Curriculum Specialist (one or more positions)

Irvine Valley College
Irvine, California
Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Irvine Valley College


Curriculum Specialist (one or more positions)

Pay Range 132, Starting salary is $5,028.00/month


The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).


PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at


Summary Description:

Under general supervision from the Vice President for Instruction, develops the curriculum production calendar and coordinates the curriculum approval process according to legal guidelines and established timelines; assures that new and revised curriculum is documented and approved by the District and the state in a timely manner; coordinates with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in assuring compliance for program and course approval; assures compliance of the curriculum with Student Services in the areas of Articulation, Matriculation, and Admissions and Records; coordinates, edits, and produces the content for the College catalog; operates and maintains a variety of equipment used in the production of materials; and performs a variety of technical duties relative to assigned area.



Knowledge of:

• Administrative organizations and functions of community colleges and the State Chancellor’s Office.

• District and College policies, regulations, state directives, and laws relating to curriculum and program development.

• Process and procedures used in revising community college curriculum.

• Community college catalog production process and procedures.

• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

• Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.

• Principles and practices used in minute taking and preparation.

• Principles and procedures of record keeping.

• English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.


Ability to:

Coordinate and organize a wide variety of materials from different sources.

• Interpret, apply, and explain Board policies, College processes and procedures, administrative and departmental policies and procedures, state and federal requirements, and other legal guidelines related to area of assignment.

• Review and monitor curriculum and catalog data for compliance with District, state and federal requirements. 

• Perform responsible and difficult work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative including curriculum/program development and management, maintenance of computer databases, and the preparation of reports for local information and to meet state requirements.

• Plan, develop, coordinate, and assure the timely and accurate production of the College catalog according to legal requirements.

• Analyze situations effectively and adopt an effective course of action.

• Prepare and maintain accurate, comprehensive, and complete records, reports, and files.

• Interpret and apply data element dictionary.

• Adapt to policy and procedural changes smoothly and efficiently.

• Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

• Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.

• Type and word-process at a speed necessary for successful job performance.

• Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines with minimum direction.

• Train and provide technical work direction to others.

• Work independently in the absence of supervision.

• Understand the organization and operation of assigned office as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.

• Prepare accurate reports, agendas, minutes, ballots, handouts, spreadsheets, and exhibits.

• Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience Guidelines:    

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:



Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, liberal studies, or a related field.



Two years of increasingly responsible administrative assistance experience in a college instructional office that involved working with processes for curriculum development and changes and college catalog production.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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