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#115692 Program Manager - Accounting and Finance Programs

Extended Deadline: Mon 6/6/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/19/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/29/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please submit a Cover Letter to complete your application. Applications without a Cover Letter will not be reviewed.

This position offers a hybrid (remote/on-site) work arrangement.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.



The Division of Extended Studies (DES) at UC San Diego 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, DES employs more than 1,000 active by-agreement instructors. DES 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 with webcasting and video-conferencing capability. DES 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. DES supports a robust network of representatives, agents, and students (both residential and online) around the globe. Along with all of this, DES 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. As of Fall 2020, the University has assumed ownership of a major downtown center for which DES is taking full financial and programming responsibility. The 66,000-square-foot building will support a rich mix of campus-based and community programs reflecting the teaching, research and public service mission of UC San Diego: classroom instruction, continuing education, arts and cultural performances, civic events and collaborative community projects.


The Program Manager manages the planning, scheduling, implementation, and evaluation of programs and courses in the Business Department at UCSD's Division of Extended Studies (DES). Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced public educational program professional to resolve a wide range of educational program issues and needs assessments. Develops new public educational programs, and works on complex public educational programs of diverse scope. 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 and program.

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, or recommends updates to existing course content. Participates in the development of strategic marketing plans and coordinates marketing events. Develops and monitors budgets. Also responsible for coordinating special events in the Accounting and Finance areas.

  • This position is at Extension's Campus on Villa La Jolla Dr. location. No parking fees.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience working in accounting and finance.

  • Experience designing, developing and managing educational programs in accounting and finance for adults.

  • Experience providing academic advising to students regarding enrollment, prerequisites, course selection, and certificate progress.

  • Proven experience recruiting and working with instructors to market and promote their courses by providing guidance on course content and goals.

  • Experience in community relations/outreach, developing strategic partnerships within the community to promote a brand and increase sales/profits.

  • Excellent organizational abilities and project management skills.

  • Demonstrated analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.

  • Knowledge of managing a portfolio of business and management courses at the university or corporate level. Broad knowledge of accounting and finance subject areas.

  • Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills.

  • Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.

  • Proven knowledge of and skill in delivering programs.

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

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

  • Demonstrated experience developing and overseeing budgets.

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


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

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

  • Incumbent must have own transportation, insurance, and a valid California Driver's License.

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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Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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