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Director of the Center for Academic Success

Categories: Pacific Region 9


Center for Academic Success


California State University - Los Angeles

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Position Description

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.


The Director of the Center for Academic Success (CAS) provides leadership and vision for an array of academic learning services that will promote student success and educational equity for a diverse student population and will advance Cal State LA's Strategic Plan and Graduation 2025 initiative. Reporting to the AVP and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, the Director of CAS will oversee and manage existing learning services, including writing, tutoring, and supplemental instruction. The Director will also lead strategic planning to develop a new suite of learning services based on current educational research and will be responsible for implementation of the new plan. Incumbent will work closely with colleges as well as with the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) to improve success in courses with typically low - completion rates and for all students who might benefit from additional academic support. The Director of CAS will help implement Educational Advisory Board (EAB) Campus coordinated care network, a predictive analytics platform, that helps advisors and support areas provide specialized support for specific student groups.

Application Process

Institution Information

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.

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Contact Information

Diana Avila 323-343-3679


Required Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited four year college or university and three years of experience developing academic support programs or learning services; three years of experience supervising professional staff, progressively responsible leadership experience in higher education; familiarity with current research on student learning, academic support services, and educational equity; leadership experience in academic learning support services; administrative experience managing a budget; ability to manage and leverage resources effectively, ability to use data to plan and assess programs; excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to act decisively under stressful situations. The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University's shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral or terminal degree from an accredited four year college or university and five or more years progressive leadership experience; experience working in the California State University system; knowledge of University policies and procedures; experience leading multiple units; experience with predictive analytics platform in a student support services setting; understanding and/or experience with academic advising; experience connecting learning services with the university - wide advising initiatives.