Search launches for UC Santa Cruz’s next Director of Summer Session

December 01, 2023

The Division of Undergraduate Education is excited to announce a nationwide search is underway for the next Director of Summer Session. Please share this announcement broadly with your colleagues and networks.

UC Santa Cruz Summer Session is a leader in the UC system in its growth and development of new courses, programs and curriculum in support of student achievement and success. With an entrepreneurial spirit, the department is an active campus collaborator, helping UC Santa Cruz achieve its goals of improved student transition, decreased time-to-degree, graduate student employment, and educational experience opportunities for our students in summer.

The Director is responsible for strategic campus and systemwide leadership and developing and maintaining strong relationships with all academic departments, colleges, and divisions, and leveraging these collaborations in the development of new and refined summer courses, curricula, programs, and initiatives.

We are seeking a demonstrated leader with program development experience, financial expertise and excellent communication and analytical skills, who is adaptable and interested in joining an organization that values mindfulness, creative problem-solving, and a healthy work-life balance. We invite all interested to apply!

For a complete list of qualifications, more information and job description please visit the posting through the following links (Job# 62109) and for more information about Summer Session visit

Initial Review Date: 1/4/2024

Please direct questions and/or candidate nominees to Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education and Global Engagement Richard Hughey (