Assistant Director, Early Entrance Program

California State University System Los Angeles , CA 90009

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Job ID: 180067

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September 28, 2018

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Bulletin #: 180067; 9/28/18


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

The University: California State University, Los Angeles, under the leadership of President, William A.

Covino, is one of 23 campuses of the California State University system. Founded in 1947, the University is in the city of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 28,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area.

The Position: The Assistant Director of the Early Entrance Program (EEP) is responsible for the implementation and operation of the University's Early Entrance Program for highly gifted young students admitted to the University between the ages of 11 and16.

The EEP Assistant Director reports directly to the Director of the Honors College. The Assistant Director of EEP is primarily responsible for the organization and oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Program, its students and staff, which includes evaluating and continuously monitoring program priorities and goals, and on an ongoing basis, establishing, refining, recommending and implementing policies and procedures that foster the growth and development of the EEP and its students in the context of enhancing the educational mission, vision and values of Cal State LA. Promoting a culture of inclusivity and tolerance, the EEP cultivates and amplifies students' unique talents, diverse life experiences, and intellect through engaged teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and public service that support their overall success, well-being, and the greater good.

The Assistant Director of EEP must be committed to nurturing this inclusive culture. Additional responsibilities include: managing the application and admission process of 50 to 100 students to the Honors Academy each summer; organizing and running the Honors Academy under the supervision of the Honors College Director to facilitate selection and admission of 20 to 40 new EEP students per year; serving as the primary advisor for EEP students and maintaining consistent communication with students and their parents within established FERPA and University guidelines; planning and implementing activities to support the academic and social development of the EEP students; establishing and maintaining positive and effective relationships with the University campus community at all levels, as well as external community organizations; maintaining an alumni network and collaborating with the Honors College Director to help drive friendraising and fundraising activities with University Advancement and Public Affairs.

Required Qualifications and Experience: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with three years of progressive student services administration experience in positions of leadership with secondary education or undergraduate focus of planning, program implementation and evaluation, problem solving and supervision of personnel.

Comprehensive general knowledge of the principals and practices of the student services arena, thorough knowledge of student individual and group counseling or advisement techniques, and a well-developed understanding of organizational practices and procedures specific to the university setting. Ability to analyze complex situations, respond appropriately to sensitive or confidential issues, resolve conflict, and counsel students appropriately based on varied levels of student maturity; ability to carry out a variety of complex tasks without detailed instructions; ability to assess and streamline, or as needed, develop new processes and programming to further improve program operations and effectively meet program outcomes. Candidates must be energetic, enthusiastic, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have strong data management skills. They must have demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional and cooperative working relationships with diverse administrators, faculty, students, staff, parents, alumni, groups and organizations on and off campus; a commitment to shared governance and an ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment.

Desired Qualifications:
Master's or doctoral degree preferred; knowledge of best practices in gifted education; experience with the design and operation of special educational programs involving the assessment and academic acceleration of gifted students; knowledge of comparable programs throughout the country; knowledge of social/behavioral sciences specific to adolescent development; experience with alumni relations and fundraising; experience with community relations; experience with public speaking.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.

Appointment: The Administrator II 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.

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.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on October 12, 2018 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 LA employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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Assistant Director, Early Entrance Program

California State University System