Associate Vice President for Water & Sustainability

Fresno State

Position Summary (Details in Attachment):
The Associate Vice President will serve as a member of the Academic Affairs Leadership Team, and will provide leadership for building and enhancing collaborative partnerships with units across campus. Additionally, this position will serve as the lead administrator to further develop the California Water Institute and its advisory board. This position will work closely with the Deans of the eight colleges on campus, and the leaders of many Fresno State centers and institutes including the California Agricultural Technology Institute, the Maddy Institute, and the Lyles Center for Entrepreneurship. The AVP will also be integral in developing and
strengthening CSUwide programs (Water Resources and Policy Initiatives and COAST), and the Fresno State Faculty Water cohort. This position will assist in coordinating established academic, research, and outreach activities that address critical agricultural, urban and environmental water and sustainability issues in the Central Valley region of California. The Associate Vice President will be responsible for securing financial support for existing, as well as new programs. The Associate Vice President will provide leadership for building and enhancing strategic partnerships with stakeholders including federal, state and local agencies; various groups within the water industry; as well as business leaders, community groups, and other regional organizations dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability. This position will work with elected officials and
governmental agencies to develop relationships and enhance program support.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:
Demonstrated experience to secure and manage financial resources for water and sustainability programs;
Strong communication skills;
Demonstrated experience and/or strong familiarity with public relations, marketing, and/or brand management of water and sustainability programs;
Earned advanced degree and/or qualifications for the rank of full professor in one of the University’s disciplines;
Demonstrated leadership experience in building and enhancing strategic partnerships with a wide range of national, state, and local stakeholders including elected officials; government agencies; various groups within the water industry; as well as business leaders, community groups, and other regional organizations.

Filing Deadline:
Applications received by April 23, 2017 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request to the hiring manager and/or search committee.

Application Procedures:
Individuals interested in being considered for this position should submit an online application and attach the following supporting documents: 1) resume, 2) letter of interest which includes a narrative detailing how the candidate fulfills each of the required and preferred items listed under Qualifications, and 3) names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide current assessments of the candidate's qualifications for the position.

How To Apply:
To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at: http://jobs.csufresno.edu/

Website: http://jobs.csufresno.edu/

Deadline: Sunday, April 23, 2017

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