Assistant Director, Course Material & Intellectual Property

Job description

Assistant Director, Course Material & Intellectual Property

Job ID: 226119
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Oversees all aspects of course materials and intellectual content for University Stores. Manages staff, policies, and processes associated with campus outreach, faculty adoptions, course materials affordability initiatives, rental programs and procurement and control of course material inventory. Supervises book buyback programs, text floor operations, course materials overstock returns, and Amazon and online sales.


  1. Supervises course materials management team and Student Assistants
  2. Engages in strategic planning and promotion of all course materials initiatives (i.e. Inclusive Access, OER's, digital, etc.)
  3. Works with Academic and Administrative departments to determine and begin Day One Access
  4. Serves as resource for faculty regarding custom materials, copyright issues, and other intellectual content concerns
  5. Addresses all course materials Open Records Requests
  6. Manages, analyzes, and provides reports on course materials inventory, inventory levels, pricing, loss prevention, Amazon Sales, dead stock, and rental sales/write-offs
  7. Oversees bi-annual course materials inventory for all University Stores
  8. Stays actively engaged and educated regarding trends, changes, and challenges related to college course materials industry
  9. Collaborates and cooperates with other University Stores staff and departments on store-wide initiatives, promotions, events, etc. and develops and maintains vendor relationships

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree

Required Experience
Three (3) years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience:

Previous supervisory experience preferred

Required Documents to Attach
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Values customer service, financial and fiscal accountability, teamwork, collaboration, and transparency Able to apply independent judgment Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines Able to establish communication with vendors and campus community

Technical and general knowledge of the textbook industry Knowledge of digital course materials and rental programs

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite) Strong attention to detail and follow up skills Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position requires a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/26/2021
Application Due: 4/26/2033
Work Type: Full Time