Western Governors University Curriculum Program Manager, IT College in United States

Curriculum Program Manager, IT College

Job Description

Position SummaryThe curriculum program manager (CPM), reporting to the respective college’s curriculum director, proactively leads the curriculum design, development, and support of assigned degree programs at Western Governors University (WGU). The individual oversees the entire curriculum development lifecycle, from program proposal through design, development, delivery, maintenance, and retirement of a program. The CPM conducts periodic program reviews to ensure programs remain current, relevant, and engaging. Given the nature of the assignments and contributions, the individual directly impacts the strategic deliverables of the assigned college and the overall Program Development Department.Job Responsibilities• Assumes broad responsibility for curriculum within assigned programs, including content relevance, quality, technical accuracy, cohesion, and functionality• Collaborates with university stakeholders to ensure programs meet the mission and vision of WGU• Works with cross-functional teams to incorporate cutting-edge educational technology, learning science methodologies, and adult learning frameworks into the college curriculum to promote student success• Uses curriculum-mapping techniques to ensure curriculum aligns to standards, program outcomes, accreditation needs, assessment strategies, and course-level competencies• Ensures developed curriculum meets or exceeds current student outcome metrics, and provides an improved student experience• Collaborates with the curriculum director and the Accreditation and Compliance Department to ensure programs meet all accreditation and regulatory requirements• Creates proposed program descriptions, outcomes, competencies, and standard paths• Ensures use of best practices in the design, development, delivery, and maintenance of curriculum• Collaborates with the project manager to ensure timely delivery of quality programs• Conducts ongoing data-driven program reviews to identify and implement strategic program enhancement plans as needed• Analyzes recommendations and feedback from councils, national directors, and industry professionals in order to create and/or enhance curriculum• Drives innovation and change within WGU’s curriculum programs to maintain their industry-leading and learning design reputation, and provides a technologically enhanced, modular, self-paced and engaging user experience for WGU students• Communicates program curriculum performance to appropriate stakeholders• Seeks and implements innovations for program improvements that increase program performance metrics and student satisfaction

Required Skills

• Program-level curriculum development experience• Strong instructional design skills• Clear understanding of user experience best practices, including accessibility requirements• Ability to use performance data to make informed curriculum design decisions• Strong program-level needs analysis skills• Ability to build relationships and influence at all levels of an organization• Ability to facilitate groups and meetings in person and remotely• Strong organizational, project management, and time management skills• Detail-oriented approach• Ability to manage multiple projects efficiently• Excellent written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal skills• Proficiency in technology-driven document and collaboration tools, including Microsoft Office suite, and web conferencing and cloud-based toolsCompetencies:Influences Others and Communicates Effectively: Communicates to improve and promote teamwork, decision making and problem solving. Listens and responds effectively to the reactions and positions of others and encourages the expression of diverse ideas and opinions. Adjusts message and style to fit the audience. Provides timely and helpful feedback. Communicates appropriately to win support of all.Collaborates: Works cooperatively with other across the organization to achieve shared objectives. Represents own interests while being fair to others and their areas. Partners with others to get work done. Credits others for their contributions and accomplishments. Gains buy-in, trust and support of others.Manages Ambiguity: Deals comfortably with the uncertainty of change. Effectively handles risk. Can decide and act without the total picture. Is calm and productive, even when things are up in the air. Deals constructively with problems that do not have clear solutions or outcomes.Is Resilient: Is confident under pressure. Handles and manages crises effectively. Maintains a positive attitude despite adversity. Bounces back from obstacles and setbacks. Grows from hardships and negative experiences.Drives for Results: Has a strong outcomes-based orientation. Persists in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. Has a track record of successfully exceeding goals. Pushes self and others to achieve results to positively impact WGU and our students. Has a continuous improvement mindset.Builds Effective Teams: Forms teams with appropriate and diverse mix of styles, perspectives, and experience. Establishes common objectives and a shared mindset. Creates a team that works well cross-functionally.Organizational Learning: Learns quickly when facing new situations. Experiments to find new solutions and enhance the student experience. Takes on the challenge of unfamiliar tasks. Extracts lessons learned from failures and mistakes. Expands knowledge through ongoing curiosity.

Required Experience

• Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant field• Minimum of 3 years of program or curriculum development and evaluation experience• Background in online learning

Job Location

This is a remote position, Utah, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular