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Senior Instructional Developer, Curriculum & Quality Enhancement

Date: March, 2016
Reports to (Job Title): Director
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Department: Centre for Teaching Excellence


Main Campus


USG 12
35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

The primary purpose of the SID, Curriculum & Quality Enhancement role is twofold: providing oversight and facilitative support for departmental and Faculty-wide curriculum planning initiatives and providing oversight of CTE’s assessment plan for understanding the impact and quality of our work. This role works at a systems level in conjunction with various colleagues across the institution and at CTE, including the Faculty Liaisons and Instructional Developers on curriculum projects and the Educational Research Associate regarding CTE assessment. 

Key Accountabilities:

Primary responsibilities:





Position Requirements


Completion of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, PhD an asset, with solid knowledge of and experience in instructional development, curriculum design, and organizational/program evaluation in higher education.


Proficient with curriculum development and review processes and tools, including outcomes-based education, with extensive experience facilitating curriculum events and meetings and supporting others in developing associated skills. Capabilities in methods to evaluate programs, services, and organizational operations, and experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research methods. Competencies include systems thinking, oral and written communication skills, facilitation skills, project management, working both independently and collaboratively, as well as respect for and sensitivity to disciplinary norms and the challenge of change management in academia. Professionalism, trustworthiness, and tact are essential to the building and maintenance of relationships that have long-lasting effects institutionally. Experience teaching at the university level and delivering conference sessions is considered essential.


MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other

MS Word and PPT


MS Excel



MS Access or other DB

Intermediate to Advanced


Web content writing, management, forms, survey tools


Data analysis software (e.g., SPSS, NVivo)


Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Works closely with various CTE staff members as well as with senior administrators, faculty members, and staff members in other units engaged in curriculum initiatives and program evaluation (e.g., Associate Vice-President Academic Office; Quality Assurance Manager; Institutional Analysis and Planning; IST; Human Resources). Liaises with networks of curriculum and organizational/program evaluation professionals nationally and internationally.

Level of Responsibility:

This position is responsible for managing and engaging in curriculum initiatives and for managing the development and implementation of CTE’s assessment plan.

Decision-Making Authority:

Responsible for decisions regarding the development and/or selection of curriculum support and departmental assessment processes and technical tools, with little guidance.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of an office environment.

Working Environment:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions; some exposure to stressful situations at major events with numerous participants. The SID works in the CTE office suite, with meetings across campus as well as occasional travel for professional development and networking purposes.