Curriculum Specialist

San Joaquin Valley College - Remote, CA

Full-Time, Remote Contract

Immediate - March 2021

Possibility of contract extension

About San Joaquin Valley College

San Joaquin Valley College prepares graduates for professional success by offering Baccalaureate and Associate of Science Degrees and Certificates of Completion in business, medical and technical career fields. The College serves a diverse student population with a common interest in professional development through career-focused higher education. The College is committed to student development through the achievement of measurable learning outcomes, emphasizing a balance of hands-on training and academic instruction. The College identifies and responds to the educational and employment needs of the communities it serves. The College is committed to the success of every student.


Under the immediate supervision of the Director of Curriculum and Assessment, the Curriculum Specialist is responsible for the organization and management of regularly scheduled program reviews and curriculum conferences. The Curriculum Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of curriculum and assessment methods resulting from growth or improvement initiatives. The Curriculum Specialist promotes the understanding of the assessment of student learning outcomes and the analysis of resulting data.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the preparation, facilitation and resulting actions of regularly scheduled program reviews and curriculum conferences
  • Analyze learning data
  • Develop curriculum for courses and programs resulting from growth or improvement
  • Assure action items set at program review are completed in a timely manner
  • Complete and manage program review and curriculum conference reports, data portfolios and supporting documentation
  • Assist in the maintenance of curriculum housed electronically
  • Train faculty and staff on principles of the assessment process
  • Promote the understanding of the analysis of learning data, the identification of improvement initiatives and the impact of improvements on student learning
  • Maintain and track current projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises one or more non-supervisory employees in the Curriculum and Assessment Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Core Competencies:

  • Adaptability – Responds to change with a willingness and ability to learn new ways of working. Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.
  • Communication – Develops and delivers communication that conveys a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Listens to others and allows them to make their point.
  • Integrity & Ethics – Demonstrates personal integrity; serves as a positive example of why others should trust the motives of the organization; views self as a reflection of the organization by following through on commitments and accepting ownership of mistakes; treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others and upholds organizational values.
  • Organization Support – Supports organizations goals and values. Is keenly aware of the time frame in which tasks or projects needs to be done; accepts and mirrors the level of urgency conveyed by the manager or customer being served; puts first priority on the needs of the organization or the needs of its customers. Fosters collaboration and teamwork across the Institution.
  • Professionalism – Approaches other in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments.

Job Competencies:

  • Critical Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths and weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem-solving situation; uses reason, even when dealing with emotion topics.
  • Quality of Work - Establishes a track record of producing work that is highly accurate, demonstrates attention to detail, and reflects well on the organization; is personally committed to high quality work and encourages others to have similar standards.
  • Training & Development - Ensures staff members get receive orientation, training and development opportunities to maximize success in their assignments; views training and development as an investment in employees and uses mentoring, cross-functional assignments, job rotation or other on-the-job learning opportunities to enhance the depth and breadth of skills and experience; encourages self-development opportunities.
  • Management Excellence - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for employee’s activities; is accessible to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops employee’s skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies employee and student feedback; fosters quality focus in others; improves processes; continually works to improve supervisory skills. Aligns work with strategic goals.


Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience – Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years in an academic environment with an emphasis on teaching and curriculum support or development.
  • Language Skills – Ability to conduct a high level of critical thinking, verbal, and written communications skills; ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group, and occasional large group situations to faculty, program leaders, staff, and other associates.
  • Mathematical Skills – Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
  • Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Other Qualifications: Must possess autonomy in the performance of daily activities and the use of refined judgment to apply extensive and specialized knowledge of administrative processes, procedures and practices.

Posted On: Monday, November 16, 2020

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