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Program Director, Black Student Success (Administrator I)

California State University - Fresno
paid holidays
United States, California, Fresno
September 29, 2023


Program Director, Black Student Success (Administrator I)

Job No: 531537
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Fresno
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services

Program Director, Black/African-American Student Success
(Administrator I)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $$4,584 - $6,250 per month

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,750 - $11,146 per month

Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found .

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the VPSAEM, the Program Director of Student Success (Black/ African-American) will be responsible for providing broad oversight of outreach initiatives for student outreach and success initiatives aiming improve outcomes. Such senior leadership will entail broad initiatives in the DOSAEM External Relations area in concert with divisional partners, community partners, and external agencies. In this role, the Director will be charged with providing leadership, guidance and supervision to program staff, student assistants and faculty on release time on special projects. In addition, the Director will serve as the lead designee to the VPSAEM to close the achievement gap among equity students. This work will include development of strategic planning documents, processes, and implementation strategies to advance the Unit's goals, while supporting the fabric and leadership of newly established cultural center in the Unit, as well as advancing a culture of excellence in retention and graduation. The student success centered mission of the position is designed to guide and lead campus and community-based equity efforts to support the institution's priority focus on student success, while vibrantly supporting the anchor institution vision of the University.

Key Qualifications
  • Work with diverse communities to achieve educational equity outreach outcomes and a multicultural or diverse educational environment.
  • Analyze and interpret financial data and make strategic business decisions.
  • Provide leadership, administration, program and strategic planning.
  • Ability to facilitate group participation, consensus building and foster employee development through coaching, counseling, training.
  • Ability to conduct program level assessment that supports the University's strategic mission of assessment.
  • Highly developed skill to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and prepare detailed written reports and correspondence to effectively correspond with constituents, the campus, and community.


To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and three years of professional or managerial experience in higher education, community organization, or a comparable setting.
  • Experience with budgets and personnel management.
  • Experience implementing programs to close equity gaps and to support a variety of underserved groups including students of color, first generation students, and Pell eligible students.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by October 1, 2023 will be given full consideration by the search committee.
  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resume/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.

Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the , it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. Questions may be sent to .

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

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.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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