Director of Business and Leadership Programs - UC Davis Extension - Davis

09 May 2018 7:54 AM | Anonymous

Director of Business and Leadership Programs - Davis, CA

Recruitment Period:
Open date: May 8th, 2018

Next review date:
 June 6th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: 
June 30th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Director/Senior Director of Business & Leadership is an academic appointee based in our Center for Professional Studies, with responsibility for overseeing a $5M portfolio of professional education programs in a variety of business, operations, management and leadership domains. As an academic leader in a self-supporting division, a continuing educator is first and foremost an academic entrepreneur who identifies new program opportunities, and develops high quality educational experiences that deliver value to learners and achieve financial sustainability. Under general oversight of the Associate Dean, the director is responsible for setting the overall direction of the portfolio, and developing an academic strategic plan and budget that is aligned with Divisional goals for mission expansion and financial growth. The director oversees academic quality, relevance and fiscal sustainability of public-facing open enrollment programs, and a contract training portfolio that serves organizational workforce development needs. The director identifies and leads new programmatic initiatives from concept to execution, grounded in knowledge of the subject domain and trends in the continuing education field. He/she innovates curricula, delivery models, business models, and credentialing. The director engages broadly in the regional business community (public/private sector) to represent the division, keep the pulse on future needs, create partnerships and develop new business opportunities. The director oversees a team of 12 program staff, led by two associate directors. As one of several portfolio leaders in the Center for Professional Studies, he/she actively contributes to and leads cross-functional initiatives that contribute to the success of the Center as a whole.

Minimum Qualifications: (must be attained at time of application)

  • Master’s degree in management, business, organizational leadership or related topic.
  • Min 5 years of professional experience in a higher education or training organization.
  • Prior experience supervising and managing people.
  • Prior experience teaching, developing and/or managing educational programs.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of adult learning principles, and experience applying those principles to the design of engaging learning experiences.
  • Demonstrated skills in outreach, new business development, partnerships. 
  • Experience with budgeting and financial forecasting.
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative data to assess new opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Track record of program leadership in an entrepreneurial educational context.
  • Knowledge of trends in continuing education.
  • Experience working in highly collaborative work environments.
  • Capacity to chart a vision and strategy for a portfolio.

This is a full-time academic term appointment with an initial 1-year appointment, eligible for continued reappointment. Placement within the Continuing Educator II salary scale commensurate with experience. UC Davis Extension is unable to sponsor a work visa (H-1B) to fill this position. Successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they are legally authorized to work in the United States.

UC Davis provides 13 paid holidays, 24 days accrued vacation and 12 days accrued sick leave. Position eligible for full benefits/retirement package. For more information about our extensive benefits please visit To learn more about UC Davis and our local communities please visit:


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