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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 in between the foothills and the Pacific Ocean a few miles south of Santa Barbara. Pacifica offers a full benefits 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 of the department in which you are interested.


Core Faculty Positions

No Core Faculty positions available at this time, please check soon.


Staff Positions

Provost

SUMMARY:

The Provost oversees Pacifica’s day-to-day administration of faculty and academic matters. Working collaboratively with the President and the CFO, as a voting member of the Institutional Management Committee (IMC), and with faculty and staff, the Provost will seek to apply depth psychological principles in order to promote a healthy, effective, and sustainable organization consistent with Pacifica’s core values, legacy, and future vision.  The Provost will encourage a balance of the highest level of academic rigor with a commitment to Pacifica’s educational model, which is centered on a transformational depth approach to learning. The Provost will oversee the on-going development of an increased level of faculty involvement in shaping the organization’s future, working to create and sustain an institutional culture of collaboration between the faculty and administration. The Provost provides leadership, vision, direction and advocacy for a comprehensive array of student affairs, which support completion and students’ success in meeting their educational goals.  The Provost will consider how current department structures might be re-imagined in order to facilitate faculty creativity, productivity, and sustainability, and will participate in short- and long-range planning efforts.

The Provost’s job duties fall into several broad areas:

  1. Institutional governance. The provost serves as a voting member of the IMC, and reports on academic matters. The Provost participates as the main faculty representative on various committees, such as the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board, the Senate Leadership Committee (SLC). The Provost chairs the Circle of Chairs meetings; co-chairs with Academic Senate President the Faculty Review Committee and the Curriculum Review Committee. The Provost is an ex officio member of the Education Council.  The PV attends all relevant meetings for academic matters.
  2. Academic leadership. The Provost serves as the head of the faculty and is responsible for all aspects of academic governance. The Provost’s responsibilities include:
    • Faculty recruitment and retention. In collaboration with the IMC, the Provost is responsible to determine the level of core professor staffing necessary in the programs, and, working in collaboration with the Director of Human Resources and program chairs, to organize and oversee searches for new faculty as necessary and possible. In terms of assessing the work of current faculty, the Provost v co-chairs the Faculty Review Committee, composed of all program chairs plus the senate president and immediate past-president. This committee meets to assess the performance of all faculty. This committee is a recommending body and recommends to the Provost and the President, who consult with the IMC in issuing new contracts.
    • The Provost negotiates all faculty addendum contracts.
    • In collaboration with the IMC and the General Counsel, the Provost oversees the work of Academic Affairs, including student success efforts. In coordination with the IMC and the SLC, the Provost is responsible to develop faculty policies, contracts, and procedures, and campus-wide awareness of and access to policies including annual updates of the Faculty and Student Handbooks.
    • The Provost oversees institutional research, participating in assessments undertaken by this office, and assuring that assessment results are linked to faculty and curricular development. The Provost oversees accreditation efforts in conjunction with the Accreditation Liaison Officer both for the school as a whole and for more specific accreditation for particular programs.
    • The Provost oversees the work of the Student Relations Liaison, who is available as a resource to students when issues are not resolved at the level of the program. The Student Relations Liaison is responsible for assessing appeals from Education Council decisions, along with serving in a more general way as an institutional student resource. The Provost adjudicates appeals of Education Council decisions.
    • The Provost serves as liaison to Pacifica’s General Counsel and other legal counsel as appropriate concerning issues of academic administration.
    • The Provost also serves as liaison to OPUS Archives and Research Center in terms of the academic work of faculty and students.
    • The Provost assists in designing and participates in ceremonies such as Commencement, Welcome Gatherings, Community Meetings, and, on occasion, at Pacifica Experience Days and selected Retreat Center Programs.
    • The Provost oversees Dissertation Office, its staffing, policies and procedures.
    • The Provost coordinates with the IMC representative on the Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Committee and remains available to consult with the committee as needed.
    • Coordinate accreditation efforts and the preparation of reports to various accrediting agencies in conjunction with the Accreditation Liaison Officer.
  3. Long-range strategic planning. The Provost, in close collaboration with the President, the IMC, the Board, and the faculty, is responsible to help shape the long-range development of Pacifica, charting a course into the future, which will provide for a sustainable, meaningful, and future for the organization. In particular, the Provost will focus on strategic initiatives to increase Pacifica’s international presence.

REQUIRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Doctoral degree, PhD or other advanced professional degree.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in an Academic Administrative Leadership Position preferred.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate constituencies, which could span multiple organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrated excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound institutional decisions using good business judgment and innovative and creative problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage financial, organizational and staff resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to cultivate professional and business partnerships.
  • Relevant subject matter expertise.
  • Strong project planning and management skills.
  • Experience in or knowledge of institutional process improvement methodology.
  • Ability to act independently and as part of a team.

Student Account Coordinator 

SUMMARY

Manage all aspects of student accounts.  Serve as back-up for Student Account Administrator

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as primary contact for students regarding their Account
  • Inform students of due dates, work with students on past due balances, offer payment plans, verify entries
  • Manage collection of all past due student accounts through phone calls, letters, emails, and person-to-person contact..
  • Create and monitor all payment plans and promissory notes.
  • Identify students with delinquent accounts and place them on “hold status” while relaying the information to all other appropriate departments
  • Research and resolve disputed charges on student accounts.
  • Analyze student accounts quarterly for late payments and/or late registration fees.
  • Apply cash receipts received from students to accounts.
  • Serve as a liaison between student and the Student Account Committee
  • Manage and process credit card payments.
  • Serve as primary backup for Tuition, Additional Lodging and Dissertation Billings, as needed
  • Serve as primary backup for FA applications to student accounts and refund calculations, as needed Validate final accuracy of FA refunds weekly.
  • Reconcile, analyze, and/or verify student accounts for credits due, bi-monthly.
  • Participate in orientations as a presenter.
  • Carry out policies established by others with limited interpretation.
  • Work within existing rules and procedures.
  • Execute all other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above and below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to interface with a number of different departments and student personalities. Must be detailed oriented with good prioritization and time-management skills. Strong team player with ability to multi-task and possessing good interpersonal skills. Must possess knowledge of general accounting principles and practices and have ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. Must be able to present negative information in a positive way; must know how to properly approach students to obtain desired result; must be an effective, positive, ambassador for student accounts. Ability to work independently.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 years experience with collections/student service; computer systems; and accounting.

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • PC literate; MS Office (including Word and Excel).
  • MAS90, PowerCampus, preferred, General office equipment, Ten key calculator.

Admissions Coordinator

SUMMARY

Under the general supervision of the Senior Director of Admissions, the Admissions Coordinator will perform functions critical for reaching departmental goals and ensures satisfaction with the Office of Admissions. The Admissions Coordinator will work closely with internal and external clients to plan, promote, and coordinate Admissions Events.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking, and presentation skills.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work effectively, independently, and efficiently with tight time constraints.
  • Organize internal, external, and virtual Admissions Events, such as applicant interviews, open houses, information sessions, receptions, and special events.
  • Schedule and provide campus tours, as necessary.
  • The point of contact for event scheduling and promotions, contract coordination, and communication amongst internal and external clients and stakeholders; provides coordination and direction of staff for events; evaluates issues; researches alternative solutions; and provides recommendations.
  • Develop promotional copy for email campaigns, print mailings, website landing pages, and social media posts.
  • Coordinates all marketing communication including displays, print and social media communications and Audio/Video requests.
  • Establish and maintain scalable processes that ensure best practices for Office of Admissions campaigns and lead management.
  • Performs professional research and analysis related of admissions activities, effectiveness, and business impact; researches industry standards, trends, best practices, and emerging technologies; designs and prepares reports.
  • Works with department budget manager to ensure charges and billing are accurate and executed; manages the purchase and inventory of promotional items.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be able to work onsite at our campuses in Santa Barbara Area. , CA.
  • Ability to work a varying schedule to include evenings, weekends, extended hours and occasional holidays when needed.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in event planning, promotions or closely related field.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.
  • Experience with CRMs (i.e., Hubspot and Salesforce), event registration software (i.e., EventBrite), SurveyMonkey, and DocuSign are strongly desired.
  • Proven experience developing social media promotional campaigns on popular social platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Experience working in an academic environment is preferred.

