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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

Clinical Psychology Core Faculty

Pacifica Graduate Institute is seeking a depth psychologically oriented faculty to contribute to the Clinical Psychology PhD program. Our approach to doctoral education integrates classic (e.g., psychoanalytic, Jungian, humanistic-existential, phenomenological) and contemporary (e.g., critical, post-Jungian, liberation, and relational) depth psychological theory and practice. We embrace distinctly human sciences-based research orientations to research with human beings (i.e., qualitative, interpretive, de-colonial), and stress the integration of interdisciplinary contributions of humanities, culture, mythology, literature, and the arts to understanding human experience. Moreover, the program trains students to become clinicians who actively engage in relational, contextual, and dynamic forms of therapeutic care.

We value diverse critical perspectives, methodologies, and practices in in-depth psychological traditions. Applicants must show evidence of training and experience in one or both of the following areas: direct clinical service provision, including depth psychological treatments and supervision; group psychotherapy and a systems approach to development and transformation.
The successful candidate will join a community that shares a passion for and a commitment to engaged forms of clinical work, reflective social justice, and the development of an ethically and politically relevant psychology. They will have the capacity to carry out high level of human science academic scholarship, have familiarity with academic community engagement including participation in program administration and other forms of institutional citizenship.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach 18 units per year. Various contract addenda may provide unit release.
  • Doctoral faculty carries ten (10) dissertation commitments. A commitment equals one chair appointment or two reader appointments. Addenda may provide dissertation release.
  • Engage in the admissions functions of the program, including reviewing applicant files, conducting admissions interviews, and participate in two (2) Pacifica Experience Days (virtual and on-campus), webinars, or other relevant marketing and public-facing events.
  • Be available for student meetings (virtual and on-campus) during all academic sessions.
  • Post office hours which are the equivalent of one day per week, during which time students may come on campus in person, by telephone, or meet electronically.
  • Provide substantive and timely feedback on student papers/assignments, providing written feedback throughout the paper/assignment, including a written assessment and justification of the final grade. If a TA is utilized, the faculty member must review and assess the TAs work and ensure that they support faculty comments and final grade.
  • Attend Faculty Council meetings, Academic Senate meetings, Faculty Retreats, and Faculty/Community meetings.
  • Contribute to departmental planning and evaluation activities (e.g., curriculum review, faculty retreats, faculty search, program evaluation process, creation and revision of departmental documents).
  • Participate in program commencement ceremonies.
  • Participate in program orientations.
  • Carry out clinically relevant academic research, writing, and publication activities.
  • Integrate multiple perspectives and diverse ways of thinking and practicing into presentations and treatment for course development.
  • Prepare and submit all course materials in the established timeframe, including course syllabi, reading list (with clarity on sources and editions), online content creation/review, and backup plans for coursework to fulfill emergency planning needs.
  • Grade qualifying and comprehensive exams.
  • Faculty must physically come to campus for academic sessions, community events, and faculty-related meetings.
  • Effective online and f2f teaching that facilitates interactive learning within a community of inquiry.
  • Participate in doctoral committees of students in the clinical doctoral program and coordinate logistics of dissertation process as needed, including the development of standards, timelines, etc.
  • Serve as advisor to students
  • Conduct admissions file reviews and interviews
  • Scholarly expertise and proficiency in teaching in such areas as critical thinking, scholarly writing, research design, and research methods.
  • An active research agenda, scholarly publications, and engaged scholarship in areas related to personal and social transformation.
  • Knowledge of human science and depth psychological theoretical approaches and clinical applications.
  • Ability to mentor students in an inquiry-based program and direct doctoral dissertations, ensuring rigorous academic standards and quality aligned with program goals. Mentoring students in the publication process
  • Commitment to participate in Pacifica Graduate Institute community events and to take up administrative responsibilities
  • Extensive collaboration with other faculty on administrative, academic, and professional development policies

NOTE: The preceding duties and responsibilities are subject to review and possible revision in conjunction with the annual evaluation process.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology, Psychology, or related field; teaching experience; credentials that qualify for California certification as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Ph.D. or Psy.D.).

