Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Course Materials Coordinator

Post University Full Time Position Post University is currently accepting applications for the role of Course Materials Coordinator. JOB SUMMARY: This position is for the coordinator of the course materials provided in Post’s Online Bookstore.  The effective candidate in this role will be able to collaborate with and bridge across Post University departments (e.g. IT, Instructional Design, Library, Finance Department, Faculty, etc.) as well as our partners outside of Post (e.g. Ambassador, VitalSource, and/or other Higher Education Publishers) to maintain Post’s course materials and continue the effective implementation of the Electronic Course Materials (ECM) initiative, housed in the Assistant Provost’s Office.  The goal of the ECM initiative is to provide course materials to students in an electronic format (using the Blackboard platform) on the first day of their courses.  ECMs include higher education publisher electronic textbooks; textbooks, books, article, tutorials, and videos available through Post’s extensive library databases; and open source resource materials available on the internet.  This position will function as the coordinator (with input from the Provost) of all course materials used in Post’s courses, with the primary roles of maintaining an updated, vetted master booklist and ECM database; communicating effectively with the various stakeholders on processes and updates; collaborating with Ambassador (or other book provider) and IT to add electronic textbook links into courses; and trouble-shooting student/faculty access issues with course materials in their courses. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Update and continuously maintain the Post’s master course materials databases (both non-publisher and publisher materials) of the materials provided in Post’s Online Bookstore.  These databases include the spreadsheets used by Ambassador (or other book provider) to order and communicate on the status of textbooks from publishers, as well as those used internally by various stakeholders at Post. Collaborate with the Digital Resource Specialist to expediently assist faculty and students experiencing access issues with non-publisher titles and content.  Collaborate with Ambassador (or other book provider), VitalSource, and higher education textbook publishers to ensure electronic textbooks are available, work with Digital Resource Specialist to order customized ISBNs on their timeline, and work with faculty and students to troubleshoot availability issues. Communicate with faculty and Deans on any updated textbook editions or titles that are no longer available, and act as liaison between publishers and faculty/Deans in procuring a replacement title as early as possible.Work with Ambassador (or other book provider) to maintain a current, faculty-vetted master booklist that Ambassador will use to create Post’s online bookstore offerings each term. Work with faculty and Instructional Design to ensure that course material links are working properly in all courses. Communicate with Finance on the courses utilizing ECMs each term to ensure that fees are correctly aligned with courses.  This includes follow up on any courses that are added or removed from the ECM list due to ECM access issues right up to the start of the term. Coordinate with Finance and the military staff on student book vouchers, as appropriate. Maintain and update the Post University auto fill file used to order electronic textbooks and access codes for students (including adding new classes and identifying classes no longer using an electronic textbook). ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with writing Post University-specific documents (such as steps to access, screen links, or trouble-shooting guides). Other duties as assigned by the Provost QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Bachelor degree required, MS or MA preferred. 3-5 years of experience in related field preferred (working in a higher education bookstores, with textbook publishers, etc.) Experience working with textbook publishers. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent project management skills: outstanding ability to prioritize workload while completing multiple projects and trouble-shooting concerns submitted from multiple stakeholders. Positive, outgoing work style. Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs, including working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook. Experience using Blackboard or other Learning Management System preferred. Experience with VitalSource and higher education textbook publishers preferredInterested candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and three references to Post University Human Resources by applying at: http://www.post.edu/hr/jobs.shtml****All files must be saved as one document before uploading to our database*****Disclaimer:   This opportunity may be withdrawn or amended. POST UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER