Fresno State campus

Associate Dean, Kremen School of Education & Human Development (Admin III)

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Fresno
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Associate Dean, Kremen School of Education and Human Development
(Administrator III)

Compensation and Benefits

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,250 - $20,063 per month

Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position.

  • This position is not eligible for remote work pursuant to Fresno State's remote work guidelines and the CSU policy requiring that all work be performed within the State of California.

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 for the Kremen School of Education and Human Development holds a twelve-month administrative position that reports directly to the Dean and works collaboratively with on-campus and off-campus stakeholders including, the Development Director, Department Chairs, Program Coordinators, and Center Directors on initiatives and issues of importance to the School. Primary responsibilities of the position are in the areas of student services, personnel management, academic planning, assessment and accreditation, and other duties as assigned.  

Specific responsibilities include overseeing program planning and development, staff evaluations, school-wide assessment, continuous data-driven improvements, reports, and accreditation as well as representing the School at meetings and events. The Associate Dean serves on the following KSOEHD Committees, including but not limited to: Chairs, Budget, Executive, Coordinating, Development, and Bricks, as well as the Community Council and Alumni Group. The Associate Dean also serves on the Provost’s Academic Affairs Leadership Team and is a member of the CSU Deans/Associate Deans group.


Key Qualifications

  • Interpersonal, and communication skills, including ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and ability to collaborate across organizational lines.
  • Embrace the tenets of equity, diversity, and social justice and work with diverse community groups and organizations to fulfill Kremen’s mission.
  • Lead and work within a faculty governance and union working environment, including the maintenance of policies and procedures of the APM, its by-laws, and within the guidelines of the CSU Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Collaborate on planning strategic initiatives that support the college and university.
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills and ability to facilitate the resolution of difficult situations, including the ability to handle issues of complex and extreme sensitivity.
  • Monitor programs to ensure compliance with applicable accrediting bodies and all campus, state, and federal laws and regulations.

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


Education and Experience

  • Has an earned doctorate and holds the rank of Full Professor upon commencement of the position. 
  • Served a minimum of one year in the role of a program director, department chair, assistant dean, associate dean, or another position with significant leadership responsibilities.          
  • Experience in managing grants and contracts, conducting applied research programs(s) and demonstrated success in obtaining extramural funding and working with external constituencies.    

Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by April 14, 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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