Associated Students, Inc., of Cal State East Bay — Executive Director

Founded in 1957 as “The State College for Alameda County,” California State University, East Bay today provides access to higher education for a diverse student body and advances regional engagement through its academic programs and leadership. Cal State East Bay supports nearly 130 fields of study, with 48 bachelor’s degrees, 55 minors, 34 master’s degrees, 27 credentials and certificates, one doctoral degree, and more than 40 high-quality continuing education degree and certificate programs for working professionals. Enrolling over 13,800 undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students in spring 2022 and designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), Cal State East Bay is represented by 34.4% Latinx students, 71.6% historically underrepresented groups, 59.6% first-generation college attendees, and 7.7% international students. Additionally, Cal State East Bay maintains a 13:1 student/faculty ratio, recognizes 120 clubs and organizations, and sponsors 15 men’s and women’s athletic teams at the NCAA Division II level. 

Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) is a 501 (c)3 non-profit auxiliary. ASI prioritizes students’ needs and advocates for them through lobbying efforts, providing significant services that improve the holistic educational experience that enables student success. ASI strives to foster an intentional and compassionate environment where everyone can be the most authentic version of themselves. ASI is committed to placing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at the forefront of its culture in order to help individuals succeed.

The Position
Leading the ASI organization on behalf of and reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director serves as the primary advisor to the ASI Board of Directors and related Board committees, providing oversight and authority of all ASI activities. The Executive Director collaborates with university partners, consultants, and the ASI Associate Director to promote sound risk management principles and identify, evaluate, control, and implement corrective action against risks that may result in injury, property loss, damage, or legal liability; meets regularly with the ASI Executive Committee and other Board members; and coordinates special projects with university and ASI partners as needed. Overseeing an annual budget of $1.8 million, the Executive Director serves as the sole approver of all expenses, including purchase orders, check requests, and procurement card purchases; supports the Budget Analyst during audit season by providing necessary and requested documents and reports to auditors; and reviews annual audit and tax information for accuracy and clarity. The Executive Director manages, trains, provides professional development, and administers benefits and payroll for a professional staff of five and 17 student employees. 

A Master’s degree in business administration, higher education, public administration, counseling, or other similar fields is required, as well as five years of experience in administrative and staff management in a university or related setting. The successful candidate will have experience working closely with non-profit Boards of Directors and committees in a university setting and experience working with and supervising diverse students and student organizations. Experience with CSU and CSU auxiliaries is highly preferred. The successful candidate will provide leadership and vision to the ASI organization, employees, Board members, and students; possess knowledge of 501(c)3 management, including risk management and philosophies congruent with campus practices and standards; interpret and apply legal documents and other legal requirements and governance; and maintain knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP) and applicable laws and regulations governing the workplace. An understanding of human and leadership development; a solution-oriented ability to identify and resolve problems and mediate conflict; and the ability to utilize the Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, or other word/data processing software are expected. 

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin May 27, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying position-specific cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email

Visit the Cal State East Bay website at and the ASI website at 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement.