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Curriculum Development Manager (G367-18CA)

Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor , College of Sciences

This is a permanent full-time position, managing curriculum and course design projects relating to the academic portfolio within the College of Sciences.

Location:Palmerston North
Grade:Grade I
Salary:$81,059 - $108,873 pa
Applications close:11:45 p.m. on 28 October 2018

Position overview

The Curriculum Development Manager position offers the opportunity to work with a dedicated and friendly team, providing skilled management of curriculum and course design and development in the College of Sciences’ academic programmes. You will foster best practice in teaching and learning, initiate, coordinate and evaluate initiatives that promote research-led teaching and enhance the quality of both teaching and the student experience as well as engaging with other services within and beyond the university to ensure that the College achieves its teaching and learning goals.

You will be based in Palmerston North, in the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Sciences. If you require any further information, please contact Professor Simon Hall at

Job description

Purpose statement

The Curriculum Development Manager manages curriculum and course design projects associated with strategic initiatives in the College of Sciences and is an integral part of the ongoing maintenance and quality assurance of courses.
The Manager will foster best practice in teaching and learning, initiate, coordinate and evaluate initiatives that promote research-led teaching and enhance the quality of both teaching and the student experience as well as engaging with other services within and beyond the university to ensure that the College achieves its teaching and learning goals.

Responsible to

Director – Teaching and Learning, College of Sciences

Key accountabilities

Massey core capabilities At Massey we are Tiriti-led, upholding Tiriti o Waitangi principles through our practice, We:
• Demonstrate awareness of Tiriti o Waitangi and its contribution to New Zealand culture and society.
• Understand the relevance of Tiriti o Waitangi in relation to the work of the University and the people we serve.
• Embrace the principles of partnership, participation, and protection and apply these principles in our workplace through manaakitanga, rangatiratanga, and kaitiakitanga.
• Embracing Te Reo in relevant and practical ways in our work place interactions and engagement with external stakeholders, giving expression to Tikanga Māori and protocols that demonstrates that we respect and value Māori conventions in appropriate settings.

At Massey we work together with mutual respect and caring. We:
• Act with integrity and trustworthiness and give credit to others for the work they do.
• Work cooperatively and inter-dependently to foster and promote the One University approach.
• Share knowledge and communicate professionally with courtesy and mutual respect.
• Are ethical in all transactions, working within the parameters of our policies and procedures.
• Are direct, truthful and maintain confidentiality.
• Seek to understand and appreciate our differences.
• Keep ourselves and others safe, working with the University’s health, safety and well-being policies, procedures and programmes.

At Massey we are future-focused, results-oriented and strive for excellence. We:
• Take ownership and responsibility for delivering results to support achievement of University objectives.
• Provide the best quality services to our customers (internal and external) ensuring our students/stakeholders are at the heart of everything we do.
• Deliver or support world-class research, teaching and learning and citizenship.
• Take personal responsibility for our performance, take pride in doing our job well, and commit to ongoing personal and professional development.
• Are motivated and create a positive working environment where our values are reinforced.
• Anticipate and respond with agility and resilience to the changing needs of the University and the communities we serve.
• Seek ways to improve our services to deliver in an efficient and effective way.
• Embrace technology and apply this innovatively to better meet the needs of those we serve.
• Challenge ourselves to reach our potential and help bring out the best in others.
• Understand how what we do contributes to the objectives of the University.

  1. Manage key initiatives in curriculum and course design identified in the College’s strategic plan.
  2. Use knowledge of learning science and instructional design to assist teaching staff in the design and development of courses and qualifications.
  3. Consult and collaborate with subject-matter experts from NCTL on the effective use of learning strategies, web-based resources, multimedia technologies, and instructional applications and systems to improve teaching and learning in the College.
  4. Work with the Director – Teaching and Learning, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and programme leaders to plan and implement regular cycles of course evaluations and other quality assurance procedures. Identify and prioritise, and manage resolution of issues related to teaching and learning.
  5. Work with the College of Sciences leadership team to identify, implement, and evaluate strategies to create a culture that supports teaching development, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the recognition of teaching excellence across the College.
  6. Ensure that trends in both secondary and tertiary science education nationally and internationally are recognised and addressed within the Massey context.
  7. Build relationships between the College and key services across the university. Represent the College on committees, and working groups in relation to teaching and learning matters.

Person specification


A relevant tertiary degree; qualification in education, instructional design, learning science, or a related field or equivalent experience.


• Demonstrated leadership.
• Demonstrated teamwork skills.
• Experience in managing instructional design projects and in working on several projects simultaneously.
• Teaching experience in a science field preferred.

Personal attributes and behaviours

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Personal Attributes, Behaviours, Competencies:
• Self-managing and ability to work independently.
• Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills including the ability to work in multi-disciplinary team environments.
• Ability to maintain good collegial relationships and negotiate for positive outcomes.
• Ability to assess priorities and exercise discretionary judgment.
• Strong computer skills with online instruction applications software.
• A customer service focus and a strong work ethic.
• Commitment to personal and professional development.

Additional Pre-employment Checks

Requirement to pass a Criminal and Traffic Convictions (Security) Check performed by the Ministry of Justice.


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