Associate Vice President, Government
Associate Vice President, Government & Community Relations
Classificaiton: Administrator III - Range A
Department: Government and Community Relations
Sub-Division: University Advancement
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Appointment Type: At Will
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.
About the Position:
University Advancement serves Cal State Fullerton by building and strengthening relationships with the communities we serve to encourage advocacy, investment and support of the University, its mission, goals and programs in support of student and alumni success. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Associate Vice President, Government and Community Relations (Administrator III). The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.
Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Associate Vice President, Government and Community Relations provides collaborative leadership in the establishment and maintaining strategic relationships with elected officials, government agencies, and nonprofit/community/business organizations to advance the University's educational mission and its role as an intellectual and cultural center for our region. Leads broad-based advocacy at the local, regional, state, and federal level to establish partnerships, establish and grow funding streams, and demonstrate the University's integral role for the region. Communicates and collaborates with campus colleagues to identify funding needs and partnership opportunities that support faculty-student collaborative research to enhance degree completion initiatives. Hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and provides professional development opportunities to assigned staff to ensure effective implementation of departmental strategies and meets established goals. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field. Ten years of progressively responsible experience in government and community relations. Evidence of the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with diverse internal and external constituencies. Ability to understand and advance the University's brand strategy. Superior written and verbal communication skills in English. Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and an array of administrative computing systems on a Windows platform.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
In depth knowledge and understanding of higher education policies in California. Experience in hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating staff.
Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator
Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. This position requires travel to and from meetings.
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial “Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests” within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.
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.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.
Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.
Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).
Application Deadline: Oct 01, 2020 (9:00 PM)
Apply online at: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/fl/en-us/job/497607/associate-vice-president-government-community-relations