LOCATION

Pacifica Graduate Institute is a privately accredited graduate school located near the coastal community of Santa Barbara.  This full-time position will require the candidate to be located within acceptable proximity to Pacifica’s Santa Barbara-area campuses to allow for regular campus presence/engagement.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit the following: 

  1. Letter of Interest indicating your teaching philosophy of clinical psychology
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Three letters of professional recommendation

Send applications to:

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

hr@pacifica.edu

 


Core Faculty in the Community, Liberation, Indigenous, and Eco-psychologies specialization of the Depth Psychology M.A./Ph.D. Program

The anticipated but flexible start date is August 2022.

Pacifica Graduate Institute is an accredited graduate school in Santa Barbara California offering masters and doctoral degrees in the tradition of depth psychology.  We currently seek a full-time Core Faculty member in the Community, Liberation, Indigenous, and Eco-psychologies (CLIE) specialization of the Depth Psychology M.A./Ph.D. program.  For more information about this unique graduate program, visit Pacifica’s website.  https://www.pacifica.edu/degree-program/community-liberation-ecopsychology.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The candidate chosen will teach, serve on dissertation committees, and advise students.
  • Perform administrative functions in the CLIE specialization.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in community psychology, environmental studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, Indigenous studies, religious studies, or a social sciences related field.
  • Scholarship with a focus in one or more of the following areas is preferred: transdisciplinary decolonial theory and praxis, traditional environmental knowledge (TEK), decolonial feminisms and LGBTQ studies, critical community psychology theory and action, participatory action research, post-qualitative, arts-based, and Indigenous research methodologies.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with at least three years of academic teaching experience and a strong record of publication, qualitative research, and demonstrated commitment to anti-racism and decolonial approaches to scholarly engagement.
  • Applicants should display strong support for transdisciplinary graduate education. We encourage candidates from communities underrepresented in US higher education to apply.

Please submit:

A letter of application; curriculum vitae; recently published papers; and statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, background in advising dissertation students, courses from the CLIE specialization curriculum you feel qualified to teach, your commitment to building a specialization that emphasizes decoloniality, and three references to:

Applications accepted via electronic submission only to:

hr@pacifica.edu

Please indicate in the subject line “CLIE Specialization”
Applications received by April 1st, 2021 will receive priority consideration.
Salary commensurate with experience.

 


PsyD Counseling Psychology Core Faculty

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENTAL SUPPORT & DEVELOPMENT

  • Attend all departmental meetings, including:
    • Quarterly Faculty & Staff Council Meetings
    • Quarterly Department Management Council Meetings
    • Department Trainings, Gatherings, and Retreats
  • Attend all departmental student events, including:
    • Student Orientations in Fall Quarter, and as directed in other quarters.
    • Closing Dinners for all cohorts
    • Quarterly student functions as requested by Department Chair(s)
    • Thesis Presentation Day
    • Dissertation defenses for committees on which core faculty member serves.
  • Contribute to departmental planning and evaluation activities, including curriculum review, faculty search, program evaluation processes, creation and revision of departmental documents.
  • Faculty must be able to come to campus for academic sessions, community events, and faculty related meetings.

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT & DEVELOPMENT

  • Attend Commencement ceremonies
  • Attend institutional events and gatherings as directed.
  • Participate in Academic Senate and committee work as directed.

TEACHING

  • Teach the equivalent of 18 units per year in the MA and/or PsyD Counseling Psychology programs (unit release may be accounted for in addendum contracts).
  • Support departmental development of curriculum and pedagogy in the MA and/or PsyD Counseling Psychology programs.
  • Provide substantive feedback on student papers, providing written feedback throughout the paper and at its end, including a written assessment and justification of the final grade. If a TA is utilized, it is the faculty member’s responsibility to review the TA’s work and ensure that they support comments and final grade.
  • Prepare and submit all course materials in established timeframe, including course syllabi, reading list (with clarity on sources and editions), online content creation/review, and back-up plans for coursework to fulfill emergency planning needs.
  • Incorporate cross-cultural perspectives and address relevant issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the treatment of course subject matter.

