The NYU Steinhardt Office of Academic Affairs seeks an organized, detail-oriented, and motivated professional committed to academic excellence to serve as Academic Program Development Administrator to support the development, revision, and continuous improvement of more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs.
The Administrator works collaboratively with faculty to design high quality scholarly and professional academic programs with clear student learning outcomes aligned with program and institutional goals and guides faculty in their review, evaluation, and revision of existing curricula in support of student success. The Administrator creates tools, such as curriculum maps, to help faculty align course and program objectives, identify curricular gaps, and conduct annual assessments, and stays current with best practices to support innovative approaches to academic program development and improvement.
The Administrator serves as a resource for queries about academic policies, procedures, and practices concerning courses and programs; reviews course and program proposals for adherence to school-wide standards; works with the governance committee responsible for approving new courses and proposals; and manages the proposal submission process through all stages of school, university, and state government review and approval.
The Administrator conducts needs assessments and basic market research for the development of new online, on-campus, and hybrid academic programs.
The Academic Program Development Administrator will join a collaborative, creative, and supportive six-person team under the Associate Dean for Accreditation and Assessment. The primary responsibilities of the Office of Accreditation and Assessment, located under the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, are to support curricular development and continuous improvement, oversee the governance of academic policies and procedures, monitor quality assurance and compliance of our academic programs with standards set by external regulators, direct student learning outcomes assessment and specialized program accreditation, support academic programs through data exploration and visualization, and conduct institutional research in support of the School’s strategic plans.
The Steinhardt School is a community dedicated to inclusion, impact, and innovation and offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the arts, applied psychology, education, media studies, and the health professions.
Master’s or other advanced degree in education, higher education, policy, or a related social or behavioral science field preferred.
Minimum 3 years experience in curriculum development and academic program review. Experience working with universities, colleges, or other educational entities.
Use of program and course database such as CourseLeaf, Coursetune, or other custom-designed platform. Experience conducting training sessions on the curriculum development process. Familiarity with accreditation processes for academic programs.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Critical thinking and analytic abilities to assist academic programs to create and develop outcomes to assess from program goals. Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative assessment skills, including knowledge of methodologies for assessing and measuring student learning. Ability to work effectively with faculty and other content specialists. Excellent planning, organizational, and problem solving skills. Effective verbal and written communication skills, graphic presentation skills, and the ability to write and communicate goals, curriculum standards, and program changes to various stakeholders. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with integrity and discretion. Demonstrated skills in using MS Word, Excel and the Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Forms). Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects, working independently and collaboratively.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Mastery in creating curriculum maps, rubrics and other tools for aligning academic program goals with courses and student learning outcomes. Skill with project management or workflow software as well as data visualization software.
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