Dean of the Lam Family College of Business (Administrator IV) (10459)

  • San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Education and Training

Job Description

Description:

Working Title
Dean of the Lam Family College of Business

Administrator Level
This position is an Administrator IV in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the Provost.

SF State University
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The person holding this position may be 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.

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

Department*
The Lam Family College of Business

Time Base*
Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule*
Work schedule to be arranged at time of hire.

Anticipated Hiring Range*
- Compensation and Location -
The salary for this position is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. A benefits package is provided. The position is included in the CSU Management Personnel Plan. This position is located in San Francisco, California, a city with an ideal climate, exceptionally diverse population, and easy access to countless cultural and recreational opportunities.

Position Summary*
Reporting to the Provost and working in partnership with faculty, students, and staff, the Dean will build upon the many strengths of the College of Business - including its exceptional commitment to equity and community involvement, rich array of programs, talented faculty, internationally recognized emphasis on social responsibility and environmental sustainability, and direct access to industry - to ensure that SF State continues to develop outstanding business leaders for the 21st century.

SF State is a comprehensive urban university located in a vibrant and beautiful city with a rich intellectual and cultural life. The University has distinguished itself as an active center of academic teaching, scholarship, and civic engagement. Through its six academic Colleges, SF State offers undergraduate and graduate instruction. SF State is a culturally diverse campus that is part of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and currently serves 26,561 undergraduates and 3,046 graduate and professional students. To learn more about San Francisco State University and the CSU, visit Appendices I and II.

The College of Business (CoB) is dedicated to celebrating the rich diversity and global perspective of dynamic and entrepreneurial spirit of the Bay Area, and aspires to be the college of choice for students seeking to apply sustainability and ethical perspectives to understandings of business practice, global leadership, innovation, the economy and society.

The AACSB-accredited College of Business serves over 5,800 undergraduate and graduate students and is one of the largest business schools both within, and outside of, the CSU system. With 127 tenured and tenure-track faculty and 104 lecturers, the CoB is comprised of ten academic departments: Accounting, Decision Sciences, Economics, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Information Systems, International Business, Labor and Employment Studies, Management, and Marketing.

Position Summary*
Reporting to the Provost and working in partnership with faculty, students, and staff, the Dean will build upon the many strengths of the College of Business - including its exceptional commitment to equity and community involvement, rich array of programs, talented faculty, internationally recognized emphasis on social responsibility and environmental sustainability, and direct access to industry - to ensure that SF State continues to develop outstanding business leaders for the 21st century.

SF State is a comprehensive urban university located in a vibrant and beautiful city with a rich intellectual and cultural life. The University has distinguished itself as an active center of academic teaching, scholarship, and civic engagement. Through its six academic Colleges, SF State offers undergraduate and graduate instruction. SF State is a culturally diverse campus that is part of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and currently serves 26,561 undergraduates and 3,046 graduate and professional students. To learn more about San Francisco State University and the CSU, visit Appendices I and II.

The College of Business (CoB) is dedicated to celebrating the rich diversity and global perspective of dynamic and entrepreneurial spirit of the Bay Area, and aspires to be the college of choice for students seeking to apply sustainability and ethical perspectives to understandings of business practice, global leadership, innovation, the economy and society.
The AACSB-accredited College of Business serves over 5,800 undergraduate and graduate students and is one of the largest business schools both within, and outside of, the CSU system. With 127 tenured and tenure-track faculty and 104 lecturers, the CoB is comprised of ten academic departments: Accounting, Decision Sciences, Economics, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Information Systems, International Business, Labor and Employment Studies, Management, and Marketing.

Role of the Dean of the College of Business:

The Dean of the College of Business is the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the College and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean develops and articulates the vision for the College within San Francisco's strategic plan framework, including its mission, vision, core values, and strategic priorities.

In collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and industry partners, the Dean will set a clear vision for the future and develop strategic steps and execute a plan to achieve that vision. The vision must prioritize advancing the College's reputation for academic excellence, driving student success, and creating innovative business learning opportunities. The incoming Dean will join the University at a time of tremendous opportunity as the College is poised to execute on one of the largest gifts SF State has received by a single donor.

