Presidential Associate for Community, Campus Partnerships, and Student Experience

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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Presidential Associate for Community, Campus Partnerships, and Student Experience

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, popularly known as Cal Poly Pomona, invites applications and nominations for the position of Presidential Associate for Community, Campus Partnerships, and Student Experience.

  • THE UNIVERSITY: Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system, and one of only seven such institutions nationally. Located 30 miles east of Los Angeles, the university is in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions of the country. The University is noted for its scenic and historic over 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, located within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The University’s over 25,000 ethnically diverse students are enrolled in 56 baccalaureates and 32 master’s degree programs with approximately 1,200 faculty. Cal Poly Pomona cultivates success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation.  We demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with student-centered faculty in an evidence-based culture. Cal Poly Pomona is committed to being the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives. For additional information about the University, please visit our website at http://www.cpp.edu/

 

THE DEPARTMENT:  Office of the President.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBITILITES:

One of eleven senior executives reporting directly to the President and a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Presidential Associate for Community, Campus Partnerships, and Student Experience (MPP Administrator IV) will engage with and advise the President on strengthening university-community collaborations and formal partnerships, including expanding connections and partnerships with historically underserved communities.  The Presidential Associate will support the institutional strategic plan, including participation on committees and other activities in advocacy of community engagement that fosters student achievement and the development of a “college-going" culture.

 

Reports directly to the President of Cal Poly Pomona, and performs executive functions as follows:

  • Consults with the Provost/Vice President for the Division of Academic Affairs and the Vice President for the Division of Student Affairs in the review and administration of campus policies and goals in building and supporting community partnerships and fostering student achievement.
  • Provide leadership for programs and partnerships to strengthen institutional capacity to expand student access for historically underrepresented or underserved and first generation students.
  • Promotes and builds upon campus-based student success partnerships across all divisions.
  • Works in close collaboration with the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.
  • Supports and assists in the development/implementation of institutional priorities as related to the University's strategic goals.
  • Promotes the institutional values of cross-divisional engagement for the benefit of students.
  • Works across the university in fostering support for historically underrepresented or underserved and first generation students in order to achieve the university's goal of an inclusive student success experience.
  • Identifies opportunities and programmatic initiatives that support student progress including data driven systems that identify and support students demonstrating academic-risk with intervention strategies and methods for continuous improvement.
  • Collaborates with campus leadership, and on behalf of the President, will assess student performance data, and identify trends to inform the development of student success and retention strategies, initiatives and best practices.
  • Works with the divisions to identify external funding opportunities to support underrepresented or underserved and first-generation student success.

 

External and Campus Strategic Initiatives:

  • Serves as a liaison for the President's Office and underserved communities.
  • In partnership with the Office of Outreach, Recruitment and Educational Partnerships, responsible for strengthening relationships with K-12 schools, community colleges, and other organizations and will advise on pipeline operations and campus program development.
  • In partnership with the Office of Outreach, Recruitment and Educational Partnerships, identifies, promotes and advances creative and innovative outreach programs for historically underrepresented or underserved and first-generation students.
  • In partnership with the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Planning, and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, responsible for strengthening relationships with K-12 schools, community colleges, and other organizations and will advise on pipeline operations and campus program development.
  • In partnership with the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Planning, and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, identifies, promotes and advances creative and innovative outreach programs for historically underrepresented or underserved and first-generation students.
  • Fosters collaboration within and across divisions and feeder schools that result in higher student yield, retention and graduation rates.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support campus constituents and community partners.
  • Chairs and/or serves as key member of high priority committees and task forces, partnering with members of the campus and community to advance key projects & initiatives.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively in a complex higher education environment.
  • Ten or more years of higher education experience.
  • Experience working effectively to create, promote and build upon campus-based student success partnerships.
  • Significant experience in building, maintaining  K-12, community college, and community

Partnerships aimed at expanding educational access and opportunities.

  • Significant experience in enrollment and outreach programming that aims at improving student access retention, persistence and graduation rates.
  • Demonstrated significant experience in programming for under-represented low income students that promotes an inclusive sense of belonging.
  • Demonstrated significant experience in fostering and building collaborations between Academic and Student Affairs for the purpose of improving retention and graduation outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in fostering strategic approaches that reduce institutional barriers that can hinder student progress and achievement.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and work as well as experience working in an inclusive environment.

 

  • Ability to work effectively across a wide range of internal and external audiences.
  • Experience analyzing data and identifying trends and other significant data reporting.

 

PREFERRED/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph.D. or terminal degree from an accredited college or university. 
  • Prior relevant work experience in higher education and a demonstrated record of leadership in both Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • 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 as a condition of employment. http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html
  • This position is currently on the List of Conflict of Interest Designated Positions for Cal Poly Pomona. This requires the filing of a statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every two years thereafter. Visit the Human Resource Services Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information on designated positions: http://www.cpp.edu/~hr/coi.shtml 
  • The successful candidate must possess a valid California driver’s license and insurance within 30 days of hire.  In addition, the candidate must comply with the requirements set forth in “Driving on University Business” and will be entered into the DMV Employer Pull Notice program.  Visit the Risk Management website for more details http://www.cpp.edu/~rms/drive_travel.htm
  • The person holding his position is required to pass a background check.

 

APPOINTMENT DATE/SALARY: The University seeks to fill this position by March 1, 2019.  The person selected for this position will start no later than May 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin on December 4, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Direct inquiries, nominations, and applications (electronic only) to Theresa Navar-Rodriguez at: paccpsesearch@cpp.edu. Should any questions arise, please call Theresa at (909) 869-3327.

All applications must include: (1) a completed university application, (2) a letter of interest that explains in detail, and where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement; (3) a current resume; and (4) the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references who can provide current assessments of the candidate’s professional experience, accomplishments and prospect for success in this position (please include a brief note describing the relationship of the references to the applicant). Additional information may be requested.  The position is open until filled.

 

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university 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 richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.   The university hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at http://dsa.cpp.edu/police/securityreport.asp