Admissions Advisor

SUMMARY

To directly communicate Pacifica’s mission and vision to potential students, applicants, and matriculated students in an effort to recruit and manage the admissions and application procedures for Pacifica’s masters and doctoral program and to assist the Director as requested.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate with prospective applicants regarding the degree programs.
  • Provide information to prospective applicants and applicants regarding all of Pacifica’s programs and activities and oversee entire admissions process for admission advisor’s designated programs.
  • Track, monitor, and communicate with all applicants regarding his/her status through the admissions process.
  • Plan, coordinate, and manage admissions procedures with Senior Director of Admissions.
  • Coordinate with Admissions Committees to interview applicants.
  • Strategize, create, and develop marketing materials in coordination with marketing, admissions, and institutional advancement committees.
  • Prepare documents for international students.
  • Host students during visits to campus.
  • Present at Information Events and at other events as requested.
  • Assign track placement.
  • Draft correspondence.
  • Coordinate and administer reapplication process for designated programs.
  • Support and attend Public Conference and Special Events sponsored by the Institute.
  • Influence policy development and have some responsibility for monitoring implementation.
  • Work within existing rules and procedures with interpretation when necessary.
  • Participate in collaborative admissions team environment and offer recommendations and opinions as requested.
  • Execute all other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree preferred; Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3 years of college or graduate admissions experience.
  • Recruitment, events planning, publications, and public relations experience preferred.
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Familiarity with Clinical and Counseling Psychology preferred.
  • Familiarity with Depth Psychology, a plus.

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • PC literate; MS Office (including Word and Excel).
  • PowerCampus preferred.
  • CRM preferred.
  • General office equipment.

Marketing Coordinator        

SUMMARY

Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Marketing, the Marketing Coordinator will perform functions critical for reaching departmental goals and will work closely with internal and external clients to plan, promote and market Pacifica Graduate Institute.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3 plus years Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Excellent with Photoshop, lightroom, Illustrator and Indesign.
  • Strong Knowledge of Popular Social Media outlets… (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube etc.)
  • Experience with Social Media Scheduling software… (Sprout Social, Hootsuite etc)
  • Ability to write compelling post for social media campaigns.
  • Excellent writing, proof reading and editing skills.
  • HTML and CSS Knowledge.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Be a valuable team member, through open communication and accessibility.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work effectively, independently, and efficiently with tight time constraints.
  • Coordinates all marketing communication including displays, print and social media communications and Audio/Video requests, with marketing manager.
  • A familiarity of Depth Psychology if a plus.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Experience in using web analytic tools.
  • Good Knowledge of web technologies, protocols and SEO strategies.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be able to work onsite at our campuses in Santa Barbara County.
  • 2 years plus of marketing experience.
  • Strong computer skills… (Microsoft office suite).
  • Great communication skills.
  • A natural inclination to self-set measures of succe3ss and strategies to achieve them.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree required, OR 3 or more years of direct marketing experience can substitute for the degree.
  • Minimum of two years experience with Social Media Marketing and campaign planning.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.
  • Experience with CRMs (i.e., Hubspot and Salesforce), event registration software (i.e., EventBrite), SurveyMonkey, and DocuSign are strongly desired.
  • Minimum of three years experience with WordPress.
  • Proven experience developing social media promotional campaigns on popular social platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Experience working in an academic environment is preferred.

LANGUAGE AND MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to read, write, speak, and receive instruction in English.  Ability to read, write and speak Spanish a plus.

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to analyze data and interpret findings.  Ability to spot financial variances and abnormalities.

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

  • None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to stand, walk, use hands to finer, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. Sometimes required to sit, climb and/or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl.
  • Close range vision and ability to lift 20 lbs

MISSION

  • This position supports staff and faculty who provide services to students and program participants who can then take their experience “to the world.”

Applicants for all Staff Positions please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to:
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Department of Human Resources
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA  93013
hr@pacifica.edu