• Chico
  • Chico, California
  • Oct 03, 2020
Full Time Education and Training Museum and Arts

Job Description

Recruitment Details
Recruitment Number VA1341
Posting Period Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 10/16/20. Applications received after that date may be considered.)
On Campus Only No
Level/Range/Grade 1
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Department Humanities & Fine Arts
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status At Will
Full-time/part-time Full-time
Pay Plan 12/12
CBU/MOU M80 - Management Personnel Plan
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Hours Per Day 8 hours during the school year / 10 hours during the summer
Days Per Week 5 days during the school year / 4 days during the summer
Shift Day

Primary Duties
As chief academic and administrative officer for the College, the Dean reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean leads and executes strategic planning in alignment with the University's Strategic Plan and ever-changing student demographics. The Dean is expected to provide academic leadership in program and curriculum development, teaching, research, and the vital development of external support and fundraising. The Dean is responsible for academic policies, administration of instructional and research resources, personnel matters, fiscal and personnel management, student recruitment and retention, promotion of alumni, corporate, and community relations in the arts and humanities, and oversight of an active program of public arts events. The Dean will collaborate with department chairs and promote shared governance as well as supervise an administrative team (composed of an associate dean, an administrative analyst/specialist, an advancement director, and several college office support staff).

HFA is one of seven colleges at Chico State. It provides a strong liberal arts curriculum with seven academic departments: Art and Art History; Comparative Religion and Humanities; English; History; International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Music and Theatre; and Philosophy. With 17 baccalaureate degrees, 29 minors, five master's degrees, and 11 certificates, the College serves approximately 1600 majors and approximately 3,000 full-time equivalent students (including significant responsibility for the University's General Education program). HFA is currently staffed by 122 full-time equivalent faculty (including 63 full-time tenure and tenure-track) and 30 staff members. The College has especially strong connections with its 12-county service region, serves as a regional center for the arts, and oversees the Humanities Center, Center for the Public Understanding of Religion, Turner Museum, and North State Symphony (the last two with Board oversight).

The College brings together scholars, teachers, and students from multiple disciplines and backgrounds to explore the arts, philosophies, languages, religions, literatures, and histories of diverse cultures. The College is dedicated to the inherent value of arts and ideas and the importance of imaginative and creative work. Students develop into critical and creative thinkers who are able to communicate clearly in written, oral, and artistic expression; who embrace intellectual curiosity; who cultivate an aesthetic awareness of their world and contemporary culture; who employ appropriate theories, tools, and technologies in pursuit of learning; who use their education to contribute to the common good; and who are at home in a complex world. The College is committed to upholding Chico State as an outstanding comprehensive university.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Incumbent must possess comprehensive knowledge of:
• Effective supervisory practices and techniques, employee-employer relationships, and the management of a unit.
Working knowledge of:
• The principles of planning, managing, and directing committees and program related activities.
• Organizational development and administrative, personnel, and fiscal management.
• University and system-wide infrastructure, policies and procedures.
• Effective supervisory practices and techniques, employee-employer relationships, and the management of a unit.
• General knowledge and understanding of:
• Budgeting and organizational development principles
• Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs and database management and an ability to learn additional computer software programs.
• Fluent in the use of standard office equipment (computers, copiers, phones, fax).

Incumbent must possess:
• Excellent interpersonal supervision and leadership skills with the ability to be creative, make informed decisions, and inspire staff.
• Advanced analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills within a complex work environment.
• Excellent fiscal planning and budget management skills
• Excellent time management, planning, organizational skills and strategies in the context of demanding and time-intensive position.
• A demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to multicultural needs, issues and opportunities.
• Independent judgment and critical decision-making skills.
• A high degree of initiative, integrity, and openness.

Incumbent must have the ability to:
• Plan, direct, and evaluate a complex operation, using all available resources [i.e., human, financial] to achieve both long- and short-term department and institutional goals.
• Work effectively on program and policy development with faculty and administrators.
• Apply budgetary and fiscal planning principles within financial constraints.
• Organize work effectively for individuals and teams.
• Establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
• Work effectively on program and policy development with faculty and administrators.
• Travel domestically.
Required Education and/or Experience Required Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree.
• Demonstrated success in teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate for faculty appointment at the rank of full professor in an academic discipline in the college.
Recruitment Preferences Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
• Minimum of three years of academic administrative experience.
• Demonstrated successful record of collegial/shared governance and leadership supporting faculty, staff, students, and the larger community.
• Strong commitment to supporting the diverse needs of each of the departments and programs in the humanities, fine arts, and performing arts.
• Ability to articulate and communicate a vision for the humanities, fine arts, and performing arts.
• Ability to promote high-quality teaching, scholarship, service, and professional activities.
• Ability to strategically manage a complex annual budget of approximately $13 million, in a period of declining state support and rising costs.
• Ability to generate resources and manage them effectively in advancing the College's mission and vision, including the ability to develop partnerships with and secure external support for programs, facilities, and personnel.
• Ability to promote student recruitment and retention in the College's programs.
• Commitment to diversity and the advancement of multicultural, international, and interdisciplinary programs.
• An understanding of physical facilities and equipment needs within a humanities, fine arts, and performing arts environment.
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
• Collaborative management style that fosters trust and respect in partnership with fellow deans, college chairs, faculty, staff, and campus administration.
• Ability to resolve complex personnel issues within a collective bargaining environment.
• Ability to provide leadership in the use of new educational technology.

Special Requirements
• California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) 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. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates. Current CSU, Chico employees are subject to a background check (including a criminal record check) if voluntarily moving into a sensitive position, regardless of any background checks previously conducted.
• This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
• The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Group/Category; Dean / Assistant or Associate Dean/2)
• The person holding this position is considered a "Limited 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.
• This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) under the Clery Act and is required to comply with the requirements of this designation.
• Throughout employment in this position incumbent must maintain a valid California Driver's License as well continued completion and compliance of the CSU Defensive Driver's Training course.

Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. This position alternates between remaining in a stationary position for extended periods of time and frequently moving about inside the office, around campus, and community. Must be able to travel across campus to other offices and buildings on campus for meetings and events, as well as off campus to meet with constituents.

This position involves frequent to constant interaction with students, parents, guests, and staff. The office is a typical office environment with standard office equipment. At times, is a fast-paced environment requiring a flexible schedule.

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).
Benefit Information
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

About the University and Community
Detailed information is available at As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University's 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment - see
California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.
Open Date (posting open date) 10/02/2020
Close Date (posting close date) OUF
Open Until Filled Yes

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
1. Résumé
2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
1. Optional Applicant Documents

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Chico, California 95929 United States View Map