Job Description

Come Grow With Us

Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a rapidly growing educational service company that has long been an industry leader in providing educational, operational and technological support services to the post-secondary education sector. Formerly part of Grand Canyon University (GCU), GCE still works closely with GCU to benefit thousands of students, families and the local inner-city community. We put people first, drive innovation, and do good in the community that we live and work in.

Grand Canyon University’s Curriculum Design and Development department is seeking a Curriculum Developer to join our team!  This position will liaise with academic constituents and subject matter experts for the timely development and delivery of quality courses.

While this position is a Phoenix, AZ based role, we are in an indefinitely remote status. There may be department meetings or trainings that require in-person attendance (proper health and safety measures will be followed), in which advance notice will be provided.

What you will do:

  • Develops new courses using instructional design techniques.

  • Facilitates design meetings with faculty and professional practitioners.

  • Collaborates with the Instructional Designer, Editor, SMEs, and project stakeholders to achieve development goals.

  • Manages multiple course development projects simultaneously by prioritizing project deadlines. 

  • Works extensively with stakeholders and SMEs to perform needs analysis, develop learning objectives and design deliverables that meet the learners’ and stakeholders’ needs.

  • Maps course topics, objectives and competencies into program designs to demonstrate that standards are met.

  • Meets quality, productivity, and service standards established by department.

  • Follows a course revision schedule in accordance with advances in technology and developments in the field of study.

  • Adheres to available guidelines, polices and technologies to accomplish and track project life cycle.

  • Maintains regular and frequent communications with development stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of projects.

  • Takes appropriate actions to identify, investigate, and resolve issues as quickly as possible and understands when best to escalate due to potential impact of issue.

  • Researches new products and reviews existing product performance; recommends changes.

  • Engages in a variety of relevant learning opportunities that will enhance on the job skill capacity and knowledge.

  • Performs additional duties as required.

What you will have:

  • Master's degree required (preferably in curriculum or instructional design)

  • Minimum of 2 years of curriculum development or instructional design experience

  • Knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models and methodologies

  • Ability to facilitate-to-consensus (act as balancer of interests vs. positions among the many clients involved in a course transformation)

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaborative in a service-oriented, supportive environment

  • Excellent attention to detail and skills in communication, presentation design and delivery, and data collection and analysis

  • Results oriented and able to organize and independently manage various projects simultaneously

  • Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills

  • Able to demonstrate a sufficient level of analytical and strategic thinking to plan and manage designated projects to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget

  • Ability to clearly articulate problems and/or issues and research resolutions prior to management escalation

  • Able to communicate effectively, provide intelligent and persuasive guidance, and manage each development project to meet both deadlines and quality standards

  • Thorough knowledge of project management methods and procedures

  • Computer skills: Excellent skill in Microsoft Office suite and ability to learn additional software as needed.

  • Writing and communication skills: Excellent knowledge of grammar and command of the English language.

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Why work at GCE:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

Application Instructions

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