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Job Title: Director of Curriculum Development

Organization: Building Industry Consulting Service International, Inc. (BICSI)

Location: Tampa, FL



The Organization

The Building Industry Consulting Service International, Inc. (BICSI) is a professional association that provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the Information and Communications Technology industry.   BICSI serves more than 23,000 ICT professionals, including designers, installers and technicians through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs.  BICSI staff and volunteers assist ICT professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.


Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, BICSI has 63 staff, a $16M budget, and serves 14,000 members across nearly 100 countries.  To learn more, visit


The Position

The Director of Curriculum and Learning Development is responsible for ensuring BICSI’s mission as the worldwide preeminent source of education for the information and communications technology community (ICT) is accomplished.   The incumbent is responsible for crafting and execution of the educational product strategy for the organization.   The product portfolio is developed in conjunction with the Educational Advancement Committee (EAC), internal stakeholders and external partners.  This position leads the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of training programs for certification preparation and professional development for multiple designations serving the needs of the global ICT community.   The Director of Curriculum Development and Learning sets direction and provides general oversight, leadership and technical direction for BICSI’s Learning Management System.


 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead the development of BICSI’s overall curriculum development and learning portfolio, including shaping the future in such areas as content, delivery, and globalization.

  • Lead the training strategy creation and execution for all educational products.

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate learning objectives and instructional strategies including developing the best methodologies for training delivery (i.e. online, classroom, etc.)

  • Direct the operations of the company’s learning management systems.

  • Develop, implement and lead strategy for certification preparation materials and continuing education materials to support global certifications and others, as appropriate.

  • Provide instructional design and project management expertise in the conception, design, development, deployment, and maintenance of learning solutions.

  • Implement instructional technologies (e.g., e-learning) to increase training accessibility and reduce expense.

  • Develop and deploy global training strategy in support of long-term business objectives.

  • Drive the development and maintenance of product portfolio, online course libraries, and supporting materials such as job aids, student workbooks, toolkits and ensure they are kept current.

  • Develop and manage the department budget. Demonstrate sound fiduciary responsibility; interpret financial data and recommend contingency plans as needed.

  • Manage the identification and selection of technical subject matter experts.

  • Partner with functional leaders to determine training needs by target audience, and collaborate with subject matter experts to develop, validate and agree on accurate and appropriate training content.

  • Accountable for ensuring quality and consistency in the development of all training materials.  

  • Continuously improve content development and training delivery effectiveness through formal assessment and evaluation of BICSI courses utilizing best practices in adult learning.

  • Develop solid understanding of current and new processes and their impact on end user groups to determine fit/gap of training materials and develop best practice process for inclusion.

  • Remain abreast of industry trends in education and on competitive landscape.

  • Manage, coach, mentor and develop a high performance team.

  • Cultivate a team environment, lead and develop staff to enhance skills, knowledge and abilities.

  • Other duties as assigned.



Position Requirements: 

  • Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, Instructional Design, or a related field directly applicable to this role.    Bachelor’s degree in Education Leadership, Instructional Design or a related field directly applicable to this role required.

  • Seven or more years’ experience with direct oversight of curriculum development and evaluation required.  

  • Seven years or more relevant experience in product/program management/development, education/certification preparation.

  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) and knowledge of international markets preferred.

  • Four or more year’s supervisory experience required.

  • Association/not-for-profit experience a plus.

  • Experience in designing and developing continuing education development programs, with experience in the original creation of programs and evaluating programs using appropriate methods for curriculum validation and adult learning theory.

  • Demonstrated ability to design, develop and implement a broad array of professional development programs and instructional materials; knowledge of current training/development research and state-of-the-art training practices.

  • Solid knowledge base within area of expertise as evidenced through established curriculum development programs, publications and/or recognized accomplishments and certifications.

  • Prior experience transforming training organizations to achieve improved quality and efficiency goals.

  • Strong proven track record of measuring and reporting training effectiveness and the impact to the business.

  • Strong PC skills and expertise in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook), MS Visio, MS Project or equivalent, Learning Management Systems, Cornerstone on Demand preferred, Customer Database systems, Author tools (e.g. Articulate Storyline, Captivate, and Adobe Creative Suite.


Reporting Responsibilities:  The Director of Curriculum Development and Learning reports directly to the Vice President of Professional Development and supervises a team of instructional designers.


Compensation and benefits: In addition to a competitive salary commensurate with experience, BICSI offers a generous benefits package, a positive work environment featuring casual Fridays, charity outreach, and a supportive team-centric culture. 


Travel:  Minimal (5% -10%).  Must have or be able to obtain a US passport for international travel.


Leadership Qualities

Stakeholders describe the successful candidate as an expert in curriculum development who possesses proactive communication, strategic and critical thinking skills.  S/he is a self-starter with proven success in establishing and maintaining relationships with diverse groups both internally and externally.  Other essential qualifications include excellent managerial skills for a strong, motivated and cohesive staff; ability to work confidently and collaboratively with volunteer leadership; attention to detail, a tactful negotiator and; strategic individual who can take BICSI’s curriculum to the next level. 


Search Process & Contact Information

This search is being conducted by Tuft & Associates.  Submit your cover letter and resume electronically in confidence to:  Mary McMahon, Associate, Tuft & Associates,; Phone 312-642-8889

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