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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. We are committed to the success of our students, both in and out of the classroom. Join our passionate team of instructors and staff, dedicated to helping people advance their careers and achieve their dreams.

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Teaching at UCLA Extension

We are always looking for talented instructors to join our team.

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

Instructor Job Openings:

Careers at UCLA Extension

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

Open Staff Positions:

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

Under the general direction of the MSOII and Continuing Educator (CE), implement and provide administrative support for programs offered by the American Language Center (ALC). The American Language Center 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 seven million dollars. These programs-include (1) a full-time-day year-round intensive language school; (2) part-time evening/weekend credit and non-credit programs; and (3) short-term programs arranged by special contract. The Academic Intensive English Program (AIEP) and the Intensive English Communication Program (IECP) offered through the ALC are the two largest of these cost-centers with a combined revenue of over six million dollars. Duties include providing support for instructors and students; program implementation, planning, budgeting and development; student counseling, enrollment and case management; initiating and processing purchasing or catering orders (via BruinBuy); processing instructor contracts and monthly payments via Destiny BMS; marketing; financial administration, including budget development and monitoring and providing ad hoc or routine reports; the training of clerical and student worker staff in a full range of administrative tasks.

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Under the supervision of the Assistant Director Manager of the Custom Programs Unit, the Custom Programs Lead Rep (Program Representative III) will provide high level of administrative, operational, and financial support and analysis to the Assistant Director Custom Programs Manager. The position has responsibility for program planning and implementation, administrative and budget support, and special project management for domestic and international custom programs and corporate education. The position will also work closely with the institution's Continuing Educators and custom program clients to plan and successfully execute custom programs.

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Reporting to the Program Representative III (Program Manager) in charge of Pathway, a program designed to support students with intellectual disabilities to participate in higher education, the Student Affairs Officer II (SAO II), who has the working title of "Vocational Services Coordinator," oversees and has direct involvement in four major areas: A) Supervision of Pathway vocational services; B) Providing direct support to Pathway students, C) Coordinate and oversee student internship activities, E) Administrative duties. 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.

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UCLA Extension, a global leader in professional and continuing higher education, seeks an innovative and entrepreneurial manager to oversee a robust portfolio in the department of Education (Job Code: JPF04206).  Reporting to the Director, the Continuing Educator II (Program Director) will be responsible for the administration of self-supporting cost centers that annually generate approximately  3 million through 13,000 enrollments in 650 programs.    

Under the direct supervision of the Department Director, the Continuing Educator (CE) II shares academic and administrative responsibility for the development, implementation, marketing, fiscal management, ongoing evaluation, and academic supervision of the Education programs. The Continuing Educator will collaborate with constituents and agencies including: the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, the Los Angeles County Office of Education, local school districts, charter school organizations, and other community and government organizations.   Additional areas of oversight include coordination of all CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) accreditation activities.

Candidates must have upper-level administrative management experience in an academic environment and be committed to the highest level of academic standards and integrity.  Familiarity with educational methods and technologies in traditional classroom settings and online delivery is required.  Excellent interpersonal, written/verbal communication skills are essential.  Candidates are expected to hold an advance degree in Education or closely related field.  A valid K-12 teaching credential is required.

Serving a vital community outreach and engagement role for the UCLA campus, UCLA Extension is the largest organization of its type in California and is considered to be one of the top 10 programs in the United States. UCLA Extension is entirely self-supporting, receiving no state or campus funding for its operations. 

Salary Range: $85,000 -$97,000 depending on experience and qualifications.  The position 50% time and subject to a one-year, renewable academic appointment.  The University offers excellent benefits including full health, dental, vision, and retirement plan.  

Please submit resume and cover letter (including Job Code: JPF04206) to:  Roksana Bahram at the following link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04206

UCLA Extension's Engineering and Technical Management department offers regular on-ground and online certificates in engineering and technical management areas as well as offering public and contract short courses. Under the direct supervision of the Department Director, the Administrative Assistant II provides administrative and operational support for the E&T department. Duties include providing administrative support to the Department Director and his staff, compiling instructor and course approval documents, assisting in certificate proposals, coordinating certificate program review meetings, supporting the Department Director and the Program Director to identify and contact new members for advisory teams from industry and public sector, and handling the logistics of advisory board meetings. Additionally, the Administrative Assistant II is expected to assist in maintaining the Director's meetings and appointments; handling a variety of calls and correspondence, working on a variety of projects and reports, and carrying out a variety of routine administrative tasks. In the absence of Director, the Administrative Assistant II is expected to provide operations support so that the administrative needs of the office are met.

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Under the general supervision of the Associate Director, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative, recruitment, financial, and operational support for the UCLA Extension Human Resources department. Major responsibilities include: recruitment assistance, front desk services, administrative support to management, financial transaction support, and special projects assistance. Incumbent assists in meeting departmental objectives by becoming familiar with all aspects of the work within the department. Additionally, incumbent will serve on the UCLA Extension Safety Committee as the departmental designated Safety Coordinator and on the Social Activities Committee.

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Reporting to the Director of Human Resources for the Division of Continuing Education and UCLA Extension, the Associate Director (AD) supports organizational transformation and quality improvement efforts. In addition, incumbent provides training and guidance to Extension managers regarding all aspects of employee relations, which includes the interpretation of UC policies and procedures and state and federal employment laws, and works closely with Campus Human Resources Employee and Labor Relations on disciplinary issues and grievances. 

The Associate Director supervises the daily operations of Extension's Human Resources department (EHR) which provides a full range of personnel services to sixteen internal academic and administrative units and approximately 250 career FTE. In addition, the incumbent supervises the staff personnel and academic merit reviews and is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the bi-annual preparation or Extension's personnel budgets.

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The Senior Personnel Analyst-Supervisor works under the supervision of the Associate Director of Human Resources for the Division of Continuing Education and UCLA Extension, which employs approximately 150 monthly-paid, 200 bi-weekly paid employees, and approximately 2000 instructors. 

The Senior Personnel Analyst-Supervisor provides a wide range of personnel services to Extension departments. Major areas include managing employee relations problems, conducting climate assessments, payroll administration, Kronos database management, and administration of benefits pertaining to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and disability insurance. Incumbent provides in-depth training to Extension staff regarding the Kronos Timekeeping System and conducts employee orientation sessions and benefits training sessions. Oversees the Payroll team and provides supervision to 2.5 FTE.

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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 2800 instructors. Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Extension Human Resources, the Incumbent develops a strong employer brand and consistent messaging that is aligned with the organization's overall Human Resources strategy in order to attract highly qualified candidates. Manages and conducts recruitments of new employees and instructors. Develops and manages a candidate talent pool. Partners with hiring managers to develop sourcing strategies that meet current and future hiring needs. Serves as lead compensation coordinator with CHR and as the liaison with Environmental Health and Safety regarding ergonomic assessments.

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Under the general direction of the Director of Marketing Technology, the Business Analyst/Web Producer is expected to champion UCLA Extension's primary website and digital assets through improved conversion rate optimization, user experience, and user journey by utilizing new and innovative ideas and tactics. Incumbent will provide recommendations and implement plans in areas related to SEO, Content Strategy and execution. Additionally this position will serve as the Project Manager of all web related projects.

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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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