Chief of Staff (Administrator IV), Office of the President - California State University, Dominguez Hills

Chief of Staff (Administrator IV), Office of the President –
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Conditions of Employment:

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.

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Position Information

This is a full-time, permanent position.

Department: Office of the President

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and ultimately is responsible for all operational and strategic aspects of the University, including student recruitment, retention and graduation; academic policies and programs; state and non-state operating budgets; personnel policies and procedures; external outreach, collaboration and fun-raising, etc.

Major Job Duties:

The Chief of Staff to the President assists the President in planning and executing a wide range of complex and sensitive executive and administrative duties related to policy development, academic, fiscal, and administrative programs and represents the President to other senior staff, the campus, and to the community at large.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of academic and administrative programs and organizational structures
Knowledge of higher education current issues, best practices, benchmarking, accreditation standards, and student retention models
Considerable knowledge of the regulations and executive orders governing the CSU
PC compatible computer systems
Microsoft software suite, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint

Ability to interact effectively and work collegially and respectful with diverse perspectives and personalities
Ability to plan, organize, set priorities and effectively coordinate responsibilities
Ability to work independently or as a member of a team
Ability to exercise diplomacy and good judgment and discretion
Ability to be aware of the President's priorities at all times

Superior written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate open discussions, collaborate with and respond to multiple constituencies, and write clear and concise reports

Experience and Education:

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or equivalent

Master’s degree preferred.

Required Experience: Five to eight years related management experience including experience with administrative, governance, budget, and personnel policies and processes.

Successful experience in public, four-year institution of higher education within a collective bargaining environment serving at a level of Associate Vice President or Dean is highly desirable.

Experience resolving conflicts, problem solving and encouraging partnerships and collaboration.

Salary Range:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

How to apply: You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job web site at . Click on “view job opportunities” under “New and returning applicants.” View the list of jobs and click on the one with the job title listed above. Review of applications will begin 01/14/2018, and the position will remain open until filled.

CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity /ADA Employer.
California State University, Dominguez Hills