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Program Director, Pre-Collegiate Pathways - Extension

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 7th, 2019
Last review date: February 1st, 2019
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: February 28th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



Date: January 7, 2019
Posting Title: Continuing Educator I, Program Director of Pre-Collegiate Pathways (100% FTE)
Location: UC Berkeley Extension, Berkeley, CA Closing Date: Open until Filled
Job Number: JPF02025

UC Berkeley Extension, the continuing education division of the University of California, Berkeley, has been building bridges between UC Berkeley and the public since 1891. UC Berkeley Extension serves the professional and continuing education goals of thousands of people each year. Extension’s value-added service is an essential part of the University mission to: extend the research and scholarship of UC Berkeley to a global community; increase access to higher education for non-traditional, online and international students; and improve the workforce.

The Pre-Collegiate Pathways Program Director in (Continuing Educator I) develops and manages courses, contracts and curricula for high school students, gap year students, undergraduates, graduates, educators, counselors, and other professionals. The Program Director is also responsible for developing new and innovative programming areas. The Program Director is a 12-month annual term appointment, renewable contingent on funding and positive performance. This is not a teaching position. The Program Director reports to the Executive Director, International Programs.

This position is anticipated to start in March 2019.

Develop new partnerships and program areas

Conduct research on education trends, network with other education professionals, and maintain close relationships with campus departments and international partners. Cultivate new relationships with campus departments, universities, non- profits, and school districts in the US and abroad. Use insights gained to develop new programming areas and new certificates. Foster cross-cultural interaction and learning among domestic and international students.

Program oversight and administration
The incumbent is responsible for the academic quality of the programs. S/he oversees a portfolio of courses in the following areas: pre-collegiate programs; English as a Second Language (ESL) for international students, and short-term custom programs.. Plan, develop, implement and revise existing courses and curricula to meet the audience needs (e.g. credit and noncredit courses, short courses, certificate programs, professional sequences). Independently plan new and repeat course offerings each term and secure their academic approval. Review student evaluations and periodically visit courses to evaluate course content, instructor performance and administrative service support. Make changes in course and/or certificate content, methodology and instructors where needed.

Recruitment and Orientation:
Recruit, evaluate, and renew qualified instructors and secure their academic approval. Meet with instructors and advisory groups, as needed, regarding course and program-related issues. Work closely with colleagues and program coordinators in the implementation course offerings and in achieving programmatic goals.

Financial Administration:
Produce an annual budget and ensure successful financial performance for the portfolio. Establish individual course and program budgets each term in consultation with the Department Director. Periodically analyze and monitor revenue, expenditures and budgets and make adjustments to achieve budgetary goals. In consultation with the Director, negotiate instructor compensation and other course related expenses.

Student Advising and Outreach:
Collaborate with the Director, International Student Services, and Student Services Advisors, to design, implement and maintain an advising framework for students. Work with Program Coordinator and Student Advisors to offer front-line advising. Counsel students about the curriculum. Resolve any student or instructor issues as they occur.

Collaborate with the Director, International Student Recruitment and Partnership Development, and Marketing department, to create marketing strategies for programs. Write web, catalog, brochure and/or promotional copy. Develop a social media strategy to maintain a strong community for prospective students, current students, and partners.

• Advanced Degree

• Teaching experience.
• Proficiency in one or more second languages.
• A minimum of 2 or more years working and/or studying abroad.
• Demonstrated experience in program assessment, development, implementation and management
• Demonstrated ability to achieve financial results in a highly competitive self-supporting environment.
• Demonstrated ability to form successful relations with instructors, campus departments, and professional associations.
• An ability to adhere to strict deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team and to collaborate across departments and divisions.
• Demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse group of stakeholders, both in writing and orally.
• Experience teaching ESL, or English language learners.
• A minimum of two years’ experience developing curricula and overseeing domestic and/or international educational programs.
• A minimum of two years’ experience working in and supporting students in multicultural work and educational environments.

Diversity Statement:
The school/department is interested in candidates who have an understanding of the barriers facing women and people of color in higher education.

Family Friendly Statement:
The University offers a comprehensive benefits package and number of policies and programs are in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

The Campus Community:
• The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
• We offer a diverse working environment, competitive salaries, and comprehensive benefits.
• This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a criminal background check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
• For more information about UC Berkeley Extension, please visit:

To Apply:
Go to Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Please provide three names of references along with contact information at time of application. Please submit your materials as PDF documents. Applicants’ basic qualifications will be assessed at time of application. Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters. This position is open until filled. Contact Lisa Fuller, HR Manager at for further information.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
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