Director of Curriculum & Faculty Development

Northwest University

United States

July 9, 2021


Director of Curriculum & Faculty Development Position Details Job ID # 21-019

Department College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) Reports To Dean of the College of Adult and Professional Studies

Position Summary

The CAPS Director of Curriculum and Faculty Development is responsible for the ongoing LMS operations, course development processes, and faculty development processes for all CAPS academic programs. LMS operations include ensuring high quality course content is delivered to the LMS provider and interfacing the provider to address course delivery logistics. Curriculum development includes working with faculty to develop online and blended courses of a variety of lengths and revising existing courses on a regular basis. Faculty development includes monitoring student evaluation of faculty, providing faculty orientation, training faculty, and providing information for faculty assessment. The position has direct supervision of the Curriculum Assistant and coordinates multiple adjunct faculty course developers. The Director also coordinates the course development responsibilities of the CAPS Program Faculty Coordinators. This is a 1.0 FTE position.

Essential Functions
  • Serves as the primary institutional representative to My Academic Lab and NEO regarding the semester course preparations for online courses and course development process.
  • Directs curricula development for CAPS programs, including the planning of the course development and revision process, directing faculty content experts, coordinating the course development responsibilities of the Program Faculty Leads, and monitoring the quality control process through to course approval.
  • Manages the faculty development process for CAPS adjunct faculty, including assessing evaluation data, planning initial and ongoing faculty training, and maintaining faculty training records.
  • Manages the CAPS course evaluation system in coordination with other CAPS staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Education/Experience/Skills
  • M.A. required in curriculum design or related field; other degrees will be considered depending on course development experience.
  • College teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience developing courses and teaching in an online environment.
  • Successful experience in project management.
  • Expertise in MS Excel, MS Word, and ability to use PowerPoint desirable.
  • Outstanding communication and relationships skills.
  • Experience in working with professional adults, both in education and business.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with inflexible deadlines.
  • Understanding of Adult/Professional Studies and Online Education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues, including university faculty.
  • Working Environment
  • Work is generally performed indoors in a typical office setting.
  • Some weekend/evening work required.
  • Position works with strictly confidential information.
  • Frequently required to be in front of a computer screen for long periods of time.
  • Physical Demands

    The functions are usually performed while sitting, but may involve some amount of time standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting (max. of 40 lbs.), walking, carrying, reaching, stretching, climbing, perform repetitive motions of the hands or wrists and other movements. The abilities of seeing, hearing and speaking are also required.

    Lifestyle Standards

    Recognize, understand, and agree to live by the spiritual, moral, and ethical standards of Northwest University, as outlined in the Employee Manual.

    Application Procedure

    Please submit your resume, a letter of interest describing your qualifications, and a completed application form to the Human Resources office. Applications are available online (www., or in the Human Resources Office of Northwest University.

    You may submit your package by mail, scan and email, or fax.

    Northwest University Attn: Human Resources PO Box 579 Kirkland, WA 98083-0579 Fax: (425) 739-0695

    Inquiries regarding staff positions may be made to:

    Human Resources Office Northwest University 5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033 (425) 889-5749

    Northwest University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admissions and access to, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Northwest University is an "At Will" employer.