Foundation Executive Director
CSU Dominguez Hills, an urban university in the twenty-three campus California State University system, is located in Carson, in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Its 346-acre campus is situated in the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area. The campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial, and transportation complex in Southern California. The area includes the massive Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach—Southern California’s gateway to international commerce. Cultural, performance, and sports venues in downtown Los Angeles are about twenty-five minutes away and the South Bay beach communities are a few minutes away to the west and south. The StubHub Sports Center, a 125-acre sports center developed by AEG and home to Major League Soccer’s L.A. Galaxy, is located on the CSUDH campus.
With an enrollment exceeding 14,000 students, CSUDH is a federally recognized Minority- Serving Institution as well as a Hispanic Serving Institution and is among the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation: 60% Hispanic, 14.5% African American, 11% White, and 11% Asian/Pacific Islanders.
CSUDH is fully accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and offers 45 baccalaureate degrees, 24 master’s degrees, and a number of certificate and credential programs. While continuing to emphasize the liberal arts and sciences, the university offers professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Twelve programs hold accreditations from national professional associations: business administration, clinical sciences, computer science, education, health science, music, nursing, occupational therapy, public administration, social work, special education, and theatre arts. The university is known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts. CSUDH is also a national leader in distance education, with ten academic degree programs and seven certificate programs offered online.
The Executive Director is the senior manager of the Foundation reporting to the CSUDH Foundation Board of Directors and working in close collaboration and consultation with the Vice President of Administration and Finance and the University President to advance the needs of the University. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall strategic planning, revenue generation, financial management, organizational development, leadership, and management of the Foundation. The Foundation oversees dining, catering, contracted vendors, University bookstore, filming, land development, and child care while also providing business support to human resources, payroll services, and contract administration and execution. The successful candidate will possess an entrepreneurial mindset, implement sound business practices, and promote a collective vision to ensure the development and continuous improvement of all aspects of the Foundation’s auxiliary services.
A bachelor’s degree is required while a master’s degree in business or a closely related field is preferred. Equivalent years of work experience in a related field may be substituted for educational requirements. Ten years of progressively responsible administrative management is required, with five years in a senior-level position in public higher education preferred. Knowledge of the role of 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations within a university environment is important as is knowledge of business and finance functions in a complex higher education environment. Demonstrated experience in public/private real estate development and management, a knowledge of retail and commercial business operations and management in a complex multi-unit program, and comprehensive, hands-on experience with budget development, cost accounting, and fiscal policy will be important attributes for the new Executive Director.
***Application and Nomination***
Review of applications will begin April 5, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Jennifer N. Hiatt at [email protected] Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
***Visit the California State University, Dominguez Hills website at www.csudh.edu ***
The California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation is an equal employment opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The CSUDH Foundation considers 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. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-2373.