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Instruction and Curriculum Specialist

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Curriculum Design

Job Description

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Financial Management, the Instruction and Curriculum Specialist will be an integral member of the fiscal training team in the Office of Financial Management. The Instruction and Curriculum Specialist will serve the university community in the advancement of departmental objectives and university strategic initiatives in the following areas:

Contribute to the fiscal training initiative, aimed at providing multiple levels of fiscal training to university employees. The Instruction and Curriculum Specialist will assist in course design, curriculum development, instruction, and assessment design and evaluation for courses provided by the fiscal training team. The training initiative will incorporate instructor led, virtual classroom, and eLearning environments.

Additionally, the Instruction and Curriculum Specialist, as part of the fiscal training team, will work collaboratively with other university training and professional development groups to ensure the mission of continuous learning and achievement of best practices in financial management is upheld.

Provide ad hoc training sessions for individuals, groups, and/or other university departments in order to assist in understanding and applying best practices related to university fiscal and business activities.

Support the continuous and ongoing improvement of financial and administrative operations. Instruction and Curriculum Specialist will participate on project teams to explore, develop, and implement enterprise-wide financial and administrative best practices improvement programs. Such programs may include redesign or introduction of new business processes and practices, policy evaluations and adjustments, and tools to promote effective and compliant execution of processes, procedures, and policies.

Maintain and create training resources and materials by attending other university sponsored training, pursing professional development opportunities, and actively communicating with content experts.

This position can accommodate a hybrid working arrangement (mix of on-site and remote work each week).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and significant experience in education, learning management, or curriculum development; or in lieu of a degree, substantial professional level experience or expertise that equates to the minimal educational qualifications.
  • Desire to provide critical support to the development and implementation of a fiscal certificate-training program.
  • Knowledge or demonstrated experience in presentation design and instruction.
  • Demonstrated experience in Google Education Software package.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft Office application suite.
  • Exceptional communication, public speaking, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated level of independent judgment, initiative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities, adhere to project timelines, exercise confidentiality when working with sensitive issues, and work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Proven ability to cultivate positive working relationships, foster teamwork, and support collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with university systems related to financial administration.
  • Demonstrated experience creating engaging course designs and interactive products.
  • Knowledge in an array of learning strategies and compelling course content, aimed to maximize both learner motivation and learner application.
  • Knowledge of university, college, and financial policies and procedures relevant to compliance.
  • Ability to work with subject matter experts to identify training goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge in modes of assessment, including tests and/or quizzes, to measure module effectiveness.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Mid- $50,000s to Low- $60,000s

Review Date

October 27, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation ofCOVID-19 vaccinationor receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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