Coordinator I, Special Programs – OER Publishing

at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries (view profile)
Published July 14, 2022
Location Arlington, Texas
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Education Requirements Bachelor’s degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $37,000
Hourly or Salary? Hourly


Job Summary:

The OER Publishing Coordinator assists the Director of Open Educational Resources by coordinating the day-to-day operations of open educational resources (OER) publishing activities on behalf of Mavs Open Press, overseeing administration of the UTA CARES Grant Program, and coordinating the efficient operation and assessment of other programs and projects for the OER Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Administers the UTA CARES Grant Program, including coordinating proposal reviews with the grant review committee; facilitating the MOU process and other grant-related communication; managing the grant budget and ensuring payments are issued; and ensuring project deliverables and reports are completed according to the project timeline. Coordinates grant-related assessment and other departmental data collection.
  2. Coordinates publishing workflow for all OER creation and modification projects through regular communication with project leads. Answers basic questions on copyright, fair use, and open licensing. Interacts with subject matter experts, including faculty, staff, and students from across campus; UTA Libraries’ staff and administration; and other community members.
  3. Disseminates and maintains information about the grant program and other departmental activities in collaboration with the Libraries’ Marketing and Communication Department through the Libraries’ websites, LibGuides, social media, and other platforms. Ensures the discoverability and preservation of OER published by Mavs Open Press by promoting publications through various channels.
  4. Keeps Director of OER informed of program operations and provides support for departmental activities and strategic planning. Helps to plan and coordinate departmental events and provides support for workshops, training, and consultations.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two (2) years of experience providing professional administration and coordination of a program/project and/or editorial experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public administration, business management, publishing, or closely related degree
  • One (1) year of experience in publishing and/or overseeing print or electronic communication
  • Experience with using 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
  • 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

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.