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As a UCLA Extension instructor, you will:

  • Be a part of UCLA, a world-class university, ranked the #1 public university in the United States
  • Help others grow, learn, and transform their lives
  • Share your experience and transfer your knowledge. Educate the next generation of professionals in your field
  • Engage with and learn from our diverse, dedicated, and goal-oriented student body
  • Gain support and training applicable to both new and experienced instructors who are looking to refine their skills and apply the most up-to-date and evidence-based teaching strategies in the classroom

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Behind every great course is a team of dedicated professionals working to ensure the best experience possible for students. UCLA Extension provides competitive benefits as well as continuing education.

As a UCLA Extension staff member, you will:

  • Be a part of UCLA, a world-class university, ranked the #1 public university in the United States
  • Help others grow, learn, and transform their lives
  • Earn one complimentary class for yourself or an immediate family member each quarter
  • Have access to medical coverage, disability insurance, a day care reimbursement plan, college savings plan, paid vacation, and retirement savings options, including an attractive pension plan

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View open staff positions at UCLA Extension below. Opportunities can be also found on UCLA’s Career Opportunities website.

The American Language Center (ALC) provides English instruction to speakers of other languages and has four programmatic cost centers and an administrative cost center with an annual gross income of over eleven million dollars. The Academic Intensive English Program (AIEP) and Intensive English Communication Program (IECP) offered through the ALC are the two largest of these cost centers with a combined revenue of over nine million dollars. Reporting to the MSO-II, while under the general supervision of the Continuing Educator in charge of AIEP/IECP, the Administrative Assistant II has direct involvement in five major areas: A) Administrative support of the intensive programs; B) Student counseling, advising, and customer support; C) Direct support to instructors of the intensive programs, D) Financial Support; and ; E) Information-gathering and dissemination. 

The successful candidate must be flexible and adept at managing multiple and frequently changing priorities and be proactive in addressing ongoing and newly emerging tasks. The candidate must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends, especially during program start-up. This candidate must also have the ability to work at different UCLA Extension /ALC sites, including UCLA Extension main building and UCLA campus, sometimes during the same day. 

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Under the general direction of the International Department Director, implement and provide proactive, customer-responsive, thorough administrative support and services for international programs offered by UCLA Extension. These programs include (1) a full-time day year-round intensive language school; (2) part-time evening credit and non-credit programs and (3) short-term programs arranged by special contract, (4) a Writing Center, and (5) the Study Abroad Program. With revenue of several million dollars, the UCLA Extension's international program serves approximately 3,000+ international students, provides housing information, academic counseling, recruitment and marketing efforts, and special billing procedures. Major duties include assisting students and clients with a wide range of customer services, program implementation support, information gathering and dissemination, data collection and analysis, and administrative support. Incumbent is also responsible for processing Hummel Scholarships.

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Reporting to the director (Continuing Educator) of Intensive English (ESL) Programs, the Management Services Officer II (MSO II), oversees and has direct involvement in four major areas: A) Program Management and Leadership; B) Program Planning, Development and Implementation, including technology and data management; C) Marketing and Strategic Planning of ALC Programs and Services; D) Financial Management: Budget Development and Coordination. Executive level support to the Program and Department Directors in each of these areas.

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Under the general direction of the Program Managers (Program Representative III-Supervisor) in Entertainment Studies and the Writers' Program, the Program Representative II plans, manages, implements, and maintains quality control for all programmatic and operational aspects of evening and weekend courses for the Department of the Arts at UCLA Extension. 

The PRII oversees about 180 Film/TV and Writing- related course sections annually. Responsibilities include actively supporting the program planning process, coordinating all course logistics, arranging classroom facilities, ordering support services, and assisting with student advising, tracking budgets, marketing courses and other duties as assigned.

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Under the direction of the Continuing Educator (Program Director), Student Affairs Officer II will manage the planning and implementation processes for approximately 400 courses and special programs annually for the 6 certificates in the Writers' Program unit of the Department of the Arts. The gross income for the department is $2.5 million annually. Subject areas covered included fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting and TV writing, writing for young readers, poetry, and editing and publishing.

