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Director of Curricular Innovation

Apply now Job No: 494798
Department: ED OFFICE
Local Title: Director of Curricular Innovation
Budget Title: Staff Associate
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Management and Professional, Administrative


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The School of Public Health at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Director of Curricular Innovation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting development and implementation of new curricular innovations, including:  

  • Development and securing of approvals of new programs, certificates, and other educational offerings in the SPH.
  • Development of academic planning, overall curricular development, and adherence to implementation timelines.
  • Ensuring that all programs, courses, and educational offerings are aligned with the SPH mission and goals, with SUNY and DOE requirements, with CEPH accreditation criteria.
  • Identifying key process and outcome evaluation metrics related to education in the SPH strategic plan; CEPH accreditation requirements,
  • ASPPH tracking requests, and accreditation metrics for other Downstate programs requiring SPH information;
  • Implementation of systems for collecting, tracking, and reporting as relates to educational processes and outcomes and maintain an active database on these metrics.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in higher education administration, public administration in higher education, or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of best practices with regard to curriculum development in a higher education setting.
  • Excellent proofreading, writing, and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of modes of instruction and best practices associated with these modalities (hybrid, on-line, etc.)
  • Experience working with spreadsheets and database management. 

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; Hours Variable

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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