Associate Vice President for Project & Process Management




The Division of Information Technology & Institutional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona invites applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Process & Project Management.

THE UNIVERSITY: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (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. It meets the needs of a culturally diverse community 30 miles east of Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions of the country. The University is noted for its scenic and historic 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. Its “learn by doing” philosophy is embraced by over 23,000 ethnically diverse students enrolled in 60 baccalaureate and 26 master's degree programs with approximately 1,200 faculty. The University is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and holds educational equity as one of its highest priorities. The mission of the University is to cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. Please visit our website at

THE DIVISION:  The Division for Information Technology & Institutional Planning (IT&IP) provides innovative, strategic and cost-appropriate technology services in collaboration with the campus community to advance the mission of the University. Information and Digital technology services are recognized as an essential resource in furthering the University’s mission. The Division of IT&IP provides technology solutions, expert consultation, and leadership resulting in numerous enhancements to the advancement of learning and knowledge and to the effectiveness of campus support services and business processes for the entire University.

THE POSITION:  Reporting to the VP/CIO of the Information Technology & Institutional Planning (IT&IP) Division, the AVP for Process & Project Management is responsible for the overall IT&IP project management functions for the Division and will participate in process and project management functions for University wide projects. The AVP ensures the Division and the University is provided with information that enhances decision making and institutional leadership. The AVP provides coordination and management of the process and project processes and functions. This position serves as a conduit for communication between Process and Project Managers and the University Leaders who make the strategic decisions for those projects. The AVP of Process & Project Management supervises the team that provides project management and process management support functions and administrative support to project managers.

This position will coordinate and collaborate with Division and University Leaders on key projects to develop, implement, improve, and operate University initiatives (e.g. Information Technology, Administrative Affairs, Academic Affairs, etc.). This position will collaborate with faculty, students, administrators, staff and the appropriate stakeholders to assess and recommend strategic direction that enhance the University’s management and operations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, or related field is required. A minimum of five years related experience overseeing projects, including management experience. Strong functional and working knowledge of enterprise information systems, policies and guidelines, reporting software. Ability to analyze software functionality through technical documents, perform fit-gap analyses, and design and document efficient and effective work practices. Strong managerial and supervisory skills, demonstrating the ability to effectively lead others and those reporting into the Project Management Office. Demonstrated success partnering with and influencing senior leadership. Demonstrated ability to manage large, complex projects on time and within budget. Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively to people without technical backgrounds, both verbally and in writing. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with end users. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to make presentations to large groups. Demonstrated ability and commitment to working with diverse populations.  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  PMP or other Project Management Certificate. Master’s Degree.

APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:  The University seeks to have the AVP for Process & Project Management in place by spring 2019.  Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS: First consideration will be given to complete application packages received by January 14, 2019. A complete application package will include (1) a Letter of Interest, which explains in detail and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae or Resume; and (3) the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references. Additional information may be requested. Hiring authority will conduct due diligence on selected finalists.                   


BACKGROUND CHECK:    A background  check must  satisfactorily be  completed  before a candidate can be offered  this position.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or  continued  employment  of current CSU employees who apply for this position.  The background check consists of the following:  Employment Verification, Education Verification, Reference Checks, and checks of the following systems and databases:  National Social Security Number/Address Locator, Felony/Misdemeanor, National Criminal Database, Federal Criminal, Department of Motor Vehicles, and National Sex Offender Registry.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

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CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  The person holding this position is considered a ‘general 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.   

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university 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.