Dean, College of Education (Administrator IV)

California State University, Dominguez Hills
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 02, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Dean, College of Education (Administrator IV)

Job No: 498103
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Position Information

This is a full-time management (MPP) position. MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Conditions of Employment

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) 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 CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.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.

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.

Application Deadline & Salary Information

Review of applications will begin 11/30/2020, and the position will remain Open until Filled.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Major Duties

Under the administrative direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the chief executive officer of the College and a member of the Academic Affairs leadership team. The Dean provides leadership for the college as it seeks to prepare reflective, critically conscious, justice and equity focused professional educators while enacting transformative change in concert with the colleges' mission, vision, and core values. The College of Education houses the departments of Special Education, Teacher Education, Liberal Studies and Graduate Education. In partnership with the faculty and staff, the Dean plays a critical role bringing together departments and other stakeholders to develop and implement a college strategic plan in alignment with the university's strategic plan and guide the process of creating a scholarly, pedagogical and justice focused identity, strengthening existing partnerships, and preparing COE graduates to transform the schools and communities they work alongside. This position provides an opportunity to demonstrate strong visionary leadership.


Required Experience: A demonstrated record of five years of successful and progressively higher levels of university administrative experience as a department chair, program director, associate dean and above at a master's granting university. Demonstrated significant and successful academic administrative experience and proven leadership ability with considerable experience in preparing significant documents, managing budget and personnel or other reports related to academic programs. Experience in program planning, direction and coordination for policy development and implementation. At least three years of successful leadership experience at the level of department chair or higher.

Required Education: Must have an earned doctorate or the equivalent and the appropriate academic credentials to qualify for appointment as a tenured professor in one of the colleges within the Division of Academic Affairs. Must have substantial evidence of accomplishment in one of the disciplines represented in the college.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
Knowledge of the academic structure of a four-year comprehensive university. Demonstrated significant and successful administration experience; proven leadership ability; effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; knowledge of and commitment to voluntary national accreditation; strong commitment to inclusivity, and diversity and to interaction with the educational and business communities; commitment to academic governance. Knowledge of the field of education and how the different components of the field interrelate to develop critical, responsive, and effective educators that span the areas of: elementary and secondary teacher education (undergraduate, post-baccalaureate/credential, and master's), special education, school leadership, and school counseling. Knowledge of working in school environments with minoritized communities and linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse students. Knowledge and value of ensuring high quality inclusive learning environments to all learners--including those who are neurodiverse, have disabilities and are LGBTQIA.

Ability to:
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to racial, ethnic, linguistic, gender, sexuality, and ability diversity. Ability to promote student success and faculty excellence in teaching, scholarship and service aligned with the college's vision and mission. Demonstrated ability to lead democratically and build collegiality and collaboration across the college with staff, faculty, and students as well as with school and community partners. Evidence of fundraising ability. Ability to perform all the essential functions of this position. Ability to analyze complex problems and to devise innovative solutions; to perceive the implications and potential consequences of various situations and to assess the potential impact of alternative courses of action. Demonstrated ability to perform assessment, accreditation, service learning, and community engagement. Ability to develop PreK-12 school, community, and/or industry partnerships. Demonstrates commitment to faculty and student research.

Skill in:
Oral and written communications. Skill in consultative decision-making; demonstrated strengths in leadership, planning, evaluation, and curriculum design. A successful candidate should also possess a proven track record of consensus building and community building.

Certification: Valid drivers license


50% - Provides collaborative and responsive leadership for the college and as a member of the Provost's Academic Affairs Council and the larger campus, is charged with the following: supports and enhances current programs and establishes new high-quality curriculum and innovative programs both stateside as well as with external partners; initiates, supports, and encourages programs to achieve high quality distinctions; integrates high impact practices (HIPs) throughout courses and college activities; embeds and collects student learning outcomes for use in WSCUC and California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) accreditations, as well as other disciplinary accreditations; ensures effective enrollment management of student FTES targets for all programs and in offering course schedules; ensures and documents student success metrics; tracks and aggressively increases student graduation and retention rates for all programs; coordinates and collaborates to provide strong academic support services to strengthen and improve advising and mentoring; supervises and develops academic support personnel; interacts with students and alumni in activities related to academic programs; develops innovative and supportive pedagogies. Actively integrates and supports local, international, and global efforts as well as sustainability initiatives. Provides vision and leads the management of college resources in alignment with the university and the academic strategic plans, including resources from the university and those generated from external sources: ensures equitable allocation of resources in support of college programs. Oversees budget planning; works closely with the Office of the Provost to utilize effective and rational budget principles to allocate resources to programs and college support units; ensures the college operates within its budget; communicates effectively and transparently to implement policy decisions and other announcements from the Chancellor's Office, campus central administration, Academic Affairs and other appropriate offices to faculty, staff and students; consults on significant developments and faculty opinions to central administration. Participates in developing university policy and strategic planning with the provost and other university officers.

30% - The Dean of the College of Education is also responsible for creating and sustaining an inclusive and welcoming environment in which academic excellence are pursued by faculty, staff, and students. Collaborates with the Division of Administration and Finance to acquire, build and renovate new and existing facilities to support educational experiences. Works with the faculty and division chairs and program coordinators in formulating college policies and in determining goals and objectives that align with the college's mission and vision to pursue equitable and just learning, especially for minoritized students. Strives to improve faculty excellence by encouraging and supporting quality in teaching and learning, research, scholarly and creative activity, including strong grantsmanship and community service in a collective bargaining environment. As the responsible officer at the college level, duties include recommending to the central administration the appointment of faculty and on their evaluation for retention, tenure, and promotion.

10% - As the spokesperson for the college on the campus, in the larger academic community, and within the greater Los Angeles professional community, seeks active and broad-based support for the college from external agencies and organizations. In particular, the Dean will work to develop supportive and sustainable partnerships with local schools and relevant educational organizations to create and enact transformative change. In addition, provides leadership in the area of outreach and student recruitment, including building relationships with local high schools and community colleges and pathways to successful careers in the region; participates frequently in the public relations efforts of the university and college.

10% - Performs other related duties and assignments as required.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

California State University Dominguez Hills 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. For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9

Applications Close: Open until filled

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