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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 $6 million. 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 $4 million. In addition, incumbent would be responsible for providing support to other ALC programs, such as individual courses, short-term custom programs, and UNEX Writing Center. Reporting to the MSO-II, while under the general supervision of the Director 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.

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Under the direct supervision of the Department Director for Humanities & Sciences, the Administrative Supervisor III supports program operations specifically and department operations more generally. Responsibilities include:

(a) Coordinating with staff with instructional support in the form of payroll processing, contracts and honoraria.

(b) Supervising administrative staff and part-time student workers, while working collaboratively in the recruitment, hiring, and training processes of respective team members;

(c) Completing, monitoring, maintaining proper documentation, and following correct procedures for all department purchasing and payment transactions;

(d) Assisting staff in making arrangements for special events and meetings, travel, entertainment, conferences and facilities use;

(e) 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,

(f) Providing support as needed to field incoming department calls and email; and (g) other duties as assigned. 

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As one of the largest and most comprehensive continuing education providers in the nation, UCLA Extension combines top-tier academics with practical, real-world applications and is comprised of several hundred FTEs and over 2,000 instructors. Reporting to the Dean of UCLA Extension, the Director of Finance is responsible for developing and executing a strategic plan focused on maximizing financial sustainability that supports the overall strategy of serving students first, fostering academic excellence and reimagining learning.

As part of Extension's leadership team, the Director acts as a top advisor to the Dean and senior directors on financial matters. The Director has overall management responsibilities for Extension's key financial operations, including strategic planning, forecasting, budgeting, auditing, internal controls, accounting, purchasing, financial reporting, financial data management; as well as management of the annual budget and planning process. The incumbent provides institutional fiscal and statistical analyses, takes a lead role in the development of financial systems and auditing procedures, and supervises all administrative functions within the Budget and Financial Services Department. The incumbent also represents Extension, as assigned by the Dean, in budgetary and financial interactions with campus or System wide offices. 

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Under the general supervision of the Program Director, provide administrative, clerical and customer service for Department of Business, Management and Legal Programs. Incumbent serves as department receptionist and certificate program assistant. Responsible for servicing 3,000+ active certificate students in over 30 different programs. 

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