Open Education Program Coordinator

Northern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 3, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

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Working Title Open Education Program Coordinator Department Steely Library Compensation Title Position Number 30023701 Position Status Temporary Work Schedule
Remote and/or On-site Hours per Week Up to 24 hours Months per Year 6 months Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position
The W. Frank Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks an innovative and highly collaborative Open Education Program Coordinator who will be instrumental in advancing a growing open educational resource ( OER ) Program. The Open Education Program Coordinator will communicate broadly and collaborate closely with stakeholders from across the University including students, faculty, staff, and library colleagues to support the role of OER in evolving teaching, learning, and research needs of the NKU community. This position will also be responsible for managing the OER Grant Program, including solicitation and evaluation of proposals, training and support for recipients, and oversight of deliverables. The Open Education Program Coordinator will be responsible for proposing and implementing comprehensive outreach, advocacy, and education efforts as well as the evaluation and assessment of the OER Program. A successful candidate in this position could work remotely and/or on-site. The Library is especially interested in promoting an environment of diversity and excellence throughout the institution and welcomes candidates committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments. Primary Responsibilities
· Collaborate with a cross-institutional team to guide faculty in the discovery, creation, dissemination, identification, adoption, and assessment of open and affordable course content.
· Create, maintain, curate, and share resources and best practices with respect to the creation, adoption, adaptation, and implementation of OER .
· Oversee the planning, delivery, and evaluation of OER education and outreach events, workshops, training opportunities.
· Administer Pressbooks or other similar open textbook development and design.
· Create, edit, and update OER workshop materials and online content.
· Create evaluation/feedback forms for program participants and compile reports.
· Track progress of OER program participants and projects. Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
· Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or significant progress towards MLIS degree
· Demonstrated familiarity with developments, resources, and services related to open and affordable course content
· Ability to work both independently and collegially on a team
· Demonstrated commitment to the values of inclusivity, diversity, and accessibility
· Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated training and presentation skills
· Excellent time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills with the ability to lead multiple concurrent projects

Preferred Qualifications
· Experience with various content management platforms, including but not limited to OpenStax, Open Textbook Library, and Pressbooks
· Awareness of accessibility requirements for websites and digital content
· Experience or interest in working with learning management systems
· Experience in the creation and deployment of digital learning objects such as videos and interactive tutorials and interest in emerging technologies and tools

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.
Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree Preferred Education Master's Degree Minimum Experience Less than 1 year Salary Up to $20 per hour Pay Grade
Requisition Number 2021S1490 Job Open Date 11/03/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Quick Link Is this an internal only posting? Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
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