Executive Dean of Academic Affairs (Apply via Another Source)

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Maritime Academy
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Faculty - Business/Management, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

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Working Title: Executive Dean Academic Affairs (Apply via Another Source)

Classification Title: Administrator IV

Department Name: Academic Affairs

Time Base: Full-time

Pay Plan: 12 month 

Bargaining Unit:  M80 (Management/MPP)

Employment Type:

MPP – this position is part of the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP). No tenure or permanent status can be achieved within the MPP.

Salary Range:

  • Hiring salary is budgeted/anticipated at $16,250 - $18,334 per month commensurate with  experience
  • CSU Salary Range: $9,625 -$30,896 per month.

Benefits: Premium benefit package includes outstanding health, dental, and vision plans; life and disability insurances; pension (CalPERS); tuition fee waiver; and 14 paid holidays per year. See our benefits website for additional information.

Application Deadline: Open until filled. A review of applications will begin Friday, May 3, 2024 and the review may end at any time thereafter.

Position Summary:  

About the California State University Maritime Academy:

Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University, is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located on the scenic Vallejo waterfront, the campus serves a student population of approximately 1000 undergraduates and 50 graduate students.

Cal Maritime offers seven baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, International Strategy and Security, Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering,  Marine Transportation, and Oceanography. The undergraduate curriculum includes licensing programs for future merchant marine, coast guard, and naval reserve officers. Cal Maritime also offers a Master of Science in Transportation and Engineering Management degree, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.

Here’s a little about Cal Maritime and the position:

Cal Maritime is searching for a visionary leader who is ready to be part of a leadership team to shape our unique university. As the only Maritime Academy on the west coast and a campus within the California State University system, Cal Maritime provides opportunity for the leadership team to engage in complex matters including decreased enrollment and budgetary issues from a distinctive position in higher education. Cal Maritime is seeking a dynamic and experienced academic affairs professional who is not just a leader but a trailblazer. If you're passionate about driving innovation, making bold decisions, and creating an environment where students thrive, join us on this exciting journey! The Executive Dean of Academic Affairs must possess a forward-leaning mindset and be eager to help shape the future of Cal Maritime in an environment where our leaders make decisions.

About the Role

The Executive Dean of Academic Affairs is responsible for fostering the university's commitment to academic success and serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the university. The incumbent leads the Division of Academic Affairs in support of the campus commitment to advancing inclusive excellence within the academic community. The incumbent is responsible for collaborating with the President, cabinet members, deans, faculty, and others in fostering strong relationships with campus constituents in providing strategic and innovative leadership in facilitating programs and services that enhance the academic environment.

The Executive Dean of Academic Affairs is charged with the overall administration of all academic units in the context of the university as a whole and serves as the Executive in Charge in the President's absence. The incumbent provides leadership regarding accreditation; faculty selection, evaluation, and performance; analysis of the division's academic programs, policies, and procedures; and major operational issues. The incumbent consults with the Faculty Senate and various university committees to maintain institutional focus on the campus mission and to enhance student learning and success.

The Executive Dean of Academic Affairs works to advance student success in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs. The incumbent provides critical leadership for a data-informed approach to facilitating timely graduation and eliminating equity gaps in student success.

Major Responsibilities

Division Leadership and Resource Allocation:

  • Manages the Academic Affairs budget effectively and ensures efficient resource utilization to support quality academic programs aligned with the university's mission.
  • Commits to effective utilization and stewardship of university resources to implement quality academic programs and to support the mission, while considering the needs of the entire university in the budget allocation process.
  • Participates as a member of the senior administration by serving on various councils and committees and serves as a liaison to various internal and external groups including CSU systemwide organizations.
  • Ensures that the university mission is embedded in all activities of the division by fostering the development and enhancement of high quality, innovative baccalaureate and master's degrees and credential programs that successfully support the mission, meets the educational needs of the Maritime industry, and utilizes emerging technologies, pedagogies, and course structures as appropriate.
  • Takes an active role in helping to embed the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of university work, in every division, and participates at least once annually in professional and/or leadership development opportunities that will contribute to campus efforts to advance racial and social justice in and through education at Cal Maritime and beyond.
  • Provides guidance and interpretation of instructional program policies to university administrators and provides direction regarding all accreditation matters.
  • Oversees budget allocation, considering the university's holistic needs and fostering stewardship of resources.

