Academic Program Developer

Denver, CO
Sep 09, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Analysts & Programming
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado Denver South Denver

Academic Program Developer

Position #731791 - Requisition 08457

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

South Denver has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified)Academic Program Developer position.

CU South Denver is managed by the University of Colorado Denver, a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. All four CU campuses - CU Anschutz Medical Campus, CU Boulder, CU Colorado Springs, and CU Denver - collaborate in the success of the CU South Denver expansion. Located east of I-25 along Lincoln Ave. in Parker, the building was donated to the University of Colorado in 2015. The gift of the entire building and operations allows for more services, more convenience, and more value to be delivered to South Denver residents, employers, and business professionals. Classes are offered for degree-seeking and continuing education students and include popular interest areas such as nursing, engineering, education and business. CU South Denver serves as a cultural center and community asset, including an art and natural history museum, a large-screen movie theater, K-12 museum education programs, and community events for all ages. Catered event space for business, weddings and the community are available for rent. CU South Denver is a fun, educational place to work and help others.

Job Summary:

The Academic Program Developer will be a member of the Academic Affairs team, which is charged with building and growing higher education program offerings that meet community need and increasing CU engagement at CU South Denver. The emphasis of this position will be placed on working closely with the CU South Denver Associate Vice Chancellor, CU South Denver Academic Affairs Team, and CU faculty and academic leaders, to design, build, implement, launch, assess and ensure quality, provide faculty support as needed, and help build enrollment in academic degree programs originating from CU campuses and all education programs originating from CU South Denver. Program building areas are likely to include degree programs, certificates, courses, workshops, masterclasses, mini-schools, custom industry programs, family education programs and the infusion of CU expertise in CU South Denver community and education programs.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in education or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
  • The position requires extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience at the management level, including direct responsibility for:

Academic strategic planning

Outcomes and assessment

Curricular design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in education, psychology, business, public administration, health care, social science, liberal arts, communications, the arts, engineering, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
  • 5 years in higher education working in an academic program building capacity and/or 5 years of experience teaching in higher education degree programs with duties that included curriculum development, course development and program development.


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to collaborate and establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Ability to work independently, stay focused on strategic objectives, and to achieve results
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to work in, and be effective in, in a start-up environment
  • Demonstrated capacity to innovate and create

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter/letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3) List of 3-5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Meghan Garcia at

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3-5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Academic Services

Primary Location: Denver

Department: U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration - 60144 - ADM-VCSD Program Ops Admin

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 8, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Cheryl Swears

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00731791