Dean of Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE)

Dean of Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) 


Professional and Continuing Education 

University of California, Santa Barbara


Summary of Job Details:

UC Santa Barbara welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE). Formerly known as UCSB Extension, PACE has served the community for over 75 years, with over 20,000 students and community members enrolled in the past decade, extending the scholarship and teaching of UC Santa Barbara beyond the borders of the campus. A self-supporting unit with 20 FTEs and a $6 million budget, PACE offers 200 courses with more than 6,000 enrollments annually. Its International Program hosts over 600 students annually. PACE offers certificate programs and professional development for UC Santa Barbara students, lifelong learning opportunities for professional growth, career-oriented training focused on current workplace needs, and educational opportunities for: pre-college and non-matriculated students. In addition, it creates custom employee training programs designed to meet the needs of companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.


Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor (Provost) in a high-level academic staff position, the Dean provides innovative leadership and professional management for a dynamic and entrepreneurial unit, directing academic and strategic planning and program development to help UC Santa Barbara meet the needs of its students and fulfill its mission as a public research university. The Dean oversees academic and staff personnel, organizational and financial management, contract and grant management, and university engagement activities nationally and internationally, to support inclusive excellence and continue and increase the impact and quality of its programs. The Dean is responsible for successful and sustainable fiscal management of the division.


Required Qualifications:

•   A record of achievement in working with a diverse community, creating an inclusive culture, and achieving ambitious institutional goals for equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

•   5+ years experience recruiting and developing excellent instructors, staff and students, including women and members of racially and ethnically underrepresented groups.

•   5+ years extensive and successful administrative experience in universities or similarly complex institutions, with an emphasis on self-supporting continuing education.

•   Evidence of professional engagement, public presentations, and/or publications indicating leadership in the area of continuing education and other areas of higher education.

•   5+ years experience with instructional technology and the design, implementation, and evaluation of large-scale, broadly delivered, educational offerings deploying traditional in-person classroom delivery, digital/remote/online modalities, and blended learning.

•   5+ years experience working closely with faculty members and academic leaders and within a shared-governance system to design and deliver educational programming.

•   5+ years demonstrated experience in managing staff to fulfill evolving priorities, goals, and objectives.

•   Demonstrated experience in external resource development and entrepreneurial revenue generation.

•   Demonstrated experience in managing complex budgets and in external resource development.

•   5+ years experience in financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning.

•   Bachelor's degree in related area or equivalent experience and/or training.


Special Conditions of Employment:

Satisfactory criminal history background check.

UCSB is a Tobacco-Free environment.


Pay Rate/Range:  $124,200/year to $243,800/year. 

Days/Hours: M-F; 8am - 5pm (additional hours as needed)

Benefits Eligibility: Full Benefits 


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Application review begins:  12/5/23

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Job #61681