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Curriculum Specialist

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

Join our team supporting students in the College of Arts & Sciences at CU Boulder! We encourage applications for a Curriculum Specialist. This position is a resource to students and advisors regarding the application of coursework to the College curriculum and of curricular policies to students' records. A primary responsibility for this position is deciding the transferability of courses from other colleges and universities and maintaining transfer tables in the computerized degree audit system. Another key responsibility is adjusting individual student degree audits so that degree progress and degree requirements are accurate. This position works with the Assistant Dean of Academic and Curricular Affairs to interpret and apply policies and rules to students. We are looking for someone with strong communication, organization and analytical skills who can interpret, apply and explain complex policies and procedures.

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

The College of Arts and Sciences within the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work, and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems.

The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education in the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Evaluation and Articulation of Transfer Credit 
  • Decide if courses taken at other universities and colleges transfer to CU Boulder for undergraduate students.
  • Determine the applicability of transfer courses to the College of Arts and Sciences curriculum.
  • Assess whether transfer courses have exact equivalents. If not, determine the appropriate department and course level.
  • Approve appropriate transfer course substitutions for curriculum requirements. Review and respond to petitions about the transferability and applicability to curriculum requirements if courses students plan to take at other institutions.
Maintain Student Degree Audits 
  • Adjust students' computerized degree audits so that students and academic advisors have access to an accurate report of students' academic standing.
  • Adjust audits at the request of the Deans of the College, academic departments and programs.
  • Approve appropriate course substitutions based on transfer work.
  • Maintain a record of decisions about transfer courses accurately in the degree audit system.
  • Partner with the College’s Degree Audit Coordinator to maintain appropriate processing of transfer credit in degree audits.
Curriculum and Policy Resource 
  • Interpret and explain curricular policies and their applicability to specific student cases verbally and in writing.
  • Review, resolve and respond to curricular petitions and queries from departmental advisors, students, faculty and staff arising from transfer course work or other sources.
  • Advise students and academic advisors regarding options for completing graduation requirements based on applicability of courses taken at other institutions.
  • Work with other campus offices as needed to capture information on student petitions.
  • Re-evaluate transfer credit at the request of students or their advisors, and explain the reasons for decisions.

What We Can Offer

Anticipated starting salary is $52,000.


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

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Three years' experience working in an academic setting.

What You Will Need

  • Strong communication, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a working environment with multiple interruptions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and collaborative working relationships.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Master's Degree.
  • At least 1 year of academic advising experience.
  • Experience in transfer credit evaluation.
  • Experience with complex academic audit systems.
  • Degree in an Arts & Sciences field.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time. 

Please apply by October 25, 2020 for consideration. 

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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