Director of Graduate Programs (Admin. II) (AS0712P)

  • Sacramento
  • Sacramento, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title
Director of Graduate Programs (Admin. II)

Classification Title
Administrator II

Job Summary

The Director of Graduate Programs (DGP) is responsible for the overall quality and success of graduate programs in the CBA, including self-support programs. This individual and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs (ADAP) and Associate Dean for Faculty Support (ADFS) are key members of the administrative leadership team of the College of Business Administration and report directly to the Dean. The DGP works in tandem with the ADFS and ADAP, is a member of the senior CBA leadership team, and reports to the Dean.

In consultation with the Dean and other College of Business Administration (CBA) stakeholders, the DGP works to create and maintain innovative and impactful business programs that align with the CBA mission and strategic direction. The CBA's priorities include related academic technology, innovation, and impact with a focus on teaching effectiveness, academic excellence, and operational efficiency. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing operational leadership to promote excellence in all phases of the CBA's academic activities in compliance with University policy and accreditation standards. Aligned with the CBA vision and strategy, this role requires collaborative work with Department Chairs, program directors, faculty, and staff to ensure that programs address market trends and create local and global engagement. The DGP is a key participant in school-wide strategic planning and execution.

Expected to support Sacramento State's Five Imperatives: reduce time to degree, increase campus diversity, inclusion, and equity, increase philanthropic giving, community collaboration and safety.

MPP - 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 exempt from overtime provisions of FLSA. This position is covered by health benefits.

Classification Salary Range

$4,583 - $13,750 monthly

Hiring Range
$4,583 - $13,750 monthly

Salary Grade/Range


Is this position Hourly or Intermittent?

Regular or Temporary

Full Time or Part Time
Full Time

Pay Plan

Work Hours
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; other hours as required. Some travel required.

Department Information

College of Business Administration

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications

1. Doctorate in a business-related discipline from a program accredited by AACSB or EQUIS or AMBA.

2. A strong record of accomplishments in the areas of teaching, research, and service that would merit appointment as a Full Professor with tenure in one academic department of the College of Business Administration
3. Two years of experience in a leadership position with responsibility for budget and personnel (e.g. department chair, program director, or equivalent)
4. Experience with budget management (e.g. budget allocations) of state supported and self-supported programs
5. Experience in enrollment management and academic scheduling that meet the needs of graduate students - including self-support programs
6. Experience with curriculum development for graduate programs
7. Experience with program review and assessment under the AACSB standards and/or other accreditation processes (or comparable international accrediting bodies)
8. Experience with technology-supported teaching environments and pedagogical approaches, including remote locations
9. Experience handling administrative responsibilities in a higher education environment equivalent to department chair or higher
10. Experience working with other academic units, including continuing education/external programs, to assure effective utilization of faculty and staff resources to meet needs of graduate students

11. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience working within an ethnically and culturally diverse academic community
12. Evidence of ability to determine priorities, effectively manage multiple projects, and set and meet deadlines
13. Demonstrated ability to analyze and implement creative solutions to complex problems or challenges
14. Evidence of advanced interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish, maintain, and model effective working relationships with various constituencies within the college, across the university, and in the community
15. Demonstrated record of high quality written and oral communication for varied audiences
16. Demonstrated ability to work in a shared governance environment or similar organizational setting
17. Ability and success developing relationships with business organizations

-Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications

18. Knowledge of the most recent AACSB standards and reaffirmation of accreditation process or other accreditation processes
19. Experience working in a collective bargaining environment
20. Experience working on a large urban university or college campus
21. Record of significant and successful involvement and leadership in college and university organizations
22. Experience with international programs and international students
23. Experience managing programs at geographically-dispersed locations (e.g., satellite campuses)

Physical Demands

Required Licenses/Certifications

Is Background Check Required

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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.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S..

Hiring Preference
Not Applicable

Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

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, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, 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.

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Open Until Filled

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Recruitment is open until filled. Priority deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Anticipated appointment: June 2020

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents 1.Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2.Cover Letter
3.Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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