Open Educational Resources Program Coordinator

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Open Educational Resources Program Coordinator

Salary: See Position Description
Closing Date:
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Location: Kentfield, CA


Due to COVID-19, most of College of Marin's operations and all instruction are taking place remotely, with the exception of positions deemed essential. Applicants should be prepared that if selected to interview for a position at the College, all interviews will be held

All application materials must be received by the Priority Screening Date in order to be considered during the initial screening. Applications received after this date may be considered thereafter at the discretion of the college until the position is filled.This is a part-time position.***************

College of Marin strives to embrace diversity in all forms: it strives to be an Inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment and demonstrates sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population.

COM serves a county population of approximately 250,000 residents. Based on the 2019 - 2020 academic year credit enrollment data, the diversity of students at the College includes greater representation than the county with regards to enrollment by Hispanic/Latino (30% of
enrollment), Asian (8%), Black/African American (3%), and Multi-racial (6%) students.

College of Marin does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, or perception of, race,
ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, family and medical care leave, military or veteran status, or prior record of arrest or conviction, and is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In accordance with Executive order 11246 (as amended), the College of Marin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position focuses on leveraging Open Educational Resources (OERs) to reduce and/or alleviate the financial burden on students to purchase instructional material for classes. These resources will draw from already created materials available from a wide variety of sources as well as material created directly for College of Marin (COM) and any grant projects now and into the future. Working closely with faculty, staff, and students from across the campus, the OER Program Coordinator selects materials to support curricula, paying attention to the format and accessibility needs of the classes. This position is the key support staff for Open Education Resources efforts across the campus community including providing any additional OER-related support needed to instructional design, online learning, and distance education areas.

Essential Functions

  • Provide coordination for COM's Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives
  • Coordinate and support grant managers with grant reporting and tracking of funds
  • Participate in and create professional development activities related to open pedagogy, anti-racism, and accessibility
  • Guide faculty in the finding, adoption, creation, and assessment of OER resources
  • Provide guidance for copyright and creative commons questions related to OER materials and escalate any necessary inquiries to management where appropriate
  • Select materials to support and amplify the voices of underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations including the learning communities at COM
  • Support a variety of equitable instructional tools to support students with different learning approaches and needs
  • Foster an environment where diversity and equity are advanced
  • Participate in College-wide efforts to dismantle barriers that can impact underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations
  • Advocate for OER adoption and funding with key stakeholders
  • Further develop and maintain professional competence through participation in professional organizations, workshops, conferences, and professional development courses
  • Participate in local data collection for OER and track the outcomes from OER adoption
  • Maintain OER website and other related professional development materials
  • Incorporate library materials or other free instructional materials that are not OER into the ZTC pathway when possible.
  • Other Functions:
    • Provide regular reports to management and federal/State agencies as requested; participate on program reviews; assure program compliance with federal or State program guidelines.
    • Provide work direction and guidance to others assigned to the program; assign work to other classified personnel, students, volunteers and others.
    • Conduct regular meetings to communicate, review and revise program guidelines
    • Assure program expenditures are within allocated budgets; monitor budgets; propose budget changes and participate in project budget applications as necessary.
    • Serve as liaison between program personnel, participants, clients, administrators, faculty and students; provide information, program requirements and other pertinent information
    • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.

    Requirements & Desirables
    1. Bachelor's Degree with study in job related area and job related experience; or
    2. Any combination of education and training equivalent to (2) two years of college-level coursework from an accredited institution in a related field and (2) two years of responsible experience working in higher education; and
    3. Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, disabilities and learning styles of community college students

    • Planning and coordinating the day-to-day activities of assigned program.
    • Policies, objectives and goals of assigned program.
    • Development and presentation of programs and workshops.
    • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures related to assigned program.
    • Budget monitoring and control.
    • Grant coordination and monitoring.
    • Oral and written communication skills.
    • Principles of training and providing work direction to others.
    • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
    • Operation of a computer and assigned software.
    • Word processing, graphics and desktop publishing.
    • Provide overall direction and guidance to the day-to-day operations, problem solving and decision-making regarding a large-scale and complex program.
    • Coordinate several programs simultaneously.
    • Implement program policies and guidelines.
    • Provide for program reporting and accountability.
    • Prepare comprehensive program reports and reviews.
    • Establish and monitor program budgets.
    • Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
    • Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
    • Operate a computer and other office equipment as assigned.
    • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
    • Meet schedules and time lines.
    • Work independently with little direction.
    • Plan and organize work.
    • Make public speaking presentations.

    Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

    1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
    2. Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance
    3. California Education Code, Section 87408.6 requires persons employed by a community college in an academic or classified position to submit to a TB risk assessment developed by CDPH and CTCA and, if risk factors are present, an examination to determine that he or she is free of infectious TB; initially upon hire and every four years thereafter.
    4. DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: All Marin Community College District (MCCD) employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the MCCD requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. For more information, please see the ). Employment with the MCCD requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. For more information, please see the MCCD Emergency Operations Plan.
    5. Candidates applying for positions with the Marin Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

    The following documents must be attached to your application in order to render it complete.
    Use the Attachment Type indicated in parentheses when making your attachments.
    1. Cover Letter (cover letter)
    2. Resume (resume)
    3. Transcript conferring your degree or showing whatever coursework you have completed, if applicable (transcript)
    4. STATEMENT: Please provide a response to the following prompt (one page maximum):
    College of Marin's commitment to educational excellence is rooted in providing equitable opportunities and fostering success for all members of our diverse community. Practices and outcomes related to diversity and inclusion are vital measures of institutional excellence. How would you contribute to College of Marin's effort of enhancing diversity in a meaningful way?

    Supplemental & Salary Information
    • Work under limited supervision, focusing primarily on results
    • Provide information and/or advise other persons
    • Operate within a defined budget and/or financial guidelines
    • Utilization of resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions and the opportunity to impact the Organization's services
    • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
    • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone
    • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
    • Seeing to read a variety of materials
    • Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to file materials
    • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally
    • Generally the job requires 70% sitting, 15% walking and 15% standing
    • Office environment
    • Constant interruptions
    Campus: Kentfield (temporarily remote)
    Full-time Equivalent: .50 - Part-time
    Months per Year: 12
    Work Days/Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    18.75 Hours per Week

    FLSA Status: Non-exempt
    Salary Range: CSEA 127
    Starting Salary Range: $38.62 to $42.60 per hour (Step 1 to 3). Normal entering step is Step 1.

    Please refer to our Human Resources web site for salary schedules.

    Employees in this classification are represented by the California School Employees' Association (CSEA). CSEA employees are also members of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), to which the member contributes up-to 7% of their reportable compensation on a monthly basis. General information regarding rights and responsibilities under the Agreement can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreements section of our Human Resources site.

    Applications must include the documents listed in the Required Documents section to be rendered complete; incomplete applications will not be accepted. Screening will begin after the priority screening date. Applicants selected to interview will be contacted to schedule an interview appointment with the screening committee; however, applicants will be notified of their status, either way, following the screening. Candidates forwarded by the committee following the first interview may be invited for a second interview. Regrettably, College of Marin is not able to offer reimbursement for travel to interviews at this time.

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