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Director, Graduate Center

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/21/23

Job Description

Director, Graduate Center

Job No: 518188
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Full Time

Job Summary
The Director of the Graduate Center (GC) is responsible for oversight of all operations of the Center which provides student support for an estimated 5,000 graduates students on campus including academic advising, writing support, and academic programming. The Director supervises staff, hiring, office budget, and administrative operations for the GC, as well as supports the Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Dean of Graduate Studies with oversight of campus-wide graduate student success initiatives.
Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the operations of the Graduate Center and Strategic Graduate Studies initiatives.
  • Oversee Graduate Center staff, hiring, office budget, and administrative operations.
  • Collect, manage, and analyze data of GC for reporting to appropriate university stakeholders.
  • Manage Graduate Travel Fellowship program including oversight of $60,000 budget.
  • Coordinate Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship Program.
  • Provide leadership for campus-wide committees.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Demonstrate commitment to serving diverse student populations with understanding of the unique needs of under-served groups. Possess the ability to negotiate and prioritize across multiple work-related tasks. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience
Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field and five years of related experience required.

  • Master's degree, Ph.D., or Ed.D.
  • Experience with team and/or project management (e.g., supervision, tracking, monitoring, budgeting).
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience working in higher education
Graduate Center
Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt III
The salary range for this classification is $5,908 to $11,481 per month.
Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base
Full-time temporary position for one year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures
Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement
California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
CSU Vaccination Policy
The 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 as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy
California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Sep 23, 2022 (11:55 PM)

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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.