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Associate Vice President, Academic Technology

California State University, Northridge

Last Updated: 3/19/23

Job Description

Associate Vice President, Academic Technology

At CSUN we aspire to continually grow as an inclusive, cooperative community!

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. As a leader you will have the opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place.


Under the broad direction of the Vice President for IT and CIO, and as a member of the IT Leadership Team, the Associate Vice President of Academic Technology (AVP) is responsible for providing leadership and management of CSUN's Academic Technology services to support a learning-centered environment and enable student success. This incumbent serves as the senior campus leader to plan and implement academic technology strategies to support teaching, research and scholarship.

  • Responsible for oversight and leadership of: the Faculty Technology Center team (responsible for instructional technologies, including CSUN's learning management system); the Universal Design Center Accessible Technology team (responsible for implementing and supporting ADA accessible initiatives for CSUN students, faculty, and staff).
  • Contributes to outreach and design of services to support faculty and student research and the ePortfolio application team.
  • Partners with Institutional Research and the IT data and analytics team to develop plans to use data to inform student success strategies and evaluate effectiveness of academic technology services to faculty and students.
  • As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university's vision, values, and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited institution with a Bachelor's degree. A Master's degree in a job-related field, preferred.
  • Equivalent to six years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience required; with three of the six years in a managerial role.
  • Equivalent to one year of experience leading an academic technology support organization.
  • Five years of direct leadership experience in a higher education university environment, managing a technology services team with an established track record of successfully managing complex technology projects, budgets, contracts, and staff and minimum one year of experience leading an academic technology support organization is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience preparing and presenting information clearly and concisely to a wide-range of internal, external and customer constituents, including technical and non-technical executives;
  • Experience using project management skills in an information technology environment. Strong organizational, supervisory, and interpersonal skills needed to work effectively with a wide variety of internal and external resources;
  • Proven record of working effectively with faculty, students, and staff in an academic institution. Proven track record of building and leading strong teams and working collaboratively. Strong decision-making skills, ability to rely on data for informing decisions;
  • Proven experience managing complex technology initiatives, with strong project management and effective communications, working with cross-divisional teams. Familiarity with technology governance and faculty governance, strongly preferred.
  • Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
  • Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach.
  • Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
  • Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
  • The position is currently hybrid (2 days in office, 3 days remote); however, this is subject to change based on student and/or operational needs.

General Information
  • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. 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.
  • The person holding this position may be considered a 'limited 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.
  • 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 of California.
  • This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
  • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:
  • Applications received through October 31, 2022, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
  • 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. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site:

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at [Register to View] .

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Northridge, California, United States
At CSUN we aspire to continually grow as an inclusive, cooperative community! CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating...