Coordinator I, Special Programs – OER Production

at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries (view profile)
Published January 30, 2023
Location Arlington, Texas
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Bachelor’s degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 37,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 39,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary


Job Summary:

The OER Production Coordinator assists the Director of Open Educational Resources (OER) by coordinating technology support and providing internal and external training for the open-source software and curriculum tools used to publish OER, supervising graduate research assistants within the department, overseeing Mavs Open Press accessibility evaluation procedures, and coordinating the efficient operation and assessment of other programs and projects for the OER Department.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides operational and technical support to facilitate OER adoption and creation using open-source software, including Pressbooks, H5P, and Acts as liaison to support for external tools, including Canvas and THECB’s OERTX Hub. Works with Director of OER to identify and assess new open-source software and tools to support departmental goals. Ensures accessibility and consistency of OER published by Mavs Open Press by evaluating and remediating content as necessary. Conducts quality control and ensures adherence with departmental and university policies.
  • Designs curriculum for and leads open-source software workshops, trainings, and consultations for the UTA community and other collaborators. Identifies opportunities for advanced training topics based on user needs. Interacts with subject matter experts, including faculty, staff, and students from across campus; UTA Libraries’ staff and administration; and other community members.
  • Supervises OER department GRAs and works with OER Publishing Coordinator to manage publishing workflows. Trains GRAs on open-source software, accessibility procedures, and customer service to aid discovery, development, and use of OER.
  • Keeps Director of OER informed of program operations and provides support for departmental activities and strategic planning. Assists with communicating OER programming to UTA community through the libraries’ websites, LibGuides, social media, and other platforms.
  • Performs other duties assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two (2) years of experience using programming languages (e.g., PHP or Python) and web-based markup and scripting languages (e.g., HTML, CSS, or PERL).


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in computer science, business administration, publishing, or closely related degree
  • One (1) year of supervisory experience
  • Experience with providing support and training for Pressbooks or WordPress, H5P, Canvas, or other open-source publishing and learning technologies
  • Experience with developing, managing, championing, and/or disseminating OER
  • Knowledge of trends in open education and open publishing
  • Knowledge of copyright law and public/open copyright options (including Creative Commons licenses)
  • Knowledge of universal design and/or common accessibility barriers and experience evaluating and addressing them


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Advanced project planning and management skills.
  • Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Be an advocate and ally for equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Advanced editing/proofreading skills in English.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations.
  • Ability to follow through on projects.
  • Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions.
  • Collaboration and coordination skills.
  • Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking.


Working Conditions

This position my include non-traditional work hours such as nights, weekends, and holidays depending on the needs of the university community.  Some positions will have permanent overnight shifts. Flexibility is required to ensure the department is appropriately staffed in order to satisfy all service needs. Professional development, conferences, and training may require travel and/or overnight accommodations. Exposure to standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Manual dexterity. Light lifting and moving.  The library has various locations across campus.



Our future colleague will also have an affinity for our Guiding Principles. These principles define HOW we do our work. These are our Guiding Principles exemplified through how we treat our colleagues:

We Care. We care about you, your success, your growth, your passions and all that you bring to the table.

We Empower. We empower our staff to be creative, think outside the box, work autonomously, and provide resources necessary for success.

We Take Ownership. We take ownership of our organizational culture and YOU take ownership of how our culture is shaped.

We Are Extraordinary. We are extraordinary because we attract and hire extraordinarily talented individuals like you!


APPLY NOW – We can’t wait to welcome you to our team.

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EEO Statement

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.