ADMISSIONS ACTIVITIES

  • Participate in 2 program breakout information sessions for the MA and/or PsyD Counseling Psychology programs at Pacifica Experience Days each year.
  • Participate in 3 months of admissions file review for the Counseling Department each year.
  • Participate in 4 scheduled Interview Days for the Counseling Department each year
  • Support departmental admissions processes and developments.

STUDENT SUPPORT

  • Respond to all student inquiries within 72 hours, per the Student and Faculty Handbooks
  • Be available for student meetings during all academic sessions
  • Post office hours which are the equivalent of one day per week, during which time students may meet in person or electronically.
  • Serve as faculty mentor to students as assigned by Department Chair. Reach out to advisees and proactively assist them in completing the program in a quality way, making certain that they understand PGI policies and abide by them.

STUDENT REVIEW & EXAMINATIONS

  • Administer 10 Oral Examinations for the MA Counseling Psychology Program OR 10 Comprehensive Examinations for the PsyD Counseling Psychology Program
  • Administer Annual Assessments to PsyD Counseling Psychology students as assigned by Department Chair.

STUDENT RESEARCH

  • Serve as Portfolio Thesis Advisor for 10 MA Counseling Psychology program students OR provide 10 PsyD Counseling Psychology dissertation commitments (a commitment equals one chair appointment or two reader appointments) OR an equivalent combination across the two program.

ASSESSMENT & ACCREDITATION

  • Support departmental assessment and accreditation activities as directed.
  • Abide by all BOP (Licensed Psychologist) guidelines and regulations.
  • Participate in WASC visit and reporting activities as directed.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Maintain active Psychologist licensure
  • Report any concerns or infractions regarding professional licensure to Department Chair immediately
  • Participate in research, writing, publication, and continuing education activities.

INSTITUTIONAL CITIZENSHIP

Claim one’s fair share of the collective work of the academic unit as a fully engaged faculty citizen of the Institute.

Use one’s professional agency to enhance the effectiveness of colleagues within and across the academic program(s) to achieve the work of the unit and institutional health.

Participate in Chair-directed activities required to create, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that sustains the program and the institute as an effective social institution.

The preceding duties and responsibilities are subject to review and possible revision in conjunction with the annual evaluation process.

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 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; strong ability to exercise sound and experienced judgment based on a thorough knowledge; and ability to engender respect from staff.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Psy.D., Ed.D., or Ph.D. in related discipline

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

Active licensure as a Psychologist.

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 mediate and resolve issues; ability to determine issues and creatively problem-solve; ability to engage other departments in meaningful dialogue and articulate issues faced by the department; and ability to analyze the complex and make simple.

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • PC literate; MS Office (including Word and Excel).
  • General Office equipment.
  • PowerCampus experience preferred.
  • D2L experience preferred.

MISSION

Contributes to personal, cultural, and planetary concerns of this era through individual and/or collective activities and shepherd’s students in attainment of their educational goals.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit the following items for consideration:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation

Send applications to:
Department of Human Resources
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013
hr@pacifica.edu


M.A. Depth Psychology and Creativity Program, Pacifica Graduate Institute:

Core Faculty Position

Applications are invited for the open rank position of fulltime core faculty in the Depth Psychology and Creativity with Emphasis in the Arts and Humanities Program (DCH) at Pacifica Graduate Institute, effective fall 2022.

Pacifica Graduate Institute is a WSCUC accredited graduate school offering degree programs in the fields of Psychology, Mythological Studies, the Arts and Humanities. Campuses are located between the foothills and the Pacific Ocean a few miles south of Santa Barbara. This full-time position requires the candidate to be located within acceptable proximity to Pacifica’s Santa Barbara-area campuses to allow for necessary campus presence/engagement.

Pacifica is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We encourage applications from people in historically under-represented groups.

