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Executive Director of the Education Insights Center (EIC) (Administrator II)

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
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Aug 16, 2021

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Executive Director of the Education Insights Center (EIC) (Administrator II)

Classification Title: Administrator II

Job Summary:
The Executive Director of EdInsights reports to the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies and is responsible for leading all areas of operation while ensuring the quality and integrity of the center's mission, vision and services. The director provides direct oversight of the Center and its projects, grants and contracts, budget, and personnel, while adhering to campus and university auxiliary policies. The director will work with the dean in the strategic planning, visioning, and direction of EdInsights in alignment with the mission, priorities, and needs of the CSU system and broader educational community.

FLSA: MPP - This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is exempt from overtime provisions of FLSA. This position is covered by health benefits.
Classification Salary Range: $4,583 - $13,750 monthly 
Hiring Range: $8,500 - $12,500 monthly
Salary Grade/Range: 1
Step: N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary: Regular
Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
Pay Plan: 12
Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; other hours as required.

Department Information:
The Education Insights Center (EdInsights) is a self-supporting unit of California State University, Sacramento. Established in 2001 as the Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy and renamed in 2015, EdInsights is committed to research, evaluation, and capacity building related to practice and policy with the goal of continually improving student success (defined as student learning, engagement, progression, and completion). The work of the Center focuses on creating equitable opportunities and outcomes for California’s diverse student population as students navigate into and through our systems of higher education in California, with a focus on California community colleges and four-year public universities. The Center houses dedicated staff with diverse expertise across a spectrum of applied policy research and analysis, evaluation, capacity building, writing, and communications. The efforts are proudly partnered with experts, leaders, and practitioners from education, philanthropic organizations, and government. Through a collaborative approach, the work has resulted in: ongoing improvement and evaluation of community college professional development, improved implementation of community college pathways, research that pivotally informed the ongoing development of California’s statewide data system, improved quality of education programs and policies, enhanced decision-making focused on equitable student success, and increased cross-system connections that lead to more inclusive and collaborative policymaking and implementation. The Center’s efforts seek to understand and address the institutional and systemic barriers students experience in their educational trajectories, with a focus on students of color, students experiencing poverty, and students who are first in their families to attend college. EdInsights is committed to transforming our education systems and providing our diverse student population with what they need to thrive and succeed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:


  1. Master’s degree in public policy/administration, education, educational psychology, economics, political science, or other fields requiring statistical analysis and social science research.


  1. At least ten years of advanced professional or research experience in a community, academic, or other setting, with at least five of those years incorporating education policy, research or evaluation, and/or capacity building.
  2. Demonstrated ability to set and guide the strategic vision and direction for an organization.
  3. Demonstrated experience overseeing research, evaluation, and/or capacity building efforts that advance equitable student success (including experience with a broad range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies).
  4. Demonstrated commitment to working with traditionally under-served populations, with examples of applied work that has built or expanded diversity and equity through operations, programming, and planning.
  5. Experience with equity-minded supervision and management of personnel across a broad range of classifications and consultants including hiring, supervision, evaluation, day to day operation, development, and dismissal.
  6. Track record of successful fundraising, including stewardship and oversight of grants, contracts, and state funding from inception/acquisition through timely completion.
  7. Demonstrated success in the strategic financial management of a complex unit, including understanding of operations, infrastructure, personnel costs, project management, and projections.
  8. Demonstrated holistic and creative thinking for managing communications campaigns/releases related to publishing blogs, reports and briefs, including working with a team of communications professionals and final approval of documents, media assets, and collateral.
  9. Demonstrated strength in written and oral communication skills, including production and/or oversight of the development of proposals, project summaries, and reports and conducting oral presentations of these, and other, works.
  10. Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and interests across sectors.

Conditions of Employment

Ability to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. PhD in public policy/administration, education, educational psychology, economics, political science, or other fields requiring statistical analysis and social science research.
  2. Extensive knowledge about or experience leading projects that focus on transitions from K-12 to higher education and/or transitions from 2 year to 4-year institutions.
  3. Prior work in a leadership/management position in a self-support academic, non-profit, community, research and/or related setting(s).
  4. Advanced knowledge and experience with system level education reform efforts either through research or professional learning.
  5. Proficiency using collaborative digital work spaces (e.g., Google Drive, Microsoft Teams), project management software (e.g., Trello), and document storage processes.

Physical Demands:

Required Licenses/Certifications:

Is Background Check Required: Yes

Background Check Disclaimer:
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification:
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. 

Hiring Preference:
Not Applicable

Conflict of Interest:
The duties of this position may include participation in decisions that have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act:
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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit . The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit . Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Posting Number: AS0956P
Number of Vacancies: 1
Open Date: 07/12/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Priority Application Deadline: 07/30/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants: Recruitment is open until filled. Priority deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021.

It is anticipated that all employees will work on-site on or before August 2, 2021.

Instructions for required diversity statement document:
How will your work as a leader contribute to a culture (community) of inclusion, equity and diversity within the workplace and across the programs you oversee? Please provide examples, when possible, of your experience working to promote anti-racism. (Limit: 2 pages)

Contact Name: Employment Services
Contact Phone: 916-278-6326
Contact Email:

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