Director, Career and Professional Education (Admin II)
The Director of Career and Professional Education (Director)
reports to the Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives within the
College of Continuing Education (CCE) and leads all degree
completion and master's degree programs, special session programs
and academic and continuing education professional certificates
within CCE. The Director has a high degree of independence and high
level of autonomy, and may make commitments on behalf of CCE all
while maintaining a focus on equity and inclusion.
The Director identifies potential new programs for academic degree
programs, academic and continuing education certificates and course
ideas that can be offered in self-support in collaboration with
academic colleges at Sacramento State. Developing a close working
relationship with staff, faculty, department chairs, associate
deans and deans is essential for success. The Director ensures that
all relevant processes are attended to on campus, with
accreditation organizations and with the CSU Chancellor's Office.
The Director ensures that all relevant course and certificate
program reviews are conducted and that the programs meet the
assessment and self-study requirements of the campus and its
The Director will have a keen sense of which programs will be
attractive in Sacramento State's service area, will be able to
assess demand, forecast program or cohort starts, and will be able
to evaluate and recommend modality, program content and desired
learning outcomes for prospective students. The Director is able to
inspire and lead a diverse, talented team of individuals and help
them achieve similar skills in developing new programs and
delivering existing programs.
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
Classification Salary Range:
$4,583 - $13,750 Monthly
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent?
Regular or Temporary:
Full Time or Part Time:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; schedule may
vary based on department needs.
The College of Continuing Education (CCE) has been offering
workshops, courses, certificates, and degrees to adult learners
since 1951. CCE has evolved over the years to meet regional and
statewide needs through a variety of services for the community.
Currently, CCE cultivates and maintains strong relationships with
local and state government leaders and policy makers by offering
innovative education, training, and workforce solutions.
Additionally, CCE provides service and expertise to Californians
through conferences, stakeholder engagement, and capacity building
among diverse stakeholders to address complex issues that inform
public policy and constituent groups.
1. A demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and
2. 5+ years of experience in planning classes and curriculum
programs including developing resources, budgets, marketing plans
and liaising with the community.
3. Knowledge of procedures and practices in educational programs
and curriculum planning in education.
4. Ability to determine needs for new or revised programs and
knowledge of current labor market and workforce development
5. Experience in leading, managing, and motivating a team of
diverse individuals that possess different goals and have
distinctly different roles.
6. Ability to interpret policy, implement planning techniques,
establish performance metrics, and utilize technology for
7. Ability to direct logistics of providing classes and programs to
diverse audiences at multiple locations.
8. Experience managing, developing and forecasting program budgets
and analyzing costs.
9. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and
maintain a cooperative working relationship with internal and
10. Experience developing and implementing promotional strategies
and marketing initiatives.
11. Proven track record of business and political acumen.
12. Strong organizational and project management skills to handle a
large number of assignments with sensitivity to priorities, and
13. Demonstrated ability to analyze complex issues and implement
creative solutions to complex problems.
14. Outstanding communication skills (verbal or written).
15. Master’s degree from an accredited institution, preferably in
education, business, public administration or related field.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Ability to successfully pass a background check.
16. Experience working in a collective bargaining
17. 8+ years of experience in higher education or continuing
18. Doctorate degree from an accredited university, preferably in
education, public administration, business administration or a
Valid driver’s license and maintenance of good driving record
Is Background Check Required:
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
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the
Conflict of Interest:
The duties of this position may include participation in decisions
that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent.
Therefore, the selected candidate may 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
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
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 https://www.csus.edu/clery
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.
Number of Vacancies:
Open Until Filled:
Priority Application Deadline:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants selected for
an on-campus interview will be expected to present at a campus
A minimum of three professional references are required.
To apply, visit https://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/5595