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Granite State College in Concord, New Hampshire
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Date Posted 09/11/2019
Admin-Curriculum Design
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Location: Granite State College
Department: GSC Education and Training Partnership [CMVRET]
Posting Number/Job Order #: PS1239FY19

Summary of Position:
The primary duties of the Curriculum Specialist position include writing, creating, and developing child welfare focused curricula; working with foster and birth parents, residential providers, and other community partners to develop curricula in consultation with assorted DCYF staff and associated partners. This position also includes assisting with the instructional design of online course offerings and serving as support to the COT Training Coordinator. The Curriculum Specialist is also required to teach both online and face to face classes, serve on various committees in the child welfare system of New Hampshire, and provide support for the Annual New Hampshire Foster and Adoptive Care Conference.

Additional Job Information:

Acceptable minimum level of education:

Acceptable minimum years of experience: 2 years

Other minimum qualifications:
Masters degree in field appropriate to training assignments and two years of experience in training/development programs in higher education or private industry or Bachelors degree and four years of similar experience.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
It is absolutely imperative that successful candidates for this position possess excellent writing, presentational, instructional, and analytical skills and be able to take an abstract concept and turn it into usable curricula within a short period of time.


Candidates for this position must possess a minimum of a Masters degree in Education, Human Services, or comparable disciplines; possess high level computer skills; and the ability to consistently manage a wide variety of day to day changes in tasks and duties with creativity, enthusiasm, and flexibility. Demonstrated experience with the child welfare system of New Hampshire is also a strong point, as well as experience in both face to face and online instruction.

Preferred candidates must possess extensive experience in classroom instruction, online instruction and instructional design, curriculum development, and experience in developing online curriculum as well face to face course delivery. Must be willing to drive throughout the state and be willing to work evenings and weekends as required.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Identify and develop new courses as needed through research and consultation with staff, content experts, and program stakeholders.

  • Revise existing existing curricula to update and keep current with contemporary research and changes in practice of the child welfare system.

  • Work in concert with colleagues to update courses for delivery during each term by updating content and online links, update and include Knowledge Checks in each curriculum.

  • Track the development of new courses including: solicit input, prioritize sequence of development, present drafts and learning outcomes for approval to the Director and other staff as appropriate.

  • Participate in and represent the program in committees of the larger child welfare system of New Hampshire as related to the program.

Participate in ongoing program evaluation activities through the inclusion of Knowledge Checks in new and existing curricula, creation and analysis of the programs annual Needs Assessment activities, and assisting the Director in updating and creating effective evaluation criteria.

  • Participate in the successful coordination of the Annual New Hampshire Foster and Adoptive Care Conference.

  • Write various program materials as required by the Director.

  • Participate in and provide supports to all other program activities as required by the Director.

  • Actively pursue and assist with the use of Parents and Youth Voices within all programming.

  • Work in partnership with the Program Director, DCYF staff, and ETP staff to accomplish ETP program goals and contractual

  • Be proactive in expanding the programs role throughout DCYF.

  • Serve as ambassador for the program both within and outside of the child welfare system of New Hampshire.

  • Assist in instructor staff development.

  • Assist in the formatting of curricula both online and face to face.

  • Any additional duties assigned to promote the overall efficiency and effective functioning of the program.

Salary Information:
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Percent Time Information (FTE): 1.00
Grade: 18

Institution Information:

Posting Date: 04/09/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Closing Date: 
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only?: No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist?: No
Job Category: Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type: 
If TERM position provide projected end date: 
DOT Safety Information: None applicable

To apply, visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/32450

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.


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