Executive Director

Rancho Cordova, California
Jan 30, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Specialized Institutions

California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)

Sacramento, California


Executive Director

Annual salary range: $166,524 to $171,516

Application deadline: Open until filled.

The initial review of resumes will take place on Monday, February 25, 2019.


This an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic relationship-builder and astute leader to continue the California Student Aid Commission’s (CSAC) mission of "Making education beyond high school financially accessible to all Californians." Located in the Sacramento area, CSAC is an independent state agency responsible for policy leadership on college affordability issues and is the primary agency responsible for administering financial aid programs for students attending public and private universities, colleges, and vocational schools in California. Annually, CSAC awards over $2.3 billion in financial aid to over 450,000 students.


Appointed by and reporting to the 15-member Commission, the Executive Director carries out important political, policy, leadership, managerial, budgetary, public relations, and community affairs responsibilities. This position is responsible for representing and advocating on behalf of the Commission before the Governor, Legislature, the Federal Administration, Congress, international consulates, higher education segments, and the public on higher education policy and financial aid issues.


The ideal candidate will be a management professional, policy expert, and exceptional leader who possesses a vast knowledge of state government and California’s higher education system, policy acumen and political sophistication, and expertise in state and federal budgeting/financing of higher education, and financial aid funding mechanisms. Successful candidates will have a strong understanding of the economic challenges faced by low-income and under-represented student populations in achieving their higher education goals and will be able to guide and collaborate with the commission and staff in drafting effective new and revised financial aid policies and programs and advocate effectively and credibly for Commission initiatives.


To be considered for this exceptional opportunity, please submit an electronic version of your resume (including dates of employment plus staff and budgets managed), cover letter, and the names of six professional references (two each of current or former: supervisors, direct reports, and colleagues) by applying here: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=423


For more information contact:

Jill Engelmann

CPS HR Consulting

Ph: 916-471-3377

Email: [email protected]


To view an online brochure for this position visit: www.cpshr.us/search

California Student Aid Commission website: www.csac.ca.gov

The California Student Aid Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

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