Associate Dean of Student Success and Academic Programs

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Job Title: Associate Dean of Student Success and Academic Programs
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 24932
Job Code: 3306 Administrator III
Department: College of Humanities & Arts
CompensationClassification: Administrator III
Anticipated Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience
FLSA status: Exempt
About the PositionThe Associate Dean of Student Success and Academic Programs is charged with oversight of internal operations related to student success and academic programs, this person is responsible for the day-to-day performance of duties assigned and is expected to be self-directed in those duties. The Associate Dean supports the Dean in maintaining smooth, efficient, and effective operations in the college.

The Associate Dean provides leadership and oversight for advising, program development, curriculum, schedule, accreditation, assessment, student success, and academic personnel issues. The Associate Dean will also oversee the Writing Center and the Student Success Center in the college. Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence are a critically important part of this position. The Associate Dean is expected to work collaboratively with the entire leadership team of the college/division to help with strategic planning and implement initiatives related to the Mission/Vision of the College and the University.

The Associate Dean helps ensure compliance with policies and procedures, researches issues, analyzes institutional data, prepares reports, makes recommendations for changes in policy or procedures, and handles confidential problems that arise in the College. The Associate Dean serves in the Dean's capacity when needed.

The Associate Dean partners with the Associate Dean for Faculty Success and Research to support other major processes in the college as needed (e.g. temporary faculty appointments, evaluations and course scheduling). The Associate Dean will support the Associate Dean of Faculty Success and the Dean of the College in hiring permanent faculty, evaluation, and retention efforts as well as in research, scholarly and creative activities as needed. The Associate Dean will also oversee program review and self-studies and acts as the hearing officer for grievances.

The Associate Dean for Student Success and Academic Programs collaborates with offices across campus to support students, instruction, and curriculum. The Associate Dean works with college faculty, staff, managers and others throughout the university to archive this goal. The Associate Dean in conjunction with the Associate Dean for Faculty Success will supervise academic facilities and technology and appropriate staff.
Minimum Qualifications- Terminal degree in a related field of the College
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in academic leadership/administration (such as department
chair, associate chair, program coordinator, assessment coordinator, associate dean, or
- A record that supports appointment to a tenured position in the college
- A record that demonstrates the ability to lead and support faculty, staff, and student success at
a large, comprehensive public institution
License & CertificatesA valid driver's license is required for this position. Out of state candidates selected for the position must obtain a State of California driver's license within 10 days of hire in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles regulations.

Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for California State University campuses.
Preferred Qualifications- Earned doctorate in a related field of the College
- Five (5) or more years of experience in academic leadership/administration at San Jose State
- Experience supervising students and staff
- Experience with college-level administration, such as academic record-keeping, course
scheduling, faculty appointments, assessment, and student and faculty success efforts
- Research, scholarly, or creative activities record that demonstrates excellence in one or more
disciplines in the college
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, including respect, courtesy,
civility, appreciation, empathy, trust, inclusion, and consultation
- Skills in accommodating and prioritizing multiple demands for commitment of time, energy, and
resources to meet College and Division priorities and timelines
- Ability to address complaints and resolve problems by working effectively within appropriate
university structures
- Ability to supervise faculty and staff
- Demonstrated attention to and knowledge of safety and risk issues, including those associated
with facilities
- Ability to plan, direct, and implement policies and programs
Posting DateFebruary 27, 2019
Application ScreeningApplication Screening begins March 14, 2019.
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
Required Application MaterialResume
Letter of interest
List of References
Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.
Additional InformationSatisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment StatementSJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. 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.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.
Contact InformationOne Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250




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Posted: 2/28/2019
Application Due: 5/20/2019
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