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Associate Dean (Administrator III) / College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time







California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.

At CSUSB, you can:

  • Build your future
  • Work with the best
  • Be your authentic self
  • Focus on you
  • Make a lasting impact
  • Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
  • Bring everything you are, become everything you want


Department Summary

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) offers programs that explore a wide range of human issues. It is dedicated to the growth and support of undergraduate and graduate education, research, public service, and professional development. We believe a degree in one of our academic programs will provide students with the professional integrity and knowledge to communicate effectively across disciplines and cultures. Our primary mission is to transform the dreams of our students into a reality that will enhance society at large.

We offer students the breadth of a traditional and innovative education in the social sciences while preparing them for a wide range of professions, for graduate school, and for advanced professional study in fields such as law, clinical psychology, and economics. In fact, the College is home to 14 academic different departments and programs. Our faculty and staff are student-centered and are dedicated to providing friendly, personal guidance, and mentoring to our students. That's why the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) is the right place for so many Cal State, San Bernardino students.


We are proud of our accomplishments and we are dedicated to providing the best education possible.


Job Summary

  • Works closely with the Dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences to carry out effective college operations.
  • Provides leadership and oversight for faculty affairs, facilities planning and management, and other college and university relations.
  • Serves as Dean’s office manager. Supervises the college IT staff members and college support staff, and complete annual staff evaluations for permanent and temporary employees.
  • Assists the Dean with chair/director reviews and recruitments.
  • Reviews and approve monthly absence management for the college.
  • Provides general oversight of college commencement activities.
  • Coordinates college leadership meetings, professional development activities, and ceremonial events (e.g., SBS Leadership Retreat, College Faculty/Staff meetings, probationary faculty mentoring meetings, SBS Awards Ceremony, Hall of Fame, etc.).
  • Assists in compliance with Federal, State, CSU, and University policies.
  • Works with other members of the leadership team to support accreditation requirements, and implementation of initiatives to meet the mission and values of the college and university.
  • Assists with confidential faculty and student issues.
  • Serves in the Dean's capacity in the absence of the Dean.
  • Works with College & Department leadership to develop strategies and craft programs to foster and support student success.
  • Serves as the direct supervisor for the director of the College's Writing and Statistics Labs.
  • Assists in the review of college Centers and Institutes.
  • Coordinates college-level student scholarship and award activities and serves as the liaison between the college, financial aid, and Advancement.
  • Generates monthly updates and quarterly Academic Affairs reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Employment Status: Full-time, At-Will, 'Exempt' position, included in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).


First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning on May 27, 2021.


**This is an internal-only recruitment. Internal recruitments are only open to current CSUSB employees.**


Required Application Materials

All applicants must submit:

  1. Letter of interest or cover letter,
  2. Current resume or curriculum vitae,
  3. Diversity Statement –describing past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.


Work Schedule

  • Generally, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some evenings and weekends are also required.


Key Qualifications (Required)

  • Ability to develop and maintain strong and positive working relationships.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of faculty and faculty governance.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a wide range of individuals with diverse backgrounds and different working styles, different communication styles, and different levels of organizational abilities.
  • Ability to work in changing and demanding contexts.
  • Ability to work effectively across disciplinary lines and lead projects that are outside their own disciplines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate very effectively in a wide range of contexts.
  • Ability to make difficult decisions and problem solve despite familiar relationships.


Education and Experience (Required)

  • Tenured senior faculty member in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.
  • Experience with development and assessment of academic programs at the baccalaureate or master's level.
  • Experience with curriculum approval process.
  • Experience leading teams/units and supervising staff.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience serving as department chair, member of a significant college or university committee, or serving in university administrative roles.
  • Familiarity with major issues facing higher education including assessment, student achievement and success, and learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated record of innovation, creative problem solving, and ability to respond to a changing array of opportunities.
  • Familiarity with Human Resources and an ability to learn policies specific to staff and other bargaining units.



Anticipated Hiring Range: $9,926.00 - $12,409 monthly


Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs which further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values which discourage intolerance and discrimination.

The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.

Dimensions of diversity shall include, but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.

The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.

Supplemental Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for 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 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.  Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

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