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Consider a Career at Presidio Graduate School

We are looking for passionate individuals to join our team and offer rewarding opportunities to advance your career while making a difference. As part of our team, you’ll use your skills and expertise to drive change and develop the next generation of sustainability leaders in a culture of respect, collaboration, integrity, innovation, and professionalism.

About Us

Founded in 2003, Presidio Graduate School (PGS) educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary, and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous, and sustainable world. Through innovative MBA, MPA, Dual Degree, and Executive Certificate programs in Sustainable Management, PGS activates students and professionals across a range of disciplines, industries, and sectors to bridge the gap between commerce and the common good. PGS has 150 students currently enrolled and more than 1,900 alumni. Our community of world-class faculty is composed of scholar-practitioners, with subject matter expertise in areas ranging from ecological economics and clean technology to social entrepreneurship and urban sustainability. PGS was ranked among the top five sustainable MBA programs in the nation by Fast Company magazine.

For more information about PGS, our community, and course offerings, please visit https://www.presidio.edu/academics/.

What Is it Like to Work at Presidio Graduate School?

PGS is in an exciting “rebirth” phase. A high proportion of the staff is new, and we are launching into an invigorating era of program diversification and growth. Our team is currently working remotely and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. We then plan to have an office near a BART station in San Francisco or Oakland. We compensate our employees well, offer unlimited/flex vacation, and are united in our common mission around sustainability, social justice, and education.

Current Openings

Presidio Graduate School (PGS) educates and inspires a new generation of leaders in what have been described as the nation’s most innovative and respected graduate programs in sustainability. As Duff McDonald wrote in The New York Times, “if you want to change the world, go to Presidio Graduate School.”

PGS’s programs emphasize curriculum integration, systems thinking, and experiential learning, as well as a focus on environmental sustainability and social justice in every course. Our faculty members are committed to teaching excellence, practice-oriented research, maintaining the vibrant PGS community, and building the field of sustainability and social justice leaders. PGS is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

For more information about PGS, our community, and course offerings, please visit https://www.presidio.edu/academics/.

As part of our plans to expand our academic offerings, PGS is in the process of launching a largely online Masters in Public Administration program. The Chair of the Master’s in Public Administration program will join PGS at a pivotal moment of program development. To support our exciting new program, built around problem- and inquiry-based learning, we are looking for someone who can bring steady, creative, and passionate leadership to ensure the vision of the program is well-executed. The Chair will immerse themselves in the PGS community, lead the collaborative launch of this new program, including teaching multiple courses, ensure a top-quality student experience, and ensure the program maintains academic excellence.

We are looking for a candidate that wants to help build an innovative, cutting edge MPA program, based in systems thinking, that brings together key aspects of environmental sustainability and social justice through problem-based learning to empower the next generation of public administration professionals.

Position Responsibilities

  1. Programmatic Leadership
    • Leading the roll-out and growth of a top-tier MPA program focused on social justice, sustainability, and systems thinking
    • Hiring and developing faculty to ensure academic excellence
    • Creating and managing unique hands-on learning opportunities through the creation of a new body such as a public partnership lab
    • Supporting the problem-based learning approach by building and maintaining community partnerships for student experiential learning projects
  2. Curriculum Development and Ongoing Assessment
    • Collaborating in the development of a complete program course list with course descriptions and course learning outcomes.
    • Collaborating to ensure program alignment to external standards including the development and execution of ongoing assessment
  3. Teaching
    • Developing and teaching selected courses in the new program

Minimum Qualifications

  • Broad disciplinary understanding of public administration, public policy, and/or urban planning
  • Master’s degree in a related discipline
  • Critical understanding of the relationship between systems thinking, environmental sustainability, social justice, the common good, and civic leadership
  • Relevant teaching experience or demonstrable ability to teach at the graduate level
  • Experience in leadership and pedagogy of academic programs in a reputable university in both online and in-person modalities

Desired Qualifications

  • PhD in a related discipline.
  • Evidence of thought leadership in systems thinking, environmental sustainability, social justice, and/or civic leadership.
  • Experience or demonstrable ability to develop and teach online courses and use online teaching platforms.
  • Relevant professional experience and demonstrable ability to integrate practice into applied teaching methodologies at the graduate level.
  • Based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

To Apply

Candidates are invited to submit an application packet to [email protected]. Applications should include the following documents:

Required Documents

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Unofficial academic transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. Teaching statement
  5. Academic leadership philosophy statement

Optional Documents

  1. Teaching portfolio including syllabi and/or a summary of teaching evaluations
  2. Evidence of professional practice—submit any one, or combination of the following: a portfolio of projects (PDF file), a personal or professional website, examples of published work (PDF file)

Presidio Graduate School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Presidio Graduate School (PGS) is embarking upon an exciting new chapter of growth and program expansion, and we are looking for an Outreach and Admissions Specialist to support our Enrollment efforts.

In this role, you will act as a representative of PGS to prospective students, be responsible for assisting prospective students in their inquiry as they consider enrollment into PGS programs, and assist the Associate Director of Admissions (ADOA) as needed.

This is an entry-level position for an emerging professional with an interest in gaining experience in a mission-driven organization. This position reports to the Director of Admissions (DOA).

