Employment at Pacifica Graduate Institute

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ADJUNCT FACULTY POSITIONS CORE FACULTY POSITIONS STAFF POSITIONS
 

Pacifica is an accredited graduate school offering degree programs in the fields of Psychology, Mythological Studies and Humanities. We are located between the foothills and the Pacific Ocean a few miles south of Santa Barbara.

Pacifica offers a full benefit package including: medical, dental, vision, LTD and retirement plans. If your qualifications meet our current needs, please send your resume to the email address listed below. No faxes or phone calls please.

Adjunct Faculty Positions

Pacifica Graduate Institute welcomes Adjunct Faculty applications for each of these graduate programs:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Depth Psychology
  • Depth Psychotherapy

Appointment by quarters and by academic years vary by program. Qualifications reflect the course content, delivery method, and any applicable licensing standards.

For more information please contact the Department Chair by clicking on "Contact Us" then clicking on the department in which you are interested.


Core Faculty Positions

Submit a letter of interest indicating which department you are applying, a curriculum vitae, a statement describing your teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation to the address listed below. If you are interested in more than one department, please send separate letters of interest for each department.

Department of Human Resources
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013
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EOE M/F


Staff Positions

Clinical Practicum Associate I (3/4 Time)
M.A. Counseling Psychology Department

Summary: This ¾ time position organizes, coordinates, administrates, assesses and analyses the practicums and facilitates the series of online Professional Skills Development I a, b, c, d & Professional Skills Development II a, b, c, d courses for two tracks of students.

Responsibilities include: Organize and coordinate M.A. Practicum requirements; oversee and maintain student files related to Practicum and Personal Therapy hours working in collaboration with the Clinical Coordinator; track the first, second, third, and beyond year students until practicum file completion; oversee the documentation and tracking of all Practicum requirements, including Personal Therapy, Practicum site approval papers, quarterly Practicum Log of Hours, quarterly Supervisor Evaluations and Student Evaluation of Practicum Site; assist students in assessing their individual state licensing requirements as they apply to Pacifica’s curriculum on an as needed basis; hold meetings and/or arrange for speakers related to California licensing requirements and practicum opportunities as time and opportunity permits; assist with the compilation and editing of the Supervised Practicum Guidelines; oversee tracking and documentation of Personal Therapy requirement and review and respond to requests for exceptions to Personal Therapy requirements; review and approve all Practicum sites; assess 2nd and 3rd year students’ progress in practicum sites through quarterly written evaluations from supervisors, as well as telephone contact with supervisors and students; work with students and supervisors to resolve any difficulties related to the student’s performance at the practicum site. Coordinate with Director of Clinical Training to convey student strengths and weaknesses as communicated from the supervised practicum site; maintain contact with students and supervisors by mail and e-mail on a quarterly basis and by telephone and e-mail as needed, notifying them of important dates and deadlines, directing them to practicum sites and library resources, notifying them of outstanding documentation and/or completion of clinical requirements; meet in the Dining Hall at lunch for the first two days of each residential session to respond to student questions and needs related to practicum requirements; assist with the development of Comprehensive Oral Exam protocol, content and supportive materials and with the coordination of the Comprehensive Oral Examinations; oversee the logistics of examination planning; conduct Comprehensive Oral Exam Orientation meeting to inform students of oral exam protocol and format; participate in the Oral Examiner’s Luncheon meeting once per year, in which examiners are oriented to the exam process; notify students in writing of exam locations and times one month prior to exams; be present on day of exams to oversee the process and to meet with examiners and/or students as needed; notify registrar by memo when personal therapy requirements have been met; notify registrar and students when practicum requirements have been met; train with IT on D2L for the purpose of grading and facilitating online courses; online facilitator in the series of Professional Skills Development I a, b, c, d (1st year) & Professional Skills Development II a, b, c, d (2nd year) courses; grading and providing feedback for the Professional Skills Development I and II online courses, and referencing the Practicum Guidelines and Clinical Practice Workbook; serve as facilitator for student Academic Tutorials and Extended Academic Tutorials; keep current with the PGI Practicum Guidelines and Clinical Practice Workbook, the Practicum website, and Student Resources home page on D2L. Carry out policies established by others with limited interpretation when needed; work within existing rules and procedures, but constantly evaluate and recommend changes when needed; execute all other duties related to this position as assigned.

Requirements: A Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology MFT/LPC/LCSW Licensing Track preferred. Must be PC literate; MS Office (including Word and Excel); General Office equipment; PowerCampus experience preferred. Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence and data; strong organizational, administrative, and time-management skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to identify issues and creatively problem-solve on a variety of issues; effective presentation and interpersonal skills; and strong ability to exercise sound and experienced judgment based on a thorough knowledge. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. and sit for long periods of time.

Clinical Practicum Associate II (3/4 Time)
M.A. Counseling Psychology Department

Summary: This ¾ time position organizes, coordinates, administrates, assesses and analyses the practicums, and facilitates the series of online Professional Skills Development I & II courses for two tracks of students.

