Program Director for Human Services
University of California Davis
United States

Program Director, Human Services

Job #JPF03484

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 30th, 2020

Next review date: Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.




Human Services, a department within UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, provides continuing education programs and public service to adults throughout California. On a yearly basis, Human Services coordinates over 5,000 classes and trains nearly 60,000 students. Specifically, the Northern California Training Academy, provides educational programs, training, consultation and evaluation services for social services professionals—in the 28 northern California counties of the Academy’s region as well as in other parts of California and other states. The Academy is supported by approximately $3.5 million in contracts and grants—from the California Department of Social Services, other state agencies and non-profit foundations. The Resource Center for Family Focused Practice, serves the multidisciplinary human services needs of organizations with an emphasis on family-centered practice. The Resource Center provides research, custom and standardized training, technical support, symposia and support services with the goal of integrating practice approaches to improve outcomes for children and families. The Resource Center serves professionals in a wide variety of agencies and disciplines, including child welfare; mental health; education; public health; developmental services; juvenile courts; group home providers; and prevention providers.

As one of two Human Services Program Directors, this position is responsible for developing and delivering programs and service for clients and partners. This is achieved by developing and fostering strong and effective working relationships with partners and clients, including state and county social services program leaders, professional associations, instructors and campus faculty. It is also achieved by effectively leading and managing a team of academic managers and staff. The position reports to the Department Chair of Human Services and supports the chair in achieving the goals of Human Services through collaborative efforts with other program directors—sharing resources and program opportunities and representing Human Services as an integrated “full service” organization both externally and internally. As an academic leader in a self-supporting division, the Program Director is first and foremost an academic entrepreneur who identifies new opportunities for programs, and develops high quality educational experiences that deliver value to learners and achieve financial sustainability. Under general oversight of the Chair, the director is responsible for setting the overall direction of the portfolio, and developing an academic strategic plan and budget that is aligned with Divisional goals for mission expansion and financial growth.

Minimum Qualifications: (must be attained at time of application)

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Public Administration, Community Development or other social science fields
  • 5 years supervisory experience
  • 5 years in child welfare or child and family related organization

Additional Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skills in outreach, new business development, and/or partnership development
  • Experience in program implementation and the ability to lead others in planning and implementation efforts
  • Expertise in curriculum development and the application of adult learning methodologies
  • Experience supporting community collaborations, meeting facilitation, and program development
  • Experience with budgeting and financial forecasting
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative data to assess new opportunities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting community collaborations, meeting facilitation, and program development
  • Knowledge and experience in grant-writing
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Knowledge of data, and data application, continuous quality improvement and program evaluation
  • Innovative and critical thinking skills to support best practices in the field of children and families services


This recruitment is for two positions. Both positions are full-time academic positions with a term appointment with an initial 1-year appointment, eligible for continued reappointment. Salary commensurate with level and experience. UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education is unable to sponsor a work visa (H-1B) to fill this position. Successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they are legally authorized to work in the United States.


UC Davis provides 13 paid holidays, 24 days accrued vacation and 12 days accrued sick leave. Position eligible for full benefits/retirement package. For more information about our extensive benefits please visit To learn more about UC Davis and our local communities please visit:


Qualified applicants should upload a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae/Resume via: by 4/19/20.

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  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.


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