SF State seeks a successful senior administrative leader with experience as a champion of equity, an inspiring and effective manager, and a responsible steward of revenue and resource development. To that end, the Dean will address a set of key opportunities, which are detailed further in this profile:

- Lead the College in developing a compelling and distinctive identity and long-term vision to position SFSU as a competitive business program in the crowded SF market;
- Strengthen the undergraduate educational experience by enhancing academic excellence and student success for both undergraduate and graduate students, with particular consideration for underrepresented minorities;
- Assess and grow graduate and certificate programs to meet the evolving needs of the business community;
- Cultivate interconnectedness and trust among students, staff, and faculty, creating an inclusive and vibrant intellectual community;
- Grow and diversify resource streams for the College;
- Establish strong relationships with local businesses to create a strong recruiting pipeline at SFSU at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; foster engagement between SFSU and the local community more broadly; and extend the reputation and impact of the College across the University, the region, and beyond.

The Dean creates new opportunities for the College and the University and directs the College's growth and development through shared governance. The Dean is responsible for promoting and improving the quality and effectiveness of the College's programs, including: all aspects of undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning; research and scholarship; and industry engagement. The Dean provides leadership for assessment, accreditation, and student success initiatives including increased graduation rates and retention. This individual is also responsible for maximizing non-state revenue, including fundraising and development as well as extended education programs in alignment with the goals of the College.

The Dean also advocates for the College within the University and among external constituents, including business partners, prospective students, and alumni. The Dean consults with the CoB Advisory Council, which includes individuals with significant experience and expertise in a variety of business and professional disciplines.

Positions reporting to the Dean include an Associate Dean (currently filled by an Interim Associate Dean), Assistant Dean, Executive Director of Business Development and Marketing, Faculty Director of Graduate Business Programs, Director of Finance and Operations, Executive Director of Development and Operations, Senior Director of Development, and ten departmental chairs. The Dean will oversee a budget of approximately $19 million.

For a full description of the position summary, please visit: the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/6659.

Position Information
Key Opportunities for the Dean of the College of Business

To be successful, the Dean will address a set of key opportunities, which are detailed as follows.
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Lead the College in developing a compelling and distinctive identity and long-term vision to position SFSU as a competitive business program in the crowded SF market:

- The Dean will work closely with faculty, staff, students and the College community to craft a compelling vision and identity that will help unify and coalesce the LFCoB. Creating this identity and vision should include building an equitable community via inclusive practices as well as a greater sense of shared purpose and community, encouraging collaborative activity at all levels. Furthermore, the Dean will help further a vision that leverages SFSU's tremendous diversity and history of progressive, activist education while looking ahead to the future. In concert with College stakeholders, the Dean will be tasked with redefining business education for the 21st century and the changing workforce. This will entail leveraging the innovation of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, and building a model of training for business leaders at the nexus of business education and research. This vision will also outline steps to promote the academic success and personal development of all students. The Dean, in concert with faculty, staff, students and the broader community will also be responsible for the development and execution of the College's next strategic plan which will outline areas of prioritization in the short and long term.

- Strengthen the undergraduate educational experience by enhancing academic excellence and student success for both undergraduate and graduate students, with particular consideration for underrepresented minorities:

- Student access and success is at the center of SF State's identity and the Dean will build a supportive culture for students, including ensuring robust curricular and co-curricular offerings and quality instruction, opportunities for experiential learning and research, and strong educational preparation leading to more well-prepared and more responsible leadership as well as enhanced career placement and success. The Dean will start with assessing and elevating the academic program - focusing upon the centrality of undergraduate education and research and the development of new teaching and learning models. The Dean will also work to advance more interdisciplinary and creative approaches to problem solving, ensuring a strong educational foundation for graduates. As many of the LFCoB's students are first-generation and/or come from underrepresented backgrounds, transfer, or place-bound, the Dean must also enhance student support services, investing in student advising and student financial aid with a focus upon increasing student retention and graduation rates. This challenge aligns with the CSU's Graduation Initiative 2025; an ambitious initiative to increase graduation rates for all CSU students while eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps. To learn more about the Graduation Initiative 2025, visit https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/why-the-csu-matters/graduation-initiative-2025.