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Represents PGS to prospective students.
  • Provides prospective students with information about all aspects of graduate programs, including academics, student experience, alumni success.
  • Serves as an initial point of contact for admissions office; maintains contact with prospective students and applicants, answering questions, making/returning phone calls, responding to email messages, referring students to appropriate resources.
  • Coordinates class visits for prospective students.
  • Represents PGS career days, graduate school fairs, and similar venues.
  • Coordinates receipt and tracking of application materials and documents during the application process; schedules admissions interviews for applicants; schedules registration appointments for new students once accepted; works collaboratively and communicates directly with Registrar, Academic Advisors, Student Services, and Financial Aid Office during admissions and registration processes.
  • Assists the Associate Director of Admissions (ADOA) with planning and preparation of new student orientation.
  • Assists the Associate Director of Admissions (ADOA) to coordinate, plan, and promote special admission on-campus events including graduate program information sessions and prospective student weekends; participates as an admissions representative during these events.
  • Reports regularly, as requested, to the Director of Admissions (DOA) regarding admissions activities, numbers of inquiries, and status of applications.
  • Completes general Admissions office duties including photocopying, digitally or physically filing, printing, laminating, supply ordering, and sorting mail pertaining to Admissions processes.
  • Answers main Admissions phone line, Data entry; filing; checking messages and returning calls.
  • Assists in setting student appointments.
  • Working non-traditional work hours, including evenings and weekends, primarily for phone contacts with prospective students or admissions events.
  • Executing and carrying out new marketing strategies related to the impacts of COVID-19.
  • Performs other Admissions duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:  

  • Experience with CRM particularly Salesforce or marketing automation software and databases.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in college setting – preferably graduate level admissions OR similar experience acting as a representative of a company or organization.
  • Commitment to PGS values of sustainability, social justice, and systems thinking.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills: must possess the ability to convey complex information in an articulate and engaging manner; must be comfortable speaking/presenting to individuals and small groups.
  • Ability to listen attentively, to relate, and to respond to concerns in an appropriate manner with sensitivity and tact.
  • Experience communicating in a professional manner with diverse groups of people from different geographic, socioeconomic, and professional backgrounds.
  • Skill in conversing, and conveying information, expressing oneself, and participating in discussing and exchanging information.

Is Presidio Graduate School the right place for you?

PGS is not a typical higher education institution. We are a fast-paced social enterprise with a high commitment to academic excellence and student outcomes. In addition, we are in a “rebirth” phase. A high proportion of the staff is new, and we are launching into an invigorating era of program diversification and growth. Our mission is at the core of all that we do, and our team highly values systems thinking, social justice, and environmental sustainability.

Our team is currently working remotely and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Bay Area candidates are preferred for eventual proximity to in-person events, but we will also consider remote candidates who can travel to the Bay Area (post-COVID). We compensate our employees well, offer unlimited / flex vacation, and are united in our common mission around sustainability, social justice, and education.

How to Apply

To apply for a current job opening, please send your salary requirements, cover letter, and resume to [email protected]. Applications will not be considered without a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for this position.

Presidio Graduate School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, handicap or disability in accordance with federal law.

Outreach Coordinator Position in the K12 Climate Essentials Program

At Presidio Graduate School, our focus on sustainability and our mission and vision have led us to identify a keen need: effective climate change education strategies for K12 classroom instructors. Educating the next generation about climate change will be key to success in grappling with this issue, and doing so as rapidly as possible is essential. To address this need, we’ve developed an online professional development program that will empower K12 educators to incorporate climate change education into their classrooms swiftly, easily, and effectively.

We believe that all elementary, middle, and high school students in all subject areas must be climate science literate, and our vision is that all students will leave high school with essential knowledge of climate change and what they can do to address it in a positive, hopeful manner.

PGS is launching an exciting new program entitled K-12 Climate Essentials: Educating America’s Youth aimed at empowering teachers of all grade levels and in every subject area to confidently and competently teach climate change.

To aid in informing and recruiting teachers, the program has an open position for an Outreach Coordinator.

The Outreach Coordinator is a hands-on leader who can develop, manage, and execute a grassroots outreach program to inform and motivate teachers to enroll in the K12 Climate Essentials program.

The Outreach Coordinator Coaches are expected to invest about 20 hours per week. The initial contract for this role is active January-March, 2021.

This role reports to the Associate Director of Program Expansion.

Outreach Coordinator Responsibilities

• Contribute to outreach strategies and opportunities
• Execute the grassroots outreach plan
• Contact state Departments of Education, educational organizations, unions, school districts, training coordinators, teachers, etc. to inform them about the program by calling leads, writing compelling emails, and designing effective collateral for outreach and promotion
• Work through the Marketing approval process to ensure all communique is on brand
• Respond to all inquiries with the intent of doing the work to convert them into students
• Research additional opportunities for district approval and promotion (i.e., Rutger’s Clearinghouse, competitions, conferences)
• Meet established outreach goals
• Attend weekly program meetings and provide weekly progress updates
• Work with additional recruitment resources and personnel

Minimum Qualifications

• Sales and outreach experience
• Strong communicator in verbal and written form
• Broad understanding of the education field and the teacher professional development field, background in the K12 education field a bonus
• Enthusiastic about climate education
• Computer knowledge and efficiency, including Microsoft Office products
• Excellent time management and organizational skills

Compensation
Student workers are paid $20 an hour.

To Apply
Candidates are invited to submit an application packet to [email protected]. Applications should include the following documents:

1. Resume
2. Cover letter explaining why you want to fill this role at PGS and why you are uniquely qualified to do this work
3. References will be requested during the final interview round

Presidio Graduate School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

How to apply

To apply for a current job opening, please send your salary requirements, cover letter, and resume to [email protected]. Applications will not be considered without a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for this position.

Presidio Graduate School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, handicap or disability in accordance with federal law.