Co-Director, Center for the Advancement of Reading and Writing (499441)

  • California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Apr 17, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description


Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Co-Director, Center for the Advancement of Reading and Writing The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Administrator III

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Co-Director, Center for the Advancement of Reading and Writing to be responsible for managing and providing leadership to the Center and ensuring that the stated mission of the Center is accomplished. The mission of the CAR/W is to promote the preparation of effective teachers and literacy specialists in the California State University by:

-Facilitating faculty communication and research;

-Disseminating research and policy information;

-Fostering connections among the CSU literacy faculty, K-12 partners, and public education stakeholders; and

-Serving as a forum for the interchange of public and academic interests.



Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Educator Preparation and Public School Programs, the Center Co-Director plans, coordinates, and evaluates the programs and activities of the Center for the Advancement of Reading and Writing. The Co-Director manages Center staff, oversees and facilitates the work of CSU faculty on special assignment to the Center and other special consultants.

In collaboration with the Faculty Co-Director, the Center Co-Director:

-Facilitates the work of the Advisory Board and the Council of Faculty Representatives to the Center for the Advancement of Reading and Writing

-Identifies and develops resources to support literacy faculty, including website materials, documents, presentations, and quarterly newsletters

-Coordinates with other state agencies, such as CTC, CDE, CCSESA, ICC, etc., in areas related to literacy

-As directed by the Assistant Vice Chancellor, coordinates meetings, convenes task forces, and organizes events for CSU faculty and K-12 partners related to literacy instruction as needed

The Center Co-Director directs professional development for the Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum as a part of the Early Assessment Program, including:

-Coordinating efforts of the ERWC Steering Committee

-Coordinating efforts with California County Superintendents Educational Services Association and local county offices of education, as well as University of CA Office of the President

-Recruiting and facilitating the work of CSU and school district professional learning facilitators, including annual certification

-Producing and distributing curriculum materials

-Overseeing website development and web-based communications

-Preparing and monitoring budgets and contracts

-Overseeing maintenance of data systems related to teachers who have participated in ERWC professional learning

-Collaborating with education partners on grants and other funding opportunities

-Coordinating teacher leadership activities beyond the 4 days of Professional Learning


This position requires:

-At least five years of combined PK-12 teaching and administrative experience and/or state or county level administrative experience

-Master's degree

-Experience in both K-12 and higher education in the areas of literacy instruction, educator preparation, and California literacy policy

-Expertise and experience in designing and implementing programs of professional learning for practicing PK-12 teachers

-Expertise in literacy instruction and familiarity with literacy research and pedagogy

-Experience working collaboratively with multiple state agencies, county offices of education, school districts, and other related educational organizations

-Excellent program design, implementation and evaluation skills

-Ability to formulate, analyze, and advocate effective educational policy

-Expertise and experience in grant development, personnel supervision, and budget management

-Experienced organizational, administrative, and facilitation skills

-Excellent interpersonal, presentation, verbal, written, and editing skills

-Experience producing instructional materials and designing web resources and communication strategies

Preferred Qualifications

-Specialized knowledge and experience in literacy instruction at the PK-12 and/or higher education levels; specialist credentials in reading/language arts and/or bilingual education preferred

- Doctorate preferred

Application Period

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by March 26, 2021 Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.

How To Apply

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.


This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

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 as a condition of employment.

Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will 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, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.


The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

Title IX

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Long Beach, California 90802 United States View Map