California State University, Dominguez Hills is committed to improving the lives of our students and enhancing the economic and social well-being of our community, the state, and the region.
Under the leadership of newly appointed President, Dr. Willie J. Hagan, we are implementing multi-year faculty and staff hiring plans, increasing our investment in best practices to increase student success, enhancing faculty and staff professional development, investing in critical information technology and classroom infrastructure upgrades, strengthening our research and fundraising capacity, expanding learning outcomes assessment, aggressively pursuing increased external engagement, public private partnerships, gifts and donations, research and other grants. Our goal is to become a national laboratory and model for student academic success. A strategic and collaborative Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer is central to these efforts.
Reporting to the University President, the Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer (VPAF/CFO) is a member of the President’s Cabinet and serves as the chief administrator and advisor to the President on university financial and administrative matters.
The VPAF/CFO oversees management and operation of the 346-acre campus, establishes and administers effective human resource policies and practices for university managers and staff, and manages an annual university operating budget of $168 million and a university endowment of approximately $12.5 million. Additionally, the VPAF/CFO fosters strong relationships with other senior leaders and campus constituents; works consultatively and collaboratively within the campus community and with external agencies to identify new and existing resources to advance university priorities; and serves as the primary liaison to the CSU system administration, government agencies, and other entities regarding university fiscal and administrative matters.
In support of these efforts, the VPAF fosters and leads a highly productive administration and finance division. Areas of administrative oversight include: budget planning and administration, financial management, human resources management, payroll, physical plant, facilities planning and construction, university police, and administrative oversight of the University Foundation, an independent 501c3 auxiliary organization responsible for commercial operations such as the bookstore, food services, and grant and contract administration.
California State University Dominguez Hills offers a comprehensive and attractive benefits program to its employees. Further information on benefits offered can be found at http://www4.csudh.edu/hr/salary-benefits/
Upon appointment, the applicant must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
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.
Must be able to pass a Live Scan (fingerprinting) background check as a requirement of employment.
Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current C.V., and the names and contact information for three references to the mailing address or email identified below. This position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, the application deadline is January 10, 2014.
Application materials may be sent via postal mail to the address below or via email to
Office of the President
CSU Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747
Attention: Chair, VP for Admin and Finance/CFO Search Committee
CSU Dominguez Hills, an urban university in the twenty-three campus California State University system, is located in Carson, in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Its 346-acre park-like campus is situated in the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area. The campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial, and transportation complex in Southern California. The area includes the massive Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach—Southern California’s gateway to international commerce. Cultural, performance, and sports venues in downtown Los Angeles are about fifteen minutes away and the South Bay beach communities are a few minutes away to the west and south. The StubHub Sports Center, a 125-acre sports center developed by AEG and home to Major League Soccer’s L.A. Galaxy and Chivas USA, is located on the CSUDH campus.
With an enrollment exceeding 14,000 students, CSUDH is a federally recognized Minority-Serving Institution as well as a Hispanic Serving Institution and is among the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation: 45% Hispanic, 23% African American, 17% White, and 12% Asian/Pacific Islanders.
CSUDH is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and offers 45 baccalaureate degrees, 24 master’s degrees, and a number of certificate and credential programs. While continuing to emphasize the liberal arts and sciences, the university offers professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Eleven programs hold accreditations from national professional associations: business administration, clinical sciences, computer science, education, health science, music, nursing, occupational therapy, public administration, special education, and theatre arts. The university is known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts. CSUDH is also a national leader in distance education, with ten academic degree programs and seven certificate programs offered online.
CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer