Bilingual Arabic/English Director of Curriculum Development

University of the People

- Work from home, United States
Posted In 21/5/2019
Job Description
Position Summary:
University of the People invites applications to fill a vacancy in the role of Director of Curriculum Development for our Arabic division to develop a bachelors degree in Business Administration that will be designed and taught in Arabic. Reporting to the Vice Provost, the Director will oversee the development of this program through the supervision and guidance of two instructional designers. The Director will also work with subject matter experts as needed in order to develop the courses.

The Director will collaboratively review the courses to ensure they are instructionally sound, meet the intended learning objectives, and meet the University’s overall quality standards. The Director monitors curriculum development status and progress and identifies and removes barriers to keep production on schedule. The incumbent will be responsible for program documentation and relevant accreditation implications if applicable. This position also helps to define and document processes, procedures, and course development standards.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
• Recruitment, training and supervision of course developers
• Assist in supervising the Arabic-language adaptations to Moodle
• Work with instructional designers and course developers during the programming process to clarify content as needed
• Prioritize, manage, and accurately complete tasks within prescribed time-frames.

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Full Time


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Master's Degrees

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Arabic - Native / Mother Tongue
English - Fluent / Excellent

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Job Skills
Minimum Qualifications:
• Bilingual in Arabic and English
• Master’s degree in instructional technology, curriculum & instruction, education, business administration or a related field
• Demonstrated ability to design, execute and manage online curriculum development projects
• Experience creating, testing and manipulating content in a Learning Management System
• Broad knowledge, and an ability to make creative connections between different academic disciplines
• Strong written and oral communication abilities
• Strong organizational skills; a self-starter capable of working independently while also being a team player
• Excellent computer and technology skills
• Reliable internet access

Other Qualifications:
• Understanding of online education, pedagogy, and best practices
• Knowledge of instructional design principles
• High degree of accuracy and attention to detail is critical
• Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
• Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
• Generate suggestions for improving work processes
• Utilize flexible interpersonal communication skills to provide quality service
• Ability to adapt to changing policies and procedures
• Work with diverse groups from all organizational levels

Preference Given to Candidates Who Possess All of the Above Plus:
• Have previous experience working with Moodle
• Understanding of quality benchmarks in online education
• Experience with accreditation or reaccreditation

About The Company

University of the People is a fully-accredited, non-profit, tuition-free, degree-granting online institution dedicated to opening access to higher education to qualified students from across the U.S. and around the globe. It capitalizes on open access technologies and open education resources to ensure that neither cost nor geography is a barrier to educational opportunity. UoPeople uses advanced technology to create an inclusive community of students and course instructors from over 200 countries. Their diverse political, economic, social, and cultural backgrounds create meaningful collaborative learning experiences that prepare graduates for the global and ever-changing world they will inhabit.

UoPeople is in the vanguard of online institutions serving an international student body and is leading the way in creating structures for effective operations in a virtual environment. Its instructional, administrative, financial, technological, and student support teams are composed of individuals who work from home, wherever home might be. Its governance, policy-making and management structures and carefully articulated organizational boundaries differentiate units with respect to authority, responsibilities, and accountability, and its system of extensive communications within and across units unifies the organization into a single, smoothly-functioning entity that minimizes duplication and ensures coverage.

UoPeople is an equal opportunity employer and seeks applicants who share its values of quality, opportunity and access and who are representative of its diverse student body. More information about the institution can be found at

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