Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) - Affordable Learning KY Program Coordinator
Location: Remote work option, with periodic in-person attendance at office in Frankfort,
KY. Kentucky residency required.
Position: Time-limited, full-time position as a CPE Senior Associate.
Travel: Remote option available with regular in-state travel and periodic in-person attendance at CPE offices. Occasional out-of-state travel. Kentucky residency required.
Affordable Learning Kentucky is an initiative based on the vision of a Commonwealth in which all students benefit from high-quality open, accessible and affordable educational materials.
Based out of the Council's Kentucky Virtual Library, the Affordable Learning Kentucky program coordinator will work with postsecondary campuses and other education partners on the adoption, adaptation and creation of affordable and open educational resources. Another function of this position is to acquire a a deep understanding of and vision for how open pedagogy and open-access resources contribute to student success,, translating these insights into best practices that can be shared with participants.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide leadership and stability for Affordable Learning KY initiatives through development and implementation of a statewide Affordable Learning action plan to support the adoption, adaptation, and creation of open and affordable educational resources, incorporating the following action items.
- Identify and pursue funding resources for Affordable Learning KY initiatives.
- Create awareness of OER and OAR resources for the Commonwealth.
- Work with Kentucky Virtual Library to promote awareness and use of the Commonwealth’s common foundation of affordable, high-quality, curated resources available through the Kentucky Virtual Library.
- Develop and maintain Affordable Learning KY website as a resource for affordable learning in the Commonwealth.
- Supply KYVL or other social media accounts with updates, information, and announcements.
- Track OER usage and impact:
- Develop and administer Kentucky textbook costs survey (similar to Florida DLSS).
- Research current Kentucky OER usage and course marking; develop coursemarking implementation toolkit.
- Collect and publish campus OER cost-savings data through OEN dashboard.
- Coordinate training opportunities and communities of practice to support adoption, adaptation and creation of affordable course materials.
- Develop guidelines for incentives and recognition for faculty for OER adoption, adaptation and creation.
- Explore state support for Kentucky OER publishing platform(s) and a state-level OER hub or repository.
- Research a peer review process for Kentucky-created OER.
- Maintain current knowledge of Open Education through peer association, review of literature, and attendance at meetings, seminars, and continuing education related to duties and responsibilities.
- Promote and maintain positive relationships in representing the Council on Postsecondary Education and the program.
- Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in librarianship, education, instructional design, educational technology, student success or related field. Higher education experience preferred.
- Active engagement in the OER community and significant related experience, including demonstrated knowledge of open educational practices, open and affordable resources, copyright, and intellectual property. OER certification preferred.
- Familiarity with how institutions, systems or consortia expand and promote adoption, adaptation, and creation of affordable and open educational resources, OAR, open pedagogy.
- Experience developing and managing programs and projects, budgeting; successful
- grant acquisition and administration preferred.
- Experience in grassroots, person-to-person or online interaction and community building preferred.
Additional Skills and Qualifications
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.
- Ability to use and adapt to a range of technologies and information in a variety of formats, e.g. web-based publishing, presentation tools.
- Exceptional initiative; ability to work with limited supervision.
Interested applicants should submit the following to CPE.HR@ky.gov :
- Letter of application specifically addressing the responsibilities and qualifications of the position.
- Names, titles, and contact information for at least three professional references.
Last Updated: 8/31/2022