Associate Vice President, Academic Success and Undergraduate Advising (Administrator III) / UGS Dean's Office (504711)

  • California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)
  • San Bernardino, California
  • Nov 13, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Education and Training

Job Description



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 Associate Vice President, Academic Success and Undergraduate Advising reports to the Deputy Provost and Vice Provost for Academic Programs and serves on the Provost Council and Deans Council. The primary focus of the office is on academic advising and excellence and academic support programs. Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Academic Success is composed of the following offices: Advising and Academic Services, University Honors Program, Academic Center for Excellence (Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Writing Centers, and the PDC Student Success Studio), Student Mentoring Programs, Health Professions Advising Center, College Academic Advising, Pan African College Scholars Program, Early Admittance Program (EAP) and CSUSB Early Start Program (ESP).

The appointee will be considered for retreat rights to an academic department.

Required Application Materials

All applicants must submit

1). Letter of interest or cover letter,

2). Current resume or curriculum vitae,

3). Three professional references who can provide assessments of your professional experience, accomplishments, and prospects for success in this position, and

4). Diversity Statement - may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words).

Job Summary

The Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Advising and Student Academic Success is responsible for providing leadership in several broadly defined areas including:
  • Overseeing Academic Advising for all undergraduate students.
  • Ensuring that CSUSB provides the full array of placement and proficiency tests for potential students and provides leadership for the Early Start Program, a cross-divisional effort mandated by the Chancellor's Office.
  • Provides administrative oversight for the Academic Affairs allocation of Student Success Initiative funds.
  • Working in collaboration with Enrollment Management and The University Honors Program the Associate Vice President oversees the President's Academic Excellence Scholars (PAES) Program.
  • Serves on the Provost's senior leadership team and provides advice and notice regarding all issues likely to affect the Division of Academic Affairs.
  • The Associate Vice President analyzes CSU Executive Orders and drafts policy statements for the campus for those Executive Orders that affect the AVP's areas of responsibility and works with the Deputy Provost to assure chancellor's office compliance.

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

Application Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

For full consideration, please have your application submitted by November 22, 2021.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday from 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

Key Qualifications
  • Ability to lead a team of diverse constituents and individuals to foster collaboration and engagement between the campus and the community.
  • Ability to analyze complex issues, manage multiple priorities, and respond proactively in addressing academic issues.
  • A record of commitment to diversity (i.e., recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, students, and staff; infusion of diversity into programs; promoting a work environment that is inclusive and collegial for all faculty, staff, and students).
  • A record of successful involvement in academic advising.
  • A record of successful involvement in educational equity programs.
  • Experience with budget management.
  • Experience providing supervision of staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with deans, department chairs, faculty, and staff, to motivate others into action.

Education and Experience
  • A terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A record of at least seven years in progressively responsible positions in higher education and two years as an academic administrator in higher education (preferably as a program director, assistant dean, and associate dean).
  • Knowledge of issues and trends in academic advising for college students with particular knowledge in serving first-generation students and students of color.
  • Knowledge of issues and trends in student learning, outcomes assessment, retention theory, student success practices, educational policy development, and strategic planning.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Earned Doctorate in related field

  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,250 - $15,500 per month
  • Classification Salary Range: $6,250 - $18,750 per month

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 that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that 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 the 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)

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Bernardino, California 92407 United States View Map