Job Details

California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 2301728
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management


501108 - Chief of Operations


Classificaiton: Administrator II-Range A
Department: Vice President Student Affairs
Sub-Division: Student Affairs
Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications
Appointment Type: At Will
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday Friday, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to Californias revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.


Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:
The Vice President's Office for Student Affairs is committed to the professional and personal development of our students, staff and faculty; striving to operate in a transparent, collaborative and developmental environment that demonstrates the value of students, staff and administrators to make up the Division. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Chief of Operations. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Reporting directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA), the Chief of Operations assists the VPSA in the fulfillment of a wide variety of complex and highly sensitive executive and administrative duties. The scope and complexity of these duties require an individual whose primary knowledge, skills, and abilities include the exercise of personal initiative, independent judgment, proficiency in the basics of project management, and an extensive knowledge of Student Affairs paradigms. Experience and
understanding of the organizational processes of the academy is essential. Possesses a complete knowledge of the University's mission and strategic priorities, and the views and philosophy of the VPSA. This knowledge will serve as the baseline upon which
the Chief of Operations will fulfill all assigned tasks and responsibilities. Provides leadership in the areas of division-wide projects, the divisional strategic planning process, divisional communications and public relations efforts, as well as the pursuit of scholarly and research endeavors under the direction of the VPSA. Serves as the principal personnel officer for the Division of Student Affairs including developing division human resources policies and practices that are consistent with CSU, state, and federal requirements. Coordinates, prepares, and submits required reports to the VPSA and other appropriate University officials. The position also works collaboratively with division managers, budget, and personnel officers in other divisions. Advises the VPSA on budget and personnel matters. Has broadly delegated authority for administrative functions and is expected to exercise significant judgment in the development and implementation of divisional administrative policies and procedures relating to fiscal, personnel management, and safety issues. Responsible for a broad and complex set of assignments, coordinates special projects and reports, and provides leadership and support. Acts independently within functional and organizational guidelines and interprets University policy. Consults with executive management and administration on divisional strategy and accomplishing divisional objectives, as well as advises executive management on critical and sensitive issues. Represents the VPSA and the Division of Student Affairs to various campus constituents, assigned committees, and required off campus constituents. Other duties as assigned.


Essential Qualifications:
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to higher education, student personnel, student development, or public administration. A minimum of five years of professional experience along with progressively responsible
supervisory and/or management experience. Ability to organize, plan, and direct special projects related to the Office of VPSA operations. Ability to establish goals and follow through on their implementation working in an independent manner. Knowledge of
staff development models, concepts, and implementation systems. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to lead project groups.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and 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.


Preferred Qualifications:


Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator


Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.

The person holing this position is considered a general mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.

Employee must maintain working knowledge of compliance with relevant NCAA and conference rules, and report any concerns or violations noted.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

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


Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2021 (9:00 PM)

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