Responsibilities: Organize and coordinate M.A. practicum requirements; conduct a minimum of quarterly practicum meetings with first and second year students to educate students about practicum requirements; review and approve all practicum sites; assess 2nd and 3rd year students’ progress in practicum sites through quarterly written evaluations from supervisors, as well as telephone contact with supervisors and students; work with students and supervisors to resolve any difficulties related to the student’s performance at the practicum site; coordinate with Clinical Practice teachers to convey student strengths and weaknesses as communicated from the supervised practicum site; track the first, second, third, and beyond year students until practicum file completion; meet in the dining hall at lunch for two days of each class session to respond to student questions and needs related to practicum requirements; oversee the documentation and tracking of all practicum requirements, including practicum site approval papers, quarterly practicum logs, quarterly supervisor evaluations and student evaluation of practicum sites for one track; oversee and maintain student files related to practicum and personal therapy hours; maintain contact with students and supervisors by mail and e-mail on a quarterly basis and by telephone and e-mail as needed, notifying them of important dates and deadlines, directing them to practicum sites and library resources, notifying them of outstanding documentation and/or completion of clinical requirements; assist students in assessing their individual state licensing requirements as they apply to Pacifica’s curriculum on an as needed basis; hold meetings and/or arrange for speakers related to California licensing requirements and practicum opportunities as time and opportunity permits; notify registrar and students when practicum requirements have been met; assist with the compilation and edit of the Practicum Guidelines Serve as facilitator to monitor the Professional Skills Development I & II online sequence of courses; assist with the coordination of the Comprehensive Oral Examinations; assist with the development of examination protocol, content and supportive materials; conduct Comprehensive Oral Exam Orientation meeting to inform students of oral exam protocol and format; schedule the comprehensive oral examinations; participate in the oral exam luncheon meeting once per year, in which examiners are oriented to the exam process; oversee the logistics of examination planning (securing office space, obtaining appropriate supplies and equipment, posting exam schedules); notify students in writing of exam locations and times one month prior to exams; be present on day of exams to oversee the process and to meet with examiners and/or students as needed; oversee documentation of personal therapy requirement; oversee tracking, documentation and data entry of personal therapy hours for students; review and respond to requests for exceptions to personal therapy requirements; notify registrar by memo when personal therapy requirements have been met. Carry out policies established by others with limited interpretation when needed; work within existing rules and procedures, but constantly evaluate and recommend changes when needed; execute all other duties related to this position as assigned.

Requirements:

Must possess a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and LMFT, LPCC, or LCSW current license required. Must be PC literate; MS Office (including Word, Outlook, and Excel) and FileMaker Pro; experience with general office equipment. Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence and data; strong organizational, administrative, and time-management skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to identify issues and creatively problem-solve on a variety of issues; effective presentation and interpersonal skills; and strong ability to exercise sound and experienced judgment based on a thorough knowledge. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. and sit for long periods of time.

Practicum Coordinator
M.A. Counseling Psychology Department

Summary:

Provide administrative support to the Director of Clinical Training and the Clinical Practicum Associates for two Tracks of students

Responsibilities:

Create and maintain all practicum forms and documents; create and maintain student practicum files; review, monitor and maintain student Practicum paperwork; maintain up to date data entry of all student paperwork; track student progress and paperwork and respond to student inquiries; be available to meet with students regarding paperwork during each residential session; review practicum paperwork and track for completion; monitor and maintain student Practicum Log of Hours submitted quarterly and track for completion; monitor and maintain quarterly clinical supervisor evaluations and mail merge distribution. File in student files; create, maintain, monitor and distribute all correspondence relevant to each practicum site and student; track and monitor Leave Of Absence and Deferral students related to practicum; close student practicum files in preparation for degree completion; provide updates of student progress via Rosters for each track and year of practicum status (360+ students) to Clinical Practicum Associates; inform the Director of Clinical Training and Clinical Practicum Associates of student progress; consult with Registrar, Program Administrator, Program Assistant, Student Affairs Coordinator and Business Office as needed; edit the Practicum Guidelines as designated by Director of Clinical Training; edit the Clinical Practice Workbook as designated by the Director of Clinical Training; update Practicum web site as needed in consultation with Director of Clinical Training and IT; update the Practicum Google Map.

Coordinate Comprehensive Oral Exam preparations including: coordinate Oral Examiners luncheon; prepare materials for Oral Exams in consultation with Director of Clinical Training and Clinical Practicum Associates; correspond with all examiners regarding meals, etc.; handle all student correspondence relative to exam day; coordinate room set-up and equipment needs with housekeeping and AV technician; check all A/V equipment on day of exam along with room supplies; organize, distribute and collect materials on Oral Exam days; enter data from oral exams and generate reports in consultation with Clinical Practicum Associates and Director of Clinical Training; work within existing guidelines, procedures, and policy with some interpretation and/or consultation required; attend departmental events; participate in Administrative Staff meetings and trainings; execute all other duties as assigned including committee work and special projects.

Requirements:

Must possess a Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years in an administrative and/or educational environment; student services experience preferred. Must be PC literate; MS Office (including Word, Outlook, and Excel); PowerCampus, Filemaker Pro and data base experience preferred; On-line learning experience (Moodle) and experience with General office equipment.

Applicants for all Staff Positions please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to:

Pacifica Graduate Institute
Office of Human Resources
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA  93013
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