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Textbook Coordinator

Working Title

Administration & Finance

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Job Summary/Basic Function

Under the direction, policies, and guidelines of the Chief Financial Officer, this position is responsible for the acquisition and delivery of all online course materials (textbooks and courseware) related to the Union Plus Bachelor Degree Completion program at Central State University.

The primary goals of this position are (1) to acquire course materials in a cost-effective, timely, and efficient manner, (2) to deliver the appropriate information to the Central State University CITI team for implementation into Schoology LMS, and (3) to reduce the overall costs of course materials. The Textbook Coordinator will work primarily with the university’s textbook provider, VitalSource, as well as other content providers in order to accomplish these goals. The Textbook Coordinator will also work with the Central State University team to source textbook adoption information from faculty, and provide customer service to students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders.


• Working with Central State faculty and staff to reduce the overall cost of course materials, utilizing digital rental options to start, and then working towards zero-cost OER for available courses.
• Administration and control of the textbook process (outlined below) including collecting textbook adoption information, acquisition of course materials via VitalSource—and other providers as needed—timely paperwork processing, record keeping, and data analysis.
• For textbooks that fall outside the current process, work with SRC and Central State teams to source and acquire materials from other providers, typically directly from the content publisher, then work with department chairs to distribute student access, typically in the form of digital access codes.
• Two weeks after the start of a term, working with VitalSource team on billing Central State University for students who are present in the LMS . Bills are sent directly to CFO, copying the Textbook Coordinator.
• Implement policies and procedures as directed by the CFO related to textbook cost and delivery and assist in developing new policies and procedures.
• Collaborate with Provost and faculty on the direction and implementation of zero-cost OER .
• Other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related field required. Some bookstore or retail management experience including personnel supervision, fundamental accounting, purchasing and inventory control preferred. Experience using Point of Sales-system or other online ordering technology systems required. Excellent interpersonal skills essential. Good organizational skills and ability to work well with both students and Central State faculty and administration essential. Must be able to work independently. Must be able to coordinate well with the VitalSource and CITI teams. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Position Category
Staff - Monthly (Exempt)

Budgeted Annual Salary
Commensurate with experience

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest degree you hold?
    • Doctorate
    • Completed all Doctorate coursework, but has not completed dissertation
    • Master's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Assoicate's Degree
    • High School Diploma or GED
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
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