Employment at Pacifica Graduate Institute


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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Staff Positions

Web Content Developer (Full Time)

Summary: The primary focus of this position is to manage the day-to-day operations and updates to the Pacifica website, www.pacifica.edu. Additionally, this position will oversee existing related website assets as well as assist in planning those in development. This position will coordinate with, offer guidance to, and collaborate mainly with Pacifica's Marketing, Admissions, Academic, Public Programs, and Student Services departments. This position will also play an integral role in the future planning and implementation of Pacifica's overall digital media strategy, including, but not limited to social, video, and web media. Problem solving, customer service, and attention to detail are essential parts of this dynamic position. The Web Content Developer reports to the Senior Director of Academic Services & Student Support Operations.

Essential Job Functions include: Oversee and maintain the accuracy of existing content in Pacifica Graduate Institute's website; manage website-related projects; write, edit, and proofread new web content; actively identify and replace/correct outdated content, redundancies and broken links; help identify and troubleshoot technical issues; create Public Program conference registration forms and payment submission forms involving PayPal; conduct regular meetings with website stakeholders to set update schedule and other related features; continually assess departmental and end-user needs; ensure needs are met; optimizes web pages for search engine optimization and ensures ADA compliance is met; verify brand standards and common language are being met; regularly compile data regarding website analytics and analyze for trends; monitor integration of website-related systems provided by vendors, such as Admissions' use of HubSpot inbound marketing software, and DocuSign digital transaction software; embed media files (video and audio) into website pages; integrate social media into Pacifica's web presence and enhance the Institute's digital footprint with social media; create PDFs, landing pages, newsletters and other smart features as requested; assist on other media projects as necessary; responsible for related duties as required or assigned: Complete special social media, web-based, and video projects relating to Pacifica's overall digital strategy; help develop and maintain Pacifica's growing multi-media repository; awareness of (or ability to learn) regulatory requirements of multiple agencies, such as Department of Education, BPPE, and licensing bodies (e.g. BBS and California Board of Psychology) that would need to be complied with in website content.

Qualifications and Requirements: Associate or Bachelor's Degree in multimedia arts & design, marketing (web-focused), web design, or a related field, or proven work experience with web content editing and/or development. Experience with inbound marketing software is desirable. Two to four years' experience in professional website development and maintenance desired.

Must be proficient in the WordPress content management system (CMS) and have basic knowledge of the Joomla! CMS. Must have knowledge of, and be willing to keep up with, current web content authoring Best Practices, including search engine optimization (SEO). This position requires knowledge of and/or experience with e-commerce systems such as PayPal, and form authoring software such as FormSite. Experience working with digital media (online video and audio files) is also desired. Must also have current knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) web standards. Experience with, or knowledge of, social media marketing tools such as Facebook and Google AdWords. Experience in higher education is desirable, though not necessary. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint for support and troubleshooting. Knowledgeable with online collaboration tools. Literate in enrollment management systems; PowerCAMPUS preferred. Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to work under pressure on tasks with competing priorities and deadlines. Able to independently plan, organize, and prioritize one's own activities. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Excellent customer service and relational skills. Must be willing to work within a team-based environment.Must engage various institutional departments in meaningful dialogue to articulate issues and problem solve. Must be able to define problems, collect data, distil facts, draw conclusions, and offer recommendations. Able to lift and/or move 20 lbs.

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.


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.

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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249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, California, 93013 | Telephone: 805.969.3626