The Director of Open Educational Resources (OER) provides leadership for the Libraries' strategic OER initiatives through innovative and sustainable programming, problem-solving, and assessment by supporting, coordinating, and growing the adoption, modification, and creation of OER across campus.
Advocates for open educational practices, directs OER publishing, manages the Libraries' UTACARES Grant Program, build partnerships, and oversees other initiatives to advance the use of open resources at UTA. Develops and maintains tools, resources, and educational programs to increase awareness of affordability and student success issues related to course material selections. Promotes and represents the Libraries and University as a leader in OER across the state and nationally. Collaborates with Libraries and University units to develop, disseminate, and preserve locally produced OER. Partners with faculty to adapt and adopt externally produced OER. Provides leadership, training, and technical support to scale publication consultation services for faculty and students. Oversees the daily operations of the OER production team. Collaborates with campus partners to evaluate and report on the impact of OER services. Stays abreast of changes in the educational resource landscape and contributes to the scholarly conversation by publishing and presenting on OER. Engages in service to the Libraries, University, System, and professional organizations. Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's degree from an accredited institution. Computer literate and technologically adept. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel. Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a related graduate degree. Minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience in management of Open Educational Resources with at least three (3) years in a research or academic library; three (3) years of supervisory experience; two (2) years of demonstrated project or personnel leadership experience. Strong capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student-centered environment. Experience developing programming, managing projects, and advocating for OER. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Experience developing, managing, championing, and disseminating local and/or externally produced OER. Experience with instructional design and sound curriculum development. Knowledge of copyright, permissions, and appropriate attribution of CC-licensed materials to support reuse and remix of existing OER. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Advanced project planning and management skills, involving designing, leading, and completing a project within its intended scope and timeline. Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries' values through daily actions and behaviors. Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff Effective time management skills. Advanced customer experience skills. Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills. Ability to pay attention to detail. Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations. Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions. Ability to excel in a
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With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.