Curriculum Coordinator

Class: Academic Professional | Exempt status: Exempt | Grade: 5

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Under the direction of management, the Curriculum Coordinator performs professional level duties related to the district-wide curriculum programs (including degrees and certificates) by coordinating the curriculum research, development, and approval process. Advises faculty, departments, and staff on curriculum requirements; reviews, evaluates, synthesizes, and facilitates the development of program proposals. Acts as a primary resource for faculty and management on curriculum development and approval. Ensures educational standards, rules and regulations are followed, and leads the work of classified and/or casual staff and student workers.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serves as primary resource and subject matter expert to faculty, staff, management and external representatives on curriculum requirements. Works collaboratively with faculty, staff and management to advise and ensure curricular development aligns with the strategic needs of the College and complies with the rules and policies of the state and PCC requirements. Consults and advises on curriculum design and development in alignment with College and program goals, student pathways, transferability, and assessment.
  2. Helps faculty craft degree, certificate, and course proposals.
  3. Works collaboratively with other stakeholders including the Registrar’s office to ensure that advising is aligned with transfer planning requirements, course technical specifications, catalog publication, and graduation requirements, software system needs; ensures compliance with all related requirements.
  4. Develops and implements professional development for faculty, staff, and management regarding labor market data-informed curriculum development principles and processes. In collaboration with instructional leadership and other academic support areas, designs and provides related training, such as seminars and workshops, to faculty and instructional deans
  5. Provides project management and facilitation for designated curriculum development projects involving faculty, management, and external partners. Supports College initiatives related to new program development and program alignment with student success initiatives.
  6. In collaboration with stakeholders and effectiveness and planning units and staff, conducts benchmark research for development of new programs, including feasibility, quality, and impact assessments, sector strategies and labor market research.
  7. Leads, monitors, assigns, and coordinates the work of the Curriculum Development Specialists. Participates in performance evaluations and provides input related to corrective action for staff as appropriate. Develops and implements training for staff.
  8. Coordinates the degree and certificate approval process internally and for the state. Keeps the College informed of curriculum changes. Supports the curricular aspects of the accreditation process. Reviews academic program materials for compliance with state and PCC regulations and guidelines.
  9. Serves as a liaison to internal departments regarding curriculum development and requirements including serving on work groups and task forces.
  10. Coordinates the preparation and dissemination of a variety of related reports and publications for the College and for use and access by other institutions and organizations.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Environment

Work environment includes frequent disruptions and changes in priorities. Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Student Development, Instructional Design, Business Administration, Communications, Social Science, Training & Development or related field. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis. Two (2) years of teaching or curriculum development experience is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Higher education curriculum development principles and trends;
  • Instruction and teaching methods;
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations as they relate to degree requirements;
  • Needs assessment and research methods needed to support curriculum and program development, including those related to labor market trends, curricular design, and student success;
  • Computers and applicable programs and software;
  • Student learning outcomes and assessment.
Skills in:
  • Developing and monitoring curricula;
  • Reading and writing technical documentation;
  • Researching and evaluating curriculum standards;
  • Interpreting and applying local, state, and federal requirements and regulations;
  • Communicating effectively both in oral and written form;
  • Project management and independent problem solving.
Ability to:
  • Work with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff;
  • Communicate technical information in a clear and understandable manner;
  • Work independently and prioritize tasks in a team-oriented and collaborative environment;
  • Utilize computer technology for communication, data gathering, and reporting activities.

Reviewed: 12/2018

  • Revised: 10/2023; 10/2022; 7/2019; 8/2012

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.