Personnel Management and Development:

  • Responsible for the proper implementation of all academic personnel procedures and policies in a collective bargaining environment and providing overall direction for the recruitment, selection, and orientation of all academic personnel.
  • Reviews all academic promotion, tenure, and retention recommendations, sabbatical leaves, and unpaid leaves of absence; and makes appropriate recommendations for action by the President.
  • Provides direction in establishing professional development programs for faculty and academic affairs administrators.
  • Serves as a leader in diversifying the faculty and academic leadership team.
  • Supports and fosters faculty and staff success, develops a strong sense of team and cross-department and divisional collaboration, and establishes an environment of mentoring, accountability, and support.
  • Oversees the Research and Innovation Office and assists in the strategic planning for Professional and Continuing Education working to integrate them within the Academic fabric of the University.

Academic Program Assessment and Improvement:

  • Implements qualitative and quantitative assessment programs to measure and optimize services in support of cadet academic, social, physical, and emotional health, growth, and development. 
  • Directs assessment and analysis of academic programs at various levels and utilizes results for institutional improvement.
  • Responsible for the assessment and analysis of the academic program at the instructional, general education, programmatic, and baccalaureate and graduate levels and is responsible for directing the execution of studies addressing academic operational concerns.
  • Oversees efforts to enhance four- and six- year graduation rates for first-time students, increase two- and four- year graduation rates for transfer students, and eliminate equity gaps, ensuring academic quality and accountability.
  • Responsible for sharing assessment and study results, utilizing results for institutional improvement, and for consultation with the Faculty Senate and university committees concerned with the improvement of institutional benchmarks, academic standards, and accountability. 

Program Quality Assurance and Enhancement:

  • Ensures delivery of quality academic programs and services through effective leadership and outcome assessment.
  • Implements assessment programs to optimize academic services and support cadet academic, social, physical, and emotional well-being and development.
  • Facilitates academic quality and is responsible for the excellence of the instructional program and academic standards.

Partnerships and Innovation:

  • Develops, fosters, and promotes new opportunities for partnerships with public and private sector organizations to enhance academic offerings and supports research and innovation initiatives.
  • Works closely with the academic deans, AVPS, program chairs, and University Advancement to identify grants and other revenue opportunities to support existing and new programs.
  • Identifies grants and revenue opportunities, strengthens community and industry partnerships, and integrates Professional and Continuing Education within the academic fabric of the university.
  • Assists with the expansion and strengthening of community and industry partnerships for academic programs, certificates, research, and service, in line with the university's mission.

Strategic Planning and Governance:

  • Provides advice on long-term university and academic planning, enrollment management, and operational considerations during both exploratory and formative stages of decision-making.
  • Fosters shared governance among faculty and administrators, maintaining transparent decision-making processes.

 What you will bring:

Leadership / Vision:

  • Capable of establishing and executing a clear vision for the Academic Affairs Division, engaging the community in its implementation, and navigating complex challenges.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Cal Maritime’s mission and goals as a student-centered university dedicated to teaching excellence and active learning with a university first perspective.
  • Ability to demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the University community. 
  • Dedicated to inclusiveness and access across all university areas.
  • Skilled in developing and implementing successful programs and leading organizational change and growth.
  • Demonstrated track record of data-driven decision-making and effective management of budgets and personnel matters.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective relations with university employees, students, and the public.
  • Experience with regional accreditation.
  • Experience managing budgets and personnel matters including retention, tenure, and promotion evaluations.

