California State University San Bernardino Associate Dean (Administrator III)/ College of Education in San Bernardino, California


Employment Status: Full-time, "exempt" position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Occasional evenings and weekends.

First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 12, 2016.

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) invites applications for the position of Associate Dean, College of Education. This position is an Administrator III in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) and reports to the Dean of the College of Education.

CSUSB is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire, and it has the second highest African American and Hispanic enrollments of all public universities in California. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so. For more information on the campus, please visit the CSUSB website.

There are no classification standards for MPP employees as Presidents have delegated authority to assign MPP employees to one of the four grade levels. Working titles can be developed and used by the campus and can vary from campus to campus.

REQUIRED: All applicants must submit 1) Letter of interest or cover letter, 2) Current resume or curriculum vitae, 3) Three references who can provide assessments of your professional experience, accomplishments and prospects for success in this position, and 4) Diversity Statement – may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words).

Typical Activities

The Associate Dean is expected to work closely with the Dean, Department Chairs, fellow Assistant Dean, Office of Assessment and Research, Office of Curriculum and Archives, College of Education Student Services and staff as well as with various entities on campus and off campus such as Office of Graduate Studies, Office of the Registrar, Purchasing Office, various school district liaisons, and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to recommend and develop education policy and ensure its implementation, champion excellence in teaching and learning and promote innovation to enhance student experiences. The Associate Dean serves as a member of the College of Education Dean's leadership team, and reports to the Dean.

The Associate Dean is expected to assist with strategic planning and to implement initiatives related to the Mission and Strategic Plan of the College and the University. The Associate Dean supports the Dean and the Assistant Dean in maintaining smooth, efficient, and effective operations in the college. The Associate Dean is expected to provide leadership in: College of Education Student Services in support of all educator preparation programs; collaborative efforts with stakeholders in the community and P-16 populations; and unit and program accreditation, as well as all other areas as directed by the Dean.

Primary areas of responsibilities include:

  • Provide supervision for student services, recruitment, and outreach
  • Lead planning and manage College endeavors related to serving students from recruitment to admissions to graduation to post-graduation support
  • Manage the activities of the Office of Student Services, including admissions, recruitment, credentialing, and supervision of students admitted to undergraduate majors and minors, credential programs, and graduate degree programs in the College of Education; advising non-education majors and the public about educator credentialing in California and options for continued study in the College
  • Coordinate the process of establishing Memoranda of Understanding with fieldwork placement sites; ensure maintenance of records for placements in all programs; oversee stipends for directing/cooperating teachers
  • Serves as custodian of student records
  • Coordinate the annual Credential Recognition Ceremony; oversee various awards, including outstanding credential student awards process
  • Provide leadership for collaborative efforts with the community and P-16 populations, particularly as they interface with university-based credential programs
  • Strengthen the reputation of the college by implementing communication strategies and ensuring that channels of communication are available between the college and key stakeholders
  • Increase the capacity of the College to build and maintain relationships with key education users and stakeholders; communicate University and college strategies and policies for education to academic, professional and support staff within the college.
  • Assume a lead role in the College's ongoing accreditation activities
  • Assist department chairs and program coordinators with issues related to educator preparation program accreditation, initial program approval, and credentialing issues
  • Collaborate with the Office of Assessment and Research to develop, implement, and review unit assessment and reporting procedures as well as review and respond to the data collection and analysis; support COE programs in the process of continuous improvement based on valid and reliable assessment practices
  • Represent the college on committees, projects, and make presentations at state and national meetings
  • Assist with drafting responses and reports to the CSU Chancellor's Office as well as the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Be knowledgeable and available to represent or take on the responsibilities of the Dean or Assistant Dean in their absence.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean Minimum Qualifications

Required qualifications for the position include:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree required.
  • Evidence of achieving tenure in a faculty position in a College of Education or related institution or eligible for tenure at CSUSB.
  • Proven track record in providing vision and leadership to academic programs, student services, or similar
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational, prioritization, and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of an leadership team. Preferred Qualifications:
  • Rank of Professor preferred, but not required.
  • Demonstrated administrative experience at Department Chair or above.
  • Graduate Faculty status preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge and experience in educator preparation, broadly defined.
  • Record of P-16 school experiences. Supplemental Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 2016-00713

Department: Academic Affairs

Closing: Continuous

Agency: California State University, San Bernardino

Address: 5500 University Parkway San Bernardino, California, 92407.

Phone: (909) 537-5138


Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Location: San Bernardino, CA