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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.

Curriculum Specialist, Masters in Education

(Part-Time, Temporary Role: 2-3 Months 50% Time)

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.”

As part of our plans to expand our academic offerings, PGS is in the process of launching a Masters in Education program. To support our exciting new program, we are looking for a knowledgeable and creative expert to build this top-tier program. The Program Developer will utilize the extensive research the PGS team has completed and their own expertise to design and develop a desirable, effective, innovative, student-centered program that emphasizes educational equity and environmental education. They will apply their knowledge of the field to create a program that prepares educators to increase their efficacy in the classroom, make a difference in their communities and the world, and empowers them to lead educational theory and practice and approaches of the future. The program will support an innovative problem- and inquiry-based pedagogy with an emphasis on high-quality student experience and academic excellence.

Position Responsibilities

  1. Review and finalize the research needed to effectively develop a new PGS M.Ed. program, including an annotated bibliography
  2. Lead the development of the program structure, program learning objectives and competencies, course list, course descriptions, course learning objectives, curriculum mapping, and best practice course instructional strategies to ensure the program meets the design goals
  3. Advise on program requirements, including prerequisites, costs, materials, modalities, staffing, departmental needs, etc.
  4. Ensure program alignment to external standards including the development and execution of ongoing assessment

Note: There is an opportunity to continue this role as a faculty member upon program launch.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in curriculum development processes and documentation
  • Deep disciplinary understanding of the learning outcomes and competencies effective educators must master to increase their efficacy in their field
  • Critical understanding of the role education plays in educational equity and environmental education
  • Experience in leadership and pedagogy of academic programs in both online and in-person modalities

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing and leading a Masters in Education program
  • Demonstrable thought leadership in developing high-quality educators
  • Understanding of the needs of both the public, charter, and private education sectors and a clear vision for how to develop a program for both educators and those who support education
  • Familiarity with WASC accreditation requirements

To Apply

  1. Candidates are invited to submit an application packet to Emily Battaglia ([email protected]). Applications should include cover letter and curriculum vitae.
  2. Cover letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Examples of previous program curriculum development work

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

Position Summary

The Office of Student Services is looking for a student worker to assist with administrative and research work for the department. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and interested in developing a more robust platform of resources for the PGS student body.

This position is for 7-10 hours per week or approximately 40 hours per month. Salary is $20 per hour.

Key responsibilities

  • Research and compile opportunities for internships and fellowships that may be of interest to PGS students
  • Research and post possible job opportunities to the PGS Career Services Google Group
  • Update information in the Student Resource Center and Career Services Center in Canvas
  • Research and recommend possible resources that may be of value to PGS students
  • Assist with the management and coordination of student events
  • Assist with calendar management as needed
  • Assist with digital document management
  • Other student services duties as assigned

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a current PGS student with capacity for 7-10 hours per week to dedicate to providing assistance to the Office of Student Services. We are seeking a student who is skilled at research, understands student support areas of opportunity, and who is detail-oriented.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please email Clair Baca at [email protected] with your resume.

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.

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 has recently launched an online Masters in Public Administration program. The professor in Public Administration will support 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 Responsibilities
    • Supporting the growth of a top-tier MPA program focused on social justice, sustainability, and systems thinking
    • Working with faculty to ensure academic excellence
    • Elevating the program’s reputation through participating in community outreach, ensuring faculty excellence, and maintaining student satisfaction
    • 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 continuous improvement of the curriculum and pedagogy.
    • Collaborating to ensure program alignment to external standards including the development and execution of ongoing assessment
  3. Teaching
    • Developing and teaching selected online courses in the program.
    • Ongoing teaching load of 4 to 5 courses per year

Minimum Qualifications

  • Broad disciplinary understanding of Public Administration and Public Policy.
  • PhD degree in a related discipline.
  • Critical understanding of the relationship between systems thinking, environmental sustainability, social justice, 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

  • Evidence of thought leadership in systems thinking, environmental sustainability, social justice, and/or civic leadership.
  • Relevant professional experience and demonstrable ability to integrate practice into applied teaching methodologies at the graduate level.

Start Date and Temporary Remote Status

The expected start date for this position is August 2021. Our team is currently working remotely and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. When we return to an in-person setting, we plan to have an office near a BART station in San Francisco or Oakland. 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) and who can work during Pacific time business hours.

To Apply

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

Required Documents

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of Names and Contact Information of Three References (references will not be contacted until after the first round of interviews)
  • Statement of Teaching philosophy
  • Teaching Portfolio including syllabi and/or a summary of teaching evaluation

Optional Documents

  • Evidence of Professional Practice. Submit any one, or combination of the following: Portfolio of projects (pdf file), 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) 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/

We are looking for adjunct faculty candidates that want to teach courses that bring together key aspects of environmental sustainability and social justice through problem-based learning to empower the next generation of business and public administration professionals.

The adjunct faculty will develop and teach assigned courses in the MBA and Dual degree programs at PGS.

Currently, there are several open positions for adjunct faculty to teach Hybrid MBA courses.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related discipline.
  • Critical understanding of the relationship between systems thinking, environmental sustainability, and social justice.
  • Relevant teaching experience or demonstrable ability to teach at the graduate level.
  • Experience in pedagogy of related courses 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.

 General Teaching Responsibilities

  • Design and management of semester-length courses.
  • Design and delivery of online learning content using the Canvas platform.
  • Timely grading, evaluation, and feedback.
  • Holding weekly office hours – we are a “high-touch” program and view faculty accessibility as core to student success.
  • Advising students on projects and coursework.
  • Upholding academic standards of performance and integrity.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Attend three online faculty meetings per semester
  • Participate in the integration of your course with the other courses at PGS

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. Teaching Portfolio including syllabi and/or a summary of teaching evaluations
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References (references will not be contacted until after an interview)
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents

  • Evidence of Professional Practice. Submit any one, or combination of the following: Portfolio of projects (pdf file), 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) 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/

We are looking for adjunct faculty candidates knowledgeable in key aspects of environmental sustainability and social justice, and who are interested in problem-based learning to empower the next generation of public administration professionals.

The adjunct faculty will develop and teach assigned courses in the Online MPA and Hybrid Dual MPA/MBA degree programs at PGS.

Currently, there are several open positions for adjunct faculty to teach Online MPA courses.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related discipline.
  • Critical understanding of the relationship between systems thinking, environmental sustainability, social justice, and business or civic leadership.
  • Relevant teaching experience or demonstrable ability to teach at the graduate level.
  • Experience in pedagogy of related courses 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.

General Teaching Responsibilities

  • Design and management of semester-length courses.
  • Design and delivery of online learning content using the Canvas platform.
  • Timely grading, evaluation, and feedback.
  • Holding weekly office hours – we are a “high-touch” program and view faculty accessibility as core to student success.
  • Advising students on projects and coursework.
  • Upholding academic standards of performance and integrity.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Attend two online faculty meetings per semester
  • Participate in the integration of your course with the other courses at PGS

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. Teaching Portfolio including syllabi and/or a summary of teaching evaluations
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References (references will not be contacted until after the first round of interviews)
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents

  • Evidence of Professional Practice. Submit any one, or combination of the following: Portfolio of projects (pdf file), 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.

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.