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Curriculum Coordinator

Title: Curriculum Coordinator

Class: Academic Professional

Exempt Status: Exempt

Level: 3

Nature and Scope of Work

Under the direction of management, performs professional level duties related to the district-wide curriculum programs (including degrees and certificates) by coordinating the curriculum development and approval process. Advises faculty and departments on curriculum requirements; researches, evaluates and synthesizes program proposals. Acts as primary resource for faculty on curriculum development and approval. Ensures educational standards, rules and regulations are followed.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serves as liaison and resource 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.
  2. Consults and advises faculty on curriculum design and development in alignment with college and program goals, student pathways, transferability, and assessment. Provides primary support for the degree and certificate process; helps faculty craft degree, certificate, and course proposals; reviews submitted proposals; provides feedback to submitting faculty and to committees. Works collaboratively with other curriculum specialists as well as the registrar’s team to ensure that faculty advising is aligned with transfer planning requirements, course technical specifications, catalog publication and graduation requirements, software system needs, and compliance issues.
  3. Facilitates and supports curriculum development at the college. Supports college initiatives related to new program development and program alignment with student success initiatives. Supports benchmark research for development of new programs, including feasibility, quality, impact assessments, sector strategies, and labor market research, collaborating with internal and external subject matter experts and drawing on state and national data sources.
  4. Coordinates the degree and certificate approval process both internally and for the State. Creates notices of intent, program applications and board resolutions. 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.
  5. Serves as a liaison to internal departments including serving on work groups and task forces, attending trainings, and receiving electronic information to be communicated to others within the College.
  6. Researches and responds to inquiries and requests for information related to the curriculum process and curriculum issues from faculty, administration, students, the community and other colleges. Coordinates the preparation and dissemination of a variety of reports and publications for the college, and use and access by other institutions and organizations.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment and 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;
  • 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.

Skill 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;
  • Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Able to

  • 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: 12/218

Revised: 7/2019; 8/2012

Replaces: 5/2010