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Associate Dean, 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, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Job Summary:

The Associate Dean 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 and 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.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience

  • A terminal degree in an SBS discipline represented in the College.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to develop and maintain strong and positive working relationships.
  • Experience with development and assessment of academic programs at the baccalaureate or master's level.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of faculty and faculty governance.
  • Experience with curriculum approval process.
  • 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.
  • Experience leading teams/units and supervising staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate very effectively in a wide range of contexts.
  • Ability to make difficult decisions and problem solve despite familiar relationships.

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.

Compensation and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $12,583- $12,898 per month

Classification Salary Range: $6,250 - $20,063 per month

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.

Position Information:

Work status: Full-time/Exempt/At Will

Academic year schedule: Monday through Friday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm), some evenings/weekends.


Summer schedule: Monday through Thursday (7:00 am - 5:30 pm), some evenings/weekends.

This is a full-time management (MPP) position.  MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President.  MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

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

First considerations will be given to candidates who apply by Friday October 6, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

California State University, San Bernardino in not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

Conditions of Employment

Background Check

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.

Mandated Reporter

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.


CSUSB 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 form upon hire.  See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at

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. 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. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. 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) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit

Closing Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Nora Jean Fernandez, ADA Manager at



CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.  See policy at

Clery Act

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

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