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Curriculum Assistant

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Boulder, Colorado

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Classified Staff



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Job Summary

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for the Curriculum Assistant position! This role will support curriculum strategies that are crafted to assist current undergraduate students, academic advisors, and faculty in Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. This position will assist advisors when students need help with enrollment issues and will assist faculty with grade changes. This position will maintain the curriculum in Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences, enter the course schedules for each semester, act as department grade liaison, and serve as the department's FCQ coordinator.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

CU Boulder's Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences is nationally known for teaching and research that address both challenges and opportunities facing the aerospace profession. Students work extensively on hands-on experiments in the Practical Innovation Through Learning, Observation and Teaching (PILOT) Laboratory and design projects alongside expert faculty in the department's world-class research centers. CU aerospace alumni are working at top companies and research labs, including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Johnson Space Center, The Boeing Company, and Lockheed Martin.

We are home to 58-tenure track, research, and instructional faculty, over 675 graduate students and 1200 undergraduates. Our vibrant community of engineers and scientists tackle challenges in aerospace technology and science.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Academic Scheduling

  • Setup courses in university system for summer, fall and spring terms.
  • Request feedback from faculty on upcoming semester schedules.
  • Maintain shared course schedule and curriculum information via documents and spreadsheets.
  • Determine which available rooms are suitable for the needs of course-related specific requests.
  • Work with faculty and the curriculum committees to determine class times and requests.
  • Monitor and update course enrollments, and recommend when to add, delete or change class/lab sections, or move a class.
  • Complete course revision and course proposal forms, working with the curriculum committees and supervisor for both undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Add faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants to courses in CU-SIS as appropriate. Working with the Registrar's Office to setup appointments in CU-SIS.
  • Work with the Registrar's Office and faculty to review the final exam schedules for each semester to determine any special needs.
  • Work with the faculty to determine which courses are requiring a final exam and in which mode (in-person or remote) is required. Completes any necessary forms to request large or specific classrooms when needed.

Enrollment and Student Services

  • Administer late student additions in CU-SIS based on paperwork obtained from faculty and academic advisors.
  • Assist faculty with special action or change of record forms via paper or online.
  • Act as grade liaison for the department. Coordinate grade changes with faculty as needed and communicating with faculty when appropriate.
  • Communicate with students when schedule changes are made in undergraduate and graduate courses after registration opens in CU-SIS, this may include offering alternative scheduling options when appropriate. Advisors will still be responsible for communicating to students regarding all other potential changes to student schedules.
  • Support advisors when students need help with enrollment issues.
  • Create and disseminate directional signage to help students find classrooms at the beginning of the semesters.

Curriculum Administration and Evaluation

  • Order textbooks for courses and coordinate return of department loaner textbooks from faculty and teaching assistants. Uploads appropriate textbook information into CU Bookstore system and order additional copies of instructor textbooks through publishers.
  • Serve as the department's FCQ Coordinator and liaison for faculty, ensuring online FCQ delegations are made according to faculty wants/needs.
  • Make necessary updates in CU-SIS to facilitate appropriate FCQ surveys.
  • Request, collect, and organize syllabi from faculty every semester. Adds this information to the department website.


  • Serve as the back-up for the Front Desk Manager.
  • Assist with department events such as graduation, projects symposium, and other events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Should Know

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The starting salary is $42,000 - $48,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Two years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position. Appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

What You Will Need

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Ability to collect and present clear data and explain processes to faculty, staff, and students.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Familiarity with or ability to learn university's student information systems (e.g. Campus Solutions).
  • Familiarity with the university's student information and course scheduling systems.
  • Sensitivity to, and appreciation of, cultural, political, and geographical differences, with ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students from around the world.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

  1. A current resume that includes date ranges and whether the position was full-time or part-time. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
  3. DD-214 for veteran applicants. 
    • Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.
  4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts. 

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by January 23, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

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