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Director, Business & Leadership Programs

Application Window

Open date: April 23rd, 2021

Last review date: Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

This position is charged with advancing and overseeing a portfolio of educational and training programs in a variety of business, operations, management and leadership domains that prepare adults for upskilling, reskilling, career transition and advancement. Under general oversight, the incumbent establishes a vision for portfolio growth in alignment with the divisional strategic plan; provides strategy and leadership for start-up programmatic initiatives; works collaboratively across the division, campus and professional community and encompassing a variety of subjects and disciplines within the business sector; and has accountability for the academic integrity and financial sustainability of all programs created. The incumbent is expected to be a leader in the field, bring expertise in workforce development strategies and approaches, and have relevant professional experience and networks. The incumbent must possess a strong command of higher education; capacity for high-level interaction with diverse campus and community experts; facility with market intelligence; capacity to conduct needs assessments and lead curriculum development targeting post-traditional learners; strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; experience in business and partnership development; and, the capacity to work in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment.

This is a full-time academic term appointment with an initial 1-year appointment, eligible for continued reappointment. Salary commensurate with level and experience. UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education 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:

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse academic community.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. Additional information and specifics regarding the policy are available at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

    -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, forecasting and managing financial performance.

Preferred qualifications

    -Track record of program leadership in an entrepreneurial educational context.
    -Experience working in highly collaborative environments.
    -Experience using quantitative and qualitative data to assess new educational opportunities.
    -Capacity to chart a vision and strategy for a portfolio that addresses labor market demands and emerging trends in the field.
    -Creativity and innovation in educational programming.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

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Davis, CA