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Course Developer(s) (Part-Time), International Specialized Programs - Business Intelligence for Global Entrepreneurship

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School / Campus / College: Continuum College

Organization: Continuum College

Title: Course Developer(s) (Part-Time), International Specialized Programs - Business Intelligence for Global Entrepreneurship

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Position Description

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. 

UW Continuum College expands the reach of the University of Washington by delivering educational programs that meet the needs of learners at all phases of their lives. We’re focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment, and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we’re creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.

UW Continuum College (UWC2) has an outstanding opportunity for a customized course developer, or developers, in the new Business Intelligence for Global Entrepreneurship (BIGE) certificate program. Using detailed templates and guidance provided by UWC2, the subject matter expert will create a curriculum for Quarter 2 of the programs detailed below. 

The pay range for this position is $40-50 per hour, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Length of assignments and shifts vary depending on specific staffing needs of individual courses and programs. These positions are part-time and are expected to last from January 15, 2024, and March 22, 2024.

Program Description: Business Intelligence for Global Entrepreneurship 

In this nine-month professional certificate program, modeled after the successful Global Business Certificate Program, international professionals learn how to find, manage, understand, and explain data for the purpose of effectively identifying new business opportunities, writing business plans, and pitching data-supported business plans to investors.   

Each quarter of the three-quarter program is one course. Quarters 1 and 2 contain multiple themed modules drawn from related UW PCE certificate content in data analysis, visualization, storytelling, and entrepreneurship. Quarter 3 is a new course focused on making effective business pitches using the skills practiced during Quarter 1 and 2. 

It is anticipated that upon successful completion of the full program, students will be eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), which allows for up to 1-year of work experience in the United States, including self-employment to start a new business.

Course Developer Responsibilities  

Using an established curriculum map and in collaboration with the design team (instructional designer and program manager), create a high-quality curriculum for Quarter 2 of the BIGE certificate program as outlined in the deliverables schedule below. It is expected that the complete project will take between 75-95 hours to complete and the hours needed to complete each specific deliverable are listed below.  

Course Developers are expected to: complete all deliverables on time as outlined and agreed upon in the final contract and statement of work; respond to feedback from UWC² staff and subject matter expert reviewers; and participate in a weekly virtual check-in meeting and working meetings as needed. An assigned UWC² instructional designer will be available to assist in the development of the curriculum. 

  • Deliverable 1 – Create Module 1:  Technical Tools for Strategic Business6 week (108 hours of class time) Comprehensive Module Scope and Sequence
    • Module Syllabus
    • Weekly lesson plans
    • Assessment rubric(s)
  • Deliverable 2 – Create Module 2:  Visualization and Storytelling 
    • 2 week (36 hours of class time) Comprehensive Module Scope and Sequence 
    • Module Syllabus 
    • Weekly lesson plans 
    • Assessment rubric(s)
  • Deliverable 3 – Create Module 3: Crafting Data-Driven Stories
    • 2 week (36 hours of class time) Comprehensive Module Scope and Sequence
    • Module Syllabus
    • Weekly lesson plans 
    • Assessment rubric(s)
  • Final revisions to the deliverables must be completed no later than March 22. 

See more about UW IELP’s business programs at the following link: 

UWC2 Extension Lecturers / Instructors are Academic Staff, not faculty. This is a part-time, temporary position. 


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in closely related topic or equivalent professional experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with Excel, SQL, Tableau and other related data analysis and visualization tools for business purposes
  • Experience writing curriculum for (or training and teaching) adult learners
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Pacific Northwest entrepreneurial ecosystem

Desired Qualifications

  • MSBA, MBA, or other Master’s degree in related subject
  • Experience writing curriculum for (or training and teaching) international adult learners 
  • Professional experience in business intelligence 


To apply, please submit the following:  

  • Cover Letter. Please indicate the specific deliverable(s) that you are interested in creating and speak to your qualifications for the position in terms of interest in addressing this population of students.
  • Resume or CV.

Applications received by December 29, 2023, will receive priority consideration.

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