Curriculum and Project Specialist - Office of Curricular Support
APU is seeking employees who desire to engage in our thriving culture by cultivating community through professional interactions, demonstrating a posture of lifelong learning, and modeling Christ-like character. Working together, employees at APU commit to establishing a university atmosphere that is edifying to God and to one another.
This three-quarter time administrative position is responsible for working with a team that oversees and implements four primary areas of curricular support at the university: programmatic and curricular changes; academic catalog development and revision; online instructional design processes; and academic program review. The Curriculum and Project Specialist collaborates with the Associate Director of the Office of Curricular Support (OCS) to provide oversight of curricular development/changes initiated and implemented through the Academic Cabinet and/or faculty governance systems. This role includes managing content associated with the university’s online curriculum and catalog management tools. This individual also provides assistance and support for the instructional design team at the university, including creating and maintaining records that are utilized by university personnel for tracking progress, trainings, and updates. Finally, this role assists with basic training, record keeping, and tracking of all materials used in the academic program review and annual assessment processes. When and where new technologies or processes are needed in any of these areas, this role will work collaboratively with others in OCS and associated offices to evaluate and facilitate change.
- Bachelor’s degree. Master’s preferred.
- Four - six years of experience in higher education.
Primary Duties/Essential Functions
Curricular Change (40%)
- Serve as OCS liaison to designated faculty Studies Councils and related policy/standards committees.
- Serve as OCS liaison to designated school-based curriculum committees.
- Provide consultative expertise and technical support to instigate and move curriculum changes through the faculty governance and/or administrative approval process.
- Manage content within the CourseLeaf curriculum system.
- Serve as an editor for curriculum content processed by the Office of Curricular Support, reviewing, editing, and proofreading content for grammar and punctuation usage, style, tone, quality, organization, and adherence to university standards.
- Communicate and collaborate with offices and departments on campus regarding curriculum updates to verify accuracy of content and consult in launch procedures.
- Serve as APU representative to internal and external constituents/vendors in relation to the online curriculum tool.
- Implement customer service standards to ensure the delivery of accurate and timely information to all internal and external clientele (e.g., faculty and staff).
- Assist with training of faculty, staff and students on CourseLeaf.
- Consult with faculty groups on Student Learning Outcomes and Pedagogy.
- Represent APU at CourseLeaf annual conferences where possible.
- Be proficient in using CourseLeaf CAT to ensure curricular changes are reflected in the upcoming Catalog environment, including creating, removing or organizing page content and other administrative functions within the tool.
- Communicate and collaborate with offices and departments on campus regarding catalog updates to verify accuracy of content.
Project Management (25%)
- Provide project management assistance to the Instructional Design team, including updates to tracking software, workload documentation, and other data.
- Create systems for ensuring equitable and timely workloads for the Instructional Design team that meet the needs of the larger academy.
Assessment/Program Review (10%)
- Provide as-needed assistance with tracking and communication regarding documents pertaining to academic Program Review and annual academic assessment.
- Provide information to departments going through the Program Review process, such as access to files or curricular data.
- Exceptional oral, written, analytical, interpersonal, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent command and understanding of English grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and organization.
- Understanding of web content structure and organization.
- Ability to focus on detail. Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks/deadlines.
- Self-starter with strong management/ organizational skills.
- Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
- Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
- Self-starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
- In agreement with the purpose and goals of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian-based higher education for its students.
- Requires repetitive motions and sitting at computer keyboard.
- Hearing and speaking on the telephone.
- Able to conduct business at other offices on campus.
- Able to lift, bend, grasp, reach, lift up to 20 lbs. occasionally.
- Reading, writing notes, and computer monitor.
- Pleasant office, comfortable temperature.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, type 55 wpm.
- Proficient in Google Suite of products, including Gmail, Calendar, Chat (incl. video), Sites, and Drive.
- Proficient with Adobe Acrobat.
- Knowledge of CourseLeaf CAT, CIM and SYL preferred but not required.
- Grade 9: $23.58 to $27.12 is the hourly compensation for this role and reflects what Azusa Pacific University reasonably expects to pay for this position. Actual compensation may vary based on the qualifications, experience, and internal equity. In addition to compensation, APU offers a competitive benefits package.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation. Please click the links to learn more about 'what we believe', our 'mission statement', and our 'statement of faith'.
You can learn more about APU by watching the stories of faculty, staff, and alumni as they carry out our mission here: http://www.apu.edu/stories/
Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
This position is located at 901 East Alosta Avenue, Azusa, CA. View the Google Map in full screen.