Fresno State campus

Business Operations Lead/Special Assistant to the Dean

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Business Operations Lead/Special Assistant to the Dean
(Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt II)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $5,022 - $5,833 per month

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,022 - $9,083 per month

  • This is a full-time, probationary, exempt position.

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

Under the direction of the Dean, the position serves as the Business Operations Lead of the Office of the Dean and supports the mission of the College and University by providing day-to-day business administration, overseeing administrative, academic, accounting, and human resources functions of the College, and assuring processes are completed in a timely and efficient manner. This position provides executive level support to the Dean and serves as a liaison for faculty, staff, students, University administration and the general public. A high degree of autonomy is afforded the position, requiring excellent judgment, discretion, and confidentiality.


Key Qualifications

  • General knowledge of public and personnel principles, practices, and methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in office operational methods, principles, and practices.
  • Demonstrated expertise in and advanced knowledge of the principles, problems, and methods of public and business administration and fiscal management.
  • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling and be able to clearly communicate orally and in writing.
  • Thorough knowledge of office equipment and systems with the ability to use a broad range of technology systems and software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, Google apps, internet and email).• Exceptional organization and time management skills with attention to detail and data accuracy.
  • Expertise in investigating and analyzing problems with a broad administrative impact and implications.
  • Demonstrated ability to use considerable judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
  • Skill in the research, development and evaluation of policies and programs, including skill in the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and professional attitude to work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills working with audiences throughout various levels of an organization from individual contributors to executive leadership.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to promote a positive, service oriented collegial work environment; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Proven ability in prioritizing and organizing tasks and projects, including completing multiple priorities within deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal appropriately with confidential information and exercise good judgment on sensitive matters.
  • Ability to create, analyze and evaluate program information and provide data for review in developing and implementing strategies and activities to meeting programmatic goals and enhancing processes.
  • Interpret and apply a wide variety of complex policies and procedures independently and use judgement and discretion to act when precedents or specific guidelines may not exist.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and prepare detailed written reports and correspondence.

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


Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree.
  • Three years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
    • Preferred Skills:
      • Agricultural background.
      • Experience with grants, contracts, sponsored programs.
      • State budget experience (Phase I and Phase II).
      • Experience with faculty retention, tenure and promotion process (RTP).


Department Summary

The Jordan College draws on its deep roots in the Central Valley to prepare students today to be productive, resilient leaders in a sustainable global agriculture and food sector of the future.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by March 23, 2023 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or 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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