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Under the direction of the Student Affairs Officer, provides administrative support in the UCLA Extension's Architecture and Interior Design Program while maintaining procedures for the efficient operation of the unit's presence at the UCLA Extension's Satellite Location at 1010 Westwood Center. Major duties include answering the phones, student advisement, filing, faxing, program support and representing the unit to the public and other UCLA Extension departments.

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Under the Direction of the Program Director (CE), the Administrative Assistant III provides operational, administrative and marketing support for the UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies program. Duties include providing support to the Program Director to ensure smooth workflow within the unit and to assist with long range projects. The Administrative Assistant III functions as the Event Coordinator to plan and implement student networking events, an instructor retreat, Film Festival, and various screenings. The position also works closely with the UCLA Extension Custom Programs staff in coordinating international and domestic custom programs. 

Provide high level consistent customer service to instructors, students, colleagues and the general public.

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Under the general supervision of the Student Affairs Officer (Certificate Advisor), provide administrative, clerical and customer service for Department of Business, Management and Legal Programs certificate program unit. Incumbent serves as department receptionist and certificate program assistant. Responsible for servicing 2,000 active certificate students in 27 different programs.

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Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Custom Programs and Corporate Education, the Program Manager will provide high level administrative, operational, and management support and analysis for the department. This position will directly manage 3 Program Representative IIIs and is responsible for logistical oversight of programs. Other duties include support to the Director on implementation of special projects related to domestic and international programs and business development. 

Program Manager will work closely with the institution's Continuing Educators and custom program clients to plan and successfully execute various custom programs.

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Under the direct supervision of the department director, the Education Department Administrative Assistant supports Pathway program operations specifically and department operations more generally. Responsibilities include: (a) coordinating Pathway student admissions, financial aid, and student enrollment processes, as well as communicating information directly to Pathway students and families; (b) completing, monitoring, maintaining proper documentation, and following correct procedures for all department purchasing and payment transactions; (c) assisting staff in making arrangements for special events and meetings, travel, entertainment, and facilities use; (d) maintaining an effective office environment and office operations, including maintaining adequate office supplies, monitoring proper operations of equipment, handling incoming and outgoing mail; and maintaining proper storage of department documentation, (e) providing support as needed to field incoming department calls and email; and (f) other duties as assigned.

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Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager (PM) the Program Representative II implements the Intern Teacher Credential Programs for the Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist Preliminary Credentials, the Autism Spectrum Disorder Added Authorization, the CLAD through CTEL Added Authorization, the Positive Behavior Support for K-12 Teachers Certificate, and the Charter School Leadership Certificate Program. The Program Representative II assists all unit staff in program implementation as needed. The Program Representative II provides information and counseling regarding these programs, oversees the implementation of course offerings, is responsible for evaluating and processing applications for the programs, establishes and issues Facility Use Agreements with outside facilities, and maintains student, administrative and financial records.

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Under the direction of the on-site Center Coordinator, perform Center Assistant duties at various UCLA Extension Metro Centers. Assignments at various locations are determined by departmental needs and programming priorities. The Centers consist of approximately 90,500 square feet in four locations that house 71 classrooms, computer labs, and offices and storage spaces. A full complement of Extension academic programming, instruction and events are held for a high volume of students, subscribers and visitors in these learning centers. Institutional instructional efforts and processes culminate at the learning centers when classes commence, and it is one of the primary responsibilities of the Metro Center Coordinator and Center Assistants ensure that the building and classroom conditions are optimal for high quality instruction and learning to take place. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Center Coordinator with all aspects of managing Center operations on a daily basis. All Metro Center staff are trained to implement and assist in UCLA emergency response plans (i.e., safe evacuation of the building, sheltering in place, assisting others) when necessary. 

The incumbent will be assigned to work primarily at the Extension Woodland Hills or Extension Downtown Center, however; they should be available to work at any of the Westwood locations when needed.

