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Director of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

Extension and Engagement
Portland, Oregon or Corvallis, Oregon
Anticipated starting salary range: $110,000-$140,000 + benefits
Posted Date
Feb 23, 2023

Job Details

Oregon State University Division of Extension and Engagement is seeking a Director of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE). This is a full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position located in Corvallis or Portland, Oregon.

The Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) unit resides in the Division of Extension and Engagement (Division) at Oregon State University (OSU). The PACE unit is a self-supported unit. The Director of PACE reports to the Associate Vice Provost for Engagement. Members of the PACE team are geographically distributed. The Division will fund the Director of PACE position for three years, after which the unit will be responsible to fund the position.

The Director of PACE leads and provides strategic direction and oversight for the development and expansion of non-credit continuing education courses and professional programs, assesses opportunities, identifies and establishes relationships with internal and external partners, and manages finances.

The director oversees PACE personnel to establish, document and evaluate partnerships and collaborations with government agencies and departments, businesses, corporations, private organizations, educational institutions from K-12 through community colleges and other public and private universities to further access to lifelong learning opportunities within a self-support business model. The director identifies, seeks, and manages the development courses and programs in the areas of workforce development, professional continuing education, economic development programs, certification and licensure, university enrichment courses, and precollege engagement and interaction. The director manages human, financial, and physical resources; develops procedures and processes to attain enrollment and budget goals; and meets compliance requirements needed to support programs that serve continuing education participants.

The director develops, implements, and evaluates short and long-term goals related to professional and continuing education and is a strategic thinker who ensures that the PACE unit is self-sustaining and directed toward achieving the strategic goals of Oregon State University and the Division. The director may represent the unit at campus meetings or on committees.

Consistent with OSU’s commitment, the Division is committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees of the Division are responsible for helping to ensure that this commitment is achieved. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with civil rights and language access regulations.

OSU Division of Extension and Engagement’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

OSU Moving Forward Together

Summary of Benefits

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To review posting and apply, go to: Apply to posting #P06516UF. Closes 03/24/2023. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.


The Division of Extension and Engagement (Division) is core to Oregon State University's mission. The Division helps create real solutions and positive impact across Oregon and Beyond. To learn more about our Division and its core units and initiatives, please visit our website:

OSU Extension programs, partnerships and volunteer opportunities are focused on:

  • Healthy communities and economies
  • Resilient and productive forestry and natural ecosystems
  • Sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening
  • Thriving youth, individuals and families

Commitment to inclusive excellence:

Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. 

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