- The Dean will also be especially mindful of the opportunities presented by the LFCoB's physical location. With facilities in downtown San Francisco, as well as its main campus located in the southwestern part of the city, the College has an opportunity to further cultivate relationships with industry and the surrounding community. The Dean will be expected to identify and grow additional learning and career opportunities for students including internships, community-based projects, business competitions, and other ventures.
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Assess and grow the portfolio of graduate and certificate programs to align with the evolving needs of the business community:

- The LFCoB is committed to integrating a business education with meaningful and relevant real-world experiences. To that end, the College has made changes to its offerings by adding specialized master's programs, yet there is opportunity to do more. The MBA program has also seen a decline in enrollment in recent years. The Dean should develop a robust vision to reinvigorate graduate education in the College of Business. The Dean will also be tasked with growing graduate enrollments and building centers of excellence, as well as other earned revenue programs. In efforts to reach more students, the College aims to explore additional hybrid (in class/online) delivery models where possible.
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Cultivate interconnectedness and trust among students, staff, and faculty, creating an inclusive and vibrant intellectual community:

- The College of Business is served by a talented and engaged faculty and staff who are vital to ensuring students have a positive experience inside and outside the classroom. The Dean will provide inspiring and robust leadership and intellectual breadth to this group, building consensus and good operational process, bringing the community together around the Dean's vision and a shared sense of purpose. S/he will set a tone for decision making, prioritization, and strategic resource allocation that is collaborative, respectful of shared governance, and transparent. The Dean must have an evaluative eye and be able to facilitate meaningful and significant initiatives - academic and administrative, large and small, tactical and strategic - across the College.

- The Dean will strive to support faculty members across departments in further developing their teaching and research while enhancing and diversifying the College's strengths. The Dean will lead efforts to support faculty in developing and executing their research initiatives while maintaining the priority of teaching that is core to the institution's identity and mission. By example and by influence, the Dean will draw an exceptionally talented faculty and staff to the LFCoB from across the University and the country, and will work with University leadership to provide the support needed to attract and retain them. S/he will do this while maintaining a laser focus on the University's deeply held values of courage, life of the mind, equity, community, and resilience.

- In addition, the Dean will be expected to hire and enhance training at the staff level. S/he will also be expected to build career professional development opportunities for staff, oversee improvements in performance evaluations and career tracking, and explore incentives and recognition programs to support high performance.
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Grow and diversify resource streams for the College:

- As state funding for higher education is declining nationally, and in California, the College must look more seriously at diversifying its resources. To that end, the Dean will grow and diversify revenue streams to ensure a sustainable path forward. The Dean will be tasked with both strategic and creative management of existing resources and new resource development. This includes savvy budget management with an eye to enrollment and program growth, including the growth of earned revenue programs, fundraising, enhancing research and contracts where possible, and the development of mutually beneficial industry and/or educational partnerships.
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Establish strong relationships with local businesses to create a strong recruiting pipeline at SFSU at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; foster engagement between SFSU and the local community more broadly; and extend the reputation and impact of the College across the University, the region, and beyond:

- Given its location, SF State's College of Business is surrounded by a large number of public, private, and for-profit institutions. The Dean, in collaboration with University leadership, faculty, and external partners, will endeavor to strengthen the LFCoB's reputation, articulate its distinctiveness, and broaden its visibility. Internal to the University, the Dean will be tasked with encouraging more joint collaboration and shared activity with other colleges, while simultaneously advocating for increased investments where necessary. The College also aims to expand the scope and impact of its work across the greater Bay Area; the Dean will be expected to build external partnerships and connections with industry and outside entities wherever possible.

Minimum Qualifications*
Qualifications and Characteristics

The ideal candidate brings:
- An earned postgraduate degree in a business or management field from an accredited institution. A PhD is strongly preferred.
- A record as a visionary organizational leader with the proven ability to promote research, service, and instructional excellence in a variety of disciplines.
- A reputation for leading and inspiring a diverse community of faculty, students, administrative staff, administrators, and community members.
- An equity-minded leadership style with a commitment to inclusion.
- Experience with maintaining and developing strong undergraduate and graduate programs.
- A record as a consensus builder with a demonstrated history of successfully bridging internal and external stakeholders and forging interconnectedness across multiple divisions.
- Experience with and knowledge of evidence-based decision-making.
- Exemplary communication, interpersonal, and managerial skills.
- Effective marketing and brand building skills; experience in successfully growing an organization.
- Financial acumen and experience in the development of new resources, including fundraising, program revenue growth, grant support and corporate relationship development.
- A proven record of building mutually beneficial professional partnerships within a variety of public-private organizations, nationally and internationally.
- Collegial decision-making experience within the context of shared governance and collective bargaining.
- Integrity, imagination, honesty, and a progressive management style built upon respect, two-way communication, collaboration, and fairness.

Pre-Employment Requirements
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work*
Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.

Benefits
Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.

How To Apply
Applications, Inquiries, and Nominations
Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/6659. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.
Regan Gough and Alanya Green
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.655.4900
Fax: 415.655.4905

Application Deadline
This position is open until filled.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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