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California State University, Stanislaus
  • Position Number: 4083824
  • Location: Turlock, CA
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management

Senior Executive Director, Business Operations

Job no: 525615
Department: Extended Ed & International Ed
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Position Summary
Full-time position under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) available on or after May 1, 2023 in Extended and International Education.

Reporting to the Dean, University Extended Education & International Education, the Senior Executive Director provides leadership, management, planning and direction and is responsible for the unit's effective business operations, administrative services, project management information systems and services, and marketing, communications, and technology. The incumbent is responsible for technology systems evaluation, testing, and selection as related to the functional areas of responsibility and data ownership.
The Senior Executive Director is an effective manager of support staff and is skilled at maintaining a positive and productive working environment. The Senior Executive Director maintains an extensive network of working relationships within the larger university and the overall California State University system and is responsible for keeping Extended and International Education (EIE) operating effectively and impactfully, in compliance with all relevant policies and best practices.

The incumbent is responsible for the development, evaluation, and implementation of systems along with business processes and policies to ensure efficiency, consistency, and alignment with organizational goals. Under the direction of the Dean, implements both short and long-term strategic goals and operational plans for EIE. The Senior Executive Director works in close collaboration with the Dean to lead to support EIE and the university mission, purpose, and vision in a fiscally responsible way.

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Master's degree in business, communications, technology, or a closely related field.
Experience: Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in marketing, operations, project management and policy compliance, which includes a minimum of three years (3) of experience in a senior level administrative role with direct responsibility for staff management, business operations and finance; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the California State University system and Continuing Higher Education.
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment providing successful administrative leadership for a unit/department/college in a large comprehensive university.
  • Managerial experience at a senior level in a large and complex organizational context.
  • Knowledge of Extended and International Education operations, self-support programming within the CSU system.
  • Progressive levels of responsibilities in higher education within the CSU and a self-support college, managerial oversight.
  • Experience managing self-support units in professional and continuing education within the California State University system.
  • Committed to Stan State's mission, vision, and strategic plan; working and leading in a diverse and inclusive institution committed to equity and social justice.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Experience in an academic setting.
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with the dean to build and support the business practices, organizational capacities, and impact of EIE.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong, positive, respectful working relationships within EIE units, across the University, and in the community.
  • Ability to recognize, understand, and appreciate different roles within EIE and across the institution.
  • Ability to lead by addressing difficult issues and working with colleagues to achieve desired outcomes in challenging circumstances.
  • Ability to direct, supervise, motivate, and inspire others; assess performance and progress of people and teams; work to improve services, promote positive climate and culture, and encourage both individual professional responsibility and collaborative engagement.
  • Experience hiring, coaching, mentoring, and providing feedback to staff to support impact, growth, performance.
  • Ability to maintain high standards, recognize, and cultivate talent, and support and encourage strong performance.
  • Support organizational excellence by building individual excellence in staff and unit teams, on-going learning, and professional development across the unit.
  • Experience working with collective bargaining agreements.
  • Ability to address and effectively resolve performance issues.
  • Ability to manage large and complex projects with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work with vendors and partners to negotiate, develop, and manage contracts and agreements.
  • Ability to establishes clear and understandable goals and see through to implementation.
  • Ability to identify current and future challenges and propose and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to apply forward-thinking and creative thought in strategic planning and problem solving.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle issues based on sense of urgency, importance, and priority.
  • Strong attention to detail; project management and organizational skills; scheduling and coordination in a team environment to meet changing organizational objectives.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and with purpose to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to write clear proposals, reports, budget narratives, personnel position descriptions and performance evaluations, and summary recommendations.
  • Technical proficiency needed to work with the University's primary academic and administrative technologies; comfortable learning new technologies and working with online programs and services.
  • Knowledge and experience leading marketing, communication, and technology teams and initiatives in a higher education unit.
  • Experience strategically supporting growth and/or change, creating and implementing long and short-term goals, managing personnel and fiscal resources.
  • High ethical standards and the ability to ensure, and maintain confidentiality around sensitive issues.

    Special Conditions
    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at:

    Salary Range
    Anticipated salary will be $11,065 - $13,024 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist.

    Compensation & Benefits
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: M80/MPP) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    How to Apply
    To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resume. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

    Application Deadline
    OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER APRIL 19, 2023. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) 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.

    Additional Information
    Campus & Area
    California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

    Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Clery Act Disclosure

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

    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. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. 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 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

    Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

    CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.


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