About the Program

The Depth Psychology and Creativity with Emphasis in the Arts and Humanities Program (DCH) offers a broad, highly transdisciplinary, two-year MA. degree for those seeking to combine disciplined, intellectual exploration with creative expression. The program is designed for those who seek to live and work more intuitively, meaningfully, and expansively, while fostering the same qualities in others. We seek intellectual and creative risk-takers, agents of change, and producers of new knowledge with demonstrated success in the application of their intellectual and creative work. We value faculty who view students as collaborative partners, individuals with powerful lived experiences and capacities to shape their own learning.

The program believes that multiple forms of artmaking are powerful modes of research and knowledge-making. Arts-based research, as taught in the program, combines intellectual rigor with creative expression, encouraging dialogue between students and faculty with a focus on expanding our individual and collective potentials as contributors to the unfolding of a more just, vibrant, sustainable, and soulful world. Not a clinical or counseling training program, DCH attracts individuals from the visual, performing, narrative, film, video, and media arts, as well as from advertising, marketing, architecture, fashion, and design. Teachers at every grade level and from diverse and overlapping fields, such as social work, community organization, corporate leadership, somatics, yoga, the healing arts, and ministry, frequently apply to and enroll in this program.

Job Description

The candidate selected for this position is expected to teach and perform a range of administrative functions primarily in the Depth Psychology and Creativity Program, a “hybrid” program with once-a-quarter, four-day residential in-person teaching and augmented with online learning. The candidate might also teach other hybrid courses (especially in the MA/PhD program in Jungian and Archetypal Studies) or traditional delivery courses across Pacifica’s degree programs as needed and per qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in the arts and humanities, psychology, or a related discipline.
  • Three years of teaching experience at graduate level in depth psychology or related field.
  • Record of publications, exhibitions, and/ public speaking in the field (books, peer-reviewed articles, articles for the general public, group and solo exhibitions, public art, conference presentations, etc.)
  • Expertise in depth psychological theories and practices (Jungian, post-Jungian, and archetypal), and their application to the arts, humanities, and creative practice.
  • Ability to teach courses in multiple areas of Jungian and/or archetypal psychology, mythology, philosophy, creativity, and creative practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach online and/or teach students concurrently on-campus and online.
  • Expertise using information technology, especially the Brightspace (D2L) and Zoom platforms.
  • Willingness to periodically serve as specialization Chair or Associate Chair in line with program needs.
  • Experience serving on graduate-level doctoral dissertation committees and ability to mentor students in the dissertation process. (While the DCH program is not a doctoral program, core faculty serve on dissertation committees for students in Pacifica’s non-clinical doctoral programs, such as DJA, DPT, Mythological Studies, and CLIE.)
  • Experience guiding and mentoring alumni post-graduation.
  • Experience creating and delivering non-degree programs for an engaged public, such as those offered by PGI Online/Pacifica Retreat Center.
  • Experience with administrative duties in graduate education, such as applicant file reviews and interviews, open houses, exams, program reviews, and committee work advancing institutional initiatives.
  • Experience with recruiting, training, and mentoring adjunct faculty.
  • Sensitivity to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.
  • Commitment to Pacifica’s mission to “tend the soul of and in the world.” We value transformative and collaborative learning, social justice, community building, environmental awareness, imagination, embodied learning, and the arts.

Please visit our website to familiarize yourself with our program. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, recently published paper or publication, statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, background working with dissertation students, courses you would be qualified to teach, your experience of working with students of diverse backgrounds, and three references. Send applications to:

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

hr@pacifica.edu

 


Staff Positions

Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Learning

SUMMARY

Direct, manage, and supervise all facets of the Pacifica Graduate Institute’s (PGI) Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Learning (IEL).  Provide vision and leadership that align PGI’s core values and mission with institutional effectiveness through research, assessment, analysis, and accreditation.  Collaborate with administration and academic programs in the development and implementation of strategic planning, data analysis, assessment, institutional research, evaluative systems, data reporting and dissemination, and accreditation activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director’s primary responsibilities incorporate the strategic design, organization, goals, and delivery of institutional research, assessment, and accreditation through:

