Director of Curriculum Services

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Job no: 500927
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Diego
Categories: At-Will, Full Time

Position SummaryThe Office of Curriculum Services is responsible for the production of the SDSU Catalog and Curriculum Guide and coordinates and facilitates processes related to curricular proposals, articulation, and associate degrees for transfer. The unit is responsible for the accuracy and consistency of all aspects of the above items including currency of SDSU information housed within various system databases (e.g., Degree Database, Articulation System Stimulating Inter-institutional Student Transfer, Transfer Evaluation System).The Director of Curriculum Services requires extensive knowledge of curriculum with the ability to apply administrative leadership in a highly critical organizational unit having broad campus and potentially systemwide impact. The Director of Curriculum Services is a key adviser to faculty and administration exercising considerable influence over strategic objectives and methods while exercising appropriate discretion. They will serve as the source and adviser for any and all curriculum requests at SDSU, working effectively with faculty, chairs, and associate deans as they seek to develop new curriculum or make changes in existing curriculum on behalf of their majors/departments.The Director of Curriculum Services provides leadership and management within Curriculum Services to establish degrees and develop curriculum and programs for effective implementation at SDSU. Objectives include developing, reviewing, and revising curricular proposals (courses/programs); providing curricular guidance to University faculty, staff, and administrators to ensure compliance with Chancellor’s Office and SDSU policies and procedures; serving as a voting member representing Academic Affairs on the following University Committees (Undergraduate Curriculum, General Education and Assessment, Graduate Curriculum, and Selected Topics); overseeing the production of the online SDSU Catalog; serving as campus-wide resource for curriculum, the STAR Act, Title 5, and University policies; providing information and reports to University administration and the Chancellor’s Office; and preparing of the annual SDSU Academic Master Plan.The Director of Curriculum Services reports to the Associate Vice President for Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation, who also serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer to the WASC regional accreditor.For more information regarding Curriculum Services, click here.This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs.Candidate QualificationsBachelor’s degreeFive years of work experience involving the study, analysis, evaluation, implementation, and/or assessment of curriculumPreferred Qualifications Advanced degreeExtensive knowledge of university-level undergraduate and graduate curriculum development and analysis, preferably within a complex multi-campus higher education systemProficiency with fundamentals of curriculum design, measurable learning outcomes, instructional strategies, and assessment/continual improvement practicesExperience in articulation processes and practices within a complex multi-campus system and with public, private, and for-profit institutions within and beyond the United StatesExperience developing, interpreting, and applying policy through an equity lensProven ability to lead a team and work collaboratively with all levels of institutional and CSU system leadershipAbility to operate within a rapidly changing environment through effective organization, prioritization, and management of multiple competing projects and assignmentsExtensive knowledge of and an ability to contribute to the operation, maintenance, and enhancement of catalog and curriculum management software, especially the DigArc (Acalog and Curriculog) systemRecord of applying sound judgment working within established policies, protocol, and practices while demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and etiquette to facilitate good working relationships with internal and external constituenciesExperience working with curricular processes within CSU systemExperience with statewide, system, and campus curriculum policies and proceduresExperience with Canvas learning management system Google, and MS OfficeCompensation and BenefitsSan Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; andCalifornia State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent.San Diego State UniversityNow in its 124th year, San Diego State University is a place of knowledge, experience, and impact and takes pride in more than a century of achievement in education, research, and service. It is one of the oldest institutions in California, with 400,000+ living alumni and many more friends in the community who have a stake in its future. SDSU is expanding its global impact, unifying the university through a common mission and identity. Under a single name, the multi-campus university includes the San Diego campus, SDSU Imperial Valley, SDSU Global Campus, a future SDSU Mission Valley location, regional microsites, and other programs around the globe and online. The university provides students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct interaction with faculty and an international emphasis that prepares culturally competent global citizens, compassionate leaders, and ethical innovators who will transform the world.SDSU strives for equity and inclusion in everything it does, building on the human and intellectual diversity of students, faculty, and staff as a source of innovation and strength. SDSU is ranked 35 nationwide for ethnic diversity, and roughly 54% of the university's undergraduates and graduates are students from historically marginalized populations. SDSU is the No. 1 LGBTQ+-friendly campus in California, and No. 8 nationally, according to Campus Pride and BestColleges. Further, the university is consistently ranked as a top school for veterans and serves more than 4,000 military-connected students. Most critically, the values of equity, diversity and inclusion translate to results: Continuation and degree completion rates have increased over the last decade, and equity gaps have begun to close effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.Supplemental InformationInitial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 21, 2021. To receive consideration, apply by June 20, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.For more information, please contact:Casie Martinez, Assistant Human Resources Director(619) [email protected] management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is madeThe person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at [email protected] or 619-273-3343.

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Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 9/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time