#102069 Program Manager – Science and Sustainability Dept.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/7/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/16/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

A cover letter is required for a complete application packet.



UC San Diego Extension is fully self-supporting, operating year-round (12 months of active instruction) with a budget of $47 million annually in primarily fee income. The unit has over 200 career employees, including academic, management, staff and executive, as well as represented and non-represented positions. Many casual or contract employees and student workers also serve in the organization. In addition, Extension employs about 1,000 active by-agreement instructors.

Extension operates in 200,000 square feet of managed space, including a large off-campus classroom facility. The unit maintains a robust online learning platform, operating 24/7 (including some Spanish language elements) with web-casting and video-conferencing capability. Extension also has a strong web presence with e-commerce operating 24/7. There are over 60,000 enrollment transactions annually; 35,000 outreach certification transactions and 25,000 service transactions.

Extension supports a robust network of representatives, agents, and students (both residential and online) around the globe. Along with all of this, Extension operates two television stations, a variety of public lecture programs and is active in federal, state, local, and private research and technical assistance programs and activities.


The Program Manager manages the planning, scheduling, implementation, and evaluation of Science and Sustainability programs and courses at UC San Diego Extension. The incumbent will develop new public education programs and manage complex public education programs, primarily focused in the Life Sciences. Uses project management and communication skills to resolve a wide range of educational program issues and needs.

Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for delivering courses, presentations and development programs. Receives general instructions and exercises judgment in selecting methods and techniques for course and instructional improvement. Fully knowledgeable in course subject matter.

Additional duties include: ongoing course schedule planning, instructor recruiting, student and instructor advising, promotional planning, periodic program and course evaluation and adjustment, and responding to complex programmatic issues. In conjunction with the department Director and other stakeholders, participates in long-range strategic planning. Develops outlines for new course curricula and updates, and recommends updates to existing course content. Participates in the development of strategic marketing plans and coordinates marketing events. Develops and monitors budgets.

  • A cover letter is required for a complete application packet.

  • Some overtime during peak periods may be required.

  • Must be available for occasional evenings and weekends and may be required to attend conferences and programs both locally and out-of-town, as requested.

  • Proven experience managing a portfolio of business and management courses at the university or corporate level, specifically life science courses or programs.

  • Demonstrated experience designing and developing educational programs for adults.

  • Strong knowledge of and experience working in the life sciences.

  • Demonstrated experience providing academic advising to students.

  • Proven experience communicating effectively, verbally and in writing. Experience communicating in a professional manner and tailoring communications to the intended audience.

  • Thorough knowledge of and skill in delivering programs. Experience hiring and training instructors.

  • Demonstrated experience developing and overseeing budgets.

  • Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of new presentations and courses to meet organizational needs.

  • Thorough knowledge of marketing concepts including participating in developing marketing plans, targeting audiences, and coordinating marketing events.

  • Demonstrated experience with continuing education, professional associations, and corporate contract training.

  • A background check is required for this position.

  • Must have a valid CA driver's license, insurance and own transportation.

  • Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.

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