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Associate Dean of Academic Programs

$120 – $175 yearly

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/11/23

Job Description

Associate Dean of Academic Programs

Job No: 526681
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Long Beach
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Position: Associate Dean of Academic Programs, College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPaCE)
Effective Date: On or about July 1, 2023
Classification: Administrator III
Salary Range: $120,000.00 -$175,000.00/per year (Commensurate with qualifications and experience)
Reports To: Dean, College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPaCE)
Application: Review of application to begin May 5, 2023. Position open until filled (or recruitment canceled).

California State University, Long Beach
College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPaCE)

The Associate Dean (AD), CPaCE, under the general direction of the Dean, provides academic and administrative direction to self-support programs in the college; serves as liaison between the college with all campus colleges/divisions; plays a key role in diversifying, expanding and growing curricular offerings to meet the needs of the extended community of learners; and ensures compliance with relevant Academic Senate, University, system and federal policies and regulations. Working with the CPaCE Dean, the AD position plays a significant role in growing and strengthening CPaCE's academic and professional programs and campus and community partnerships to advance CSULB's strategic priorities of expanding access, promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion, and removing barriers to success for all members of the community as articulated in the BEACH 2030 strategic plan. This position will provide leadership, oversight, and evaluation of a diverse range of programs, including (though not limited to) integrated student services, Credit for Prior Learning-CPL, workforce development initiatives, and dual enrollment opportunities as they relate to the CPaCE. The AD is a member of the college senior management team with the responsibility and authority to make equity-minded policy and implementation decisions. The incumbent will work closely with multiple members of the CPaCE team to establish, maintain, and continuously improve the development, delivery, and administrative cycle of all programs. The incumbent represents the Dean at the Dean's request or in the Dean's absence.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited university
  • At least five to seven years of progressively responsible experience directly related to planning, organizing, delivering, and evaluating academic programs (ideally in the continuing education setting) at the college level
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and/or administrative experience with adult professional learners
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment with multiple constituency groups both on and off campus including faculty, administrators, professional staff, and community/business partners
  • Supervisor experience in higher education

Preferred Qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate degree is strongly preferred from a regionally accredited university
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of principles and practices in continuing education and higher education leadership
  • Experience and knowledge of revenue-generating programs and budget management in a self-supporting environment
  • Knowledge of and experience in online instruction and distance education programs including relevant technology platforms
  • Knowledge of international education programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated through experience communicating and establishing rapport with an ethnically and culturally diverse community on and off campus
  • Strong organizational, decision-making, and strategic planning skills
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and supervising diverse professional and support staff
  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment
  • Experience applying higher education policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, and non-discrimination, as well as external compliance regulations (e.g. CSU, WSCUC, Title 5)
  • Ability to maintain a safe, positive, and collaborative work environment

Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Development and Oversight
  • Provides general oversight of all programmatic units, including program development, management and Student Services
  • Collaborates closely with department directors on program development, management, delivery, and support, including monitoring fiscal and regulatory considerations
  • Works to coordinate between state-side and self-support programs in the same areas
  • Serves as a champion for diversifying, expanding and growing programs to provide an equitable, non-racist, and accessible learning environment to the extended community of learners and the workforce of local regions
  • Ensures financial accessibility, viability, and sustainability of all program areas and Student Services
  • Establishes and/or maintains quality control (e.g. assessment) and service-oriented processes

  • Participates in planning future strategic and operational objectives for CPaCE as a member of the Dean's senior team
  • Provides transparent and equity-minded leadership in designing collaborative partnerships and accountability structures to ensure equitable, non-racist and just policies, practices, and programs that enable faculty and student success
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with CSULB faculty, students, administrators, staff, and external partners
  • Represents CPaCE on campus committees and CPaCE Advisory Committee as assigned
  • Provides direct administrative oversight for the Academic Programs Department, the Office of Professional and Workforce Development, the Study Abroad @ the Beach department, the American Language Institute, International Training Programs, and Student Services
  • Monitors all fiscal and regulatory considerations for program delivery
  • Other duties as assigned

CSULB seeks to recruit administrators and faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. This position does not accrue credit for tenure and promotion.

Information on the excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV (curriculum vitae)/Resume
  • Names and contact information for three to five references (to be contacted for a verbal reference should you reach the finalist stage) Note: On-Campus applicants (at least one reference from external referent).

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

Requests for information should be addressed to:

California State University, Long Beach
College of Professional and Continuing Education
Attn: Anna Behar-Russell
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-1802

E-Mail: or 562-985- 2885

If you have any questions or if you have a disability and need accommodation with pre-employment processes (applications, interviews, etc.), please email

Employment Requirements:

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside California.

Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and take this training every other year thereafter.

Background Check

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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 continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

General Information

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment at the time of hire or appointment and annually thereafter. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Closes: Open until filled

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.