  • Providing vision and leadership that align PGI’s core values and mission with all evaluative systems.
  • Be a leader in an institutional culture dedicated to ongoing self-study, decision-making, and planning based on research and data.
  • Develop ongoing faculty and staff interest, participation, and buy-in to institutional (academic and administrative) research inquiry, evaluation, and learning.
  • Monitor and manage assessment and accreditation activities, including leadership and working collaboratively with the Provost/ALO, Academic Affairs, Program Assessment Liaisons (PALs) and others to link the Institute’s evaluative framework with assessment best practices, data collection, analysis, and applications in academic programs that are mission-centered and in accordance with core values.
  • Lead the Institute’s needs for and application of institutional research/learning, such as academic programs (utilizing course evaluations, assessment calendars, etc.)
  • Communicate results and implications in written/oral presentations, as well as in accessible reports that support a collaborative process of analysis and meaning-making.  Provide interpretations of findings and recommendations for strategic planning at all levels, including the Institute Management Counsel (IMC).
  • Offer instruction and workshops to both faculty and students on data analysis, assessment, and research, as part of Professional Development initiatives.
  • Propose and manage budgets for the ILO.

Institutional Research

  • Create and develop clear research designs that utilize inquiry to improve educational effectiveness in ways consistent with Pacifica’s mission and that meet requirements of accreditation bodies, including reflection on and clarification of inquiry, purpose, data acquisition and analysis, applications, and meaningful dissemination.
  • Utilize valid and reliable research designs to gather, analyze, report, and utilize findings.

Assessment

  • Develop and coordinate inquiry and related assessment efforts with Institute’s departments and programs, notably through Program Assessment Plans & Outcomes (PAPOs) and Program Assessment Liaisons (PALs).
  • Evaluate the ongoing effectiveness of assessment tools on an institute-wide-basis.
  • Refine the design and implementation of a variety of assessment practices to describe and measure educational effectiveness. Offer practical data management, interpretation, and policy-making guidance to improve institutional effectiveness.
  • Oversee the evaluation and implementation of assessment management systems, so that all institutional data is centralized and coordinated. In consultation with Information Technology, facilitate an Institutional Data Management Team to create/refine institutional data collection systems, analysis, and reporting schedules.

Accreditation

  • In coordination with the Accreditation Liaison Office (ALO) and the Academic Affairs Office (AAO), develop and implement methods of quality assurance over accreditation activities.
  • Plan, develop, and coordinate effective collaborative systems for accreditation reports and substantive change applications. Anticipate problems and collaboratively recommend or implement preventive measures. Write about institutional learning processes and outcomes for accreditation reports.
  • Review and ensure timely and accurate submission of accreditation reports.
  • Follow up with needs and policy change recommendations related to re-Visioning and Re-focusing for regenerative inquiry within the Institute.
  • Serve as lead for developing knowledge of accreditation requirements for WASC, APA, CACREP, COAAMFT and other relevant accreditation bodies, in coordination with WASC Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO), the AAO, Program Chairs, and PALs, providing needed data and data analysis, and coordinate the writing of program and other internal reviews, as well as accreditation self-studies and assessment reviews that incorporate relevant data and data analysis.
  • Develop relationships with state and national professional IR organizations that support participation and input into accrediting bodies, such as WASC.

The following more specific responsibilities entail developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure efficient systems and resource use, as well as strategic planning:

  • Give input related to contracts with vendors and consultants
  • Troubleshoot all aspects of institutional evaluative framework.
  • Report to and collaborate with the IMC regarding department and Institute effectiveness – academic and administrative.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with relevant professional groups, especially accreditation bodies (e.g., APA, WASC).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise IEL staff, including conducting annual performance reviews.
  • Recommend hiring practices and positions related to IEL.
  • Participate in institutional hiring decisions, when necessary.
  • Propose and manage the budget of the IEL.

QUALIFICATIONS

Engaging presentation style and excellent interpersonal skills.

Engaging others within the parameters of Pacifica’s Institutional Citizenship values and practices.

Advanced knowledge of social science research methodology, and experience conducting applied social science or education research. Ability to envision mission-aligned application of findings. Ability to integrate institutional needs with strategic planning that is supported by the CAP and multiple supporting evaluative practices.

