California State University Channel Islands — Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, Success and Equity

Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, Success and Equity

Job no: 521914
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Division of Academic Affairs

Administrator III


Leadership Team: Serves as an integral member of the CI administrative leadership team within Academic Affairs, working closely in a decision-making capacity with the Provost, Deans, Associate Vice Presidents, and with the program chairs and faculty. Provides administrative leadership and oversight to the Office of Faculty Affairs, and manages the day-to-day operations of the Office, including staff and budget. Keeps abreast of program planning to identify faculty personnel needs and policy implications to be able to recommend long- and short-term strategies. Serves as Academic Affairs liaison to the CSU Office of General Counsel in arbitration hearings, lawsuits and other legal matters, as well as addressing unprofessional conduct. Oversees the implementation and administration of policies and procedures related to faculty appointment, retention, tenure, and promotion (RTP) and responds to grievances. Oversees the student ratings of teaching (SRT) processes; coordinates and manages the recruitment and appointment of tenure-track faculty and lecturers and administers faculty leaves, including sabbaticals.

Faculty Affairs: Oversees the Faculty Affairs unit, the RTP Process, as well as Faculty Development, including orientation and educational programs for ongoing faculty. Maintains compliance with the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for Unit 3 (faculty) and Unit 11 (students). Analyzes and interprets personnel processes and policies as directed by the CBA, CSU Chancellor's Office, and state and federal regulations. Responsible for managing grievances, formal and informal complaints, confidential investigations, disciplinary actions, and labor relations with sensitivity in handling difficult situations and people. Prepares key administrative and divisional reports and make recommendations to the Provost. Coordinates the nomination process for and awarding of the Innovations in Teaching award, Carnegie Professor of the year award, and other awards as needed. Coordinates the process for moving RTP processes to a digital environment. Facilitates assistance with visas for international faculty. Provides proactive training and support to faculty search committees, helping to ensure diversity, inclusivity and equity, and works closely with faculty search committees and Deans to implement best practices in recruiting and retaining diverse faculty personnel. Approves and monitors additional employment for faculty to assure compliance with the faculty contract; tracks the employment status of faculty members and oversees faculty salary administration. Provides expert advice on contract and policy issues and faculty personnel matters to the President, Provost, Deans, Associate Deans and Department Chair. Sits as ex officio on and works with various faculty committees, such as the Academic Senate's Faculty Affairs Committee. In regards to professional development for faculty, oversees the faculty director for faculty development and ensures that a wide range of professional development opportunities are presented to faculty at all stages of their careers. Works with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to coordinate and advance faculty research and creative activities. Oversees efforts to promote faculty retention and advances equity initiatives related to instruction and service by faculty.

Collective Bargaining: Oversees new faculty orientation for both tenure track and lecturer faculty and conducts appropriate trainings. Coordinates with University Counsel on legal matters related to campus academic personnel; provides counsel and advice to the Provost, academic administrators, and others on campus on a variety of academic personnel issues. Oversees and conducts confidential investigations, as necessary, and coordinates disciplinary actions involving faculty employees within the Academic Affairs Division. Interfaces and works with faculty union representatives on bargaining unit issues. Oversees the range elevation process for temporary faculty. Applies, interprets, and administers the Unit 3 (Faculty) and Unit 11(Academic Student Employee) collective bargaining agreements, represents the campus administration in resolving faculty and academic student employee complaints and grievances and other faculty union contract matters. Serves as the liaison to the CSU Office of the Chancellor in collective bargaining matters for Unit 3 and Unit 11.

Title IX: The AVP is a deputized Title IX investigator and works closely with the Title IX and Inclusion office on compliance issues and investigations as needed. Represents Academic Affairs and, as a deputized Title IX investigator, works closely with the TitleIX Office in responding to complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Serves on interdivisional response team on matters of campus violence.

Take an active role in helping to embed the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of University work, in every division, and participate at least once annually in professional and/or leadership development opportunities that will contribute to campus efforts to advance racial and social justice in and through education at CSUCI and beyond.


Experience and record of achievement (teaching, scholarship and creative activities, and service) consistent with appointment at rank of Professor with tenure. Evidence of academic administrative experience (minimum of five years) with leadership experience in faculty relations, including hiring, development, labor relations, and personnel management of represented and exempt personnel, including performance evaluations. Knowledge of the principles, laws, and regulations related to academic/faculty personnel in a collective bargaining environment. Experience in labor/employee relations and contract and grievance administration, including experience in reviewing/investigating employee complaints or grievances. Demonstrated skill in conflict resolution and ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism. Demonstrated ability to form strong working relationships through collaborative decision-making and interpersonal skills. Ability to work collaboratively and supportively with administrative and faculty colleagues in Academic Affairs, including the library, budgeting, strategic planning, enrollment management, research and sponsored programs, and extended university. Ability to work collaboratively and supportively with Human Resources. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills with experience in writing divisional reports and other significant documents on behalf of the Provost.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily 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.

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 as revised on July 21, 2017.

Hiring Range: $15,400 – $16,170 per month

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