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President / CEO at Pacifica Graduate Institute


Pacifica Graduate Institute, an accredited graduate school located in Southern California dedicated to academic excellence in the fields of psychology and mythological studies, is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill the position of President/CEO. The successful candidate, who will report directly to Pacifica’s Board of Trustees, will provide financial and academic leadership for the institution and, along with Pacifica’s Chancellor, will be the face of the organization in the academic and professional community.


Our successful candidate will possess three essential qualifications: (1) a PhD. or its equivaelent in Psychology, Mythological studies, humanities or other relevant academic field and at least 10+ years of experience as an instructor or professor in academic setting. 92) demonstrated administrative credentials and experience, either in a business or academic setting, including experience in business administration, the management of budgets and the supervision of personnel; and (3) familiarity with best practices in higher education as they relate to the overall operation of administrative, financial, legal, and accreditation processes.

Job Description

The President serves as Chief Executive Officer of Pacifica as an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees, its Executive and budget & finance committees, and its long-range imagining/physical/planning/fundraising task force. The President reports to the board and under its direction leads and manages Pacifica, excepting the office of the chancellor. Fundamental to he President’s role is financial management, which requires meeting DOE and banking ratios/covenants, careful budget and financial management, overseeing all contracts and partnering agreements, and implementing the previously Board approved ESOP plan, all as part of Pacifica’s steady, planned growth, to assure the institute’s health and well being.


To learn more or apply, please forward your pertinent information including three professional references and salary history by Monday, May 15th, 2017


Norma Mesa, Director of Human Resources

Pacifica Graduate Institute

249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013


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