Ability to determine the need for descriptive and inferential statistical analysis, along with its appropriate use and application within the overall research and evaluative framework for the institute.

Ability for qualitative analysis and interpretation in alignment with Pacifica’s mission and core values.

Ability to work with assessment goals and tools as they relate to clear and effective accreditation and assessment reporting templates and Institutional learning and improvement procedures.

Facility with computer applications, including an understanding of databases, with ability to utilize applications such as survey, statistical, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Ability to develop data management systems that support institutional effectiveness.

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team toward common goals.

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.

Good listening and communication skills.  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; strong ability to exercise sound and experienced judgment based on a thorough knowledge of all issues endemic to the job.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in related field is required. Doctorate degree in Psychology with experience in qualitative/quantitative research methodology is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-years of progressively increasing experience in the field or in an academic setting.
  • Accreditation experience.
  • Knowledge of Depth Psychology.
  • Educational policy development experience is preferred.

 


Housekeeping

SUMMARY

To tend and maintain building interiors, arrange furniture, and assist with all programs as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Clean Admin bathrooms and the Residence bathrooms.
  • Clean offices, lounges, library, and bookstore once per week and upon request (including vacuuming, dusting) trash removal once per week.
  • Vacuum classroom carpets every morning during sessions and upon request.
  • Set up classrooms as instructed by Program Administrators or by Public Programs (Introductions, conferences, miscellaneous events).
  • Set up classrooms for meetings as requested.
  • Clean carpets as needed.
  • Vacuum residence building hallway carpets and mop stairs and tile floors.
  • Clean windows and screens each month.
  • Clean lamp fixtures quarterly.
  • Polish doorknobs and clean doors.
  • Clean classroom blinds every other month.
  • “Deep clean” offices upon request or during change of tenant (wash carpets, blinds, shelves).
  • Clean footstools once per year.
  • Change bed linens after check-outs.
  • Take supply inventory.
  • Wash and maintain all Pacifica-owned linens.
  • Replace light bulbs as needed in lamps.
  • Keep the dining room clean between meals and when the caterer is absent.
  • Clean Opus offices and public spaces.
  • Clean lobby.
  • Prepare massage rooms before each use.
  • Carry out policies established by others.
  • Work within existing rules and procedures.
  • Execute all other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • 1-2 years of general custodial experience.
  • Customer service experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, write, speak, and receive instruction in English.  Bi-lingual language skills preferred. Basic

EQUIPMENT SKILLS

  • Carpet extractor
  • Floor buffer
  • Commercial kitchen cleaning equipment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Ability to stand, walk, use hands to finger, 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. Ability to lift 40lbs and handle heavier equipment.

 


Information Systems Administrator

SUMMARY:

The Information Systems Administrator will be responsible for the support and advancement of the school’s student information systems.  This will be a hybrid technical/functional position requiring a basic understanding of how student information or ERP systems work along with technical expertise to build solutions to the school’s business needs.  The administrator assists the IS and IT Departments with supporting the school’s computing environment which encompasses day-to-day support, planning, maintenance and optimization tasks on a variety of packaged vendor and custom systems based on Microsoft SQL Server.  The individual will be required to work collaboratively with academic and administrative departments to design, develop, implement, and support varied applications, relational databases, data integrations, and reports.  The position requires enterprise application support knowledge to ensure the functionality, reliability and efficiency of the school’s various application resource systems. The Information Systems Administrator will conform to institutional policies and procedures and adhere to diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in the implementation, maintenance, support and reporting within the school’s student information system, Ellucian PowerCampus.
  • Designs, develops, deploys and maintains end user reports.
  • Designs, develops, deploys and maintains data integrations.
  • Assists in the development, testing, and modifications of database applications. Assist in the deployment, testing, and upgrade of student information systems.
  • Assist in the customization of student information systems.
  • Assists in solving production database problems in a timely manner, including off hours and weekend support when necessary.
  • Evaluates database architecture and makes tuning adjustments to improve customer experience proactively.
  • Collaborates with members of IS and IT to ensure successful application and database implementations.
  • Provides second-and third-tier support for database systems and resource applications.
  • Maintains, monitors, installs, and configures server software, as needed.
  • Interprets existing policies and procedures, and makes recommendations for change.
  • Ability to work independently to meet goals and objectives with minimal supervision.
  • Installs, configures, and integrates third party applications and tools, as needed.
  • Troubleshoots database and application errors.

