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Director, University Advisement & Testing Ctr (Administrator II)/ #2419

Categories: Pacific Region 9


University Advisement and Testing Center


California State University, Dominguez Hills

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Position Description
The University Advisement & Testing Center (UATC) comprises of University Advisement, Testing, and Graduate Writing and Assessment Requirement functions. The UATC is responsible for overall advising of undeclared and designated lower division declared majors as well as General Education and other graduation requirements for all undergraduate students; for providing testing services on campus, including the administration of all CSU mandated and optional testing events, alternative tests required for entry into this campus or other institutions of higher education, and those required for another nation, regional, or state testing programs; and administering GWAR functions.This is a full-time management (MPP) position. MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.  

Under the general direction of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the incumbent is responsible for the operations of the University Advisement and Testing Center (UATC). The Acting Director has primary responsibility for the management of the units contained within the UATC. 

Institution Information
California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services. 

Additional Information
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. 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.Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check prior to assuming this position. 

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Contact Information
Human Resources Management
Welch Hall, Room WH A-340
Main (310) 243-3771
Fax (310) 217-6947J
ob Line (310) 243-3840
TDD (310) 243-2028  


Required Qualifications
Knowledge of:
Knowledge of organizational and personnel management;
Knowledge of academic advising methods and principles;
Knowledge of university testing programs and requirements;
Knowledge of individual and group behavior and conflict resolution techniques;

Abilities to:
Ability to work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff, and students;
Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community;
Ability to determine goals and establish objectives to meet the services rendered by the University Advisement & Testing Center;
Ability to collect, record, and interpret data as it relates to the University Advisement & Testing Center, advising methods, and the student population;
Ability to design, establish, and sustain new programs or initiatives;
Ability to anticipate problems and address them proactively;
Ability to speak effectively with individuals or groups regarding the University and its policies, procedures and processes when related to the University Advisement & Testing Center;

Skill in:
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated commitment to the success of students;
Demonstrated skills in supervision/management;

Education: Required:
Masters Degree from an accredited college or university in a job-related field.

Required: Minimum of three years of experience as a manager or director in a college or university environment. 

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of CSU Academic Advising and Testing Program policies and procedures;
Experience within a student support/advising unit of a college or university