Cal State Fullerton

Fullerton, CA

ID: 7062488
Posted: November 25, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Cal State Fullerton
Reporting directly to the University President, the Vice President for Student Affairs is a member of the Cabinet and one of six vice presidents of the University. With over 25 departments and programs, Student Affairs provides a diverse set of programs and services facilitating lifelong learning, a sense of personal and interpersonal competence, and human understanding of our global society. These services meet the needs of students as they progress through their college experience and also include problem-solving, research assistance and consultation. With a diverse and comprehensive set of responsibilities, Student Affairs contributes to the campus community a special perspective about our students, their experience, and the campus environment. Student Affairs promotes an environment committed to advancing and assessing student learning and development, to innovation and collaboration, and to creating an inclusive campus community. The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader, effective and empowering manager, an advocate for the campus’s diverse student body, an experienced partner in shared, collegial university governance, as well a collaborator who can continue to build relationships with the community to gain support for and understanding of the institution.
• Serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet and Advisory Board and participates in all aspects of institution-wide planning in support of the mission and goals of the University.
• Implements and assesses Student Affairs planning strategies, allocates resources and administers a variety of comprehensive student programs and services related to student growth and development. The Division of Student Affairs is committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population and creating a learning environment where all students have the opportunity to succeed.
• Provides executive-level leadership and vision in administration of a comprehensive range of services, policies and procedures related to Student Affairs programming and planning.
• Responsible for campus programs, services and activities that support the educational mission of the University by promoting student development and enhancing the quality of the student experience and campus life.
• Oversee the Student Affairs Leadership Team and functional areas to include Academic Appeals; Associated Students, Inc.; Assistant Deans for Student Affairs; Admissions; Career Center; Center for Internships and Community Engagement; Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers; Educational Partnerships; Financial Aid; Outreach, Recruitment and Orientation; Special Populations Teams; Title IX; Women’s and Adult Reentry Center; Student Health Center; Counseling and Psychological Services; Disability Support Services; Dean of Students Office; Housing and Residential Engagement; Student Life and Leadership; and Athletics Administration and Sports Programs.
• An earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher education and progressive administrative responsibility.
• At least five years in a senior leadership role in student affairs with demonstrated effective leadership in planning, implementing, evaluating, and advocating for a wide range of student-oriented programs with a student-centered approach.
• Demonstrated effectiveness and sensitivity to a multicultural environment and a commitment to campus-wide educational equity and retention efforts.
• Demonstrated collaborative experience working between all divisions, in particularly between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs and the ability to work effectively with students and faculty.
• Demonstrated experience working with a diverse student body and a commitment to student development.
• Demonstrated experience in the following:
o In budget management, supervision of a large staff, and staff development and empowerment.
o Ability to work effectively with internal and external constituencies to foster collaboration and engagement between the campus and the broader community.
o Effective communication and organizational skills, dynamic interpersonal skills, and a commitment to civility and collegial governance.
o Evidence of holistic sensitivity to student and academic concerns.
o Familiarity with the application of technology to Student Affairs.
o Experience overseeing efforts in generating external support and fundraising.
o Effectiveness in ensuring implementation of co- curricular student learning outcomes and assessment of student learning.
Applications can be submitted in confidence at or through this link: Those applications received by January 15, 2020 will be assured full consideration. A complete application will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications above, curriculum vitae, a diversity statement and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of five references. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate. Nominations for this position and requests for information should be addressed to
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive.
Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Cal State Fullerton, a leading institution of the 23-campus California State University system, enrolls more than 39,000 students and offers 110 degree programs. An intellectual and cultural center for Orange County, Cal State Fullerton is a primary driver of workforce and economic development throughout the region and a national model for supporting student success through innovative, high-impact educational and co-curricular experiences, including faculty-student collaborative research. The University embraces its rich diversity, recognizing that it both enhances the educational experience for students and uniquely prepares them to excel as emergent leaders in the global marketplace and in their communities. Cal State Fullerton is recognized as a top public university in the West, in particular for its work in supporting underrepresented students in earning a college degree. For more about Cal State Fullerton, visit
Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity, Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer. Achieving a Climate of Success through Diversity & Inclusion.


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