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Curriculum & Academic Program Analyst

Job Summary

Reporting to the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education (VP Ug Ed), the Curriculum and Academic Program Analyst works under limited supervision with broad responsibility for planning, organizing and prioritizing work in order to oversee development and maintenance of the SJSU academic curriculum and degree program requirements. Using knowledge of WASC, CSU, and SJSU curriculum policies, the Analyst works proactively to establish campus procedures and timelines that will complete the annual curriculum review process in a timely and accurate manner, resulting in the updates to the PeopleSoft curriculum database and the on-line SJSU catalog.

The Analyst works in collaboration with the VP Ug Ed to formulate policy and procedure recommendations that will improve the SJSU curriculum review and development process by promoting efficiency and avoiding errors. The Analyst must evaluate the impact of recommended or implemented policies from a strategic and operational perspective; must work with Information Technology, Registrar, Articulation, Scheduling and Enrollment Services to ensure both the integration and compliance of academic programs and curriculum policies with university processes and procedures.

The Analyst must maintain effective communication with the faculty committees at the department, college, and university levels to communicate curriculum policy changes and requirements and to assist them to revise department curriculum and degree templates. The Curriculum Analyst works with the eCatalog Analyst to produce the web-based SJSU Catalog. An accurate and functional curriculum system is a critical mission element affecting all faculty and students in the delivery and awarding of all degrees. This work requires knowledge of Title 5, WASC and CSU academic policies, PeopleSoft academic curriculum structures, articulation, program planning and all aspects of curriculum structure and development sufficient to support independent determination of methods to meet programmatic and administrative goals.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manages curriculum proposals and establishes annual curriculum review process deadlines and assignments to colleges, departments, and other unit
  • Assists in the preparation of special studies, projects, reports and materials with broad campus and system impact for submission to the Provost, President, Chancellor’s Office, WASC and other agencies
  • Serves as a source of curriculum policy advice to support effective academic program planning and development at key university committees
  • Offers regular training sessions to inform advisors, departments, college committees and university
  • Manages curriculum and academic program content on the curriculum website
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to independently interpret and apply related procedures and policies and present recommendations or information to individuals or groups in a persuasive manner
  • Skill in software applications: word processing, spreadsheet, database management
  • Experience in PeopleSoft curriculum and student records areas; ability to work with Curriculog, Acalog, and other necessary technical tools
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of applicable university infrastructure, policies and procedures as related to articulation, transfer credit and graduation requirements
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training
  • Four years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with curriculum development, curriculum management and academic advising
  • Knowledge of SJSU and/or curriculum and degrees
  • Experience using PeopleSoft student administrative software, Curriculog or an equivalent database
  • Experience with developing and updating websites using content management system
  • Excellent written communications skills as demonstrated in writing sample


Classification: Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Exempt II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,500/month - $6,634/month
CSU Salary Range: $3,518/month - $6,791/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
All applicants must apply within the specified application period: February 10, 2023 through March 2, 2023 . This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Contact Information

University Personnel

CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to .

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at .

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at . The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at .

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Advertised: February 10, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
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