Curriculum & Instruction Developer

Job ID
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status

Opportunity at a Glance

The position has primary responsibility for maintaining and improving pre-licensure curricula, and all processes related to teaching/learning and assessment/evaluation to meet and exceed professional, accreditation, and regulatory standards based on the best available evidence. 


You will collaborate with multiple stakeholders leading in the development and maintenance of best-in-class courses that exceed student and faculty expectations, address changing needs of students, deliver stated course and program outcomes; and direct resources to create and maintain fully standardized courses with best-in-class course materials, learning technologies, and pedagogies. 


You will serve as the senior level curriculum expert and guide initiatives, promote evaluation, and assess curriculum outcomes. 


You will work closely with various groups within the organization, including faculty, administration, clinical education, academic success, faculty development, library services, instructional designers, educational technology experts, and Accreditation & Regulatory, to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of curriculum development resulting in on-time implementation of state of the art courses and curricula.


Project Management

  • Creates comprehensive goals and project plan for each course being developed.
  • Manages multiple course development projects while monitoring, measuring and reporting on progress to ensure courses are delivered on time and with the highest level of quality and innovation.
  • Identifies appropriate just-in-time resources that are needed from the academic shared services group and works with shared services leader to identify when these resources will be needed
  • Identifies and engages appropriate faculty SMEs in the development of courses
  • Provides regular updates to Curriculum leader regarding status of courses being developed
  • Identifies and resolves potential barriers to project timeline.
  • Participates in final stage quality assurance procedures for courses through scheduled review and maintenance.
  • Uses finance skills in budget development/cost estimation for projects and other team needs.


  • Uses best practices and current research to design appropriate assessments into every course that evaluates student learning, course outcomes, and how the course contributes to program outcomes.
  • Analyzes multiple data sources related to curriculum/courses and interprets and synthesizes data to lead appropriate improvements.
  • Conducts/engages in research in consultation with external teams on curriculum, teaching, and learning assessment.

Curriculum Development & Course Design

  • Directs course development and improvement to include key activities, timelines and resource requirements needed to achieve objectives while adhering to an appropriate systematic development process and timeline.
  • Leads and educates faculty in the utilization and implementation of course content, teaching strategies, and both faculty and student resources.
  • Maintains curriculum maps and levels the following curricular elements: Pedagogical approach, and learning assessment to appropriate professional and regulatory standards and assures consistency.


  • Maintains programmatic accreditation requirements in relation to curricula.
  • Trains, mentors, coaches and develops team members in support of achieving course development objectives.
  • Develops policies and procedures.
  • Maintains currency in nursing practice (Education, nursing practice, and/or research) and curriculum knowledge (via literature, research trends and changes/developments in healthcare).


  • Completes other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in nursing required
  • Doctoral degree in relevant field of specialization preferred
  • Certification as a nurse educator, preferred
  • Demonstrated success in the role of nursing educator/staff developer (online, blended, onsite preferred)
  • Broad-based experience across multiple general educational disciplines with a demonstrated skill in integrating and synthesizing multiple cross-disciplinary solutions to education issues
  • 5 + years curricula and course development experience (online, blended, and onsite, preferred).
  • Learning outcome/program evaluation experience (online, blended, and onsite, preferred)
  • Evidence of application of active learning strategies and innovative teaching technologies in prior teaching experiences.
  • Knowledge of educational and instructional theories and principles applicable to a variety of teaching & learning modalities.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects to achieve desired outcomes while meeting budget parameters.
  • Ability to collaborate with other team members and lead through strong influencing skills
  • Knowledge of current techniques and procedures used in the design, development, and delivery of curriculum and instruction
  • Experience in faculty development and training
  • Excellent computer (Microsoft office) and presentation skills.
  • Experience with one or more of the following preferred:
    • Learning Management systems
    • Electronic Assessment applications
    • Multimedia and audio visual technologies
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve issues and determine effective business and alternative solutions.
  • Understanding of the regulatory environment of higher education and nursing
  • Ability to interact with all levels within the organization and work in a fast-paced environment with many initiatives.
  • Demonstrated competence in use of technology for virtual meetings, project management and training.
  • Ability to work effectively and productively in a remote location
  • Ability to produce high quality outcomes related to multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Ability to function as a productive team member and to consistently model our misssion/values

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

Who We Are

Chamberlain University is a rapidly-expanding college rich with opportunities for growth and offering competitive wages and benefits. If you enjoy being a part of an exciting team and working in a collaborative, dynamic environment, then Chamberlain University might be right for you.

We believe in taking care of those who take care of others. We offer a wide range of benefits that are intended to meet the diverse needs of our colleagues. Whether it's advancing your career, maintaining a healthy lifestyle or saving for retirement, our comprehensive benefit offerings can help you reach your goals.

As an educational organization, we also support and encourage colleagues to further their educations by offering tuition assistance and seminars through our Leadership Development Center.

If you are ready to join an institution like ours, we welcome you to apply.


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