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Director Curriculum Development

Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by American InterContinental University

Schaumburg, IL 60195
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General Summary:

This position will support the development of curriculum and assessment for the university which includes new program development and revisions.

Primary responsibilities for this position will include the following areas:

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

Work with university deans to create curriculum design standards and methodologies based on innovative pedagogies and best practices that result in high quality teaching and learning experiences

Provides expertise on effective assessment methodology and direct measures of student learning, designing instruments, sampling student work, data analysis, and reporting for continuous improvement

Work with university deans to establish standards for assessment and rubrics for curricular and co-curricular activities and program reviews

Work with university deans and provost to maintain AIU Curriculum and AIU Assessment Handbooks and ensure currency

Collaborate with university deans to ensure all program development and revisions follow established standards across the university; work with university deans to ensure consistent application and maintenance of those standards and methodologies across the programs

Work with subject matter experts to ensure application of curriculum development philosophy and understanding of AIU culture and student demographics

Support new course development and revision project plans for academic affairs. Assist with development and implementation of viable new programs and support materials

Work with university deans to create and maintain templates for program, course, and assessment development

Maintain all program related documentation; Work with university deans to ensure that appropriate documentation supporting course offerings exists including, but not limited to, master course frameworks and syllabi

Provides direction and coordination for AIU on curriculum development and revisions

Coordinates with all parties involved in the curriculum development process to ensure accountability

Coordinate priorities and project plans related to curriculum and assessment across programs and schools, and coordinate implementation of initiatives across multiple functional areas of the university

Support project management efforts for classroom changes that span across all schools

Facilitates/coordinates/implements results of assessments and program reviews into actionable project plans for curriculum and course delivery revisions, in collaboration with university deans/program councils

Desired Competencies:

Ethics and Integrity: Behaves in a fair and ethical manner toward others; instills mutual trust and confidence; demonstrates a sense of corporate responsibility; acts with honesty and integrity

Continuous Learning: Hones and improves level of knowledge and skills through education and training

Business Skills and Knowledge: Demonstrates a basic literacy in areas related to CEC's business and clients; able to design and develop organizational strategies to align performance with business needs or desired results

Delegation and Empowerment: Assigns tasks and decision-making responsibilities appropriately by considering staff knowledge, experience, skills, and workloads

Planning/Organizing/Goal Setting: Demonstrates the ability to organize and schedule people or tasks; develops realistic action plans while being sensitive to time constraints and resource availability; defines realistic, specific goals and objectives; prioritizes objectives

Leads Individuals: Establishes performance and development goals and objectives; coaches performance; provides support; provides training; reinforces desired actions; follows-up; evaluates performance; provides praise and reward aligned with the performance, contribution, and competence of the individual

Teamwork and Collaboration: Works with people in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitment to goals and objectives

Communication (Spoken & Written); Able to clearly present information through the spoken word; influences or persuades others through oral presentation in positive or negative circumstances; listens well; able to write clearly and effectively present ideas and to document activities; to read and interpret written information

Diversity: Understands that each individual is unique; recognizes individual differences along the dimensions of: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, veteran status, education, training, position, level of authority, seniority, Full time or part-time status

Influence and Persuasion: Able to induce others to accept the validity of ideas or take appropriate action

Customer Focus: Cultivates a positive customer service relationship and two-way communication; identifies and understands the needs wants, and expectations of customers, whether internal or external; delivers products and services that meet customer expectations

Continuous Improvement: Continuously seeks and encourages others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to address organizational problems and opportunities; facilitates the use of knowledge or help from outside the workplace, from the larger organization, or outside the organization to identify potential problems or improvement opportunities; advocates the need for self or others to seek a better way to address work-process issues

Problem Solving: Able to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues; able to use reason, even when dealing with emotional topics; able to use a systematic approach through analysis of problem and evaluation of alternate solutions; uses logic, mathematics or other problem solving tools in data analysis or in generating solutions

Leads Processes or Projects (work) and Results Focus: Establishes a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish specific goals; plans proper assignments of staff; plans appropriate allocation of resources; able to commit to get results; give priority to work; puts tasks and goals first

Creativity and Innovation; Develops unique and novel solutions to problems; uses intuition and a new way of thinking to form original ideas; presents information in an attention-getting and interesting manner

Decision Making: Makes practical, realistic, and timely decisions after considering facts, available organizational resources, and potential risks; able to use reason, even when dealing with sensitive topics; able to make quick decisions, using available information

Managing Change and Change Leadership: Creates an environment that embraces change; makes change happen, even if the change is radical; helps others to accept new ideas


Education & Knowledge

Three years or more of professional experience and leadership in higher education, specifically in the areas of online program and course development.
Instructional design experience.
Minimum of a Masters degree, doctorate preferred.
Excellent communication, project management, conceptual, organizational and analytical skills

Reference: 1152709145

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