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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 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 of the department in which you are interested.

Core Faculty Positions

Pacifica Graduate Institute is an accredited graduate school in California offering masters and doctoral degrees in the tradition of depth psychology. We are currently seeking a full-time core faculty member in the Depth Psychology program with a primary focus in the Somatic Studies specialization. For more information about this unique graduate program, visit the Somatic Studies webpage.

The candidate for this position will be teaching, advising, serving on dissertation committees, and performing administrative functions in the Somatic Studies specialization, and may also teach courses across Pacifica’s degree programs as needed and per qualifications. Anticipated but flexible start date is July, 2017.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in psychology, cultural studies, education, or a humanities-related field; background in depth psychological theories and practices, qualitative research, and somatic studies (a focus in either somatic psychology or somatic education is acceptable). Applicants with at least three years of academic teaching experience and a strong record of publication and community service preferred. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to cultural and ethnic diversity in 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 Somatic Studies specialization curriculum you feel qualified to teach, your interest in working with students of diverse backgrounds, and three references.

Please indicate in subject line “Somatic Studies Specialization.”
Department of Human Resources
Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Staff Positions



Chief Financial Officer


Responsible for all financial and fiscal management of Pacifica Graduate Institute, including supervision of the Director of the Business Office/Controller and Director of Financial Aid Office. Provide leadership and coordination in business planning, accounting, budgeting, reporting, and financial aid.  Share in the supervision of certain nonacademic, non-financial department supervisors as assigned. Serve as an effective Institutional Management Council member.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Supervise the operational and policy activities of the Business Office and Financial Aid Office to meet institutional goals.
  • Supervise the Staff Directors team with:
    • Planning in coordination with the Business Office.
    • Managing departmental team in execution of job responsibilities in accordance with Pacifica policies
    • Evaluation and review of all departmental staff
  •  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all staff, helping to identify needs and implementing a full range of business solutions.
  • Confer with and advise the President and Board of Trustees as needed, on all business and financial issues affecting Pacifica including revenue generation, capital resources, and debt management.
  • Develop and direct the implementation of strategic business plans, programs, projects, and systems.
  • Ensure compliance and reporting with all local, state, and federal budgetary reporting requirements and laws and regulations including but not limited to, DOL, DOE and, WASC.
  • Prepare and coordinate the preparation of all financial statements, financial/budget reports, special analyses, and informational reports as required.
  • Develop, implement and update finance, accounting, billing and auditing procedures.
  • Supervise establishment and maintenance of appropriate internal control safeguards.
  • Ensure that all financial records and systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted auditing and accounting standards.
  • Financially manage Pacifica’s ESOP, including preparation of all related financial statements and documents, coordinate with Pacifica’s ESOP counsel, and communicate with Pacifica’s ESOP stock appraiser and ESOP regulatory agencies and Pacifica’s ESOP trustees.
  • Assist in obtaining and procuring all necessary licenses and insurances.
  • Analyze all financial data and effectively guide and direct budget managers in the construction and execution of departmental budgets.
  • Analyze financial data to pinpoint potential weak areas and assist executive management in problem-solving to strengthen.
  • Establish and implement short-and long-term departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
  • Ensure that the Pacifica receives the best return on liquid assets and investments.
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with outside agencies needed for financial progress and security, including banking institutions, and serve as an effective financial ambassador for Pacifica.
  • Oversee annual audit process and external reporting.
  • Provide the financial implementation to fulfill Pacifica’s mission.
  • Communicate regarding financial matters with vendors, insurance brokers, and others.
  • Consult with CEO and Chancellor on creation and implementation of new innovative business ventures for Pacifica, and advise on relationships with other entities involved.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources on benefit strategies including, but not limited to, health plan and 401K plan thus providing the most competitive packages for the organization’s employees.
  • Prepare and/or assist counsel in preparing contracts.
  • Execute all other duties as assigned including committee work and special projects.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervise Directors of Business and Financial Aid offices.
  • Supervise assignment of tasks and daily duties to achieve departmental goals.
  • Supervise evaluation all aspects of staff performance and filing necessary documents.
  • Participate in hiring decisions and recommend discharge when appropriate.
  • Share oversight of other department supervisors as a member of the Internal Management Council.


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.

We seek someone with integrity and the ability to articulate clearly our financial status.  The best candidate  will be able to explain risks, potential consequences and ‘red flag’ alerts from a short and long-term perspective.  Strong organizational, administrative, time-management, analytical, and listening skills are required.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills combined with the ability to exercise sound, experienced, and independent judgment while motivating staff to produce quality work within prescribed deadlines is essential.

Education and/or Experience

  • CPA and/or CFP certification preferred.
  • 5-10 years of progressively responsible management experience.
  • 5-10 years of CFO experience required, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Familiarity with Depth Psychology and willingness to continue to learn, a plus.
  • Working knowledge of how an ESOP operates, or a willingness to learn.

Computer Skills

  • PC literate; MS Office Suite
  • PowerCampus & FilemakerPro software preferred.
  • MAS90, AccPac, Quicken, QuickBooks.
  • Knowledge of ADP software
  • General office equipment.

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to or to the HR Department.

