Program Director (Continuing Educator I) - Teacher Education and Partnerships (Contract)
University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF09183
UCLA Extension is considered one of the top programs of its kind, offering to more than 35,000 students per year approximately 4,500 classes and non-degree certificate programs to meet the professional development, continuing education, and personal enrichment needs of the full spectrum of nontraditional students as well as companies and organizations throughout and beyond the Los Angeles region.
Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs (Arts & Education), the Director of Teacher Education (Continuing Educator) is responsible for the development and implementation of innovative professional programs and outreach designed to build upon and extend UCLA Extension's reputation as an educational leader in Los Angeles and beyond. The incumbent is responsible for the continued oversight of self-supporting K-12 teacher credentialing programs and is expected to initiate and grow new programming by monitoring emerging education and market opportunities, tracking policy and legislative trends, developing strong relationships with K-12 school partners, maintaining productive and collaborative connections with key campus partners, identifying grant opportunities and new revenue sources, and introducing creative new programs, certificates, and professional development programming.
The incumbent assumes academic and administrative responsibility for the development, implementation, marketing, fiscal management, ongoing evaluation, and supervision of teacher education programs. The role requires representing UCLA Extension through a number of regional networks and professional associations related to the education field as well as direct interaction with a variety of agencies that include: The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies (SEIS), Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the Los Angeles County Office of Education, charter school organizations, and community, business, and government organizations.
Under the direction of the Assistant Dean, the incumbent is responsible for the administration of a self- supporting cost center that currently generates approximately $1M annually and 1,500 enrollments. The incumbent coordinates and facilitates California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) accreditation activities related to their portfolio. The incumbent serves as a member of continuing and ad hoc committees and task forces convened at the discretion of the Dean's Office and represents Extension on select campus committees. In efforts to expand and reach underserved communities, responsibilities will include statewide and local outreach efforts.
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate steady leadership, a deep understanding of the fields of teacher and community education, outstanding interpersonal, communication, and managerial skill working with diverse constituencies, and enthusiasm for UCLA Extension's public service and educational mission.
This is a "non-academic senate" term appointment where this position shall serve a 2-year term, with the possibility for renewal after completion of the initial appointment term.
Academic Program Responsibilities
- Provide academic oversight and management for course offerings with approximately 1,500 annual total enrollments, and approximately $1 million in annual revenue.
- Propose and coordinate the development of new courses and programs in response to changing and emerging continuing education needs, certification requirements, legislative and policy opportunities, and trends statewide and nationally.
- Develop new networks and strategies to reach and support underserved communities locally and throughout the state.
- Assess new trends and the changing educational needs of educational professional and local, regional, and country school districts. Provide oversight for planning professional development programs, courses, seminars and conferences throughout the Greater Los Angeles community and, in some cases, statewide.
- Coordinate regular programmatic reviews of courses and certificates in accordance with UCLA Extension policy and procedure. Propose and coordinate revisions to programs as needed.
- Develop, implement and maintain continuous improvement plans and evaluation metrics for all continuing education programs, including current content, AEDI (Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) strategies in teaching, instructor development, and routine data collection from stakeholders (students, instructors, employers, Advisory Boards) to evaluate progress.
- Direct and manage certificate programs in accordance with the requirements of UC statewide, the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), as well as UCLA Extension Certificate Program policies and standards.
- Oversee student admission and enrollment. Resolve escalated student issues in accordance with UCLA Extension policy and accreditation guidelines.
- Maintain teacher preparation programs in accordance with CCTC requirements and standards, including appropriate data collection, data analysis, and data archiving.
- Develop and implement established procedures for maintaining the quality of all continuing education programs, conference/seminar offerings and special programs.
Instructor Recruitment, Development, & Management
- Build positive and productive relationships with K-12 teacher networks and other sources of instructional talent and development. Recruit, assist in the selection, orient, evaluate, and supervise a diverse group of qualified instructors and mentors for courses and programs, including instructors with a deep understanding of the communities they expect to teach and who are familiar with research on AEDI.
- Regularly and consistently evaluate instructor performance and provide supervision consistent with meeting departmental and institutional quality, AEDI, and enrollment goals.
Marketing & Promotion
- Identify new trends, changing educational needs, career trajectories, and credentialing requirements for a wide variety of educational communities served by UCLA. Coordinate the planning, promotion, and marketing of educational programs, courses, professional development opportunities, public lectures or workshops, and conferences throughout the state to meet those needs.
- Coordinate and organize program/unit promotional and outreach events.
- Work with the Marketing Department and departmental staff on the development of innovative marketing strategies, marketing evaluation, and metric analysis. Assist in preparing content and creation of marketing assets.
Budget & Financial Management
- Develop, implement, analyze, and manage a budget of approximately $1 million with a goal of revenue growth and fiscal viability. Manage fiscal controls, expenditures, and financial/cost analysis for the unit, to ensure achievement of budgetary goals.
- Participate in the establishment, planning, and organization of long-term strategic enrollment and financial goals for the unit.
- Work on other special projects as assigned or identified by the Dean's Office at UCLA Extension.
- Monitor and coordinate California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) accreditation activities including develop, implement, and maintain program surveys and measures; collect and analyze data; share data to campus partners; compose required reports requested for accreditation by Extension or campus partners; and keep abreast of all CTC and other legislative updates pertaining to teaching credentials.
- Develop and maintain positive and productive collaboration with UCLA SE&IS faculty and administration and with the UCLA Committee on Accredited Programs (UCAP) and SE&IS Committee on Degrees and Academic Standing (CDAS).
- Expand partnerships with local school districts, charter school organizations, the UCLA community, regional networks, and other agencies that seek collaboration.
- Convene and coordinate advisory board meetings for assigned certificate programs.
- Attend local and regional university network and K-12 professional association meetings and events likely to facilitate program growth.
Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (AEDI) is one of UCLA Extension's guiding principles. We strive to extend access to UCLA, our programs, and services to underrepresented communities and populations, while serving as a model organization for AEDI in the field of continuing higher education. Committed to attracting and retaining diverse staff & instructors, UCLA Extension welcomes your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity.
To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09183
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