Director, Prison Graduation Initiatives

  • Cal State University (CSU) LA
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 14, 2024
Administration and Management CORRECTIONS

Job Description

Job No: 540058; 5/28/2024


California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator III position.

The University : California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.

As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.

The Position : The Director is for the administrative and fiscal management of the Prison Graduation Initiative (PGI) as well as long-term, middle-range, and short-term planning associated with its vision and mission. The Director provides strategic leadership across all PGI activities, including cultivating and building partnerships with community stakeholders, nonprofits, and institutions at the local, regional, and national levels. The Director will collaborate with university stakeholders to develop a clear vision for the sustainability and growth of the PGI. Reporting to the Provost in Academic Affairs, the Director will help redefine a clear mission for the program, create clear sustainable processes for how the program functions within the university, CDCR and the community, be an advocate for PGI in the state and regional prison education landscape, be a: spokesperson for PGI, and assist with development efforts. They will provide leadership and vision for the program staff, students, and faculty who teach in the program, as well as nurture and strengthen key external and internal partnerships for PGI, including with the California Department of Corrections, prison facilities staff, California Community Colleges, WASCUC, PGI Advisory Committee, other University Offices, and Academic Affairs. They will be involved in faculty and student recruitment, grant writing, overseeing the prison bachelor's degree programs, and ensuring compliance with all WASC accreditation standards.

Required Qualifications & Experience : An advanced degree from an accredited four-year college or university. At least 3 years of experience working in carceral education. Demonstrated experience successfully leading and supporting a diverse project team to meet its goals in a collaborative and timely manner. The incumbent must have supervisory experience. The incumbent must also have excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills necessary to interact and lead a team of key senior management, faculty, and administrators. The incumbent must have the ability to design, implement and evaluate effective organizational plans; excellent judgment and ability to problem solve and handle complex situations with tact and professionalism, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment; and must have a commitment to student success. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position.

California State University, Los Angeles, 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.

Desired Qualifications : Doctoral degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Record of teaching at the university level and record of research, scholarship, and creative activities that would warrant tenure in one of the university's academic departments. Experience with fundraising and grant writing.

Compensation : Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range is $6,563 - $21,066/monthly. (Budgeted Hiring Salary Range $15,417 - $16,250/monthly). A comprehensive benefits package is provided.

Appointment : The Administrator III appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University. All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan.

Closing Date : Review of applications will begin on June 11, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State University, Los Angeles employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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Advertised: May 28 2024 Pacific Daylight Time
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