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                               ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT


                                ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Resources at San Francisco State University.

ABOUT ACADEMIC RESOURCES. Academic Resources provides fiscal oversight and services to the Academic Affairs division under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The office is primarily responsible for overseeing fiscal administration and financial planning for SF State’s seven colleges (Business, Ethnic Studies, Extended Learning, Graduate Education, Health & Social Sciences, Liberal & Creative Arts, and Science & Engineering), as well as for the University Library, the Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning, the Division of Graduate Studies, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and the Academic Senate. Academic Resources is also responsible for the production and oversight of the class schedule and academic space management. Working closely with all colleges and academic units on financial and resource issues, Academic Resources provides quality service and accountability to faculty, staff and students in support of the university mission. 

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY. SF State is a large, comprehensive, urban university located in a vibrant and beautiful city with a rich intellectual and cultural life.  The University has distinguished itself as an active center of academic scholarship, creative innovation, and civic involvement. Through its six academic Colleges, SF State offers undergraduate and graduate instruction for professional and technical careers as well as a broad lib­eral arts education. SF State is a culturally diverse campus that is part of the 23-campus California State University system. SF State offers:  bachelor’s degrees in 78 academic areas with an additional 45 areas of concentration, master's degrees in 62 academic areas with an additional 40 areas of concentration, along with 17 credential programs and 35 undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. In addition, SF State offers a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership, Ph.D. in education, with a concentration in special education jointly with UC Berkeley; and a joint clinical doctoral degree (D.P.T) with UC San Francisco.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Academic Resources is responsible for fiscal and physical resources that support the university’s academic mission, including budget planning and administration, curriculum planning, enrollment forecasting and coordination, classroom utilization and maintenance, and special projects as assigned by the Provost. The AVP for Academic Resources provides counsel and advice to the Provost and academic councils on fiscal and resource planning, institutional trends, and enrollment.  Focusing on student success and the needs of the curriculum, the AVP for Academic Resources works closely with the Colleges to assist in scheduling, space, and budgetary matters. The incumbent supports informed decision-making for the allocation of academic resources, including classroom and office space, and the alignment of budget to promote student and faculty success. The AVP Top of Formworks collaboratively with the Division for Administration and Finance to improve processes and realize efficiencies.


  • Maintains the highest ethical standards and operates with sound judgement and integrity.
  • Fosters and promotes the Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University and User Friendly Principles in accordance with the University's Strategic Plan and Mission.
  • Undertakes ongoing intellectual, professional, and personal development in alignment with "The Life of the Mind, "a University core value.
  • Personal Attributes/Abilities include:
    • A meaningful appreciation of social justice and equity, particularly applied to San Francisco State’s student population and campus legacy.
    • High emotional intelligence necessary for managing challenging situations, and the ability to use a fact-based approach to problem solving.
    • The ability to inspire trust and confidence through the demonstration of integrity and trustworthy behavior.
    • Commitment to creating an open and supportive campus environment that embraces discussion and debate.
    • Cognitive complexity adequate for processing ambiguous, contradictory, or incomplete information.


  • Structure Work: effectively manage and direct workflow, create clear position descriptions, clarify roles and expectations, and delegate work.
  • Manage Talent: hire, coach, and support employees.
  • Inspire Performance: empower, appreciate, and communicate constructive feedback through annual evaluations.
  • Build Teams: build trust and collaborate.
  • Use & Share Information: open communication; transparency.
  • Facilitate Change: encourage others to seek opportunities for different innovative approaches to address problems and opportunities; facilitate the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.


  • Demonstrated history of creating and supporting a workplace committed to collaboration, teamwork, diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Exceptional verbal, written and nonverbal communication skills.
  • Customer/Client focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
  • Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.


  • Commitment to academic mission of educational excellence and equity and student success.
  • Broad-based knowledge and diverse background in financial management and leadership.
  • Demonstrated competency in strategic and business planning, with a successful record of accomplishment in managing higher education budgets utilizing university financial systems and infrastructures.
  • Successful experience in organizational leadership and management, with a proven record of accomplishment in developing an effective and efficient team.
  • Experience in improving business processes and efficiency as an entrepreneurial and innovative leader who thinks creatively about financial solutions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with deans, administrators, faculty, staff, and students as applicable, as well as with the community at large, using effective communication, strategic planning, and collaboration across departments and divisions in the university
  • Understanding of enrollment management and student success within the context of a highly diverse campus community
  • Ability to oversee a major university unit on a daily basis.


  • Demonstration of knowledge, skills, and abilities specified above, through successful administrative experience in higher education, especially in Academic Affairs and its diverse fiscal processes
  • Demonstrated experience managing a complex financial portfolio within, or comparable to that of, a large university.
  • History of effectively overseeing a major university unit that includes successful personnel management and strategic planning.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the legal, regulatory, administrative, and compliance policies relevant to public higher education.

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.

COMPENSATION. The salary for this position is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. A liberal benefits package is provided and the position is included in the California State University Management Plan.

PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY. Send application letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for a minimum of three references to:

Office of the Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Search # 110.17

Chair, Associate Vice President Search Committee, Academic Resources
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, ADM 455
San Francisco, CA 94132-4111
or send electronic applications to: (link sends e-mail)

Review of applications and nominations will begin on January 31, 2018. Late applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.  The University is an Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, members of all ethnic groups, veterans, and people with disabilities.