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Open Illinois Senior Coordinator (148431)

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location
Champaign, IL
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Open Illinois Senior Coordinator

Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI)

University of Illinois System - Urbana

The University System Office seeks an Open Illinois Senior Coordinator to, under administrative direction, work closely with the CARLI Senior Director and CARLI member library staff to identify, create, adapt, and adopt open and affordable course content at the course and program level to accommodate the evolving learning, teaching, and research needs of the diverse CARLI community. The position will coordinate the sub-grant program to member libraries. In collaboration with the CARLI membership and CARLI staff, the Open Illinois Senior Coordinator will contribute actively to the consortium's efforts around open educational resources, author rights, scholarly publishing, data management, and repositories. This position-newly created in response to CARLI's Open Textbooks Pilot Grant-will have the opportunity to be creative and innovative in Library OER initiatives and in building a library for the 21st century.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Program Coordinator for the three-year Open Textbooks Pilot Grant, Illinois SCOERs, coordinating all aspects of the project according to the work design plan.
  2. Provides leadership, vision, and support for CARLI's initiatives in collaboration with members, CARLI staff, and other OER stakeholders.
  3. Guides OER creators in the discovery, creation, dissemination, identification, adoption, and assessment of open and affordable course content.
  4. Creates OER-related resources, including webpages, guides, learning objects, and workshops on open and affordable course content.
  5. Coordinates an ambitious data collection and evaluation program for the Illinois SCOERs grant project.
  6. Participates actively in discussions related to open and affordable course content to ensure open communication and collaboration with relevant university units.
  7. Partners with librarians and instructional design experts to support the development of instructional and outreach materials related to open and affordable course content.
  8. Identifies resources that would have a high impact on learning affordability and student success to recommend OER creation.
  9. Pursues professional development to keep current on trends and developments in open and affordable education options and their relationship to scholarly publishing, pedagogy, and information literacy.
  10. Other duties as assigned appropriate for a Program Coordinator.

Education and Experience

Required:

  1. Bachelor's degree.
  2. One year of experience working in a position with responsibilities that include using and/or supporting library systems and services. Master's Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience.)

Preferred:

  1. Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  2. Experience managing, using, and reporting data.
  3. Experience presenting and creating content for educational events.
  4. Experience using online collaborative platforms.
  5. Additional training and/or experience in Education, Instructional Design, or related field
  6. Experience or interest in working with learning management systems

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Demonstrated familiarity with project and grant management.
  2. Demonstrated familiarity with developments, resources, and services related to open and affordable course content, open access, open licensing, and copyright.
  3. Strong leadership skills and the ability to work both independently and collegially on a team in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.
  4. Well-developed analytical, organizational, and communication skills (oral, written, and interpersonal).
  5. Evidence of interest in professional and scholarly activities.
  6. Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment with co-workers, library users, and the wider campus community.
  7. Familiarity with copyright law, Creative Commons, open licensing options, fair use, author rights, archiving rights, institutional repositories, scholarly publishing, and related issues
  8. Awareness of accessibility requirements for websites and digital sources.

SALARY AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position appointed on a 12 month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after August 4, 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY:

Applications must be received by August 4, 2021. Apply for this position by going to http://jobs.illinois.edu. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu. If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.

Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.

Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position by going to http://jobs.illinois.edu. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, contact Melissa McMullen at [email protected] For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

College Name or Administrative Unit:System Office Category:2-Administrative Title:Open Illinois Senior Coordinator (148431) Open Date:07/13/2021 Close Date:08/04/2021 Organization Name:CARLI

Organization

Since its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement.

Faculty

A talented and highly respected faculty is the University's most significant resource. Many are recognized for exceptional scholarship with memberships in such organizations as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering. 

Our faculty have been awarded Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, and the Fields Medal in Mathematics.The success of our faculty is matched by that of our alumni: 11 are Nobel laureates and another 18 have won Pulitzer Prizes.

