Employment Status: Consultant with renewable contract; hours per week negotiable; possibility to transition to full-time employment
Under the direction of the NEBHE President, the Open Education Fellow provides vision, leadership, and planning in the development and implementation of a new regional Open Education strategy. Candidate comes with an awareness of existing institution, state and regional policy and operational frameworks, but also with a vision to support and expand OER use on a larger scale.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Lead identification, development and launch of key OER policy, program and related research initiatives.
Form an advisory committee to guide NEBHE on development of a regional OER strategy.
Collaborate with Policy and Research Department to construct OER reports and analysis. This includes identifying state policy resources, information and tools to raise awareness and demonstrate benefits to higher education and state leaders on common return on investment measures including student savings and comparative student performance using OER to incentivize institution, system and/or state-level adoption.
Develop briefs and articles for dissemination.
Foster system, state, cross-state, and other collaborations in research and strategies to promote best practices and scaling efforts.
Advise and/or curate content relevant meetings, conferences and events.
Represent NEBHE in OER meetings with key collaborators and policy makers.
Assist in identifying potential cost-saving, performance-improving, capacity-building regional collaborations related to OER.
Assist in the identification and cultivation of funders to support policy, program and research initiatives.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintains current knowledge of profession through peer association, review of literature, and attendance at meetings, seminars, specialized schools, and continuing education related to duties and responsibilities.
Promotes and maintains positive relations for NEBHE.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary to commensurate with experience.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
Regularly uses computer keyboard, requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
More than half of time spent in normal office setting.
Carry, lift boxes of materials when traveling.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and significant related experience.
An active member and/or contributor to the open education community.
Requires experience and comprehensive understanding of how institutions, systems or consortia approach the discovery, creation, adoption, licensing, and stewardship of open educational resources and connections to open pedagogy.
Experience in developing and managing programs and project
Knowledge of NEBHE policies, compact, and procedures, and a strong commitment to the organization’s goals and mission.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to establish positive public relations for NEBHE; and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.
Travel to New England states (state capitals, colleges, universities).
Exceptional initiative and vision.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience
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About New England Board of Higher Education
The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) promotes greater educational opportunities and services for the residents of New England. In pursuit of this mission, we work across the six New England states to: engage and assist leaders in the assessment, development, and implementation of sound education practices and policies of regional significance; promote policies, programs, and best practices to assist the states in implementing important regional higher education policies; promote regional cooperation and programs that encourage the efficient use and sharing of educational resources; provide leadership to strengthen the relationship between higher education and the economic well-being of New England.
The NEBHE office is conveniently located in Downtown Crossing and is accessible with all major transit systems. Fun and exciting atmosphere. Generous fringe benefits.