Executive Director, Associated Students, Inc.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, California
Jan 30, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, which is located on 1,438 acres in Los Angeles County, offers a valuable blend of affordability, access, and academic excellence, which helps low-income students reach personal, career, and financial success. Ranked one of the best public universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Cal Poly Pomona is known for its polytechnic identity and learn-by-doing approach to education. The university recognizes that students who solve classroom problems today have an advantage as employees when solving real-world problems tomorrow. Faculty in all disciplines apply theory to practice, providing students with numerous opportunities to use their knowledge in hands-on projects, research collaborations, and valuable internship and service-learning programs.

Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) is more than just student government. ASI is a nonprofit corporation that serves the 24,000 students of Cal Poly Pomona on many levels. The ASI operates the Bronco Student Center (BSC) and the Bronco Recreation Intramural Complex (BRIC), and provides programs and services including the Center (Food) Court, Games Room Etc., Financial Services, Marketing, Design and Public Relations, the Children’s Center, Bronco Events and Activities Team, intramural sports, aquatics, Adventure Education, fitness, and other programs. ASI provides student representation at the campus level and at the California State University system-wide level. It also offers leadership development through student government, student-led programming, student employment, and student involvement in an array of BSC and BRIC programs and services. The ASI fully supports the enrichment of student life by providing annual funding for student government, educational programs, student clubs and organizations, diversity programs, and enhancements to sports and recreation facilities.

The Executive Director, Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is the top executive professional position responsible for the overall management and administration of the corporate affairs of ASI and the organizations under its governance. The executive director manages the departments that provide the core support functions for the entire organization, such as administration, financial services, human resources, marketing and public relations, and information technology. The executive director oversees the administration of program and service departments that are managed by the associate executive director, including the student center, children’s center, campus recreation, and facilities management. In addition, this position provides the mentorship and structure necessary to effectively support the ASI student leadership and enhance their overall development. Therefore, the new executive director must embody strong leadership and encourage student development while balancing the administrative duties inherent in successfully managing a complex corporation. This position has a direct reporting relationship to the university vice president for student affairs, and a dotted-line reporting relationship to the university vice president for administration, finance and strategic development, and the ASI Senate.

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree with a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible management experience that demonstrates broad and extensive experience in business function and operations, preferably in a college or university environment involving student activities and auxiliary organizations. Successful candidates will have strong knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of business administration, including corporate strategic planning, organization, and direction; fiscal planning and control; computerized accounting, budget development and monitoring; personnel supervision; risk management; policy and program development and implementation; assessment and continual improvement; contract negotiation and approval; and administration and compliance with ASI, university, CSU, and state and federal reporting requirements and regulations. Additionally, candidates must have the demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population and campus community; achieve assigned objectives within budget and within the desired time frame; and work with shifting deadlines and work priorities. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, deep knowledge of and commitment to the principles of student development, a passion for mentoring, motivating, and working closely with students, as well as the ability to advocate for student success are all characteristics of the next executive director.

Review of applications will begin March 3, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather Larabee at hjl@sjgsearch.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona – Executive Director, Associated Students, Inc.

Heather J. Larabee – Search Associate

Visit the Associated Students, Incorporated website at asi.cpp.edu and the California State Polytechnic website at cpp.edu.

ASI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ASI subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.

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