Content/Curriculum Designer

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Job Code/Title 80051 - H - Curriculum Design Professional 1 Position Number HU1081 Working Title Content/Curriculum Designer Department SOE Office Prof Dev and Strategic Engagement Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $30/hr Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 20 hours/week Normal work days Monday - Friday Normal work hours 8 am - 5 pm Job Category Miscellaneous Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical No Description of the Job

The School of Education is excited to invite candidates who will serve as a Content/Curriculum Designer with the Office of Strategic Engagement. The Office of Strategic Engagement seeks to develop curriculum for professional learning seminars and courses focused on equity, culturally relevant pedagogy, and antiracist educator practices.Curriculum Developers are responsible for the development of curriculum and training materials to be used by the training facilitators, instructors, and training participants. The Curriculum Developer will research, design, and develop engaging, relevant, and high–quality course content focusing on research–based instructional practices. The Curriculum Developer will work with administrators from the Office of Strategic Engagement and VCU faculty to illicit their expertise and input to ensure relevancy and accuracy of all training materials and content. The successful candidate will possess an in-depth knowledge of the pedagogical practices that support a variety of learning modalities including face-to-face, technology-enhanced, blended, and online learning.

Informed by a knowledge of current research and best practices in the area of racial equity, social justice, and culturally relevant pedagogy, the Curriculum Developer will develop high quality instructional content for delivery in an online, blended, or face-to-face format. It is essential that course content can be easily adapted to a variety of instructional delivery models. Essential duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
● develop high quality instructional content
● serve as a subject-matter expert for administrators and course facilitators, helping to create and refine course material for customized delivery
● design assessments to evaluate mastery of skills and concepts
● create learning objectives, activities, and course content
● write effective instructional lessons, audio and video scripts, reports, presentations, and course materials that need minimal editing before being integrated into the learning management system
● develop assessments to evaluate engagement and learning

Curriculum Developers contribute to the overall culture of excellence in teaching and learning at VCU through:
● Researching and developing content and resources that enhance instructional skills for faculty and course facilitators
● Contributing to institutional efforts to support high-quality programs and courses, such as the development of policies, quality standards, or other infrastructure to support students, instructors, and academic units
● Collaborating with other units on campus that support online courses and programs or the utilization of learning technologies to ensure instructors are connected with appropriate services
● Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

- An advanced degree, or education and relevant experience that equates to an advanced degree, is required. An advanced degree in a discipline such as Curriculum Development, Organizational Development, Curriculum and Instruction, Adult Learning, or a related field.
- Experience developing courses for online or blended delivery
- Comprehensive knowledge of current instructional theories and principles such as Critical Race Theory and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Practice
- Demonstrated experience with a learning management system and a range of learning technologies
- Demonstrated experience designing and facilitating workshops or creating curricular resources for instructors
- Demonstrated project management skills, with the ability to adapt and solve problems proactively and independently
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and teaming skills
- Proven ability to work as a contributing and collegial member of a team, and to communicate proactively within the team environment
- Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU

Preferred Qualifications

- An advanced degree, or education and relevant experience that equates to an advanced degree in a discipline such as Curriculum Development, Organizational Development, Curriculum and Instruction, Soical Justice, Adult Learning, or a related field.
- Minimum three (3) years experience designing courses for online or blended delivery in a college or university setting
- Ability to produce learning materials to include facilitator instructor and participant manuals
- Online teaching experience in a college or university setting
- Experience using Blackboard, Canvas, and/or Articulate 360 in educational settings

Job Open Date 09/08/2020 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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  1. The School of Education values the following as our culture statement, 'The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trust among all members of the SOE community is the foundation of a positive work climate. Realizes that our wellbeing as an institution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects all members, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honest communication and finding ways to respectfully address difficult issues. Strives to listen without bias and search for common understanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playing field for all of its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives, because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosters collaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members of its community.' Please describe ways in which you have worked to foster this type of culture in the professional workplace or in your everyday life.

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