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California State University, San Marcos
  • Position Number: 2313077
  • Location: San Marcos, CA
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management

Executive Director, Business Operations & Finance, Extended Learning

Job ID: 2021-1697
# of Openings: 1
Category: Executive/Senior Level Officials and Managers (M80)

The Executive Director of Business Operations and Finance reports to the Dean of Extended Learning (EL) and Global Programs and Services, and provides leadership, management, planning and directions to the unit's business operations and finance. Extended Learning and Global Programs and Services is a large, complex, and highly innovative component of California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) that is led by an executive team composed of the Dean, three Associate Deans (responsible, respectively, for academic programming and planning, student success and enrollment, and global programs and services), and by the Executive Director who is responsible for the unit's effective business operations and financial management. The Executive Director is the senior administrative officer in EL with responsibility for effective operation of administrative services, information systems and services, financial management, and compliance with CSU, CSUSM, and relevant State and Federal administrative policy and practice, administrative processes improvement, external contracts and agreements, internal MOUs, CSU Special Pay, purchasing, and all facilities used and operated by EL in all locations.

The Executive Director maintains an extensive network of working relationships within the larger university and the overall California State University system. The Executive Director is responsible for keeping EL operating effectively, in compliance with all relevant policies and best practices, providing exceptional internal support services related to financial stability. The Executive Director innovates to keep EL at the forefront of administrative practices. The Executive Director plans financial analysis with great attention to detail and is proactive in monitoring the effectiveness of administrative services and the stability of the operation's financial performance. The Executive Director is an effective manager of support staff and is skilled at maintaining a positive and productive working environment. The Executive Director works in close collaboration with the Associate Deans and Dean of EL to lead EL forward with insight, creativity, and commitment to excellence in support of the EL and university mission, purpose, and vision in a fiscally responsible way. The executive director is responsible for the excellence of the EL business operation and administrative practices. Performance in this role is evaluated primarily on this core work.

Position Summary
Administrator III
Executive Director, Business Operations & Finance
Extended Learning

Opening Date: June 16, 2021

This position is open until filled with a first review of applications beginning July 19, 2021. For assurance of full consideration, applications and supporting material should be submitted by 11:59pm on July 18, 2021.

Application requires answers to supplemental questions.

To view the full job description and position requirements, please click on the following link: Executive Director, Business Ops & Finance position description

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

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.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The incumbent in this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.


California State University San Marcos is not a sponsoring agent for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B visas).

Compensation & Benefits
This position is eligible for benefits. A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the following link: Benefits Summary

Salary is commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected. CSUSM offers excellent benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, participation in the California Public Employees' Retirement System and educational benefits for eligible employees and eligible family members. This position is an Administrator I in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP). MPP positions serve at the pleasure of the President.

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