Rochester Institute of Technology — Curriculum Developer

Curriculum Developer
RIT Certified

Detailed Job Description
The Curriculum Developer contributes to and supports RIT Certified's diverse and growing portfolio of courses, non-credit certificate programs, and applied professional degrees. In consultation with subject matter experts, the Curriculum Developer creates learning objectives and curriculum at the program and course levels that enable professional growth for students at all stages of their careers. Based on experience as an educator and knowledge of the principles of curriculum design and adult learning theory, the Curriculum Developer creates assessments with rubrics that prove proficiency in newly-acquired skills to employers. They organize and contextualize complex content to highlight the essentials while offering opportunities to go deeper. And they curate and adapt existing resources that reflect the state of the art in a given field of study. The Curriculum Developer engages in iterative review cycles with instructional design developers to ensure that all content is accurate and aligned to course objectives and outcomes. By creating the activities by which students acquire and demonstrate new skills, the Curriculum Developer advances world-class professional education that connects those with similar professional interests and unlocks new opportunities for work.

The Curriculum Developer will possess a deep and evolving understanding of curriculum development and instructional design theory, with a focus on adult learners and working professionals. They will apply this expertise to courses offered in a variety of modalities, including asynchronous, synchronous, hybrid, and in-person. Ability and desire to quickly learn and communicate new content is essential, as this role is responsible for collaborating with subject matter experts to develop curriculum in healthcare, business analytics, engineering disciplines, enterprise leadership, and more.

The Curriculum Developer will work closely with the other members of the Academics team and the Learning Design and Development team to ensure a seamless course development and launch process. Communicating across a variety of platforms, the Curriculum Developer will balance multiple complex, collaborative projects subject to deadlines.

In your application, please include one professional work product (or a link) that showcases skills relevant to this posting. Please include a brief narrative that explains the work's purpose, why you chose to include it, its most important strengths, and what you would do to improve or extend this work.

In consultation with subject matter experts, develop learning objectives, syllabi, unit plans, and lesson plans for course sequences and individual courses based on predetermined professional objectives:

  • Develop learning activities and formative assessments that bring students into high-level engagement with complex content and provide them with frequent updated information on their progress toward meeting learning objectives
  • Develop frameworks for student interaction and academic community across modalities, including asynchronous, synchronous, hybrid, and in-person
  • Identify, adapt, or supplement instructional resources-including texts, external websites, software, videos, and more-to highlight essential content, improve quality or accessibility, or provide scaffolding or extension opportunities

Conduct iterative review cycles with instructional design developers to ensure that all content is accurate and aligned to course objectives and outcomes.
Develop assessments and rubrics that measure mastery of learning objectives and that serve as compelling job market assets that support students' career development.
Collaborate with instructional designers to implement course content and structure in RIT Certified's LMS and other platforms.
Incorporate into the development process information on relevant job markets, feedback from industry experts, student and instructor surveys, and other academic or business considerations.
Live our values, embrace diverse perspectives, and nurture the RIT community to remain a great place to work for all.

Department/College Description
RIT Certified, a division of Rochester Institute of Technology, is professional education reimagined for maximum impact. Student engagement and employer demand are at the center of all we do. RIT Certified coursework jumpstarts economic mobility, accelerates the careers of working professionals, and empowers C-suite leaders to drive their organizations forward. Our ongoing conversation with employer partners ensures that our students are showcasing their skills with portfolios and credentials that speak the language of industry. And it means they’re ready to respond to emerging trends in their fields. At RIT Certified, we’re always getting better at bringing talent and business together.

Minimum Qualifications
3 years experience in an educational role involving curriculum development and instructional design.


  • Ability to collaborate effectively with university faculty and industry experts
  • Ability to quickly and accurately transform complex or disorganized material into engaging, well-sequenced curriculum
  • Experience with Universal Design for Learning, Understanding By Design, and deep understanding of current research on curriculum, assessment, and instruction, especially for online adult students
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including writing about complex or technical topics for diverse audiences
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work asynchronously using tools like ClickUp, Google Drive, Slack, and more
  • Familiarity with Agile or similar project management methodology
  • Familiarity with learning management systems and user experience
  • Subject matter expertise in healthcare, data-driven decision making, engineering, art and design, or enterprise leadership a plus.

Professional Area:
Employment Category: Fulltime
Staff Job Function: Wage Band: 119A

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Additional Details

Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the world’s leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For.” RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit and

As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employee’s pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RIT’s Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at:

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