Fellowship: Open Educational Resources (OER)
Washington, DC 
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Job Description


Job Title:                      Open Educational Resources (OER) Fellow     
Team:                            Education Data and Information Systems (EDIS)                   
Reports To:                  Senior Program Associate, EDIS                    
FLSA Status:                Non-Exempt
                                                           
Organization
 
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. CCSSO seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.
 
Summary
The OER Fellow reports to the Senior Program Associate on the Education Data and Information Systems team. The OER Fellow will conduct research, identify resources, and write original content for CCSSO’s OER Portal website. The Fellow will have the opportunity to contribute to the public dialog on Open Educational Resources (OER) policies at the state and national level. OER are learning materials in the public domain that hold an open license for sharing, accessing and collaborating.

 
 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

 
 
  • Utilize surveys, interviews, and other research instruments to assess the current OER environment at the Federal, state, and local level
  • Identify promising practice and obstacles around OER adoption and use in states and districts
  • Write and publish research results in OER articles, blogs, and case studies
  • Provide technical assistance to states as they implement policies and programs that support the use of OER in K-12 education through EIMAC’s IIS workgroup and around U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen campaign
  • Share best practice and state efforts at CCSSO member meetings and national conferences (iNACOL Symposium, OpenED, SXSWedu, etc.)
  • Represent CCSSO as a member of the US OER Coalition
  • Support CCSSO’s federal advocacy efforts around OER to help influence federal actions that will positively impact state efforts towards wide scale OER adoption.
 
 

Education and/or Experience                  
Graduate/PhD student or law student
 
Technical Skills                   
 
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have created or used charts, spreadsheets, and databases. Successful incumbents are proficient at using WebEx, Outlook, and Intranet/Internet tools.
 
Physical Demands
 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
 
Work Environment
 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Job Location: Washington, DC. Candidate must be local to the DC Metro area.

Start Date: Immediate

 
 

Compensation: This Fellowship will run 15 hours/week at a rate of $30 per hour through December 2016 with the possibility to extend.
 
 


Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities

 

Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
Immediate
Employment Term and Type
Temporary, Part Time
Hours per Week
15
Salary and Benefits
This Fellowship will run 15 hours/week at a rate of $30 per hour through December 2016 with the possibility to extend.
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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