Administrator I - Director, The LegiSchool Project

Mar 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Administrator I - Director, The LegiSchool Project

Job ID: 101964

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Code: 3318

Job Grade: Range A

Salary and Hours The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an attractive package, which includes but is not limited to: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; 13 scheduled paid holidays plus one personal holiday; excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance; and retirement benefits.

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with other hours as required. Job Summary The LegiSchool Director provides leadership for the LegiSchool Project, and reports directly to the Executive Director of the Center for California Studies. The main purpose of this position is to manage the LegiSchool Project, which is an award-winning program that's emerged as one of the Center's most public and visible activities. The LegiSchool Project involves and engages hundreds of high school students each year in academic and experiential civic education.

The Director of the LegiSchool Project is responsible for managing all aspects of program planning, administration, personnel matters, budget and allocation of program resources. The Director develops curriculum, creates opportunities connecting the classroom with state government, and promotes the California State University's mandate of applied research. This position also works closely with the Executive Director as part of the Center's management team to administer other important Center work, including the Faculty Research Fellows Program and/or other programs. The Director is responsible for maintaining good relations between the Center, the University, the three branches of state government, general community partners, and California's statewide education community, including school administrators, teachers, county offices of education, and students.

For more information on the Center for California Studies, please visit: Benefits/FLSA This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is also exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

This position is covered by health benefits, and is exempt, (not eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

For more information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Required Qualifications 1. Bachelor's degree in a field pertinent to the work of the Center (e.g., Political Science, History, Economics, Public Policy, Education, etc.)
2. Experience with project and/or program management (e.g. research, budget, personnel, etc.)
3. Knowledge of California public policies, politics, history, people, and culture.
4. Familiarity with current issues facing California such as education policies at federal, state, and local levels.
5. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
6. Ability to perform effective online and in-person outreach.
7. Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills to interact with diverse constituents (e.g. government officials, high school teachers, administrators, students, etc.).
8. Working knowledge of curricular design.
9. Strong analytical and research skills
10. Ability to manage office and personnel operations. Preferred Qualifications 11. Direct experience working for, or in connection with, state government.
12. Grant writing experience
13. Experience serving as a mentor to high school-age students.
14. Experience or familiarity with community-based organizations. License/Certification Valid driver's license and maintenance of good driving record, for occasional driving per the Essential Functions of the position. Eligibility Verification Candidate selected will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
Candidate will be required to provide evidence of degree(s) earned. Background Check A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. Child Abuse and Neglect Report 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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Equal Employment Opportunity California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit Application Deadline OPEN UNTIL FILLED - Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017 will be given priority review. How To Apply Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs webpage located at Once there, applicants can also click on the instructions link to see how to apply. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Please note: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of application

Applicants must submit the following materials to the on-line application:

1. Letter of interest. If you currently hold a tenured faculty position and you are interested in retreat rights to tenured faculty position at Sacramento State, please let us know in your letter of interest.
2. Current curriculum vitae/resume.
3. Three (3) references who can speak to a broad range of candidate's professional qualifications (include name, email address, and telephone number).

For questions regarding this search, contact:
Robert Bartley

For technical difficulties with the online application, please contact our IRT help desk at (916) 278-7337.

To apply, visit:


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