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Academic Coordinator, Human Services

Application Window

Open date: June 17th, 2021

Last review date: Sunday, Jul 18, 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: Friday, Aug 20, 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

Overview of Position:
Human Services, a department of Continuing and Professional Education (CPE), provides continuing education programs and public service to adults throughout California. On a yearly basis, Human Services coordinates over 5,000 classes and trains nearly 60,000 students. This requires significant independent oversight and coordination of multifaceted academic programs. Within Human Services, the Northern Academy provides training, consultation and evaluation services to California’s Child Welfare System. The program includes a $3.5 million state-funded, annually-renewable project which reaches 5,000 enrollments in child welfare classes. In addition, the Northern Academy currently maintains contracts with several entities, including the Northern County Welfare Directors’ Association and CWS/CMS consortium. Contracted duties include providing technical assistance, training and research support; in addition, the Academy operates an off-site facility located in Orland, California to provide CWS/CMS training for 13 northern counties. The Northern Academy has also worked on a national and international level, providing expertise in quality workforce development.

The Academic Coordinator position works closely with the Program Director to ensure the sustained growth and development of Northern Academy deliverables. The Academic Coordinator serves as Principal Investigator on programs and contracts; primarily serving to manage deliverables associated with child welfare special initiatives, curricula development and organizational development. This will necessitate program innovation and implementation support skills. This position requires significant positive relationship-building skills to create programs to serve the needs of both ongoing and potential partners. An expertise in child welfare and organizational leadership is a high priority. The Academic Coordinator will maintain primary responsibility for the administration, management, and coordination of large programs with broad and substantial complexity. The Academic Coordinator is a subject matter expert in child welfare, organizational leadership and related areas and carries broad responsibility for developing programs and curricula; ensuring the quality of instruction and other services; and coordinating work to meet contract deliverables. As a subject matter expert and academic leader, the Academic Coordinator tracks new legislation, regulations and other mandates and advises the Program Director, other Northern Academy staff, instructors, state leaders, and county agencies on mandates, best practices and implementation efforts. This requires advanced communication skills, both verbal and written, with current and potential clients.

This position will maintain leadership over several academic programs, which require conducting thorough and ongoing assessments of program and constituency needs; evaluating program activities and functions; and, representing the Academy in a variety of meetings, collaborations and partnerships with other agencies. The Academic Coordinator is a member of the Academy leadership team, assisting in developing short-term and long-term planning objectives based on an understanding of client needs through their direct and ongoing communication efforts, participation in advisory committees and workgroups, and conducting needs assessments.

This is a full-time academic term appointment with an initial 1-year appointment, eligible for continued reappointment. Salary commensurate with 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:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Public Administration or other social services-related fields.

    Minimum 5 years’ experience in public Child Welfare Services or closely related child and family-serving organization.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

    Experience in program implementation and the ability to lead others in planning and implementation efforts.

    Expertise in curriculum development and the application of adult learning methodologies.

    Experience supporting community collaboration, meeting facilitation and program development.

Preferred qualifications

    Experience in supervision, management or other leadership role.

    Strong report writing skills.

    Knowledge of data application, continuous quality improvement and program evaluation.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Sample of Professional Work - Please provide three samples of your professional work.
    Include at least one course curriculum sample.
    Include at least one writing sample.

  • 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.

  • Sample of Professional Work - Upload for Sample document #2

  • Sample of Professional Work - Upload for Sample document #3

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Davis, CA