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Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
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Dec 1, 2023

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Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Job No: 534225
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Classification Title: Administrator IV

Posting Details

Priority Application Deadline: Monday, January 29th @ 11:55pm PST (Posting will remain open until filled)

Position Summary

The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is the university's Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President. The Provost/SVPAA provides intellectual and academic leadership for the university's educational mission. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing all areas of Academic Affairs currently comprised of seven academic colleges, Continuing Education, Graduate Education, Undergraduate Education, Library, Office of the Provost, and other programs and centers. The position is responsible for providing oversight and management of Academic Affairs complex budget, personnel programs, faculty affairs, strategic planning, and implementation. The incumbent will provide leadership in the planning, development, assessment of academic programs. and oversight of all academic and research initiatives at the university.

The Provost/SVPAA oversees and develops strategic vision and plans for the Division of Academic Affairs through collaborative and inclusive leadership. The incumbent is responsible for building institutional capacity for multi-year planning while creating clear and transparent processes that align strategic, academic, and operational planning, resource allocation functions, and managing a complex budget of over $130 million.

The Provost/SVPAA reports directly to the President and collaborates with other vice presidents and members of the President's Cabinet in a team-oriented environment. The Provost/SVPAA will work closely with the deans of the academic colleges, Continuing Education, Graduate Education, Undergraduate Education, and the Library; and the Chair of the Faculty Senate on matters of educational policy and academic programs. The Provost/SVPAA chairs and engages with major university-wide groups, working with the community, faculty, administration, staff, students, and alumni.

FLSA: Exempt (Not for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $25,000 per month-$27,500 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $9,167 per month - $29,425 per month

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Recruitment Type: At-Will

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Hours: Monday-Friday; 8am-5pm; evenings and weekends as needed.

Department Information

Academic Affairs provides leadership to the academic and educational activity of the University, including: the seven Academic Colleges, University Library, and the College of Continuing Education.

The Office of Academic Affairs remains focused on the major elements of Sacramento State's mission - access, diversity, quality, and the fullest university experience for our students.

For more information about Academic Affairs, please visit:

Required Qualifications
Education & Experience 1. An earned doctorate or other terminal degree in an appropriate discipline. 2. A record of teaching, research, and service that supports appointment as a tenured professor in one of the university's academic departments. 3. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible leadership in academic administrative positions within a large and complex academic institution, including responsibility for strategic and academic planning. 4. Experience in fiscal management and managing complex budgets. 5. Experience in a collective bargaining environment. 6. Experience developing student success initiatives, using data to measure outcomes and success, and allocating resources appropriately to improve student success, including graduation rates, time to completion, and retention. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 7. Knowledge and understanding of the changing landscape of higher education and the pillars of influence impacting change. 8. Understanding and direct knowledge of the assessment and accreditation processes, implementation, and evaluation for educational effectiveness. 9. Demonstrated leadership at a policy-making level. 10. Demonstrated commitment to educational equity and a university community that values diversity, inclusion, and pluralism and the ability to connect these values to the curriculum. 11. Ability to organize strategic planning efforts and implement strategic initiatives. 12. Excellent data-driven operating skills with the ability to produce results; an understanding of how to implement accountability measures and practices across the academic enterprise; the ability to use data to inform, plan, implement, and measure success. 13. Demonstrated competence and/or knowledge in a collective bargaining environment; ability to operate effectively within a highly unionized political environment. 14. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of shared governance and transparency. 15. Effective leadership and management skills; demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective teams and foster collaboration and inclusive work environment. 16. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies and use tact and political acumen in navigating competing interests. 17. Excellent communication (written and verbal); ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies and in various settings. 18. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents, including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with regional accreditation process and/or discipline-specific accreditation.
  • Experience working with diverse students from underrepresented groups, particularly at urban public and HSI and/or AANAPISI institutions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of sponsored research.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the mission of regional comprehensive master's and professional doctoral institutions and their role in educating and serving local and regional communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of grant and contract funding.

  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Resume and cover letter.

    Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

    About Sacramento 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 is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

    “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">learning and student success;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">justice, diversity, equity and inclusion;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">resource development and sustainability;" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dedicated community engagement, and" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">wellness and 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.

    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.

    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.

    COVID19 Vaccination Policy

    Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

    Out of State Employment

    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.

    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. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

    Note to Applicants:

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

    Advertised: December 01, 2023 (8:30 AM)
    Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

    To apply, visit


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