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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



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.


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


  • 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.

Senior/Lead Financial Aid Coordinator


To proactively meet and monitor student’s financial need by administratively assisting and supporting the Director of Financial Aid.


  • Monitor satisfactory academic progress for dissertation students.
  • Counsel graduate students concerning federal and institutional financial aid programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Serve as initial contact for prospective applicants and students and respond to all inquiries.
  • Monitor loan fund balances.
  • Remain current regarding all applicable regulations.
  • Assist as needed in review and revision of policies and procedures.
  • Compile data and prepare reports as needed.
  • Process all incoming student documentation and communication.
  • Resolve loan issues and disputes between students and lenders.
  • Conduct workshops regarding the financial aid application process and procedures.
  • Determine eligibility and award aid.
  • Certify and transmit Stafford and alternative loans to lenders.
  • Prepare and transmit student correspondence.
  • Verify student status.
  • Participate in collection of data for special projects.
  • Maintain professional training.
  • Monitor and track phone calls.
  • Maintain office supplies.
  • Carry out policies established by others.
  • Work within existing rules and procedures.


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 outside agencies. Must be detailed oriented with good prioritization and time-management skills. Strong team player with ability to multi-task and possessing good interpersonal skills both written and oral. Must have ability to maintain confidentiality and possess conflict resolution skills. Ability to work with moderate supervision and ability to problem-solve.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum of two years financial aid experience.
  • Familiarity with student information systems.
  • General office experience.
  • Knowledge of student service.


  • PC literate; MS Office (particularly Word and Excel).
  • Familiarity with copier, fax, telephone, and ten key calculator.
  • PowerCampus experience preferred.

Student Account Coordinator 


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


  • 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.


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.


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


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

ADA/Title IX Coordinator


Under the direction of the Provost, and in consultation with the General Counsel, the ADA/Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the school’s compliance with Title IX, and other related discrimination laws, and serves as the school’s primary administrator for cases alleging misconduct, specifically sexual misconduct, gender-based discrimination, and harassment.  This positon is also the compliance officer for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.


  • Provides ongoing consultation with Pacifica students and staff regarding Title IX requirements, compliance, and ADA/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act regulations, including resource referrals, information and other material.
  • Cultivates relationships and collaborates with a variety of campus partners to ensure Title IX and ADA policies are communicated to all constituencies.
  • Remains knowledgeable of basic applicable federal and state law and regulations.
  • Maintains a database to organize, manage, and track disability, accommodations and Title IX incidents.
  • Coordinates efforts with other institution offices.
  • Maintains highest levels of protection of student’s right to privacy regarding student records and confidentiality.
  • Describes approved accommodations to all enrolled students each year with a Disabilities Accommodation Letter and coordinates compliance with faculty/staff.
  • Ensures a fair, timely, and well-documented investigative process, and maintains accurate and thorough records and notes of investigatory process.
  • Creates comprehensive written investigate reports, including identification of issues, relevant policies, and  relevant evidence.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


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.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s in related field or Juris Doctorate (JD) preferred.
  • 3-5 years in Higher Education administration in this field
  • 1+ years working with people with disabilities preferred
  • Student Services in Higher Education, mediating conflict experience preferred
  • Counseling or advising skills a plus.
  • Excellent listening and comprehension skills required.


Practical knowledge of Title IX, FERPA, Affirmative action, equal employment  opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Act, other applicable civil rights and employment laws and regulations.

  • Familiarity with Title IX, trends, legal obligations, and initiatives nationally and locally.
  • Experience with investigations, including interview methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of physical, medical, psychological, sensory and learning disabilities.
  • Knowledge of adaptive equipment and technology.

Skill in:

  • Organization and analysis of varied and complex information and problem solving.
  • Effective oral and written communication of policies, procedures, legal concepts, and reports.
  • Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of students and staff.
  • Utilizing computer technology.

Ability to:

  • Conduct investigations, and preparation of reports and recommendations.
  • Listen, identify, elicit and distill essential information.
  • Work collaboratively with others, foster effective working relationships, and maintain confidences.
  • Tolerate a high degree of ambiguity.
  • Manage situations involving intense conflict.
  • Treat all constituents engaged in the complaint process with sensitivity and neutrality


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.    Ability to: mediate and resolve issues; determine issues and creatively problem-solve; engage other departments in meaningful dialogue and articulate issues; multi-task; and ability to analyze the complex and make simple.


  • PC literate; MS Office (including Word, Excel, Outlook and Microsoft Database)
  • General office equipment.

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