Curriculum and Instructional Specialist

Job Description

Mechanicsburg Child Welfare Training Programs – Pennsylvania-Mechanicsburg – (22009950)

The University of Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center (CWRC) is seeking a Curriculum and Instructional Specialist. The Curriculum and Instructional Specialist will be responsible for designing, developing, and revising child welfare curriculum to be delivered to child welfare professionals across the state of Pennsylvania in a variety of formats, including instructor-led, online/E-Learning, and blended learning. The Curriculum and Instructional Specialist functions as a team member for the Curriculum and Trainer Development Department of the Resource Center.

The Curriculum and Trainer Development Department at the Resource Center follows the ADDIE process of curriculum development. The Curriculum and Instructional Specialist teams with other Resource Center staff, stakeholders, subject matter experts and child welfare professionals to design and develop curriculum to meet the needs of the child welfare workforce in Pennsylvania. The ADDIE process followed by the Resource Center’s Curriculum team involves constant collaboration, facilitation skills, analytical and critical thinking skills, problem-solving, and attention to detail. Flexibility to adapt to changing needs of the child welfare workforce and the ability to plan and meet deadlines are essential functions of the Curriculum and Instructional Specialist.

A minimum one to three years’ experience in curriculum/instructional design and development for instructor-led curriculum, online curriculum and/or blended learning environments is required. Knowledge of child welfare practice, experience collaborating with subject matter experts, and training delivery/group facilitation experience are preferred. Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of experience or a Master’s degree is required. A combination of equivalent experience and education will be considered for University guidelines. The Child Welfare Resource Center operates in a hybrid work approach where work can be completed remotely, in the Mechanicsburg office, and in the field as necessary and appropriate.

Time for this position is estimated as 85% remote work, 5% in the Mechanicsburg office, and 10% in the field. Typical field travel required will be statewide throughout the Commonwealth. Must be able to travel long distances on a frequent basis, lift up to 30 pounds, set up and prepare audiovisual equipment for meetings and presentations, stand for up to 3 hours, and be able to climb stairs.A valid driver’s license is required.Experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations preferred. A commitment to achieving equity and inclusion in the child welfare system is a must.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EOE, including disability/veterans. Candidates who desire consideration for this position MUST apply online.

Candidates are encouraged to also attach a cover letter, resume, and/or writing sample. Writing sample can be a full document or excerpt of a document, must be relevant to the position, should not exceed 5 years, and should be limited to no more than five pages. PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment.Please review the Posting Deadline at and for more information about the Resource Center, visit us at

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience or a Master’s degree. A valid driver’s license

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit to learn more about this requirement.

Department Details The University offers: • A robust retirement savings plan option, including • 100% University match on employee contribution of 3-8% of base pay • 150% University match on employee contribution of 3-8% of base pay after vesting. • Enhanced University match for those nearing retirement • 11 Paid Holidays • Paid Vacation, Sick, and Personal Days • Additional Paid Time Off (Winter Recess) during the period between Christmas and the New Year • Paid Parental Leave • Above-average Employer Contribution toward Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, and LTD insurance plans • Flexible Work Schedules
Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Instructional Development.II
Campus Mechanicsburg
Minimum Education Level Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required 10+ years experience
Work Schedule Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Work Arrangement Hybrid: Combination of On-Campus and Remote work as determined by the department.
Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample
Optional Documents Not Applicable

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