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Job ID: 168991

Curriculum Management Coordinator
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Oct. 6, 2021
Title Curriculum Management Coordinator
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Dean of Undergraduate Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Educational Services

Position Summary
The University at Buffalo, Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education, seeks a highly responsible, detail-oriented professional to serve as Curriculum Management Coordinator. This position manages campus-wide curriculum activities at the undergraduate level and oversees implementation and day-to-day operations of an enterprise-wide curriculum management platform. The Coordinator will work across the institution to ensure the system meets the needs of the university, faculty, and staff. The Coordinator will contribute to various strategic initiatives within Undergraduate Education.

The Curriculum Management Coordinator serves as a high-level liaison to campus-wide partners including faculty, department leadership and/or Associate Deans, central offices and representatives within the State University of New York (SUNY) system as well as to external partners at the State Department of Education (SED) and to the curriculum management platform vendor. The Coordinator reports to the Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.

Key duties and responsibilities include:
Manage campus-wide course and curriculum activities according to internal and external deadlines as well as anticipated start date.
Train and guide campus-wide partners in preparation and submission of course and degree proposals and provide critical feedback regarding necessary changes to ensure SUNY and SED approvals.
Analyze, interpret and apply complex rules, regulations, policies and procedures to make decisions or provide guidance to faculty with respect to course and curriculum matters.
Organize and contribute to monthly Undergraduate Associate Deans’ Council meetings.
Serve as university lead on implementation team for curriculum management platform.
Lead curriculum management system functional configuration and manage day-to-day platform needs including trouble-shooting issues, updating workflow and/or user access and providing end-user training and support.
Interact regularly and diplomatically campus-wide with a diverse group of internal and external constituents.
Support university and unit-level strategic projects and initiatives.
Maintain knowledge of the university’s student information system (PeopleSoft) and data delivery mechanism based on an Oracle database (InfoSource) to generate ad hoc queries and meet data needs for Undergraduate Education.

Undergraduate Education provides critical university functions in management of undergraduate curriculum and related academic policies; supports the delivery of a broad and integrated 21st century general education to all UB undergraduates; develops and delivers co-curricular programs, which enhance the undergraduate education experience; and provides enhanced undergraduate curriculum and services for university Honors scholars. The Office of Undergraduate Education encompasses university services and programs that shape, support, and enhance the undergraduate educational experience and includes the following units: Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education, UB Curriculum: General Education, the University Honors College, the Center for Excellence in Writing, and the Experiential Learning Network.

Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about benefit packages.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience in higher education with competencies in the following areas:
Exceedingly well organized, possess high attention to detail and display accuracy in all areas of responsibility.
Strong interpersonal communication skills, including verbal and written, active listening and critical thinking. Able to communicate clearly and respectfully with diverse populations including faculty, senior leadership, staff and students.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education with the ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
Able to build strong and cooperative relationships with individuals across the university community.
Proficient with Microsoft Office, with advanced knowledge of Outlook, Word, Power Point and Excel. Basic proficiency in MS Access and/or solid understanding of relational databases or familiarity working with large datasets. Has systems knowledge from both the functional and technical perspectives.
Strong analytical and technical skills and abilities including demonstrated ability to reason with logic, facility with problem-solving and data analysis skills.
Possess a strong sense of accountability, a proactive nature and is self-motivated. Must be able to work independently with minimal direction, exhibit good judgment and exceptional time management skills.
Able to prioritize workload and projects and complete simultaneously within expected deadlines.
Able to handle restricted and sensitive information in accordance with all policies and maintain confidentiality at all times.
Possess and display a high-level of customer service to all constituents.
Able and committed to learning new skills as needed.

Preferred Qualifications
3-5 years higher education experience in areas pertaining to course and curriculum development and/or academic advisement and general project management.
Experience with University at Buffalo policies, procedures, administrative systems.
Familiarity with SUNY and SED policies and processes as they pertain to proposing and revising curriculum at the undergraduate level.
Working knowledge of program and course-level assessment.
Experience setting up functional aspects of an enterprise-wide system or aspects of a system.
Advanced proficiency in MS Access, SQL and/or relational databases.
Demonstrated project management skills and experience.

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