California State University, Northridge — Associate Vice President, Government and Community Relations

Associate Vice President Government and Community Relations

At CSUN we aspire to continually grow as an inclusive, cooperative community!

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. As a leader you will have the opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles https://www.csun.edu/leadership-principles. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place.

Responsibilities

Under general supervision, the Associate Vice President for Government and Community Relations serves as a strategic leader in building support for the institution’s priorities with City, County, State and Federal governments as well as with neighboring communities. The incumbent plans, develops, and directs all aspects of the university’ government relations operations to build relationships, secure local, state, and federal funding and to advocate for legislature that drives student success.

  • Provides guidance to CSUN leadership in navigating complex issues dealing with elected officials and community members / groups and builds networks of campus support through creative, resourceful and deliberate approaches.
  • Empowers employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals and ensures that all work and initiatives are rooted with equity, inclusion and justice.
  • As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university’s vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Qualifications

  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited institution with a Bachelor’s degree in a job related field.
  • Equivalent to six years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience required; with three of the six years in a managerial role.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership

  • Demonstrated leader with a record of achieving results individually and collaboratively with others and demonstrated ability to build trust and engagement with diverse populations of community members, students, faculty and staff.
  • Understanding of political process (local, state and federal) and understanding of the relationship of public higher education in California to both the state and federal funding process.
  • Ability to work with multiple constituencies and demonstrate diplomacy and strategic thinking.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to deliver a clear and compelling message.
  • Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
  • Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach.
  • Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
  • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $160,000 – $180,000 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
  • The position is currently hybrid ( 2 days in office, 3 days remote); however, this is subject to change based on student and/or operational needs.

General Information

  • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. 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.
  • The person holding this position may be considered a ‘limited 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.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
  • 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.
  • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers
  • Applications received through August 25, 2022, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
  • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are 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. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site: https://www.csun.edu/matadors-forward/faculty-and-staff-fall-guidelines

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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