Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

TITLE: Curriculum Coordinator

CLASS: Academic Professional

EXEMPT STATUS: Exempt

LEVEL: 4

NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK

Under the direction of Curriculum Support Services Division Management, performs professional level duties related to the district-wide curriculum programs (including degrees and certificates) by coordinating the curriculum approval process. Advises faculty and departments on curriculum requirements; researches, evaluates and synthesizes program proposals. Functions as the technical expert on the curriculum process. Ensures educational standards, rules and regulations are followed. 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Consults, mentors and serves as a resource person to faculty, staff, management and external representatives on curriculum requirements. Works collaboratively with faculty, staff and management to advise and ensure compliance with the rules and policies of the State, financial aid and PCC requirements.
  2. Reviews curriculum format (degrees, certificates and courses); consults and advises faculty on education standards such as writing objectives and competencies and helps craft prerequisites, outcomes and catalog descriptions, and supports curriculum software users. Supports college-wide assessment efforts.
  3. Facilitates, supports and attends various meetings regarding curriculum development and articulation. Primary support for the degree and certificate process. Researches labor market information; creates notices of intent, program applications and board resolutions; creates career road maps and helps coordinate the degree and certificate approval process both internally and for the State. Keeps the College informed on curriculum changes.
  4. Conducts benchmark research for new programs; writes feasibility studies for developing new programs. Evaluates proposed curriculum to determine quality and impact on college curriculum.
  5. Serves as a liaison to internal departments including serving on work groups and taskforces, attending trainings, receiving electronic information to be communicated to others within the College, and determining eligibility for credit and non-credit programs.
  6. Coordinates the process associated with State regulatory program compliance including accreditation.
  7. Coordinates the preparation and dissemination of a variety of reports and publications for the College, and use and access by students and/or other institutions, which may include program amendments for professional technical programs, the PCC catalog, degree worksheets, promotional publications for programs, information for institutional effectiveness, career information system reports, and/or other related items.
  8. Directs the work of curriculum support staff. Provides training and guidance, assigns and reviews their work and participates in performance evaluations.
  9. Oversees the repository of credit and select CEU curriculum materials; maintains related files.
  10. Researches and responds to inquiries and requests for information from faculty, students, the community and other colleges.
  11. Assists with special projects and identifying training needs involving program development, administration and articulation.
  12. Reviews credit, non-credit, and promotional material for compliance with State, financial aid and PCC regulations and guidelines,
  13. Researches curriculum issues using technical systems including but not limited to CourseLeaf, State, Banner and Degree Audit.
  14. Oversees and maintains the curriculum website and suggests amendments to the curriculum software as needed.
  15. Performs other related duties as assigned.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Work is performed in an office environment. Exposure to video display terminals occurs on a regular basis. Work pressure from deadlines and daily interruptions of work flow are expected and occur on a regular basis.

Minimal physical effort is required. Learned physical skill is required to perform keyboarding functions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Education or a closely related field. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis.

Two years of teaching or curriculum development experience is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of higher education curriculum development principles and trends.
  • Knowledge of instruction and teaching methods.
  • Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of technical writing.
  • Knowledge of needs assessment and research methods.
  • Knowledge of computers and applicable programs and software.
  • Knowledge of student learning outcomes and assessment.
  • Skill in developing and monitoring curriculums.
  • Skill in writing student outcomes.
  • Skill in reading and writing technical documentation.
  • Skill in researching and evaluating curriculum standards.
  • Skill in interpreting and applying local, state, and federal requirements and regulations.
  • Skill in communicating effectively both in oral and written form.
  • Skill in project management and independent problem solving.
  • Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to utilize computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities.

REVISED: 8/12

REPLACES: 5/10