University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Education
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Posted on June 15, 2020
Req #: 179310
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 05/15/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.

The Department of Biostatistics has an outstanding opportunity for a Curriculum Coordinator.

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington has the top graduate program in the country.  The Curriculum Coordinator plays a critical role in supporting the faculty instructors and staff responsible for this success.  Working directly with the department chair, administrator, and faculty curriculum committee chair, this position manages a wide range of activities that are important to delivering instruction, advising students, and maintaining data and records within UW systems.


Provide direct support to the department’s faculty-led Curriculum Committee (EPTEC, Educational Policy and Teaching Evaluation Committee); assist Chair in preparation of agenda and handouts; post materials to Portal site and keep site updated/current; maintain EPTEC archives; take minutes. 

Coordinate quarterly course instructional needs, including course evaluations, TA evaluations, textbook orders, equipment assignments, Canvas permissions, instructor peers reviews, classroom scheduling, and final exam scheduling.

Manage quarterly curriculum duties including Time Schedule construction course adds, changes, and withdrawals; collection of course syllabi, enrollment reporting, grade submission, course listing updates, and web site links updates.

Independently answer inquiries about Educational Programs; advise current students, faculty, and potential applicants on requirements/policies (Departmental, Graduate School, SPH, UW) and courses/curriculum; evaluate application transcripts for prerequisites met; and advise applicants of eligibility.
Advise transfer students on eligibility and requirements. Independently conduct workshops and training sessions on successful progress toward degree completion for prospective and current students.

Provide direct support to the departmental faculty Admissions Committee.  Coordinate meetings; take minutes; prepare materials. advise prospective applicants on admissions requirements, degree pathways, and application package components; track applicant progress and notify applicants of missing items; track applications via MGP. 
Manage the MyGrad Program (MGP) admissions system; collect/process application materials and enter specific details.  Attend SPH and Graduate School meetings and trainings related to admissions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Provide Faculty meeting support (agenda, preparation of materials, scheduling, taking minutes).                        

Special projects as assigned by the Department Chair, including (for example) working with School-level committees and projects.
Manage the department room reservation system; submit facilities requests; receive and sort mail as needed.

Share workload with other staff as needed to complete program and student support tasks, such as providing event-related support, proctoring exams, and maintaining other physical and online materials and spaces.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.


Bachelor’s Degree in the Sciences, Business, or Liberal Arts. Equivalent experience may not substitute for degree.

A minimum of 2 years experience managing instructional activities at UW, including experience with the Time Schedule, MyGrad, and all aspects of course support.

Excellent written and oral communication.  
Strong work ethic; collaborative spirit; and desire to provide excellent customer service.

Intermediate or better experience with MS Office applications.        

Experience in an academic setting.  

Experience supporting a diverse workplace or student groups, including local and international constituents.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.


Experience managing Canvas, content management systems (CMS) and databases.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or