Fresno State campus

Associate Dean for Continuing & Global Education

Apply now Job no: 524013
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Fresno
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)
Position Description

Associate Dean for Continuing & Global Education
(Administrator III)


Compensation and Benefits

The Anticipated Hiring Salary Range is $135,000 - $140,000 per year and is competitive and negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position.

  • Area of consideration is limited to on-campus, state funded employees only.

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.


Job Summary

The Associate Dean is an Administrator III position within the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP) and serves at the pleasure of the University President. The Associate Dean serves on the Division Leadership Team and reports directly to the Dean of the division of Continuing and Global Education.

As a senior administrator in the Division of Continuing and Global Education, the Associate Dean serves as chief business officer for the extended education unit and oversees all financial and administrative functions. The role also provides strategic leadership for the development of extension Extended Education programs and serves as the primary liaison to all university offices for student services. As delegated by the Dean, the Associate Dean represents the Division internally at Fresno State, in the local community, and throughout the CSU. 


Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of principles of institutional planning, budget processes and grant oversight.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective leadership, motivation, and performance evaluation.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in resource allocation, human resources, and risk management.
  • Knowledge of computer office systems and ability to use a broad range of technology, systems, and software packages (Microsoft Office Suite, Google apps.).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, practices and trends related to student development and resources to promote student success.
  • Ability to facilitate group participation, consensus building and foster employee development through coaching, counseling, and training.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and make strategic business decisions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and prepare detailed written reports and correspondence.
  • Understand, interpret, and implement CSU Extended Education policies and procedures and exercise sound, independent judgment within general policy guidelines and operating parameters.
  • Demonstrated experience with interprofessional collaboration.
  • Demonstrated ability of working within an ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse campus and community. Evidence of ability to work well with people at all levels and build sustainable relationships.
  • Exercise sound administrative judgment and initiative in the development of new methods and procedures and in the solution of difficult personnel problems.
  • Assist and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for advancing the mission of the division.
  • Reviews and evaluates administrative and support systems and internal relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement and implements changes to standard operating procedures to enhance services.
  • Organizational and time-management skills with the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks and projects under competing deadlines and maintain flexibility in response to constantly shifting priorities. 

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • An earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Minimum 2 years of leadership in a complex organization directly supervising employees.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with Local Extended Education Trust funds (CERF).
    • Preferred Skills:
      • Minimum of 2 years of leadership in a complex organization directly supervising represented employees.
      • Understanding of campus strategic priorities.
      • Knowledge and experience working with data to promote student success.
    • Special conditions of employment and positions designations:
      • 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.
      • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
      • This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The incumbent of this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
      • The person holding this position must meet Passport Acceptance Agent requirements as stated in USCIS §51.22.


Department Summary

In the Division of Continuing & Global Education, we serve as the University's hub of access and innovation, providing educational opportunities to a wide array of audiences that would not be otherwise served by the institution.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by February 5, 2023 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


Vaccination Interim Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

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.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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