Coordinator I, Special Programs, University of Texas at Arlington

By IS Lab April 20, 2020

Website University of Texas at Arlington

Job Details

Position Title: Coordinator I, Special Programs – OER (S02191P)
Department: Library
Location: Arlington, TX
Job Family: Library
Position Status: Full-time
Work hours: Standard
Work schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm.
Open to: External and Internal
Salary: Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience.
Funding: Funding expected to continue
Pay basis: Monthly
Benefits eligible: Yes


The OER 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.

Job Responsibilities

Provides consultations to aid discovery and use of OER and manages project workflow in coordination with project leads for all OER creation and modification projects. Ensures the discoverability and preservation of OER published by Mavs Open Press. Develops and maintains the tools and resources required for effective OER project management. Provides extraordinary customer service to all partners. Interacts with subject matter experts, including faculty, staff, and students from across campus; UTA Libraries’ staff and administration; and other community members. Administers the UTA CARES Grant Program, which includes working with the Libraries’ Marketing and Communication Department to disseminate information about the program, facilitating the MOU process and other grant-related communication, guiding and training grant recipients, and ensuring project deliverables are met, reports are completed, and payments are issued according to timeline. Manages budget and contributes to strategic planning. Conducts quality control and ensures adherence with departmental and university policies. Ensures accessibility and consistency of OER published by Mavs Open Press by evaluating and remediating content as necessary. Vets use and attribution of third party content used in OER published by Mavs Open Press. Advises users on copyright, fair use, and open licensing. Keeps Director of OER informed of program operations. Supervises student workers, assigns, and checks work to ensure program goals are met according to timelines and quality standards. Performs other duties as assigned.



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


Master’s degree in public administration, business management, publishing, or closely related degree. Two (2) years of experience providing professional administration and coordination of a program/project and/or editorial experience. Two (2) years of experience supervising others and coordinating programs. One (1) year of experience in publishing and/or overseeing print or electronic communication. Experience with Pressbooks or WordPress, H5P, Canvas, or other publishing, learning, and open-source technologies. Experience developing, managing, championing, and/or disseminating OER. Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills. Advanced organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills. 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. Experience with HTML and/or CSS.

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.


Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

Required Documents

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover/Interest Letter

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.

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