Director of Curriculum

Pellissippi State Community College   Knoxville, TN   Full-time
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Title: Director of Curriculum

Anticipated Closing Date: July 11, 2021

Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application:

·         Cover Letter

·         Resume

·         Unofficial Transcripts

·         Three professional references (See below)

Reference check requirements:

·         Non-supervisory roles: three (3) current or former supervisors

·         Supervisory roles: two (2) current or former supervisors and one (1) current or former direct report

·         Personal references (friends, co-workers, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references

About Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State Community College is one of 40 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. TBR is the governing board of the College System of Tennessee, offering more than 400 programs of study at the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus. The college serves an average of 10,000 students, making it the largest community college in Tennessee by enrollment. Pellissippi State Community College offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement programs, time off including annual and sick leave, and much more.

In 2018, Pellissippi State became a member of an Achieve the Dream (ATD) three-year cohort adopting a theme of Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong for our work. Achieve the Dream has partnered with the program Integrated Student Experience at Pellissippi State (Insteps) to improve the fall-to-fall retention rates for full-time and part-time students by 13% in the next five years. Our vision is to ensure every student who attends Pellissippi State will develop a sense of belonging and confidence in their ability to succeed academically, grow intellectually, and make timely progress towards achieving their educational and vocational goals. If this is something that aligns with your values, we encourage you to apply.

Culture and Diversity

Knoxville claims a wide range of forward thinking national and international talents. The scholarly influence on the Knoxville metropolitan area bred literary greats including James Agee, Cormac McCarthy, and Nikki Giovanni.  Knoxville is home to one of the largest sculptures dedicated to an African American in the country. Located in Haley Heritage Square is a 13-foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley who chose to spend the last several years of his life in Knoxville. Renowned artists Beauford Delaney and Joseph Delaney hailed from Knoxville. Musicians Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, the Everly Brothers, and RB Morris called Knoxville home during their careers. Women’s suffragist Lizzie Crozier French was active in the ratification of the 19th amendment and was born and raised in Knoxville.

The lasting influence of these artists and activists leaves the Knoxville area as a welcoming area to live and work. More about the area and support groups can be found at Visit Knoxville, the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, the Knoxville Urban League, Knoxville City, Knox County, My Knox Village, Knox Pride, Centro Hispano de East TN, and Knoxville chamber

Position Summary: 

The Director of Curriculum provides leadership regarding the following functions: facilitates the development and refinement of the College’s academic course offerings to ensure they are relevant and current; manages all aspects of the curriculum development workflow and catalog change processes; works with administrators, faculty, and staff to maintain the integrity of the College’s course offerings and updates academic information in the college catalog, EAB Navigate catalog, and communicates curriculum changes for DegreeWorks; evaluates work flow, processes, and procedures as related to curriculum; collaborates with the VPAA Administrative Assistant on Promotion and Tenure; stays up-to-date on technology, including Banner student information systems, Acalog catalog management software, Curriculog workflow software, EAB Navigate enrollment management software, Economic Modeling software, Evisions Argos report software, PelliBiz online procurement system software, Microsoft Office Suite.

Number of Positions: 1

Position #: 100690

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Academic Affairs

Location of Position: Hardin Valley Campus, Knoxville, TN

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

15%. Update academic sections of the College catalog annually to reflect curriculum changes.  Coordinate with Academic Affairs AVPs to determine breadth of changes.  Work with administrative assistant to proofread for consistency and accuracy.

15% Direct and coordinate master syllabus, catalog and curriculum workflow software processes.  Develop and provide training and consultation to faculty and staff using the software packages.

15% Provide support for promotion and tenure: review new faculty personnel records annually for information relating to eligibility for promotion and tenure and complete faculty qualification form for the VP of Academic Affairs.  Prepare promotion and tenure report annually for the VP to submit to the TBR.  Update and revise faculty promotion and tenure charts annually based upon change in status or education.  Prepare correspondence related to promotion and tenure.

