Curriculum Design & Academic Assessment Coordinator, Intermediate

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Job Title: Curriculum Design & Academic Assessment Coordinator, Intermediate
Location: Academic Assessment
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 605332
Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

Core Values One NAU side by side Student Centered | Integrity | Diversity | Service | Discovery | Excellence Northern Arizona University

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Job Description

The Curriculum Design & Academic Assessment Coordinator will report to the Vice Provost for Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation (VP-CAA). This position supports faculty in developing meaningful degree program-level curriculum design and assessment practices, translating assessment findings into improvement actions, maintaining the processes for the Academic Program Review or discipline-specific accreditation processes, including the achievement and maintenance of the Degree Program Expectations, and support the VP-CAA in Higher Learning Commission Accreditation processes.

  • Works collaboratively to support the design of curriculum and meaningful academic assessment for academic plans and university programs.
  • Supports academic units to make consistent progress toward achieving and/or maintaining the university standards for curriculum design and assessment efforts (Degree Program Expectations)
  • Collaborates with academic unit leadership to provide insights on curriculum design and assessment strategies through the development and implementation of annual Curriculum & Assessment Action Plans.
  • Supports academic units’ development of Curriculum & Assessment Action Plans as part of the institutional academic program review process.
  • Collaborates with Faculty Senate committees to support the peer-review process as part of the institutional academic program review process.
  • Develops and delivers curriculum and assessment design programming.
  • Working closely with the Director of NAU’s General Studies Program and the ABOR Assessment Work Group, to develop and implement assessments for NAU’s General Studies Program.
  • Supports the Vice Provost’s efforts to ensure compliance with institutional accreditation standards as related to curriculum and assessment.
  • Coordinates special curriculum and assessment projects when requested.
  • Participates in national conversations regarding assessment of student learning, sharing NAU assessment initiatives and results via presentations, publications, workshops, blog posts, and listserves.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Undergraduate Bachelor’s degree, and
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience, or
  • A combination of related education, experience, and training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree or Terminal Degree.
  • 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in higher education environments, particularly working as a faculty member or with faculty committees.
  • Facility with data management and organization, including advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel), Google Drive, statistical programs such as SPSS or R, and on-line survey tools such as Qualtrics.
  • Experience in using higher education institutional data for decision making, such as Student Information System reporting software, Tableau reporting, Institutional Research data and reports, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Exceptional management and collaboration skills, ability to navigate challenging situations with grace and diplomacy.
  • Excellent (polished, confident, and precise) interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with demonstrated experience in communicating with academic leadership and administration.
  • Ability to consult with and advise faculty on curriculum design and assessment methods/models and to lead collaborative teams.
  • Experience in crafting and implementing practices for direct and indirect assessment of learning in higher education.
  • Experience working with persons of diverse backgrounds and identities.
  • Ability both to work independently and to interact effectively with administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with qualitative and quantitative research methods and design.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of student learning outcomes.
  • Knowledge of NAU academic programs and student support services.
  • Knowledge of university and college curriculum content and requirements.
  • Possesses problem solving, organizational, and analytical capabilities.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel PowerPoint).

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


The budgeted salary amount is $47,634 - $59,542.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.

Application Deadline

May 6, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 5/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time