partners in the achievement of university goals that support the university and school’s mission. Initiates grant applications and secures funding with LEAs (Local Educational Agencies) and ensures effective implementation of all partnership grants in support of educator residencies, and other related initiatives. Oversees the placement of students for fieldwork, internships, residencies, and related community engagement and partners with relevant Academic Department Chairs and staff. Leads and provides ongoing oversight for residency partnerships by working with relevant individuals to organize professional development for principals, university liaisons, mentor teachers, early childhood center directors, and other relevant professionals.

Continuous Improvement, Accreditation, and Assessment: Oversees continuous academic improvement and accreditation with and for regional, state, and national institutions, and assessment of all academic programs in collaboration with Assessment Analyst, Academic Department Chairs, and relevant faculty and staff. These agencies include but are not limited to California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and WSUC (WASC Senior College and University Commission). Under the direction of the Dean, leads faculty, staff, and administrators in identifying, designing, developing, and implementing strategies, tools, and processes for a comprehensive assessment plan that meets accreditation standards, including the supervision of accreditation website for accurate reporting. Promotes faculty and staff development to support effective assessment, continuous improvement, and accreditation practices (e.g., training, advising, best practices).

Promotes programmatic assessment in a manner that ensures continuous quality improvements (e.g., use of data from course and faculty evaluations, student signature assignments, programmatic effectiveness, surveys, etc.). Oversees the preparation and dissemination of assessment data, and related policies and procedures (e.g., accreditation data and reporting, embedded assessments in the academic calendar, student and faculty handbooks, annual reports). Oversees the completion and use of programmatic information for different internal and external community partners using multiple communication platforms. Supports and guides assessment research and scholarship.

Recruitment, Admissions, Advising, and Student Success: In support of SOE, manages undergraduate and graduate marketing, recruitment, admissions, retention, and completion processes in collaboration with CSUCI Admissions Office and Registrar, SOE department chairs, and counselors. Works with the counselors to enact comprehensive programs that provide “cradle through career” support for students, including effective recruitment and academic advising for all aspects of the student experience (e.g., prospective student guidance and evaluation, current student advising and field placement, and credentials completion support).

Oversees the coordination of SOE’s support of students, including collaboration with CSUCI departments and programs such as CSUCI CARE (Campus Access, Retention, and Equity) Team, SOE Department Chairs, Coordinators, Faculty, and Counselors as relevant. Collaboratively assesses SOE needs, and develops and implements policies, procedures, and strategic plans related to student success to ensure alignment with SOE and institutional mission, vision, and values as well as compliance with federal and state regulations. This includes implementing a variety of CSUCI and SOE policies, protocols, trainings, and resources to inform the SOE community and relevant constituents to ensure informed and collaborative student support.

Specific to undergraduate, credentials, and graduate programs, collaborates with Academic Department Chairs and the counselors to organize systems of support for each program to ensure CI students are fully prepared for their programs, including recruitment, admissions, coursework, credential exams, comprehensive exams, thesis, and/or dissertation.

Takes an active role in helping to embed the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of University work, in every division, and participates at least once annually in professional and/or leadership development opportunities that will contribute to campus efforts to advance racial and social justice in and through education at CSUCI and beyond.

Performs other duties as assigned.


A Ph.D., Ed.D., or other terminal degree in education-related field with experience[HR1]  in PK-12 teaching and higher education teaching and administration (e.g., coordinator, director, committee chair, department chair, and/or associate dean). Must qualify on appointment for tenure at level of Associate Professor or Professor, with Professor as preferable.

Strong decision-making skills and the ability to work under pressure with competing demands; ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative as a leader and senior administrator to set and accomplish strategic goals and priorities and to cultivate a collegial environment. Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills; strong written and oral communication, strong organizational abilities; fluency with digital tools; understanding of systems and organizational leadership.

Desirable Qualifications: Bilingual (English/Spanish). Credential in teaching, counseling, and/or educational leadership in California or state with credentials reciprocity. Familiarity and/or experience with institutions serving historically underrepresented students. Familiarity with California Commission on Teacher Credentialing policies, procedures, programs, and credentials and other accrediting agencies. Familiarity with collective bargaining and management of union contracts. Experience with policy development, personnel management, enrollment management, and/or budgets.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

Hiring Range: $11,667-$13,334 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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