The University at Buffalo (UB) invites applications for the position of Director of the UB Curriculum, to serve as the chief administrator of the university’s general education program. The Director of the UB Curriculum will provide administrative leadership for the university’s general education curriculum. Working in partnership with the Assistant Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education and Dean of Undergraduate Education, the Director of UB Curriculum will develop annual goals and priorities for the unit in addition to a long-range strategic plan. The Director will maintain a comprehensive understanding of curriculum and the significance of liberal arts educational elements in all undergraduate degrees. To that end, the Director will provide essential knowledge of the national initiatives to advance student achievement in written and oral communication, diversity and cross cultural understanding, quantitative and scientific reasoning, ethical reasoning, integrative learning, and information management (among others).
The Director will coordinate and collaborate with all academic decanal and departmental units, as well as academic support offices to ensure the effective delivery of the campus-wide program of general education.
Key accountabilities and responsibilities
- Develop and execute long and short-term strategic plan for the UB Curriculum.
- Provide ongoing course development support and overall refinement of the general education program.
- Manage day-to-day operations including supervision of UB Curriculum staff, management of space and budget development and stewardship of funds.
- Ensure the curriculum supports university student success and retention goals.
- Implement and oversee the comprehensive assessment plan for the UB Curriculum.
- Comply with SUNY and Middle States requirements as they relate to general education
Master’s degree and leadership experience at a college level.
- At least 3 years of progressive leadership experience at a college level.
- Experience with undergraduate academic programs, general education, curriculum development and assessment.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and highly developed diplomacy skills.
- Track record showcasing a high level of organizational skills, attention to detail and follow-through.
- Public speaking experience and an ability to make presentations to small and large groups as necessary, as well as the ability to work effectively both independently and in teams.
- Excellent computer, technology and data skills.
- Proven track-record of working collaboratively with a variety of campus units/offices.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment exhibiting understanding, appreciation and respect for a wide-variety of individual differences and backgrounds.