Utah State University

Open Educational Resources (Coordinator III)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/22/2020 12:25 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-3071
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Other
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Non-Exempt
College
University Libraries
Department
Spec Collections Digital&Cataloging
Advertised Salary
Minimum of $32,000 plus excellent benefits

Overview

The Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State University seeks a flexible and innovative individual for a full time position to promote the usage and development of quality Open Educational Resources (OER) across all disciplines. OER are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, and research. The work requires excellent attention to detail as well as strong communication and critical thinking skills.

 

Reporting to the Head of Digital Initiatives, this position works both independently and collaboratively to support the integration and promotion of OER and other alternative resources into courses at Utah State University. The Coordinator III will work with librarians and professors in the adoption, adaptation, and creation of open learning materials as well as support other library open access publishing efforts. This position will supervise and closely collaborate with the OER Student Assistants to promote and assess the use of OER across campus. As a member of the Digital Initiatives Unit, the Coordinator III will also contribute to unit, division, and library-wide planning and initiatives. Position is contingent on funding.

 

The Library is dedicated to promoting an environment of diversity and excellence throughout the institution and welcomes candidates committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the Alternative Textbook Grant (ATG) program, including marketing, calls for proposals, applications, and awards.
  • Collaborate with OER Team and other library staff and campus partners to assist with the production, preservation, and promotion of ATG program deliverables.
  • Collect data in support of program assessment and external reporting.
  • Oversee OER search requests—including timelines, research, and communication.
  • Advocate for OER by engaging in events, professional development, and other outreach opportunities campus-wide.
  • Promote the use of OER across stakeholders (faculty/instructors, students, and administrators) in a diplomatic manner with sensitivity to diverse perspectives.
  • Train and supervise two OER positions.
  • Educate and advocate on the benefits of open licensing.
  • Identify academic subjects that are ideal candidates for the adoption and development of OER.
  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of content for the OER website.
  • Work with the Digital Initiatives Unit to research, select, and promote tools to facilitate the creation and publication of open materials.
  • Contribute to unit and library planning goals and initiatives.
  • Coordinate communication with partners across USU, throughout Utah, and the wider OER community.
  • Participate on the campus-wide Affordable Learning Resources Committee and the Library's Scholarly Communication and Open Advisory Committee.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four years of experience; or an associate degree plus two years of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, complete work assignments with limited supervision, and contribute as a team member.
  • Proficient with basic computer software programs, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills with a willingness to be flexible and experiment with new tools and technologies.
  • Effective communication (written and verbal), collaboration, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of issues with developing and evaluating open educational resources.
  • Experience working in a higher education setting.
  • Project management experience.
  • Expertise creating sophisticated Excel spreadsheets.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

 

1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

1. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of the application

 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum of $32,000 plus excellent benefits

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

 

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