Vice President for Student Affairs(Administrator IV) - California State University-Fresno in Fresno California

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California State University-Fresno

Fresno, California 93740

United States


Detailed Job Description

California State University, Fresno
Office of the President

Vice President for Student Affairs
(Administrator IV)

Vacancy # 12143

General Information:
California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines at the doctoral level. The current enrollment is approximately 20,000 students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, education, industry, business and government. The university was one of the first US Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its new Community Engagement Classification.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an attractive benefits package which includes but is not limited to: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; 12+ paid holidays; excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance; and retirement benefits.

The University is searching for a highly motivated, creative leader to fill the position of Vice President for Student Affairs.

The Vice President for Student Affairs is the senior student affairs officer for the campus and a member of the President’s Cabinet. The major units under the vice president’s direction include: Enrollment Services, International Affairs, Dean of Students, Judicial Affairs, Student Success Services, and University Health and Psychological Services. Programs in the Division include: Admissions and Records, Scholarships, Development, Financial Aid, Outreach Services, Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Center, Student Involvement, Student Activities and Leadership Development, Student Union, Central Valley Cultural Heritage Institute, Women's Resource Center, Career Services, Services for Students with Disabilities, Student Recreation Center, EOP/Summer Bridge, Advising Services, DOG DAYS: New Student Orientation, Summer Orientation, Learning Center, Testing Services, Health Promotion and Wellness Services, University Migrant Services, College Assistance Migrant Program, Student Support Services Program, and International Student Services and Programs. The vice president serves as Vice-Chair of the Association Board, which operates all student enterprise activities (i.e., housing, dining, conference services, bookstore, etc.), and works closely with the University Courtyard (Housing), Student Union and Food Services.

Position Summary:
The Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for providing leadership, management and administrative direction to a comprehensive Student Affairs Division, which complements and supports the academic mission of the university. The vice president fosters and maintains effective working relationships between the university and the Associated Students, Inc., which is the recognized student governance structure on the campus. The vice president encourages campus activities, which enhance student development, builds community, and helps to create a climate of inclusion and linkages with Academic Affairs. The university has made a major commitment to encouraging community service for all students. This is a vital position, responsible for leading several campus-wide student-centered initiatives that integrate best practices for outreach, recruitment, enhancing retention and increasing graduation rates for a richly diverse student population. The vice president serves as a key leader in continually enhancing administrative support functions for students (i.e., admissions, registration, graduation, etc.)


Required Qualifications
• An earned doctorate from an accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience required to perform the duties of the vice president;
• Demonstrated accomplishments as a leader;
• Experience as a student affairs and higher education administrator who has held progressively responsible positions in a college or university;
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community members;
• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills;
• The ability to work in a team environment with diverse populations,
• A commitment to using technology to deliver services to students.

Filing Deadline:
This recruitment will remain open until filled; Applications received by November 4, 2013 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request to the hiring manager and/or search committee.

Application Procedures:
Individuals interested in being considered for this position should submit an on-line application and attach the following supporting documents: 1) resume, 2) letter of interest which includes a narrative detailing how the candidate fulfills each of the required items listed under Qualifications. (Note: Finalist will be asked to provide the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who can provide current assessments of the candidate's qualifications for the position.)

Pursuant to Executive Order 883, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

How To Apply:
To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at:

Other Requirements:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

Background investigations will be conducted, as required, depending upon the job requirements of a position. These could include, but are not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and degree and license verifications. An offer of employment may or may not be extended based upon the results of these verifications.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site:

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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

Other Applicant Information:
Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

It is the policy of the California State University to fill vacant positions represented by the California State University Employees' Union (CSUEU) with qualified applicants currently employed on the campus. Other applicants may be selected when it is necessary to meet the best interests of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from campus applicants.

This is a full-time management position covered by the California State University Management Personnel Plan. Under this plan, employees are subject to management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President of that campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment on the basis of protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the University to inform you that we can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and authorization to accept employment.


Keyword Phrases

  • Student Affairs
  • Vice President
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 1 years
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume