Executive Director - Student Support & Equity Programs

California State Polytechnic University, Pomonaa in California

Deadline January 30, 2014
Date Posted December 11, 2013
Type Executive
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, is seeking a talented and accomplished educator who is passionate about educational equity and student success. The successful candidate will fill the position of Executive Director, Student Support and Equity Programs.

 Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Student Services in the Student Affairs Division, the Executive Director leads, manages and directs Student Support and Equity Programs which was created through the consolidation of Educational Equity Services, the University Advising Center and the Renaissance Scholars Program. The Executive Director participates in institutional planning and policy formulation, and serves as a consultant to the broader campus community on issues related to educational equity and student learning, retention and success. The incumbent establishes unit goals and priorities, conceptualizes and develops new programs to enhance students educational and social experiences, determines the direction of program growth and change, formulates operational guidelines and procedures, and oversees a wide array of services (including outreach, admission assistance, Summer Bridge, Transfer Bridge, supplemental financial aid, academic advising, peer mentoring, tutoring and learning assistance, developmental courses, student activities, and post-baccalaureate planning) designed to meet the needs of approximately 2,000 undergraduates participating in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and undeclared student program. The Executive Director plans and manages a $1.2 million general fund budget, collaborates with lead staff and Financial Aid to manage an $832,000 student aid budget, and augments existing resources by securing grants and extramural funding. The incumbent supervises 20 staff members, various graduate interns, and a cadre of student employees, and fosters a strong service orientation through staff training, development and performance management.

 Candidates must possess an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution, though individuals who have an appropriate masters degree and extensive related experience will be considered AND at least five years of successful experience overseeing programs and services for such diverse populations as low-income, underrepresented, undeclared, high-achieving and first-generation college students, as well as current and former foster youth.

 Review of complete applications will begin on January 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Nominations are welcome and will be most helpful when they address the position qualifications and include the nominees name, title, and contact information. 

The full announcement, which includes a detailed position description and qualification requirements, may be found at http://www.csupomona.edu/~jobs/managementjobs.shtml

 A complete application will include: ) completed formal application, 2) resume, 3) letter of interest that includes a narrative detailing how the candidate satisfies the position description, and 4) the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references who can provide current assessments of the candidates qualifications for the position. 

 Applicants should submit their materials by e-mail attachment to mdwilliams@csupomona.edu

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