California State University-Fullerton is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Business and Administrative Services.

The starting date for the position will be late spring or early summer of 2015.

Founded in 1957 by act of the California Legislature, CSU Fullerton is “a comprehensive, regional university with a global outlook.” It is one of five universities cited by the Education Trust as most affordable and accessible with a 56% six year graduation rate. It is located in Fullerton, California, a community of approximately 130,000 people, located 30 miles Southeast of Los Angeles. There were 34,467, including over 1,000 international students from 80 nations, enrolled in spring 2012, the majority of whom live in Orange County. Classes are offered on the main campus, the CSUF Irvine Campus, and online. In addition, University Extended Education offers extension courses throughout the year.

The Associate Vice President for Business and Administrative Services (AVP-BAS) is responsible for providing oversight and guidance to the business and administrative support units within the Division. The major units reporting to the AVP-BAS include: University Controller, Accounting Services and Financial Reporting, Accounts Payable, Contracts & Procurement, Student Financial Services, Tax Compliance, Travel Operations, Financial Systems and Reporting, Parking & Transportation Services, and A&F Information Technology.

The operating budget for the entire unit is $17.6m with a staff of 91 FTE. The AVP-BAS oversees the technology needs of the division and is the primary liaison person to campus technology units. The position serves as a senior advisor and a key member of the Vice President’s Senior Leadership Team. This position may serve as Acting Vice President in the absence of the Vice President.

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a minimum of eight years progressive experience in a senior level financial and management position in an institution of higher education. They must show demonstrated experience in building and advocating for efficient business processes and systems and have knowledge of federal business and financial regulations. A desired qualification is a Master’s Degree in Business or Public Administration or a CPA from an accredited institution of higher education. The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc.

A complete position description, including requirements for the position can be found at under current searches. Applications should consist of curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications, and a list of at least five references with contact information. None of the references will be contacted without explicit permission from the applicant. All application materials should be sent by email in Word or .pdf format. Nominations or applications should be sent to

For best consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications no later than January 12th, 2015. Nominators or prospective candidates may make inquiries to Academic Search, Inc. senior consultant, Ms. Jacqueline Woods, or her research associate, Shally Wise,

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.