Chief of Operations

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Job No: 540226; 6/3/2024



California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator II position.


The University:  California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.

As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.  


The Position: Under the general supervision of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, the Executive Chief of Operations assists in fulfilling various complex and highly sensitive executive and administrative duties. The position provides leadership and oversight for accounting, reporting, personnel management, administrative operations, budget management (maintaining a balanced, fiscally sound budget), contract management; marketing, strategic planning, maintenance, and auxiliary custodial services for the division of Student Affairs and related self-supporting enterprises and auxiliary organizations while assuring compliance with government, CSU system, university, and other rules, regulations, and policies. The incumbent works closely with individual directors and program coordinators to review their respective budgets and associated expense documentation to ensure compliance with campus policies and procedures, CSU, and state and federal guidelines. In addition, the incumbent will provide direct supervision and leadership to a team of professional staff.

Required Qualifications & Experience: Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in higher education, student personnel, student development, public administration, or a related field. Minimum five years of professional and progressively responsible supervisory and management experience. Experience should include managing and leading various classifications of employees. Demonstrated success in organizing, planning, and directing special projects related to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs operations. Proven effectiveness in establishing goals and following through on implementation while working independently. The incumbent must have knowledge of staff development models, concepts, and implementation systems. The incumbent must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and proven ability to lead project groups. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position.


California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.


As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.


Desired Qualifications: Doctorate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in higher education, student personnel, student development, public administration, or a related field. Experience in public accounting, preferably at a California State University campus. Experience using PeopleSoft, Oracle Hyperion, and/or similarly related reporting tools. Experience with independent financial statements audit, including single audit and other compliance auditing. Ability to work effectively and maintain positive relationships with diverse individuals across the campus in policy interpretations and compliance. 


Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range is $4,812 - $15,449/monthly. (Budgeted Hiring Salary Range $8,500 - $10,500/monthly). A comprehensive benefits package is provided.


Appointment:  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. 


Closing DateReview of applications will begin on June 17, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State University, Los Angeles employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.


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.


In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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