Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. 50642
Administrative Grade Level Administrative Grade Level II
Collective Bargaining Unit N/A
College/Department MEP/Engineering
Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Management Personnel Plan (MPP II)
Application Materials Required University Application, Letter of Interest and Qualifications, Current Vitae , References, and Current DMV Report Required
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Recruitment Closing Date Open Until Filled. First review of applications will be on November 12, 2013


The College of Engineering at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites an innovative, energetic leader to serve as the Director of MEP.  This program provides recruitment, retention and academic enhancement programs to increase the number and diversity of students who graduate in engineering, especially those from historically under-represented groups, including women.  The director of MEP reports directly to the Associate Dean of the College of Engineering.

The mission of Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering is to produce well-qualified engineering graduates who are ready for immediate and productive entry into the workforce or for graduate studies.  The college does so by providing practice-oriented education based on sound engineering principles and applications, while also emphasizing the teamwork, communication and creative skills needed to be leaders in a global society.  The College of Engineering provides study opportunities to more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students in seven engineering departments, offering eleven programs leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, and Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology.  In addition, graduate programs are offered for Master of Science degrees in Engineering (with emphasis in Aerospace Engineering), Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, and Mechanical Engineering.  The undergraduate curricula are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission or the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.


The MEP Director manages the day-to-day operations of the department:  prepares and manages the MEP budget, including state funds, foundation funds, and scholarship funds;  plans and manages recruitment and retention programs and activities; manages the process for recruiting new student applications;  manages the selection process for accepting new students into the MEP Program; manages the process for publicizing scholarship opportunities; and manages the process for selecting scholarship recipients.  The incumbent writes proposals for funding from various sources including corporations and foundations; conducts fund raising activities; manages the MEP Industry Advisory Board; maintains positive relations with industry and alumni supporters; engages with the campus and outside community to promote the MEP Program; and collaborates with student organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, and Society of Hispanics in Science and Engineering.  The incumbent develops new programs and updates current programs based on research in the field of student recruitment and retention; conducts program assessment and implements continuous quality improvement; and researches and implements best practices.  The incumbent supervises staff in MEP; conducts annual evaluations of MEP staff; provides ongoing professional feedback to employees in MEP, including student assistants; must be able to drive a personal motor vehicle for university business, including driving on freeways; must be able to work some evenings, weekends, and early mornings for meetings, events, and conferences; and performs other duties as assigned.


Applicants will have an earned Master’s degree, and will be able to meet the following qualifications:

  • At least three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative experience, including staff supervision, budget    management, and program assessment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and assess programs to recruit and retain diverse student populations including women, as well as, creating educational partnerships with faculty and staff at a professional level
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to speak in front of large and small audiences
  • Proven ability and commitment to work collaboratively with people across a range of differences and with a diverse range of disciplines and groups
  • Proven ability to promote a working environment among staff, faculty and students that rewards new ideas and innovation, build collaboration, encourages teamwork and promotes diversity.
  • Ability to drive a personal motor vehicle for university business; must be able to work some evenings, weekends, and early mornings for meetings, events, and conferences


  • Doctorate degree or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a higher educational setting
  • Positive disposition, high energy, creativity and ability to work as a team member
  • Experience in writing grants or success in raising other funds in support of programs


For full consideration, applications must be received by November 12, 2013.  The position will remain open until filled.. Early response is encouraged. All candidates must submit a 1) completed formal application, 2) CV, 3) letter of interest which includes a narrative detailing how the candidate satisfies the position description, and 4) the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references who can provide current assessments of the candidate’s qualifications for the position AND 5) a current DMV Report.

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a LiveScan criminal records check prior to being hired.


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


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