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Director of the Transforming Outcomes Project

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 15, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
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Director of the Transforming Outcomes Project

Job No: 524663
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Director, Transforming Outcomes Project

Classification Title: Administrator II

Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): April 2, 2023 @ 11:55pm

Position Summary
The Director of Transforming Outcomes Project (Director) serves at the pleasure of the President with concurrence of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. The Director assists the Dean in all aspects of administration of Transforming Outcomes Project (TOPSS). The role serves to ensure that all aspects of TOPSS are operating in accordance with the University mission and policies. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring students receive the highest quality education we can provide and support a timely degree completion program for each major in TOPSS. High impact practices in the areas of leadership, program development, student success, and faculty/staff development are central to this position. This position represents TOPSS to students, faculty, departments, University administration, the California Department of Corrections, the California Community Colleges, and the broader community. The Director collaborates with the CCC to ensure delivery of courses that support CSUS degree programs. The Director acts as a liaison between the University and CDCR leadership and coordination of TOPSS curriculum, student success, and faculty and staff professional development efforts including budget oversight, grant development and internal funds. The Director is responsible for the staff and faculty personnel needs that are unique to TOPSS. Incumbent is responsible for diplomatically addressing and resolving inter-agency issues and concerns, serving as a liaison with University personnel responsible for admissions, financial aid, registration, involved colleges, student affairs, and faculty affairs.
FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,583 per month - $8,500 per month, commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,583 per month - $14,713 per month

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Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Regular (at-will)

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm; other hours as required

Department Information

Transforming Outcomes Project at Sacramento State (TOPSS) is a four-year degree completion program administered and delivered inside two California state prisons through a partnership of California State University, Sacramento and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. TOPSS is a program of Sacramento State's Division of Academic Affairs under the auspices of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. TOPSS provides a robust educational experience that advances student success. The program is grounded in the values of access, integrity, positive self-awareness and humanitarianism. Information on department function and purpose.

Required Qualifications
1. Terminal degree in appropriate discipline. 2. Minimum 1 year of administrative experience in a college and/or correctional facility. 3. Demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships with multiple community partners. 4. Demonstrated success in workplace characterized by collective bargaining and shared governance. 5. Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy appropriate to university level instruction. 6. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement academic programs. 7. Demonstrated ability to lead faculty in academic setting. 8. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations that reflect a wide range of cultural backgrounds and social identities. 9. Demonstrated ability to analyze complex problems and propose innovative solutions. 10. Working knowledge of best practices that support student success and to close equity gaps. 11. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. 12. Demonstrated excellence in university teaching and scholarship/professional accomplishments. 13. Demonstrated ability to negotiate complex bureaucratic institutions. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT - Ability to pass background check - Ability to secure access to California Prisons from the CDCR - Ability to travel to off-site meetings/events. Preferred Qualifications 14. Experience working with the California Community Colleges. 15. Experience working with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). 16. Experience with curriculum development, program planning, and implementation. 17. Experience supporting faculty development. 18. Experience of successful grant writing.
Required Licenses/Certifications

Valid driver's license and maintenance of good driving record, for driving per the Essential Functions of the position.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter and diversity statement.

Instructions for diversity statement: Sac State holds diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in its core values. Please share how you would implement DEI in this position, and how these values have impacted your past work experiences. (500 words or less)

Failure to upload these required documents to the online application may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to" href="">student success," href="">diversity, equity and inclusion," href="">community engagement," href="">philanthropy, and" href="">campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

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. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

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.
Eligibility Verification
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Advertised: March 10, 2023 (4:20 PM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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