Program Development Specialist
Working Title: Program Development Specialist
Position Type: Hourly Wage
Department: SCPS - CP-Admin-Deans Office
Posting Date: 07-05-2017
Collaborates with Senior Director for Academic Program Development, Program Administration Manager, and faculty subject matter experts to develop high quality, sustainable, and targeted programs for adult students. Incorporates University and SCPS degree and certificate requirements as well as transfer requirements into program design; work with SCPS senior program and outreach directors to resolve curricular issues. Works with faculty and other University schools and units to develop courses that are on the leading edge of adult, online and distance education.
Primary focus of responsibilities will include the creation and management of an Academic Program Proposal. These proposals can be for certificate, bachelor, or master degree programs. The creation of the proposal can include but are not limited to: initial market research, creation of curriculum maps, creation of transfer maps from the Virginia Community College System, development of draft syllabi for sample courses, survey current and future students, survey employer clients, conducting student or client focus groups, development of draft program prospectus/proposals, development of financial models, review of faculty qualifications and evaluations, and present elements of the program to various audiences.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Possesses excellent analytical, strategic-thinking, problem-solving, and organizational skills
Willingness and ability to utilize data and market trends to create, expand or retire courses/programs
Effective, efficient and quality communication and facilitation skills both written and verbal.
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