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Under the direction of the on-site Center Coordinator, perform Center Assistant duties at various UCLA Extension Metro Centers. Assignments at various locations are determined by departmental needs and programming priorities. The Centers consist of approximately 90,500 square feet in four locations that house 71 classrooms, computer labs, and offices and storage spaces. A full complement of Extension academic programming, instruction and events are held for a high volume of students, subscribers and visitors in these learning centers. Institutional instructional efforts and processes culminate at the learning centers when classes commence, and it is one of the primary responsibilities of the Metro Center Coordinator and Center Assistants ensure that the building and classroom conditions are optimal for high quality instruction and learning to take place. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Center Coordinator with all aspects of managing Center operations on a daily basis. All Metro Center staff are trained to implement and assist in UCLA emergency response plans (i.e., safe evacuation of the building, sheltering in place, assisting others) when necessary.

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Under the direction of the on-site Center Coordinator, perform Center Assistant duties at various UCLA Extension Metro Centers. Assignments at various locations are determined by departmental needs and programming priorities. The Centers consist of approximately 90,500 square feet in four locations that house 71 classrooms, computer labs, and offices and storage spaces. A full complement of Extension academic programming, instruction and events are held for a high volume of students, subscribers and visitors in these learning centers. Institutional instructional efforts and processes culminate at the learning centers when classes commence, and it is one of the primary responsibilities of the Metro Center Coordinator and Center Assistants ensure that the building and classroom conditions are optimal for high quality instruction and learning to take place. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Center Coordinator with all aspects of managing Center operations on a daily basis. All Metro Center staff are trained to implement and assist in UCLA emergency response plans (i.e., safe evacuation of the building, sheltering in place, assisting others) when necessary. 

The incumbent will be assigned to work primarily at the Extension Woodland Hills or Extension Downtown Center, however; they should be available to work at any of the Westwood locations when needed.

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Under the general supervision of Assistant Director of Information Technology Services (ITS), the Help Desk Technician provides customer service to all UCLA Extension (UNEX) employees by answering the ITS phones and responding to help desk ticket tracking system and other reported problems. The Help Desk Technician is the first level of support and response for UNEX users and will assess level of problem and involve computer technicians and engineers as needed. 

The working hours for this position are 7 am to 4 pm.

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Job Summary Statement:    Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager (PRIII) and the general direction of the Program Director, the Program Representative II (PRII) implements and manages a variety of evening and weekend courses in science, math, public policy, and the applied sciences, including on-site, online and hybrid formats, academic credit courses, conferences, and special programs and projects. 

Major responsibilities include implementation of approximately 200 courses annually, and advising prospective and continuing certificate students as well as students taking individual courses. The PRII is responsible for day-to-day course implementation from start to finish, including but not limited to communication with instructors about all aspects of course implementation; programming courses in the Enterprise System (Destiny); ordering textbooks, audiovisual equipment, and parking permits. The PRII also provides vital support in the following areas: course research and development; marketing research and implementation of marketing materials and strategies; budget management; and instructor recruitment. 

  • In addition to roughly 150 degree credit courses, this portfolio includes: 
  • Academic Certificate in Pre-Medical and General Science Studies 
  • Academic Certificate in Sustainability 
  • Academic Certificate in Environmental Studies 
  • Academic Specialization in Sustainable Business and Management 
  • Land Use Law and Planning Annual Conference 
  • Professional-Level Certificate in Health Care Management and Leadership and 
  • The UCLA Medical Assistant Certificate Program

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Under the general supervision of department Director/Continuing Educator III, (CEIII), the Student Affairs Officer II manages the coordination and administration of certificate and sequential programs offering multiple specialization fields of study in the Department of Humanities and Sciences at UCLA Extension. Counsel incoming, current and future students on the appropriate certificate programs, specializations and other programs and courses based on their backgrounds and career objectives. Conduct program orientations and counseling sessions quarterly, and represent program units at educational fairs, International Student orientations and other relevant events. Collaborate with program reps to ensure appropriate sequencing and scheduling of courses. Coordinate efforts for Annual Graduation event that includes verifying accurate list of graduates and communicating event specifics to certificate graduates. 

This position involves the coordination and management of their day-to-day activities. Maintain contact with external accreditation agencies or bodies, and under the direction and guidance of the CEs and Program Reps, use professional judgment in interpreting and implementing external requirements and regulations as they affect student matriculation in programs. Work closely with Department's marketing manager to oversee the production and publication of certificate brochures, flyers, website updates, and other support materials.

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