Leadership, Conflict Resolution and Continuous Improvement:

  • Demonstrated success in managing complex organizations and building high-performing teams aligned with organizational goals.
  • Proficient in directing, motivating, and measuring the performance of individuals and teams.
  • Familiar with collective bargaining and adept at administering corrective action as necessary.
  • Skilled in fostering ongoing learning and professional development, leading courageously, and driving innovation with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Ability to lead courageously by addressing current and future challenges through effective decision-making and strong analytical ability.
  • Ability to initiate and support innovation with creativity, openness to change, flexibility, responsiveness, and future focus.
  • Ability to apply quality management techniques of continuous improvement and employee involvement to assess and improve services, promote campus culture, and build teams.

Strategic planning / Goal Setting: 

  • Demonstrated expertise in strategically supporting growth and change through institution-wide strategic planning, including enrollment management.
  • Proven ability to create and implement both long- and short-term goals, coordinate resource allocations, and collaborate with multiple entities to achieve objectives outlined in the university's strategic master plan.
  • Skilled in managing large, complex projects from conception to completion in a regulated environment, finding prudent solutions that promote mutual satisfaction and positive action.
  • Proficient in creating and initiating emergency protocols and applying forward-thinking, creative thought with high ethical standards to develop strategic vision.

Functional Area Expertise: 

  • Extensive knowledge of current student affairs issues and a strong commitment to diversity and access.
  • Proficient in navigating evolving academic technologies and pedagogical methods.
  • Demonstrated support for curricular and co-curricular initiatives and shared governance culture. Skilled in managing research and scholarship efforts and mentoring faculty and staff.
  • Proven track record of effective cross-divisional collaboration with units such as student affairs, university advancement, and finance and administration.  

Education and Experience:

  • An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution and a demonstrated record of distinguished research, scholarship, and teaching that merits the award of tenure at the rank of full professor.
  • Academic credentials that would warrant appointment as full professor at Cal Maritime
  • Nine years of progressively responsible work experience, including at least five years leading and/or supervising others' work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Successful record of substantial, executive-level, academic leadership including fiscal management and personnel responsibilities for at least five years at the dean or higher level. 
  • Senior administrative leadership experience as dean, senior director, associate vice president or higher of a substantial program

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industry-oriented experience in a maritime-related field.
  • Experience garnering and leveraging resources in support of academic programs.
  • Experience with professional accreditation (ABET a plus).
  • Experience in a public university system.
  • Experience working with a unionized workforce.

 Why a career with CSU is for You?

The CSU system offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/careers/benefits/Documents/employee-benefits-summary.pdf 

  • Tuition waiver: up to 2 courses, or 6 units, per semester for employee, spouse, registered domestic partner or eligible dependent child for any of the 23 campuses.
  • Mission driven culture: Transforming the lives of a diverse student body, including first-generation students and under-represented communities.
  • CalPERS Retirement Plan: CalPERS is a defined benefit retirement pension plan. Lifetime medical benefits for you, your spouse, or registered domestic partner. Learn more here: http://www.calpers.ca.gov/
  • Up to 24 vacation days per year 

Equal Employment Statement

The California State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all CSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus). 

We are committed to building inclusive candidate pools as we partner with hiring teams. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As you read through the job posting and review the list of qualifications (required and/or preferred), please do not self-select out if you feel you do not meet every qualification. No one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to apply and share your story with us.

Hours of Work/Travel: 

  • Travel outside of normal business hours.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as appropriate.

Physical, Mental, and Environmental Conditions: 

Involves mainly sitting; walking and standing is minimal; involves lifting lightweight objects limited to 15 pounds

Background Check: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check, DMV records check, and fingerprinting) 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.

Mandated Reporter: 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 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

Designated Position: This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Eligibility to Work:  Applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days of the date of hire.

Title IX: Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator here

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Disclaimer: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained may be modified or changed.

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