Executive Director
California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) is seeking an Executive Director. The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) is the principal state agency responsible for administering financial aid programs for students attending public and private universities, colleges, and vocational schools in California. The Executive Director is appointed by a 15-member Commission and serves at its’ pleasure. In collaboration with the Commission, the Executive Director must conform to state and federal policies, legislative intent, budgetary constraints, and must carry out her/his responsibilities impartially regarding all sectors and segments of California higher education.

The position is responsible for representing the Commission before the Governor, Legislature, the federal Administration, including the United States Department of Education, Congress, international consulates, higher education segments, and the public on higher education policy and financial aid issues affecting the Commission’s programs, student access, affordability, and accountability.

The Executive Director provides executive-level leadership and vision to the Executive Team and ensures that operations of the Commission are conducted professionally, with integrity, and accountability to the students, the institutions served and the general public. The Executive Director exercises a high degree of sensitivity in making judgments on behalf of the Commission to the programs the agency administers and oversees.

Required Application Documents
  • Resume/CV
  • Responses to the Supplemental Questions lists below.
  1. Why are you interested in this position?
  2. Please describe your executive level leadership experience which makes you qualified for this role.
  3. Please describe a work-related accomplishment/achievement/outcome you are most proud of. What was your role and how did you measure your impact.

Location: Rancho Cordova, California
Salary: $190,248 - $195,948
Final filing date: March 9, 2024

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.