Vice Provost (Administrator IV)

  • Fresno, CA, USA
  • Jul 13, 2020
Full time Executive

Job Description

Vice Provost (Administrator IV)

Salary:
The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an attractive benefits package which includes but is not limited to: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; 12+ paid holidays; excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance; and retirement benefits.

Overview:
The Vice Provost directly reports and is responsible to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, serves on the President's Cabinet and as the senior member of the Provost's Leadership Team, providing oversight and coordination for all activities and financial processes in the Office of the Provost. The incumbent serves as the Provost's designee, is responsible for administration of Academic Affairs when the Provost is unavailable, and works directly with the Provost to achieve the goals of the Academic Plan and the University's Plan for Excellence.

Position Summary:
Budget: The Vice Provost serves as the Budget Officer for Academic Affairs and is responsible to the Provost in such areas as planning, implementation, and control of the Academic Affairs budget. The Vice Provost

• Develops, implements, and coordinates with the Provost's approval, budgetary allocations to all units within Academic Affairs.

• Provides signatory approval for appropriate travel requests, requisitions and purchase orders within Academic Affairs, and for non-state funds for deans and directors.

• Oversees the Academic Resources Office and supervises positions in that office.

• Serves on various committees related to budget and university initiatives as the Provost's representative, including the University Budget Committee, the Campus Fee Committee, and the IRA Advisory Board.

Accreditation: The Vice Provost serves as the University's Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) and is responsible for WSCUC accreditation and assessment. The Vice Provost coordinates and ensures that all units undergoing accreditation are on track and prepared for a successful re-accreditation process. The Vice Provost supervises the newly created Accreditation Review Center. The Vice Provost oversees the University Director of Assessment and works closely with college and department assessment coordinators to ensure high quality student learning outcomes are achieved and a systematic culture of assessment is sustained.

Academic Technology: The Vice Provost serves as Senior Academic Technology Officer (SATO), and supervises the DISCOVERe program. The Vice Provost serves on the Technology Steering Committee to coordinate all technology related matters for Academic Affairs and advises the Provost for decisions on technology.

Engagement: The Vice Provost supervises all initiatives related to university engagement including the Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning and the Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED), Academic Affairs grants (e.g. Title V), and University Lecture Series. The Vice Provost will be the Academic Affairs Liaison for the Tenure-Track Faculty Organization (TFO).

Faculty and Staff Development: The Vice Provost is responsible for the development, implementation and sustainability of Academic Affairs faculty and staff development programs. Professional development includes technology and pedagogical training, leadership development, and work-life balance.

Academic Affairs Grants: The Vice Provost is expected to aggressively identify, submit and oversee grants related to Academic Affairs (e.g., Title V, APLU) and student success, and work closely with the Director of University Initiatives. The Vice Provost provides leadership on the Grant and Research Advisory Board (GRAB).

Committees: The Vice Provost serves on the President's Cabinet, Provost's Leadership Team, Dean's Council, Academic Associate Vice President’s Council, President's Tablet Task Force, President's Internationalization Committee, Technology Steering Committee (TSC), Fresno State Association Board, Campus Fee Committee, Graduate Research Advisory Board (GRAB), Student Success Executive Leadership Team, WSCUC Executive and WSCUC Steering Committees, and other committees related to budget, accreditation and assessment, technology, student success and graduation, diversity, research, and work-life balance. The Vice Provost will attend Senate meetings as ex-officio.

Secondary duties of the job include:

• Assisting the Provost in any manner necessary, as assigned or needed.

Required Qualifications:

• An earned doctorate from an accredited institution. An outstanding record of teaching, scholarship, service and leadership
commensurate with appointment as a full professor in an area of specialization offered by one of the academic programs at
Fresno State.

• A minimum of five years of progressive experience and leadership in university academic administration and budget management, equivalent to associate dean, dean, associate vice president or above.

• Extensive experience developing and managing complex university budgets.

• Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills.

• Extensive experience leading university accreditation, campus-wide assessment and program review.

• Extensive knowledge of technology to support academic affairs initiatives.

• Ability to design, implement and assess innovative programs in academic affairs.

• Strong track record of community engagement related to service and economic development.

• Successful experience working with an engaged university community and with programs linking diverse student experiences to the community.

• Demonstrated commitment to faculty governance, faculty and staff development, consultative processes, and consensus building.

• Successful experience working at a university that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.

• Strong experience implementing procedures, policies and regulations at the campus and California State University system level.

• Outstanding written, oral communication, and listening skills.

• Consistently positive and effective experience managing staff.

Specialized Skills:

• Expert use of Excel; expert knowledge of budgetary processes.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Strategic planning experience.

• Experience working in a unionized environment.

• Successful track record of writing and managing large-scale grants.

Filing Deadline:
July 31, 2020

Application Procedures:
Complete the required fields on the online application, a resume, and three professional references, including telephone numbers, are required. A cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position is also required. Full consideration will not be given to applicants who fail to complete all application requirements.

Pursuant to Executive Order 1088, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

How To Apply:
To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at:
https://apptrkr.com/1954226

Other Requirements:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

California State University, Fresno, in conjunction with the CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by
contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site:
http://www.fresnostate.edu/adminserv/police/clery/index.html

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 CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: https://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO1083-rev-7-21-17.html

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Other Applicant Information:
Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

This is a full-time management position covered by the California State University Management Personnel Plan. Under this plan, employees are subject to management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President of that campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment, on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about these proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

General Information:
California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high-quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines, at the doctoral level. The current student enrollment is approximately 24,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, educational institutions, industry, business and government. The University was one of the first U.S. Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement Classification.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.