Academic Resources

Academic resources on campus are among the finest in the world. The University Library is one of the largest public university collections in the world with 11 million volumes in its 37 unit libraries. Annually, 53,000,000 people visit its online catalog. Students have access to thousands of computer terminals in classrooms, residence halls, and campus libraries for use in classroom instruction, study, and research.

Research

Students and scholars find the University an ideal place to conduct research. The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology is a model for interdisciplinary research, where eighteen research groups from sixteen University departments work within and across three broadly defined themes: biological intelligence, human-computer intelligent interaction, and molecular and electronic nanostructures. The University is also home to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

Undergraduate Education

The University has a fundamental commitment to undergraduate education. Nearly 28,000 undergraduate students are enrolled in nine undergraduate divisions, which together offer some 4,000 courses in more than 150 fields of study.

Undergraduate admission is highly selective. In the 2001 freshman class, students in the middle 50% had ACT scores between 25 and 30 and ranked between the 83rd and 96th percentiles of their high school graduating classes.

The University enrolls over 9,000 graduate and professional students in more than 100 disciplines. It is among the top five universities in number of earned doctorates awarded annually in the United States.

Also integral to the University's mission is a commitment to public engagement. Each year about 65,000 Illinois residents participate in scores of conferences, institutes, courses, and workshops presented statewide. Research and class projects take students and professors off campus to share expertise and technical support with Illinois farmers, manufacturing firms, and businesses. In a typical year, student volunteers log more than 60,000 volunteer hours.

The Arts

A major center for the arts, the campus attracts dozens of nationally and internationally renowned artists each year to its widely acclaimed Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The University also supports two major museums: the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion; and the Spurlock Museum, a museum of world history and culture. 

Other major facilities include the multipurpose Assembly Hall (16,500 seats); Memorial Stadium (70,000 seats), site of Big Ten Conference football games; and the Intramural-Physical Education Building, one of the largest recreational facilities of its kind on a university campus.

Inclusive Illinois, one campus, many voices

Inclusive Illinois is the University’s commitment to cultivating a community at Illinois where everyone is welcomed, celebrated, and respected. Illinois is about how we value difference to make a difference. http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu/

As evidence of the University’s commitment to enhance the working, living, and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students, the University will encourage a standard of conduct and behavior that is consistent with the values of inclusivity. In an environment of inclusivity, there is no place for acts of hatred, intolerance, insensitivity, bigotry, threats of violence, harassment or discrimination.

Inclusive Illinois, one campus, many voices

Inclusive Illinois is the University’s commitment to cultivating a community at Illinois where everyone is welcomed, celebrated, and respected. Through education, engagement, and excellence, each voice creates the Inclusive Illinois Experience.

How can we appreciate difference to make a difference?

Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. We value it because we know that we have so much to learn from each other in our living, learning, and working environment.

Illinois is the place where we recognize the power of possibility and where great potential is realized. Inclusive Illinois is the vision of that place: a vision made real by leadership and commitment.

Illinois is the place where consensus is forged by discourse and where everyone’s contributions are recognized: significant contributions that elevate us because they are informed and enhanced by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, physical ability, religion, class, and national origin. We are enriched by these perspectives, and we are united by the very discourse that brings these views together.

It is a process. It is transformative. And we celebrate the remarkable changes we set in motion here … taking an important step … crossing boundaries … starting with our own.

It all starts with each of us: with our willingness to embark on the journey in the search for answers, and with our openness and acceptance of the answers we find. Illinois is the place where it all comes together.

Learn more about how Inclusive Illinois promotes diversity here.

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

The commitment of the University to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms, whether or not specifically prohibited by law. Among the forms of invidious discrimination prohibited by the University policy but not law is discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of sexual orientation. Complaints of invidious discrimination in violation of University policy are to be resolved within existing University procedures. The policy of the University of Illinois is to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations. The University will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs and activities

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