10% Communicate information and support to Vice President and Assistant Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs such as the development of new or revised course proposals and Tennessee Board of Regents curriculum initiatives. Coordinate with AVPs to align courses with new program proposals.

10% Update academic sections of the Tennessee WIOA website and other publications to ensure accuracy and consistency.

10% Ensure the most effective operations of the Curriculum Office, the coordination/integration of processes with other departments, and supervise administrative assistant.

10% Coordinate and attend Curriculum Development Committee meetings, maintain CDC membership lists, coordinate CDC handbook revisions, record CDC meeting minutes and coordinate to post approved minutes to website and compliance assist software.

10% Analyze curriculum offering and prepare reports such as campus programs report, prerequisite audit, and course substitution/waiver report.

5% Coordinate the development of department websites. Review and revise curriculum, articulation and master syllabus websites to ensure the department’s website to insure accurate and up-to-date information is available to academic advisors, students, receiving institutions and the public.

Note: The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.

Required Qualifications:

·         Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally-accredited college

 ·         Formal or on-the-job training in database software such as Access and the software packages that may be exported to a database, such as Word and Excel

At least five years’ higher education experience in the following areas:

·         multiple components of curriculum development systems

·         advising, student support services, and/or instruction

·         technical writing/editing; research; program/proposal development

·         sufficient familiarity to identify resources, support and others with knowledge of college processes in order to successfully implement curriculum projects

·         Teaching experience

Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience.


·         Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with internal and external customers

·         skilled at technical writing/editing; research; program/proposal development;

·         experience documenting in an ethical and legal manner

·         Possess a high degree of attention to detail

·         Ability to see the big picture, prioritize tasks, establish processes, and understand the impact of actions

·         Demonstrated ability to be innovative and improve processes

·         Possess knowledge and experience with student information systems, degree audit systems, learning management systems, Microsoft Office Suite

·         Familiarity with Tennessee Board of Regents curriculum initiatives

·         Experience with curriculum development, development of program learning outcomes and student learning outcomes, college catalog                                                                publication, and development  of  master syllabi

·         Experience with economic data resources including Board of Labor and WIOA resources

·         Ability to gather information, identify issues and problems, and provide leadership and information

Key Result Areas:

1.     Curriculum Development Committee (CDC) meetings are planned and are productive.

1.     CDC and College policy, procedures, practices are followed, and documentation is accurate before curriculum changes are processed in records office or                   published in catalog, in DegreeWorks, in EAB Navigate and in Banner catalog.

3.     Faculty and staff are provided with accurate information on curriculum requirements, policies, and procedures.

4.     Master syllabi are updated and accessible to the academic community.

5.     Demand for new course proposals is investigated, and proposals are developed as needed.

6.     Historical records of curriculum changes and previous credit offerings are maintained.

7.   Accurate and timely promotion and tenure tracking and communication are submitted.

8.   Direct-report staff(s) work effectively and efficiently.

Scope of Responsibility:

Analytical thinking is critical to the Director of Curriculum position because the director must evaluate to department and state educational goals, college mission, Tennessee Board of Regents mission and vision, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges mission and core values (all of which are available and posted on the Curriculum web page).  Working with a diverse group of people in a fast-paced environment requires the director to gather information, identify issues and problems, and provide leadership and information quickly, considering all stakeholders in the answer or solution at hand.  Prioritizing and establishing a procedure for managing large projects and small are absolutely crucial to this position.  Establishing credibility in the breadth of one’s knowledge, the fairness of one’s character is essential to this position since often stakeholders approach a project with different and sometimes conflicting priorities, goals.  Integrity is invaluable to the position.  Training, experience, and special skills needed for the job will be the second priority after integrity as qualifications for the job.

Pay Rate: $48,700 - $60,530.00/per year. Pay will be determined based on related work experience above required. To be considered in determining pay, all related work experience must be listed on the application.  This is an exempt level position.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at

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Pellissippi State Community College

Knoxville, TN