Curriculum Manager

Job Locations US-MD-Columbia
Posted Date 6 days ago(3/16/2018 4:32 PM)
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Focal Point Data Risk is a new type of risk management firm, one that delivers a unified approach to addressing data risk through a unique combination of service offerings. Focal Point has brought together industry-leading expertise in cyber security, identity governance and access management, data privacy and analytics, internal audit, and hands-on training services, giving companies everything they need to plan and develop effective risk and security programs. By integrating these services, we provide our clients with the flexible support they need to protect and leverage data across any part of their organization. Simply put, Focal Point is the next generation of risk management.



The Curriculum Manager works closely with the Director of Education and the Vice President of Training to ensure that all courseware and learning materials developed and delivered by Focal Point Academy result in an outstanding student experience.  He/she creates and manages courseware development lifecycles, working with course developers and SME’s to ensure course content is accurate and relevant, and that it is consistently presented in a modern, professional format.


  • Manages the development and maintenance of Academy’s training curriculum
  • Employs instructional design models (e.g. ADDIE) as appropriate to produce a systematic approach to managing course updates and development cycles
  • Collaborates effectively with the training team to consistently deliver excellent quality course materials
  • Performs regular review and analyzes client, industry, and SME feedback in order to deliver constant improvement in the quality of courseware and the learner’s experience
  • Creates and manages timelines for new training development projects and ensures strict adherence to change & quality control policies
  • Analyzes courseware feedback metrics to ensure quality benchmarks are met and implements corrective action as necessary
  • Works within a rapidly-growing training team to create scalable and repeatable solutions
  • Creates and enforces policy and procedures for course development staff
  • Works with external partners to establish and maintain systems for credentialing courses as well as awarding college credit.
  • Owns the course maintenance schedule and content delivery timeframes.



  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in technical curriculum development and technical writing experience
  • Prior Professional Instruction experience preferred
  • 2-3 Years of Proven Project Management Experience
  • 5-10 Years of experience in Cyber Security or other relevant Technical field

Knowledge | Skills | Abilities:

  • Knowledge of online training delivery platforms such as Moodle
  • Ability to drive strategy and execution of course development
  • Ability to perform requirements analyses and use them to direct course outcomes
  • Ability to establish and maintain high levels of professional conduct for course development
  • Skilled at setting clear objectives and targets
  • Able to develop clear action plans and monitor progress
  • Strong ability to manage development projects effectively and consistently
  • Skilled at providing support and giving feedback
  • Able to design, implement, monitor and evaluate quality assurance mechanisms
  • Set demanding, achievable targets and provide feedback and encouragement

Technical Requirements:

  • Intermediate to advanced experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with SharePoint or similar document management/version control platform
  • Intermediate to advanced desktop publishing experience
  • Novice to intermediate experience with Learning Management Systems



  • Communication Skills: Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Ability to work with all levels of internal and external clients, from clerks to CEO.
  • Detailed Oriented: Strong attention to deadlines with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Accuracy: Ability to deliver projects and all deliverables with accuracy and ability to supervise and lead staff toward error-free and accurate data.
  • Multi-tasking: Capable of managing several tasks, projects and client deliverables effectively, efficiently and on time, with accuracy to details and tasks
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communications skills, and the ability to design and implement change. 


Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Instructional Design, Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field, or commensurate experience.


Travel Required: Minimal travel may be required.






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