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 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; strong ability to exercise sound and experienced judgment based on a thorough knowledge of all issues endemic to a variety of departments; ability to remain current on trends within technology.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 1-3 years’ experience with Microsoft SQL Server database development or administration.
  • 1-3 years’ experience working with student information or ERP systems.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

  • Understanding of database structures and principles, and experience with relational database design and implementation.
  • Experience working with Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, and Integration Services.
  • Experience creating and executing TSQL queries, stored procedures, user defined functions, and views.
  • Experience performing basic database administrative tasks such as database security, troubleshooting, and database tuning.
  • Literate in student information systems or ERP systems; Ellucian PowerCampus preferred.
  • Experience working with and creating data integrations.
  • Experience working with flat files (csv, json, xml).
  • Experience with using source control (TFS, git) for code and database objects in a multiuser environment.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Experience with Microsoft Access VBA.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Windows desktop and Windows Server operating systems.
  • Familiarity with administering IIS web servers helpful.
  • Experience working with APIs helpful.
  • Experience working with website coding languages including html, CSS, and JavaScript, .NET, and C# helpful.

 


Student Services Coordinator

SUMMARY: 

Under the direction of the Directors of Academic Affairs and Student Services, the Student Services Coordinator supports the implementation of the Institute’s student services initiatives and strategic goals. This position collaborates with multiple departments on implementation strategies with keen attention to detail and sensitivity to the Institute’s vision and needs when it comes to student support. Demonstrating cultural competency and awareness, the Coordinator position supports and interacts with students of diverse backgrounds, including post-traditional and neuro-diverse students. Through the use of technological tools and systems, this position collaboratively and effectively communicates information and streamlines processes to a variety of stakeholders. This position interfaces with faculty, staff, and students on a daily basis.  The Student Services Coordinator will conform to institutional policies and procedures and adhere to diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

  • Implement strategic goals of the department and the Institute.
  • Draft student-related communications and reports on behalf of the Department Directors.
  • Support the Campus Services Manager in the management of student housing and dining needs and serve as back-up when required.
  • Coordinate and implement the new student orientation process, including events, communication plans, and new student tracking.
  • Serve as an on-campus presence while students are on campus, including weekends.
  • Maintain and continually develop the Student Success Center in D2L and other student support-related resources.
  • Organize revisions around the Student Handbook and student policies & procedures.
  • Provide coordination to student support initiatives, including student organizations, events, career services, retention efforts, and other projects.
  • Support in student data collection, tracking, and reporting, such as annual Student Surveys.
  • Respond to student emails sent to the Student Services mailbox.
  • Serve as a member on the Diversity and Inclusion Council.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Directors.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must possess excellent interpersonal skills both verbal and written; be confident and comfortable speaking in public; able to handle difficult situations and people; able to interface with a number of different internal departments as well as the public; have good prioritization, time-management, and organizational skills; be a strong team player; able to multi-task, initiate, follow-through, meet deadlines, and able to problem-solve while maintaining creativity, and work under pressure. Attention to detail and excellent communication skills are imperative. This position is hybrid meaning virtual and on-campus. Must be able and flexible to regularly staff weekend and evening events when students are on campus.

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 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 of all departmental issues. Ability to work with or without supervision; and ability to self-start and yet to also work collaboratively with other departments and with staff.

Ability to learn new computer skills; ability to sustain productivity under the pressure of a heavy workload with multiple priorities and competing deadlines; and ability to manage multiple projects derived from different constituencies.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience considered.
  • 1-3 years of experience in an educational setting preferred.
  • General office/administrative experience.

COMPUTER SKILLS

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

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