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Assistant Director, Curriculum Management

Columbus State Community College
Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 27, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs
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Job Title: Assistant Director, Curriculum Management

Department: Curriculum Management

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Administrator/Executive/Manager

Employment Status: Board Approved

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation Type: Annual

Compensation: $67,537.00

Schedule: Mon - Fri; 8a - 5p

Job Description:

The College

Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes.

With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision.

We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.

The City

Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description.

Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this position description.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Curriculum Management provides direct supervision and evaluation to the fulltime staff of the department. This position ensures quality delivery and customer support for the curriculum set up support and integrity for programs, and the degree audit and planner functions. This position will cross train with the other Assistant Director in the department to assure continuity of supervision and support services.

The Assistant Director will help the Director to develop, maintain, carry-out, explain, interpret and enforce policy and procedure at the college level.

The position also assists with maintaining, explaining, and interpretation of Ohio Department of Higher Education and Higher Learning Commission policy and standards as they relate to curriculum development and approval.


Professionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Managing People, Leadership, Building Organizational Talent, Business Acumen and Operational Decision Making


Operational Leadership

Provides daily supervision of direct reports to the Office of Curriculum Management (curriculum-programs, degree audit, and planner) by assigning and delegating tasks, providing direction, resolving work problems, communicating established job expectations, training employees, and developing professional growth opportunities.

Conducts annual employee evaluations, provides ongoing feedback and coaching, and effectively recommends pay increases, promotions and other personnel actions. Approves leaves and authorizes overtime as appropriate.

Administers disciplinary actions upon approval and in collaboration with the Director and Human Resources. Interprets, explains, carries out and enforces the College's policies.


Manages the team to assure that quality customer service is provided to faculty and staff relative to curriculum change and degree audit and planner needs.

Assistance with troubleshooting software applications used by the department, to support the Program Coordinators within the department, to include software upgrades to current systems (Colleague, CurriQunet and U.achieve) along with future systems. Oversees the testing and implementation of system updates or patches for the applications used by the department.

Performs project work to support the department Director, as assigned.

Marketing and Communication

Participates on committees to support Curriculum Management and Academic Affairs. Provides oversight of consistency and validity of curricular content for the College website and other marketing materials. Collaborates with
other departments, as necessary, to support College initiatives.

Facilities and Fiscal Management

Provides management assistance and support to the department Director for the development of departmental goals, budget, and operational plan.

Collaborates with IT and other departments, as necessary, to assure the proper maintenance, viability, and functionality of technologies to support department IT systems and instructional spaces.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
Assists with conducting workforce analytics to identify potential inhibitors of a workplace environment that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.


Attends all required meetings and trainings. Other duties as required. Regular, predictable, and punctual attendance is required.

Physical Requirements

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee regularly stands and walks for extended periods of time, and occasionally sits. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone.

Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 25 pounds when moving files, boxes and other materials.

Working Conditions

Typical office environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices. Must travel to
various Columbus State campuses and sites.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: management and supervisory practices; College Policy & Procedure; Ohio Department of Higher Education and Higher Learning Commission curricular policy and requirements; computers, software, including cloud applications, to include Microsoft Office applications (Work, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Skill in: verbal and written communications; maintaining good public relations; customer service; conflict resolution; general typing; application of job software programs; solving organizational problems.

Ability to: research and manage project needs, complete timeline of activities/goals, deliver project on time; maintain effective working relationships with associates, vendors, students, telephone users and general public; maintain confidential and sensitive information; troubleshoot and problem solve; direct reports relative to process, systems, and activities/interactions; interpret, create, analyze and maintain data sets to support the needs of the department in delivering on expectations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Business Management, or a closely related field. Seven (7) years of higher education work experience based in academic scheduling, curriculum or degree audit work. Proven experience in employee supervision/management.

An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework and experience may qualify a candidate.

State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

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