Fresno State campus

Dean, College of Health & Human Services (Admin IV)

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Fresno
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
Position Description

Dean, College of Health and Human Services
(Administrator IV)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $16,666 - $18,750 per month

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $9,625 - $30,896 per month

Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) 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 15 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

Reporting to the provost and vice president for academic affairs, the dean serves as the chief administrative and academic officer for the College of Health and Human Services. The dean will articulate and advance a shared vision for the college that promotes interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaborations along with a culture of innovation and service to the community, all of which are rooted in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additionally, the dean is responsible for leadership of the college’s student success efforts, accreditation, academic program planning, assessment of curriculum and instruction, recruitment and evaluation of faculty and staff, professional development and research support, and budgeting and fiscal management. The dean also represents the college and university in collaborating with all community, corporate, and professional organizations and agencies in areas of health and human services. The next dean will be expected to develop resources from internal and external connections that further the goals of the college and university. The dean will engage the faculty in developing innovative programs that build and integrate multiple strengths within the college while simultaneously partnering with the communities in the Central California region to address the critical issues in the health and human service environment that require consecutive generations of well-prepared health and human service professionals.


Key Qualifications

  • A natural inclination to listen, learn, and to be a visible and positive presence that will engender trust and unite the school;
  • Ability to articulate a compelling vision and to inspire a community around it;
  • Leadership style that is empowering and supportive of staff and faculty;
  • High personal integrity and an unwavering commitment to equity and transparency;
  • Experience and record of success in effective program development and curricular innovation;
  • Demonstrated capability to serve as the public voice of the school both internally and externally;
  • Demonstrated acumen in sound budgetary and financial management;
  • Capacity to facilitate interdisciplinary and interprofessional work and to initiate and support creative strategies to enhance the mission and work of the school;
  • Demonstrated leadership in advancing institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion in prior roles;
  • Ability to navigate institutional complexity with ease and grace;
  • Natural relationship builder with the experience or willingness to work in a fundraising capacity;
  • Appreciation of and commitment to shared governance and experience in a collective bargaining environment;
  • Familiarity with opportunities and challenges facing schools of health and human services and the health services field broadly writ.

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


Education and Experience

The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in a health science or human services discipline or its equivalent, along with a demonstrated record of teaching, research, service, and/or experience meriting appointment as a tenured full professor in the college. The dean must exhibit solid management skills, effectiveness in resource acquisition and allocation, ability to build partnerships within the university and throughout the community, demonstrated experience with accreditation processes, and a clear understanding of regional, state, and national trends in health and human services as well as higher education.


Department Summary

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at Fresno State offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs which provide students with transformative academic experiences, and opportunities to apply academic theory to professional practice. The college is home to seven academic departments including Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Recreation Administration, School of Nursing, and Social Work Education. The college plays a unique and critical role in educating health and human services professionals of the San Joaquin Valley. CHHS provides an especially important leadership role in community services through participation of its faculty in organizations, boards, and a variety of agencies and by conducting workshops, symposia, in-service education, and applied research.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by August 20, 2024 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.


COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.  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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