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MPH Curriculum Project Manager - University of Washington, School of Public Health

Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: February 24, 2018
Job #12210
Posted: January 24, 2018
Description:

The University of Washington’s School of Public Health (SPH) is one of the nation’s premier schools of public health. With a growing student body of undergraduates and more than 800 graduate students, the School’s academic, research and service missions are supported by 250 voting faculty and more than 500 staff who work within five academic departments - Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health (joint with the School of Medicine), and Health Services - Interdisciplinary Programs and the Office of the Dean. 

The UW School of Public Health is committed to a diverse academic community. We view diversity as essential to our mission, for more information please see the following website: http://www.washington.edu/diversity/ 

This full-time, 9 month, project appointment position serves as an integral member of our Academic Affairs team as the Master’s in Public Health (MPH) Curriculum Project Manager. Under the direction of the Sr. Associate Dean, this is a new position that proactively manages the re-envisioning of the MPH Program. This includes managing dynamic activities and processes associated with the development, implementation, and sustainability of curricular programs and accreditation activities of the MPH degree. MPH Curriculum Project Manager will be attentive to the School’s mission to educate and prepare outstanding, innovative, and diverse public health leaders and scientists. The position will support, and incorporate in its work, the School’s diversity values to “embrace and build on diverse perspectives, beliefs, and cultures to promote public health”. 

The MPH Curriculum Project Manager will be responsible for facilitating the re-envisioning and evolution of the novel MPH, staying current with best practices in curriculum, serve as liaison and advocate between departments, programs, School and the University of Washington Curriculum Committee. The Program Manager will be responsible for maintaining alignment with accreditation frameworks, supporting several MPH curriculum focused committees, and providing support to academic affairs focused work.  

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
PROJECT MANAGEMENT for CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: 

  • Serve as the project lead and main point of contact for the Dean’s Office on the curriculum review and re-envisioning for the MPH Degree, as well as the MPH Committees that are formed during this process 
  • Assist with improvement in initiatives to increase cross-departmental collaboration, especially on core curriculum 
  • Attend various ad hoc meetings regarding MPH curriculum development as needed 
  • Serve as a liaison to departments and programs concerning the decisions made by the CEPC and other SPH wide committees in regards to the MPH Curriculum. This includes communicating upcoming programmatic changes to appropriate SPH student services’ and curriculum staff. 
  • Facilitate clear communication among the departmental curriculum coordinators and between departmental curriculum coordinators and the Dean’s Office 
  • Design, implement and manage shared curriculum and accreditation workspaces such as SharePoint, Catalyst or intranet WordPress site to increase communication and transparency school-wide. 
  • Research and respond to inquiries and requests for information from SPH faculty on topics of the novel MPH Curriculum and proposal changes. 

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT: MPH ACCREDITATION AND COMPLIANCE 
  • Build understanding of CEPH accreditation and reporting requirements 
  • Guide and collaborate with faculty, administrators, and departmental staff representatives in accreditation compliance activities specific to the novel MPH. 

 

Skills/Eligibility:

 

  • REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Education or related field plus 2-3 years of experience working in academic affairs, curriculum, accreditation and/or higher education administration 

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Progressive responsibility in project management, team management, and leadership, and demonstrated experience leading teams 
  • Project management skills; timeline development, task tracking, assessing needs, identifying barriers to projects and addressing them proactively. 
  • Skill in researching and evaluating curriculum standards 
  • Knowledge of higher education curriculum development principles and trends 
  • Knowledge of instruction and teaching methods 
  • Knowledge of student learning outcomes and assessment 
  • Ability to act independently and see tasks and projects to conclusion without close supervision 
  • Ability to see/understand the big picture and translate to implementation 
  • Conceptual and innovative thinking skills (i.e. identifying solutions) and analytical thought needed to develop solutions across a variety of complex situations 
  • Ability to be interpersonally savvy and grounded in high stress situations (for example: being able to be calm in tense, often heated conversations between faculty leaders) 
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in change 
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and potential for change 
  • Ability to interpret and communicate to others complex policies and procedures 
  • Coordinating skills; able to monitor and support the progress of multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Skill in reading and writing meeting minutes for committees on complex topics 
  • Skill in communicating effectively both in oral and written form 
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks 
  • Expert user of standard software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and presentation software 
  • A commitment to diversity in all aspects of work 


A combination of education and/or experience may substitute for stated requirements 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check. 

 

How to Apply:

Application Process: 
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

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