Utah State University (USU) Libraries seeks an innovative and highly collaborative Open Education Program Manager who will be instrumental in advancing an active and growing open educational resource (OER) Program.
The Open Education Program Manager will be an integral member of a dynamic OER Team including a full-time coordinator and three part-time student program assistants as well as other library campus partners. The successful applicant will oversee the promotion of OER and facilitate efforts to identify, create, adapt, and adopt open and affordable content at the course and program level. The Open Education Program Manager 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 USU 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 Manager will be responsible for proposing and implementing comprehensive outreach, advocacy, and education efforts as well as the evaluation and assessment of the OER Program. As a member of the Digital Initiatives Unit, the Open Education Librarian will also contribute to unit, division, and library-wide planning and initiatives.
Reporting to the Head of Digital Initiatives, the position is a two-year, full-time, fully benefited professional position with a possible extension contingent on funding and program performance. 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.
Review of applications will begin on September 16, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.
Salary starts at a minimum of $45,000 (based on qualifications and experience) plus excellent benefits.
Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, a 14.2% retirement contribution by the University, and 22 days/year vacation. The Library provides generous support for professional development and travel.
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
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.
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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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.
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U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov
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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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