Academic Department Director of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 2563808
Academic Department Director of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06998
UCLA Extension is considered one of the top programs of its kind, offering to more than 35,000 students per year approximately 4,500 classes and non-degree certificate programs to meet the professional development, continuing education and personal enrichment needs of the full spectrum of nontraditional students as well as companies and organizations throughout and beyond the Los Angeles region.
Job Summary - CE III/Academic Department Director:
The Continuing Educator (CE) III/Academic Department Director of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences has primary responsibility for the leadership, administration, management, and coordination of strategic initiatives and programs in the department. As a professional educator of lifelong learners, the CE III/Academic Department Director will be representing UCLA Extension in serving the public through planning, coordination, and implementation of continuing education certificates, courses, conferences, and open seminars with a focus on education, humanities, and social sciences. Incumbent will develop collaborations and partnerships with UCLA/UC faculty, Los Angeles communities, government representatives and major organizations in education, humanities, and social sciences.
UCLA Extension is a nonprofit and self-sustaining, division of UCLA. The Academic Department Director is responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of a $7M budget. Budget goals project annual growth in total and net revenue while containing expenses.
Responsibilities include direction and supervision of professional staff as well as the administration of multi-discipline programs. Incumbent is expected to have a general background across these fields and expertise in an essential program area. The position reports directly to the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs.
The CE III /Academic Department Director serves as liaison to campus divisions and schools including Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions and ensures effective working relationships with UCLA faculty.
The CE III /Academic Department Director is responsible for managing strategic growth in education, humanities, and social sciences certificates by promoting existing programs and developing new certificates, specializations, and courses. The incumbent is also responsible for oversight of instructor selection, evaluation, training, and development as well as consulting on matters of student conduct. They will also collaborate with the UCLA Extension Marketing Department on strategic marketing initiatives related to department programming.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are strong values that articulate a commitment to inclusive working and learning environments for all members of the UCLA Extension community. The CE III/Academic Department Director will actively support these values in their work and demonstrate experience in implementing evidence-based, inclusive teaching strategies to develop curricula.
** This position will work on a hybrid schedule (few days in office and few days remotely)**
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities and Competencies:
Ed. D / Ph. D. in Child/Human Development, Humanities or Social Sciences
Extensive teaching and research experience.
Excellent strategic thinking, analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
Ability to develop and supervise creative, innovative, professional development programs in a self-supporting context, in response to changing needs and trends of Extension's various markets and stakeholders.
Experience and participation in outreach to governmental and community groups in education, humanities, or social sciences.
Demonstrated leadership ability, analytical skills, creative and innovative problem-solving skills, supportive and communicative management ability, and a strong commitment to service excellence. Ability to work independently, be proactive, flexible, and collaborate as a team leader.
Leadership and management skills to develop and grow CE talents, and to provide direction and guidance to department staff, CEs and instructors. Experience and demonstrated skill in supervision, including hiring, orienting, training, organizing workflow, delegating responsibility, providing direction, monitoring, and evaluating performance, and coaching, employee performance counseling and disciplining as necessary.
Experience in teacher preparation programs in accordance with CCTC requirements, standards, accreditation, and new credential submissions, including appropriate data collection, data analysis, and data archiving.
Understand the unique needs of supporting neuro-diverse learners and maintain high-quality programming for this population of students.
Experience in developing innovative professional development programs for adult learners
Experience in outreach to governmental and community groups in our fields
Excellent oral, written communication, and interpersonal skills.
Experience in concise report writing, proposal and grant writing and all other forms of effective business and academic communities. Previous educational management, experience at local, county, or regional district or educational institution.
Previous experience in an academic environment or in public service, or at a not-for-profit organization.
Experience or understanding of distance learning methods and techniques for adult education using online learning formats.
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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.