HR Curriculum Manager

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Graduate School USA (GSUSA) is an active learning community with a rich history that spans almost a century.  We offer a range of programs and services designed to serve the needs of organizations and individuals in both government and the private sector.

Graduate School USA is currently seeking an HR Curriculum Manager (Federal Human Capital) to work with Business Development to clarify customer training needs and identify, modify, or develop appropriate training solutions. 


  • Consult with Business Development (BD) and client agency officials to conduct a preliminary organizational training needs assessment.  Determine what customization, if any, is needed Human Capital/HR open enrollment (OE) courses based upon the client agency’s training needs, goals, and drivers.  When necessary directly assist in the customization.                                                                              
  • Solicit and select instructors for offsite (OS) contract courses based upon the client agency’s needs and the instructors’ degree of expertise, availability, and any other pertinent factors.                                                                              
  • Recommend, review, and draft ongoing and one-time marketing messages, including targeted messages to Federal Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCOs), Human Resource Officers (HROs), and Chief Learning Officers (CLOs), based upon current and trending topics in the Federal HR community. Participate in marketing efforts, such as Podcasts, as needed.                                             
  • Observe/audit instructors and complete required assessments, identify discrepancies, and recommend actions.                                                      
  • Conduct ongoing “environmental scanning” for changes in Federal civil service laws, rules, regulations, and policies resulting from legislation, Executive Orders, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issuances, Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) rulings, Office of Government Ethics (OGE) notices, Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) rulings, etc. to assess impact on HR course material and determine needed changes and updates. Propose possible new HR course offerings to address new issues, challenges, and gaps in Federal HR training.  Also, performs benchmarking of competitor HR offerings.       
  • Directs course development projects for new/updated courses using SMEs.                                                
  • Evaluate instructor resumes for a good “fit” for HR courses, interview candidates, and prepare in-take paperwork for on boarding new instructors.                       
  • In coordination with Training Management (TM) and the HR CD, makes go/no go decisions for OE classes.                                                                                  
  • Prepare task orders and course code requests as needed.                               
  • Analyze student feedback information and take follow up action regarding instructor effectiveness, course revisions, etc.
  • Instruct Federal Human Capital/HR classes as needed and/or on call. 


  • In-depth knowledge of Federal Human Capital programs, policies, processes, functions, and disciplines in order to conduct preliminary organizational training needs assessments and propose course solutions to meet agency client training needs, goals, and drivers.
  • Expert knowledge in at least one Federal Human Capital discipline/function; e.g. staffing, classification, employee relations, labor relations, benefits administration, personnel/payroll processing, personnel security, etc. in order to advise on the technical skills acquired through various HR courses.
  • General knowledge of Federal Human Capital community culture issues and challenges in order to stay current with new and trending issues and changes which may impact HR course revisions/updates and offer potential new offerings.
  • Ability to instruct a class in order to address instructor shortages and be able to make recommendations for continuous improvement of instructor(s) when auditing/observing them.
  • Skill in consulting in order to explain issues, identify challenges, offer options, and make recommendations regarding HR coursework for client agencies and internal GSUSA departments.
  • Ability to be creative in identifying, drafting, and requesting marketing messages and vehicles for current and trending Federal Human Capital topics in order to ensure that marketing messages are topical, timely, and resonate with potential students—the Federal HR community.
  • Ability to analyze data in order to make go/no class decisions, evaluate instructor resumes to determine selection, and review student feedback to take proper follow up action.
  • Ability to coordinate joint efforts among multiple GSUSA functions, especially BD, Marketing, Faculty Liaison (FL), and Training Management in order to achieve effective, efficient, and seamless results.
  • Ability to address instructors’ issues and gain their assistance when needed in order to accomplish effective and timely course customization and to ensure class coverage.  


  • Minimum of 10 years recent experience in a Federal Human Capital/Human Resource position(s).
  • Minimum of five years recent experience performing as a specialist in at least one Federal Capital function; e.g. staffing, classification, employee relations, labor relations, benefits administration, personnel/payroll processing, training and development, etc.
  • Minimum of one year recent experience in a managerial or executive position in an agency Federal Human Capital function.
  • Experience in a position which required collateral training/instruction duties and responsibilities; particularly with adult learners.
  • Experience instructing at a college/university or other adult learning institution.
  • BA or MA Degree in human resources management, training and development, or marketing desirable.
  • Additional Federal experience related to Federal Human Capital programs; e.g., EEO, Diversity/Inclusion, Workforce Analysis and Planning, Strategic HR Planning, HR Consulting, Recruitment, Competency Assessment, etc. desirable.


  • Office located in the heart of DC with Metro access
  • On-site fitness center
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Personal Development
  • Rooftop Terrace View
  • Heart of the DC Food Trucks
  • Easy access to museums and sporting venues
  • 401k
  • Transportation Benefit
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Free Professional Development Courses at the Graduate School USA


Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter for consideration. 

Graduate School USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identify, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or other legally protected group status.

Location: Staff in Washington, DC
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