Accounting Analyst   

Supervisor: Patricia Denver, Controller

Summary: To maintain reliable and accurate financial records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Accounts Payable Experience.
  • Accounts Receivable posting skills.
  • Excel savvy
  • Detail Oriented
  • Impeccable Organizational Skills
  • Quick Learner
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills
  • Works well in a Team Environment
  • Accounting experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • PC literate; MS Office (including Word and Excel).
  • Ten key calculators & General Office Equipment.
  • Ability to interface with a number of different departments and outside agencies.
  • Good prioritization and time management skills.
  • Must be a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Must possess knowledge of general accounting principles and practices.

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to or to the HR Department.

Manager of Information Technology


The Manager of Information Technology is responsible for installing, maintaining and supporting computer systems and communication networks within the organization. The goal is to ensure the smooth operation of these systems and communication networks in order to provide maximum performance and availability for users, including staff, clients, students/customers, and suppliers.  The position will be responsible for routine maintenance and implementation of server, network and phone systems. The position applies the understanding of computer, network and telephony concepts to implement complex systems, diagnose problems, determine appropriate courses of action, and provide complete issue follow-through.  The position provides Tier III support to faculty, staff, and students, and provides outreach to these constituents, to assess their needs and relay the level of support that Pacifica’s IT department can provide to them. The position will also require managing a small helpdesk and audio/visual staff.  This position, at least when starting out, will not have budgetary or strategic planning responsibilities.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Effectively manage a small team of helpdesk and audio/visual support staff.
  • Maintain clear levels of communication with supervisor, helpdesk and audio/visual staff, and all other employees.
  • Ensure the development and use of effective preventive maintenance programs that includes updating and upgrading server, network and telephony hardware and software to ensure the integrity and security of the operating environment.
  • Analyze, troubleshoot and rectify Cisco network communication failures and bottlenecks.
  • Deploy, configure, update, and replace network hardware including routers, firewalls, switches, and wireless access points.
  • Manage, upgrade and maintain a Microsoft Exchange and SQL server environment including related third-party supporting infrastructure components.
  • Ensure appropriate security levels are maintained and practiced on all Pacifica systems and configurations, whether they are on-campus or for remote access.
  • Analyze, participate and recommend technology requirements and hardware specification to determine the feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
  • Develop, plan and maintain a multi-site VMWare server environment that leverages the advanced benefits of virtualization technologies.
  • Ability to take ownership of production issues, working closely with the support, applications and development teams to resolve issues.
  • Continually automate and refine monitoring tasks of systems using HP SIM and Orion NPM tools to proactively prevent system downtime.
  • Manage, upgrade and maintain a multi-site Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory domain deployment.
  • Provide Tier III troubleshooting and support of all server, network, and telephony infrastructure service issues.
  • Provide on-call support and occasionally perform job duties outside of normal business hours as required.
  • Design, implement, maintain and deploy Group Policy, DFS, DNS, DHCP and WINS technologies.
  • Deploy, maintain, and replace server hardware.
  • Manage and administer an HP LeftHand virtual SAN storage array.
  • Manage and administer an Avaya IPOffice phone system.
  • Write and develop department documentation.
  • Recommend purchasing hardware and software as a need to maintain workstation computers, servers, and network.
  • Represents Pacifica to all external I.T.-related vendors and organizations.
  • Keeps up with developments in information technology use in higher education environments.
  • Implements strategies to contain costs and increase efficiencies in the IT department.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Help Desk Personnel


  • Must have knowledge of, and demonstrable experience with Cisco switch, router, and VPN technologies.
  • Must have knowledge of, and demonstrable experience with HP LeftHand virtual SAN storage array.
  • Must have firm understanding and experience with TCP/IP connectivity issues in LAN/WAN/VPN/Internet environments.
  • Experience with Exchange 2010 and related third party SPAM, Content Filtering, and Anti-Virus software.
  • Experience with VMWare and HP server and hardware virtualization technologies.
  • 3 – 5 years of hands-on experience designing, securing and troubleshooting with Active Directory 2008 or higher, Group Policy, DFS, DNS, and related technology in a multi-site environment.
  • Solid background on TCP/IP networking and troubleshooting in a Microsoft Windows networking environment.
  • Experience with Symantec Endpoint Protection, BackupExec, and Mail Security for Exchange.
  • Strong knowledge of network monitoring software is highly preferred.
  • Experience with enterprise-level migration to cloud-based systems such as Microsoft Azure and Office 365 in an academic or corporate environment.
  • Prior experience in, or knowledge of, the higher education, graduate-level environment.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, independently, and within a collaborative team oriented environment using sound judgment in decision-making.
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate technical information to non-technical users at all organizational levels.
  • Experience setting procedures, network software and hardware standards, documentation standards.
  • Hands-on experience using Microsoft Server system administration tools, server build documents, and server troubleshooting processes.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School degree required; Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent education strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years hands-on experience in a mission-critical production environment using Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and above.
  • 4 years hands-on experience on system administration skills, server build, and server troubleshooting.

Computer Skills/ Certifications And Licenses:

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for support and troubleshooting.
  • Advanced knowledge of Macintosh OSX operating systems for support and troubleshooting.
  • Microsoft certifications preferred (i.e. MSCDT, MCP, MCSA, MCSE).
  • Cisco certifications preferred (i.e. CCNA, CCNP).
  • VMWare certifications preferred (i.e. VCP).
  • Network+ certification preferred.
  • A+ certification preferred.

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to or to the HR Department.

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