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Associate Dean - (Administrator III) - Graduate College of Education

Apply now Job no: 519836
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Francisco
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Working Title

Associate Dean

Administrator Level (for MPP positions only)

This position is an Administrator III in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the Dean of Graduate College of Education.

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus.  Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be 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.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Graduate College of Education

Appointment Type

At Will

Time Base

Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Anticipated Hiring Range

$12,500.00 - $12,917.00 Per Month ($150,000.00 - $155,004.00 Annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

The Graduate College of Education (GCOE) seeks an Associate Dean who, in partnership with the Dean, helps the college enact our commitment to social justice, educational equity, and inclusive teaching and learning, as expressed in our Statement of Purpose and Guiding Commitments. As a key member of the Dean's Leadership Team, the Associate Dean is active in the college’s shared governance processes; understands, challenges, and improves the systems in place to support an equitable and successful student experience at every level; and brings their deep experience with education settings to creatively and effectively implement programs, projects, and ideas. As a college of diverse faculty, staff, and students, we particularly welcome applications from diverse racial, gender, language, and ability backgrounds. 

The GCOE Associate Dean holds a twelve-month administrative position (MPP) that reports directly to the Dean, and works collaboratively with on- and off-campus stakeholders to further the college goals, assist every program in meeting their standards and learning outcomes, and support student success. The main areas of responsibility are collaborative leadership and planning; accreditation, assessment, and reporting; student services and support; enrollment management and student success planning; curriculum process; scholarships; and district partnerships and MOUs.

Position Information

Collaborative Leadership and Planning:

  • With the Dean and the college community, enacts the college’s Statement of Purpose and Guiding Commitments, and our commitment to equity and social justice;
  • Develops an understanding of all aspects of the university and college, all faculty and staff members and their roles, and all departments and programs, in order to create an inclusive community, and enhance communication and operations;
  • Supports the Dean through confidential brainstorming, problem-solving, scenario-building, and personnel discussions;
  • Meets deadlines, works within timelines, and communicates clearly and in a timely manner;
  • Represents the GCOE in the broader community (e.g., school districts in the Bay Area, and the education community);
  • Acts as a liaison with the Division of Graduate Studies;
  • Serves on committees in the college, university, and community;
  • Represents the Dean and the college to the university and the community; convenes and leads the University Programs for Educator Preparation (UPEP) and the Accreditation Steering Committee.

Accreditation, Assessment and Reporting:

  • Engages in all aspects of accreditation at the college and program level; accrediting bodies are the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and the Association of Speech and Hearing Sciences (ASHA);
  • Serves as a member of the CTC Board of Institutional Reviewers;
  • Works collaboratively with department chairs, program coordinators, and student services offices to ensure full compliance with the CTC Preconditions, Program Standards, and Common Standards of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing; supports compliance with all ASHA standards;
  • Convenes and leads the Accreditation Steering Committee;
  • Guides the collection, analysis, and use of data for program improvement and candidate success;
  • Works with college Data Analyst/Assessment Coordinator to complete and submit reports;

Student Services and Support:

  • Supervises, supports, and evaluates staff members working in student services in the college;
  • Works with the University Advising Center (UAC) to coordinate shared Undergraduate advising, and implements required or campus-wide advising initiatives;
  • Supervises, as “Director,” activities in Cahill Lab;
  • Coordinates the Education Minor curriculum, admissions, advising, and graduation requirements.

Enrollment Management and Student Success Planning:

  • Manages recruitment processes with a focus on increasing enrollment in every program, and diversity among GCOE’s future educators, leaders, and clinicians;
  • Monitors enrollment targets, FTES, and daily course enrollment data, and consults with relevant departments on course enrollments and low-enrolled courses;
  • Represents the college on the university’s Student Success and Graduation Initiative (SSGI) Committee;

Curriculum Process:

  • Informs leadership, faculty and departments of university curriculum timelines, proposals, and submissions;
  • Monitors all curriculum proposals for quality and alignment with GCOE’s Guiding Commitments;

Student Scholarships:

  • Monitors the Scholarships process from the point of announcing opportunities to final awards.
  • Maintains a database of all scholarships each semester, and reports to the Leadership Team.
  • Builds a working relationship with the SFSU Financial Aid office to support the scholarship process, and to support the TEACH and Golden State Teacher Awards process.

District Partnerships and MOUs:

  • Works with the Dean, department chairs, and program coordinators to develop and maintain meaningful and consistent partnerships for clinical practice and preparation;
  • Oversees the process for establishing or maintaining Agreements and Memos of Understanding (MOUs), between the university and districts or agencies. Supports the invoicing process for Intern programs.

Professional Behavior:

  • Demonstrates behaviors that are in line with the User-Friendly Principles (P530C) and Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University (P30D)
  • Demonstrates safe work practices for oneself, others and the office environment.

Other Duties as Assigned


Embody The Six Roles of Leader: 

  • Structure Work: effectively manage and direct workflow, create clear position descriptions, clarify roles and expectations; improve processes for efficiency and effectiveness, empower employees, and delegate work.
  • Manage Talent: hire, coach, and develop employees; ensure a level of diversity that encourages every employee to contribute to their fullest potential.
  • Inspire Performance: set clear goals, monitor performance, coach for results, recognize and address performance outcomes
  • Build Teams: build trust and collaboration among direct reports, peers, campus stakeholders, and supervisors
  • Use & Share Information: convey effective oral and written communication to large and small groups; steward of financial planning and fiscal management; apply policies, procedures, and campus protocols; adopt technology for improved performance; retain knowledge of applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements; project professional presence and nonverbal behavior
  • Facilitate Change: encourage others to develop innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitate the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.

Embody The Core Competencies: 

  • Bias toward collaboration and teamwork.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
  • Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.
  • Diversity and inclusion.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The GCOE Associate Dean is an experienced and equity-minded education leader focused on ensuring that every credential candidate, and undergraduate and graduate student, has the opportunity to successfully complete their preparation.
  • To demonstrate readiness to lead an academic college, the candidate must have held or currently hold a tenured position at an accredited institution of higher education in an education discipline or the equivalent, with a Ph.D. or Ed.D. from an accredited college or university in a field or discipline relevant to the Graduate College of Education, and qualified to serve at the rank of Full Professor.
  • To demonstrate aptitude for effective and visionary educational leadership, the candidate must have a minimum of three years of successful leadership and management experience as an academic department chair or similar role in a college of education or closely related field, in an institution that actively supports diverse students, faculty, and staff.
  • The candidate must show that their goals and values are aligned with the social justice mission and values of the GCOE and SFSU, expressed in the GCOE’s Statement of Purpose and Guiding Commitments, and in SF State’s Mission Statement, through teaching activities, accomplishments, service, scholarship, or other means.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to collect and analyze complex data and write reports; experience with continuous improvement or improvement science;
  • Knowledge of California credentialing and accreditation policies and procedures;
  • Experience forming and maintaining partnerships between PK-12 districts and universities;
  • Successful project management, from idea to implementation, with effective consensus building and teamwork.


  • Ability to travel throughout the Bay Area and other regions. Periodic air travel required.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions.  SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

CSUEU Position (For CSUEU Positions Only)

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU).  CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California.  Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception.  While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

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