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Curriculum and Accreditation Specialist - UW School of Public Health

Location: Seattle
Full-time position
Closing Date: unknown
Job #12561
Posted: May 9, 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 School of Public Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Curriculum and Accreditation Specialist.  
  
The Curriculum and Accreditation Support Specialist will be responsible for facilitating the process of SPH wide course review and approval, staying current with best practices in curriculum, serve as liaison and advocate between departments, programs, School and the University of Washington Curriculum Committee, developing accreditation project timelines, supporting several curriculum focused committees, facilitating resolution of course scheduling conflicts between departments, and supporting academic affairs focused work.  

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 
•     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 
•     Project management skills; timeline development, task tracking, assessing needs, identifying barriers to projects and addressing them proactively 
•     Coordinating skills; able to monitor and support the progress of multiple projects simultaneously. 
•     Knowledge of higher education curriculum development principles and trends 
•     Knowledge of instruction and teaching methods 
•     Knowledge of student learning outcomes and assessment 
•     Familiarity with the UW Time Schedule Update and Construction systems 
•     Skill in reading and writing meeting minutes for committees on complex topics 
•     Skill in researching and evaluating curriculum standards 
•     Skill in communicating effectively both in oral and written form 
•     Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks 
•     Ability to utilize computer technology for communication, and reporting activities 
•     A commitment to diversity in all aspects of work  

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration. 

Desired: 

•     Master’s of Education 
•     Experience in curriculum management or in higher educational program management 
•     Experience inproject management 
•     Experience in a compliance driven environment 
•     Experience working in higher education 
•     Experience with database development and management 
•     Experience with UW systems and procedures 
•     Knowledge of UW curriculum policies and procedures  
•     Knowledge of higher education curriculum development principles and trends 

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 Workforce Authorization, 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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